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About the programme

DIFC Innovation Hub has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank once again on the bank's Women in Technology Programme. The programme focuses on accelerating the growth of female founded businesses, to promote diversity in technology, entrepreneurship and to provide more opportunities for women to develop entrepreneurial and leadership excellence. 

The Women in Tech programme provides training, mentorship and funding for female-operated entrepreneurial teams. Through the programme, the cohort will also be exposed to networking and pitch opportunities with VCs and the wider SCB & Innovation Hub ecosystem.

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Enhance the expertise of female entrepreneurs through trainings and workshops.
Accelerate the growth and success of female-led startups.
Facilitate learning around global project organization, network building and investment readiness.
Identify and address challenges female founders and their businesses face to ensure a robust and advanced infrastructure.
Foster the exchange of knowledge and expertise.
Establish a global network built on the strength of partnerships for the benefit of female-led startups.

Programme eligibility

Have a gender-diverse team with at least one female co-founder
Demonstrate solution is innovative & scalable
Ability to demonstrate the technology's sustainable impact, whether social, economic or environmental
Based in, operating in or planning to expand in the UAE

Programme Timeline

Launch Programme
Run Programme
Conclude Programme
  • June - July: Scouting the world for female founders or start-ups
  • August: Cohort Onboarding
  • September - October: Cohort attend bootcamp
  • October: Demo Day