International Mentoring: Apply now!

The programme targets tech-enabled businesses with a special focus on the support of women: either directly with special programmes targeting women as employees on all levels (especially in executive positions) or indirectly with products and services that are especially designed for women empowerment. The call is open for businesses in Europe, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa.

The programme offers coaching and mentoring for founders by International Mentors to strengthen their business model, growth strategy, roadmap, international network and partnerships. 15 companies will be selected to participate in the programme, which will include:

– A project kick-off day
– A personal mentor over 8 months
– Two mentoring bootcamps (Germany & Egypt)
– Individual mentor visits
– Interactive workshop sessions by select experts
– Peer-to-peer facilitated workshop sessions
– Networking-focused events/sessions


Apply now:
Deadline for African participants: March 11, 2020
Deadline for European participants: April 4, 2020

You benefit from the programme by:

– Unique horizontal and vertical learning and networking with experienced founders, both in your cohort as well as your mentors – from entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs
– Two deep dive 5-day bootcamps with many innovative formats around mentoring & expert workshops, one on the ground personal visit of your mentor
– The development and implementation of a clear roadmap for the period of the mentoring. Ongoing-mentoring over the course of the duration of the programme
– Sharing of best practices with relevant partners and stakeholders from the Berlin ecosystem
– Becoming an alumni of a global network of entrepreneurs, mentors, experts, investors & innovators and creating peer-to-peer relations with them

Who can apply?

– Founders of technology businesses from Europe and the following African countries (Kenya, South-Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt)
– The programme is sector-agnostic, but businesses need to have a strong technology-component as well as a focus on female empowerment
– Proven track record of the company = e.g. existing sales, clients, investments, partners, etc.

What is the deal?

– All travel expenses (to both Germany & Egypt) including hotel and catering are covered
– Access to experienced mentors and experts; a life-long community
– No equity taken
– Participation Fee: 650 Euros


Application is open until March 11, 2020

– May 20th; Programme kick-off workshop (Mentors and Participants)
– June 14-19; Mentoring camp in Germany
– September 13-18; Individual mentor visits to participating businesses
– December 6 -11; Mentoring camp in Egypt
– Throughout the programme, each business will have regular monthly online mentoring sessions

Apply now:
Deadline for African participants: March 11, 2020
Deadline for European participants: April 4, 2020