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25 female-founded African startups selected for PR mentorship programme

C. Moore is in charge of the operations. The Future is Female Programme, developed by Moore Media International Public Relations, a New York-based PR firm that focuses on the US, UK, and African markets, aims to provide the underserved market of African female founders of early-stage startups with the PR and communications insights, knowledge, and skills they need to gain visibility and grow their companies.

The programme, which is aimed at African women on the continent or in the diaspora who are starting or growing a tech business for African markets or serving Africans in the diaspora, selected 12 entrepreneurs for its first edition last year and has now selected 25 entrepreneurs for the second edition. There were 180 applications from 26 African nations in all.

Eight Nigerians are among the mentees for 2021, including Joanne Osuchukwu of Hlink, Ifedolapo Lawal of Afrinovate Technology, Adaobi Eneh of RoboRep, Ibironke Yekinni of Testify, Wunmi Akinsola of Fashtracker, Olarenwaju Erogbogbo of Doing Good Work in Africa, Kosi Ejieji of MyChassis, and Tale Alimi of Owoafara.

Thato Schermer of Zoie Health, Gugu Kheswa of Hello Africa Travel, Joshna Nagar of APJ Technologies, Siyanda Mpambani of Pink Torque Projects, and Noxolo Fani of Platform Excel are the five participants from South Africa. Nisingizwe Joselyn of Smart Ikigega Project and Eva Barasa of Valley Hub are from Rwanda, and Nancy Passiany of Veesh Africa and Cathy Chepkemboi of Tushop are from Kenya.

Prisca Magori of Tenten Explore (Tanzania), Marly Diallo of BRT Energy (Guinea), Selma Ndi Ekfvei of Data Girl Technologies (Cameroon), Fatou Gning of Amal Crowdfunding (Senegal), Heba Eldessouky of As Good As New (Egypt), Rebecca Nanono of Shetechtive (Uganda), Nadege Bolingo of Connecticut Institute for (Eswatini).

Claudine Moore, CMM’s managing director, and the creator will host group masterclass sessions for the selected mentees and engage in Q&A sessions with AfricaCommsWeek’s founders. AfricaCommsWeek will also assist CMM in developing material for the three-month series of customised workshops. The tailored seminars will cover topics such as developing a communications plan, corporate narrative, media relations, and more, and will be tailored to early stage digital firms.


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