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The Emerging Tech Grant is designed to fund women-led ventures focused on solving the biggest problems facing this world. The Women Who Tech is one of the largest networks of women-led startups, investors, and allies working to increase diversity and funding in tech.

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Eligible Field(s): Your startup must fit within one of the following verticals: Agriculture or Food Tech, AI, AR, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, EdTech, Energy or Environmental Tech, FinTech, Future of Work, Hardware, HealthTech, IoT, Machine Learning, Robotics, SaaS, Space Tech, or Mobility or Transportation Tech, VR.


To qualify, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Your startup must be based in Africa, Europe, or North America;
  • You must be a woman-led startup, or have one woman founder/co-founder on the team;
  • You must be a technical founder or have one as a co-founder;
  • You cannot have closed more than $5 million from multiple sources;
  • You must ensure that your startups fit within the eligible fields such as Agritech/Food tech, AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Cleantech, Edtech, Fintech, Future of Work, Hardware, Healthtech, IoT, Logistics, Machine Learning, Robotics, SaaS, and VR;
  • Your product must be in beta or already launched to the public. The only exception to this rule is for Agri Tech/Food Tech, Robotics, and Logistics startups which must either be in prototype phase (an initial model built to test your product; it is not just a design or a wireframe);
  • Your startup must be tech-driven allowing the company to grow rapidly on a large scale in a manner that traditional, independent small businesses cannot. Note that this doesn’t include hosting a blog, selling products on your website, or using social media in your marketing.
Benefits of participation

Five winners of the Emerging Tech Grant Program will receive:

  • Innovation Grant of up to $15, 000
  • Impact Grant of up to $5,000
  • Personalized pitch coaching

Applications close on Friday, February 19, 2021. Click here to register for the Emerging Tech Grant Program. For further information, visit this page.




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