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DAW Conference

About The DAW Conference

The DAW Annual International Conference is designed to run yearly in different countries across the globe and dedicated to supporting, educating and inspiring women across Africa and Diaspora into Technology driven Entrepreneurship. Inspired by our interest in ensuring sustainability for our trained entrepreneurs; we provide them a space to show their talents and achievements to the world.

The Annual Conference addresses issues ranging from tech careers, entrepreneurship, team building, self-esteem, and gender equality. It is an opportunity for aspiring tech entrepreneurs to learn, engage and develop their entrepreneurship skills with immersive training while maximizing the power and use of technology.

Our vision is to build an ecosystem that is powered by innovation, business networking, specialized skills, training, and investment; with young promising female leaders at the forefront.

DAW is coming to NIGERIA!

Calling all women tech entrepreneurs!

Are you in the fields of HealthTech, AgriTech, FashionTech and Renewable Energy? Do you want an opportunity to pitch your business to potential investors? Do you need some help getting a valuable product out of your ideas?

Applications for DAW 2018 open on March 15th

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We bridge the gap between investors, corporations and these promising startups, by providing:

  • top training on design thinking, Business ideation product and team development, value propositioning and financial planning through our top Master trainers @DAW.
  • access to funding, specialized skills, and acceleration.
  • an ecosystem supported by successful entrepreneurs and role models.
  • personalized development opportunities to our selected teams of excellent entrepreneurs globally through a 6-week startup boot camp and pitch challenge.
  • ongoing business mentorship including access to mobile technologies and enterprise technology thanks to our committed corporate partnerships and sponsors.

Is this a conference for African women only?

Everyone is welcome. Yes! We celebrate the knowledge of African women. But we are here to develop and support all women and men. We welcome you to challenge your fears at the #DAWConference. Meet inspiring entrepreneurs, learn new things, inspire and be inspired male or female.

 What about the Pitch Challenge? What Is It? 

The DAW pitch challenge is an opportunity for selected female-led tech startups to pitch their business to high-level investors and gain visibility and feedback during our conference.

If you are a female-led team with a business idea requiring technical skills, you qualify!

Meet Our Award Winning Startups


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DAW Conference Scholarship

is provided to female high school seniors or, those pursuing higher education in tech fields, to attend our Annual DAW Conference at no expenses. The DAW Annual Conference is an opportunity for these young women to find mentors, meet experts in their field, and gain some working knowledge of each industry.

In terms of our second objective, encourage women to participate no matter what phase of their lives or businesses they are in.

We center our program around women— either with aspirations to apply their skills to improve their communities or are in the process of realizing those aspirations. At DAW, we are aware that many in the tech industries have valuable skills but may be lacking in the business know how. With free workshops like pitch training, we hope to arm them with these missing skills.  DAW is committed to finding innovative ways to help educate, support and inspire African women.