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Turn your dreams into the future 

Transformative initiative drives sustainable growth and empowers women entrepreneurs in the UAE's technology sector

In partnership with DIFC Innovation Hub, this year will be our fifth cohort of the Women in Tech accelerator program. This initiative is designed to drive sustainable growth and empower women entrepreneurs in the UAE’s technology sector, fostering innovation, diversity, and economic development.

Standard Chartered’s Women in Tech accelerator program offers women entrepreneurs a unique platform to unleash their potential, overcome barriers, and accelerate their business ventures. As part of a global Women in Tech initiative, the program operates successfully in multiple countries, creating a powerful global network of empowered women in the tech space. In collaboration with the renowned DIFC Innovation Hub, the program provides unparalleled support, mentorship, and access to seed capital to propel the success of women-led start-ups.

What’s in it for you?

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  • Up to USD 100,000 equity free prize money from Standard Chartered Bank
  • Exposure to Standard Chartered Bank and DIFC Innovation hub diverse global network
  • Personalised workshops that will help you scale your business
  • Opportunity to learn from the best and connect with the most talented start-ups and speakers in the space of Sustainability as well we investors and VCs
  • Inspiration, lots of learning and great energy

What is the selection criteria?

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  • Have a gender-diverse team with at least one female co-founder (who owns equity in the business)
  • Were established 1-3 years ago and are at the stage of scaling.
  • Are developing an innovative and scalable tech-enabled product.
  • Have proof of concept and an existing prototype
  • Must be based in the UAE.
  • Are willing to be featured in promotional marketing and in the media throughout the program.
  • Ability to demonstrate the technology’s sustainable impact, whether social, economic or environmental
  • Illustrate that the solution has a focus on achieving a Net Zero energy system.
  • Journey access for the next 12 months post WIT program for story telling purpose.

Application is closed.