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Tech - News Updated: February 05, 2022

Five Winners Emerge From Standard Chartered Women In Technology Incubator Programme

By Lawrence Agbo
February 04, 2022
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CEO, Standard Chartered Women in Technology Incubator programme (SC-WITI), Lamin Manjang, has announced the winners from the 3rd cohort of the programme at the graduation ceremony on Friday in Lagos.

Five winners among 1,000 applicants with the most compelling ideas were chosen with each winner scheduled to also receive up to $10, 000 in seed funding to scale up and expand their business operations.

This year’s winners are Oluwadamilola Soyombo – Founder of Skooqs; Bolarinwa Kemisola – Founder of Nextwear Technology; Adegbite Adenike – Founder, The Trillionbucks Company; Zita Agwunobi – Founder/CEO of Iverify and Wunmi Akinsola – Founder of Fashtracker’

Manjang said that the initiative is to give women in tech the opportunity to unleash the full potential of female entrepreneurs and to improve the lives of people around the world world, especially in Nigeria.

"Today we congratulate and celebrate these exceptional women who have gone above and beyond to prioritise the growth, sustainability and community impact of their businesses. As part of our Bold Stands, to Lift Participation, initiatives like the Women in Tech incubator allow us to unleash the full potential of female entrepreneurs who in turn can improve the lives of people around the world, especially in Nigeria. We continue to stand up for equitable access to financial support for women and small businesses. We are committed to accelerating the provision of quality financial services to women in Nigeria, purposefully connecting SMEs to international markets and building partnerships to expand the reach and scale of financial services. These are just some of the ways we continue to reiterate to our communities and customers that we are here for good."

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Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing added, Dayo Aderugbo said that they are optimistic that the programme will have a great impact on businesses.

Aderugbo said: “We are optimistic about the impact this programme will have on their businesses. Through the Women in Technology Incubator program, the Bank focuses on capacity building for women-owned small enterprises, under our Future makers by SC Community Investment initiative, which we believe serves as a great opportunity to support greater diversity in gender representation within technology entrepreneurship for women in Nigeria.

"The resources the beneficiaries have received from the sessions are theirs for life and will certainly support the resilience of their businesses while creating employment for more women and youths in the country. We are excited about the endless growth opportunities and the ripple effect this growth will have on the economy. This initiative builds on the Bank’s track record of increasing women’s access to entrepreneurial finance, employability and supporting adolescent girls and women through financing and capacity building.”

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