Vodafone Invites African Tech Women Startups To 3rd Round F-LANE Program


VODAFONE is inviting all Tech Women startups across the continent to participate in the F-LANE 3rd round of the program slated for for March, 16 2018.

F-LANE was initiated by the Vodafone Institute as the first accelerator in Europe focusing on tech-startups by or for women. The majority of the startups participating in the programme received investments afterwards – some as high as EUR 4.5 million.

It has met with such an impressive international response that the third round has now been launched. The programme mission is to foster the participation of women in technological development and to empower women of all ages around the world through technology.

F-LANE is collaborating with the Impact Hub Berlin and the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie to globally source innovative startups that focus on women, provide an enterprising solution to a social problem and have the potential to make a wide impact.

The online application process for the 7-week accelerator programme starting 16 March 2018 in Berlin is now open. Applications can be submitted to www.f-lane.com/online-application the closing date on 20 December 2017 .

Five teams will be selected to take part in the intensive accelerator programme. At least two programmes are implemented every year and they focus on four key support areas:


EUR 12,000 seed capital as startup support
Vodafone as a potential big investor
Networking with other investors, venture capital providers and business angels



Experienced mentors for every startup
Individual roadmaps for every startup
Advice from external experts (technology consultants, Vodafone experts etc.)


Individual training sessions geared to each of the startups’ needs


Link-up with the global ‘Vodafone family’
Attendance of conferences
Access to the global Impact Hub Network (100 impact hubs worldwide)
Access to the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie network



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