ENABLING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN AFRICA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
The name Do-Digi is short for “Do-Digital”.
The project is tailored to addressing access to the digital economy and financial inclusion as the program’s offerings to female entrepreneurship across Southern Africa.
The name broadly speaks to the skill and access gap that women entrepreneurs face such as with technology which extends to women even in urban contexts.
In the current digital age, technology is vital in how businesses can function effectively and efficiently, how to reach customers and therefore make profit and be sustainable. Gendered technological blockades widen the economic gender inequality.
Women in business are the largest untapped market which is significant for creating sustainable economies in Southern Africa.
Our aim is to reach out to historically marginalized members of our communities, empower them to participate on a global scale.
To see inclusive economies of female digital entrepreneurs for the sustainable development of Africa.
Founder of Berry Kiss
DoDigi has helped me with getting my business off the ground and running it successfully. I participated in the Dodigi program cohort of 2021 where I learnt various aspects of how I can take my business to the next level. The first success from being part of the program was receiving a prize of P10 000.00 from the DoDigi pitch competition in August 2021. At this point, my business had never received a prize before. In less than 6 months, we have received over $10 000.00. As a result of the business development through DoDigi, I am now a partner with the government for the Young Minds program, where I have received employees that are paid by the government to gain skills and experience through our company Berry Kiss. We went from 3 to 12 employees.
What to expect
12 Week accelerator program course
Access to coaches and mentors
Access to create an e-store on our Meeticks platform
Grand cash prize to be won
Opportunity to trade in other countries in Southern Africa
What We Look For
Do you reside in a country in Southern Africa
Are you female