Women EdTech Promotes Women's Entrepreneurship in Benin through Digital Technology

By : Melchior Koba

Date : lundi, 19 février 2024 17:06

Through a diverse range of programs, from technology camps to the acceleration of small and medium-sized enterprises, Women EdTech offers a fertile ground for the growth of women-led ideas and businesses.

Women EdTech, a digital training center, incubator, and accelerator for women, was established in 2017 in Benin to promote the inclusion of girls and women in the digital sector. 

Led by CEO Elodie Akotossode Padonou, the center's primary objective is to assist girls and women in enhancing their skills and quickly developing new ones, as well as providing them with more opportunities for business growth. By 2030, Women EdTech aims to create 300,000 jobs and support 30,000 women entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Women EdTech offers a variety of programs, including training and insertion programs, technology camps, and an academy. It also provides incubation programs such as the Women Developers Academy, Fempreneures, and DigiPreneurs to assist women in developing their businesses.

As an accelerator, Women EdTech offers a Business Growth program, which is a 3-month SME acceleration program. This program provides specialized support, networking, partnership opportunities, and resources to women who run e-commerce-focused SMEs. The program aims to help women in Benin's entrepreneurial ecosystem increase their revenues and visibility through digital tools, as well as scale up, unlock their export potential, and access financing.

Since its inception, Women EdTech has trained over 500 women and established more than 100 businesses. It has also accelerated over 100 businesses thanks to its team of experts made of 80% women. 

Melchior Koba


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