Womenovate Nominated For Startup Of The Year Award By Africa Tech Fest

Womenovate Nominated For Startup Of The Year Award By Africa Tech Fest

Female-focused Nigerian startup, Womenovate, has been shortlisted for “startup of the year” by the Africa Tech Festival, at the AfricaCom headquarters location. The venture celebrated its 25th anniversary recently and it is set to hold the 15th edition of its superb award event, honouring some of the biggest technology contributors and telecom across Africa.

Amongst the 11 interesting categories outlined, three new categories were included this year, including, HealthTech Innovation, VC / Investor of the Year and Start-up of the Year category.

The startups with the most votes will be cumulated, and the result will be given to a panel of notable judges for the Africa Tech Festival. The judges are expected to select the winner which will be revealed on Wednesday the 9th of November. The event is going to be organized as a live drinks program and ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa.

The award is more like a recognition and salutation to startups that have been the most inventive in their field of choice and have also exhibited the will to make a societal impact and scale rapidly.

Being female-focused, Womenovate provides an online platform for Nigerian women, giving them an avenue to be connected with other women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics). They are provided with tools, training opportunities, and job opportunities are recognized universities and organizations. Through the active provision of this platform, gender inequality is reduced, and female participation in STEAM is increased. This startup is Nigeria-based.

The startup which officially launched on the 1st of April 2022, was founded by an expert in technology and business transformation executive, Motunrayoe Opayinka. Opayinke has over two decades of experience in the old and gas industry. She has practised in both public and private sectors,

The startup is actively seeking to bridge the gaps in both educational and experience factors for Nigerian women in STEAM, thereby providing them with access to various options.

 

Anuoluwamipo. E. Idowu

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