iSPACE Foundation has opened applications for its Unlocking Women and Technology (UWAT) programme which aims at exposing young ladies to the world of technology and trains them on its viable use.
Successful applicants will be taken through business development, tech training, mentoring and will also be provided with a substantial amount of funding to set them up for a fruitful tech-inclined business. iSPACE Foundation believes that by consciously exposing young women to app development, they will be uniquely positioned in today’s technology-driven world.
Chief Executive Officer of iSPACE Foundation, Josiah Eyison pointed out that “the UWAT program opens up a whole new world to participants and previous participants in the programme have created apps targeted at different sectors of the economy”. He therefore encouraged young women between the ages of 18-35 years to apply.
The recently ended UWAT programme produced sixteen start-ups who have moved on to the incubator stage, which is the penultimate stage for the ladies who engaged in it. The start-ups include: Recycler App, Compo Ghana, Tech Advocacy Network, Ghana Lost and Found, Shop4me, PQ Nugget, Be Keratif, Harmattan Rain, Easy Life Ghana, Creative Minds Learning Center, DapperAfrique, Salma’s World, Modest Codes, Miras Fruit Juice, Tobreme and Ajo Social. The aforementioned start-ups, using technology for their business provide solutions to virtually all sectors of the economy.