After five weeks of intensive hands-on training on Mobile App Development, the Females In Mobile Entrepreneurship (FiME) training has successfully ended at the MWG lab.

Fifteen (15) females were selected through an application and interview process to participate in the training programme. The participants were comprised of students, recent graduates and a few workers.

The FiME project is an initiative of MWG supported by WeTech and Google to help create a community of female technology entrepreneurs. There’s no doubt that the technology industry is male dominated; as such FiME is to help bridge the gap between male and female representation in the tech ecosystem.

During the months of September and October, qualified trainers from Coders4Africa, Nandimobile, Vodafone and the MWG community experts provided training on:

Introduction to Mobile Apps Development;
User Interface and User Experience;
Value Added SMS application;
Android Development;
Google Cloud Platform;
and Mobile Entrepreneurship.

The trainees were guided to generate ideas and create prototypes of their apps. The pitched their ideas to a panel of judges from the University of Professional Studies, Retail Tower, Nandimobile and DevHub. They received useful feedback from the pitching session to put into their final products.

Along the training, the trainees received visits from female mentors: Co-Founder of Stavansis Yaa Dakoa-Ofori Darko, Co-Founder of Nandimobile – Anne Amuzu and Ethel Cofie, a serial entrepreneur, and YALI/Washington Fellowship Fellow. They provided inspiration to the girls and challenged them to be bold and not to succumb to the notion that tech industry is a place for males only.

The girls are currently working at the MWG lab to create their final products.

Categories:

Related Posts

Launching the MEI Mentorship Program

The Web Foundation’s Mobile Entrepreneurship Initiative is glad to announce the start of its mentorship program. Aspiring mobile-technology entrepreneurs can now move along the path to success by meeting and working with successful and established Read more...

Universal

Marketing for Profit with F.J Cava

Marketing is very essential to the success of every business. It is one of the most important factors that determine the progress of businesses because it brings in the much desired sales. Most companies fail Read more...

A Day in Tech with Herman Chinery-Hesse

A Day In Tech is technology development seminar organized one day in a month to bring together technology consumers, producers and experts, students, general public etc. to talk, learn and adopt the use of technology. Read more...

%d bloggers like this: