Wentors announces the successful completion of the FoundHer program.

Three startups emerge as winners for the pilot edition of the Wentors FoundHer Startup Accelerator program.

3 min readJan 26, 2023

The Wentors FoundHer program for startups in the Middle East and Africa has recently come to a successful conclusion, with a number of innovative and promising businesses completing the program and moving on to the next stage of their development.

The program, which is designed to support and mentor female entrepreneurs in the region, has had a significant impact on the participating startups, providing them with the resources and support they need to grow and succeed in their respective industries.

We have received testimonials from some of the startup founders on the overall impact of the program on their businesses. More importantly, the perspective with which they view their ideas have been greatly improved.

One of the key strengths of the program is the diverse range of businesses that have participated, spanning across a variety of sectors, including technology, healthcare, and education. This has allowed for a rich and dynamic learning environment, with entrepreneurs able to share their experiences and learn from one another.

Another key aspect of the program is the mentor support provided, with a number of experienced and successful business leaders and investors providing guidance and support to the participating entrepreneurs. This has been instrumental in helping the startups to develop their ideas, refine their business models and gain valuable insights into the industry.

The startups who emerged top three:

  • Kitch led by Habiba ElBadrawy, a marketplace idea solving an accessibility problem by providing a one stop platform for everything that has to do with cooking and kitchen.
  • Trusteefarm, led by Mrs Cyndy Beyou, improving access to quality and safe foods across the globe.
  • Fosha, led by Menna Ayad, who is creating a community that helps locals try new and exciting experiences within their cities.

The program has also provided participating startups with access to a range of funding opportunities, including seed and venture capital, which we believe will be critical in helping them to take the next step in their development.

Our partners, Get Funded Africa, Plug and Play, and Sterling Bank Nigeria have been pivotal to achieving success in the pilot edition of this program. Committing to providing mentorship, guidance, access to resources and lots more to the startups throughout the program.

With them onboard, the top three winners of the final pitch day contest, Kitch, Trusteefarm, and Fosha, will be moving upward to the next stage being enrolled in special programs facilitated by GFA and Plug and Play respectively.

The success of the Wentors FoundHer program is a testament to the wealth of entrepreneurial talent and potential in the Middle East and Africa. It is an initiative that is making a real difference in the lives of the participating entrepreneurs and is helping to drive the region’s economic growth and development.

Overall, the Wentors FoundHer program has been a great success, providing a valuable platform for female entrepreneurs in the Middle East and Africa to develop their ideas and take their businesses to the next level. The program has demonstrated that with the right support and resources, female entrepreneurs can make a real impact in their respective industries and contribute to the growth and development of the region.

As an organization, Wentors remains committed to creating a community where women in technology can thrive.




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