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GIZ Make IT In Africa, in partnership with Nailab, hosted a Women in Tech Bootcamp on June 27th, 2019, at the Nailab Accelerator in Nairobi. The theme of the event was ‘Building an Inclusive Culture Developing Women Leaders in Technology’, and it aimed to help women in tech-anchored businesses beat the ‘Imposter Syndrome’.

The Women in Tech Bootcamp brought together more than 62 members of the Kenyan tech entrepreneurship ecosystem, all of whom support women in technology. These start-up enablers were mainly mentors, investors and operators of accelerator programmes for women.

Two different bootcamp sessions were held: one focusing on mentorship of enablers and partners, and another targeted at mentorship training for female entrepreneurs in the tech start-up ecosystem.

The first of these had a strong focus on capacity building of the ecosystem through hubs and innovations spaces, as well as building the capacity of partners, while the second looked at the long-term professional and personal development of women in STEM areas.

Nailab is a business incubator and accelerator that offers an entrepreneurship program focusing on growing innovative technology driven ideas. Founded in 2010, Nailab has managed a US$1.6 Million technology incubation project for the Government of Kenya, and is currently managing “The Netpreneur Prize”, which will award US$10 million to 100 African entrepreneurs over the next 10 years, for the Jack Ma Foundation.

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