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POWER/Google Women Tech Founders Program 2022 for Middle East and North Africa

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April 13, 2022, 3:21 p.m.

Applications for the POWER/Google Women Tech Founders Program 2022 are now open. The U.S. Department of State, through the Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Rise (POWER) Initiative, has partnered with Google’s Women Techmakers to host the Women Tech Founders Program.

This virtual program will provide women tech entrepreneurs from across the Middle East and North Africa start-up training from Google’s tech and start up experts and help build a network of future tech changemakers in the region.

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Program Details

Program finalists will be selected through a competitive application process that will be open from April 4 to April 30, 2022, with the first program session held on June 7, 2022. The program is targeting women who have launched a tech business within the last two years or are launching a new tech business with acquired seed funding.

Fifty finalists will receive training on both tech and business development concepts with the opportunity to gain insights and mentorship from Google’s experts. Sessions will be tailored to participants’ skillsets to enable them to leverage technology to expand their businesses. Interspersed between technical sessions will be community building sessions that allow participants to network and collaborate with other leading women in tech in the region, as well as the United States, and U.S. government officials. All program sessions will be virtual and will be conducted in English.

Eligibility

Applicant must be a woman leading a tech startup with:

  • A technology-based product;
  • At least acquired seed funding;
  • Some level of market traction with their product/service;
  • Legally registered in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Application

Selected finalists will be invited to participate in training sessions that will run through the months of June and July. See session dates below:

  • Session 1: June 7, 2022 (Finalists Only)
  • Session 2: June 21, 2022 (Finalists Only)
  • Session 3: July 5, 2022 (Finalists Only)
  • Session 4: July 19, 2022 (Finalists Only)

Applicants should apply via the online application form. Applications will close on April 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Finalists will be announced in May 2022.

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