FEMTANZ is calling for all female entrepreneurs who’s business can benefit from ICT!

Download and share FEMTANZ Flyer in pdf

Download and share FEMTANZ Flyer in pdf

Apply for entrepreneurship training and learn how you can use ICT to grow your business! You don’t have to be a programmer to apply, just be a female entrepreneur who wants to use technology!

FEMTANZ is a programme that will provide business support training to women who wish to establish and grow their own technology-enabled businesses. The programme will also offer an opportunity to businesses who are not yet making use of technology, but who could benefit from introducing it to help them grow.

Successful candidates will be required to attend three 2,5 day workshops over a 3-month period: December 10-12th 2012,  January 28-30th 2013 and February 25-27th 2013. Learning will be through a series of interactive workshops, peer discussion groups, assignments and some coaching support.

The programme covers many areas necessary to become a successful entrepreneur including – assessing whether you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur; learning how to define your market and position your products and services, how to manage your money, what it will take to make sales and grow your company, and how to pitch your business to investors and potential customers.

Learning will be through a series of interactive workshops, peer discussion groups, and some coaching support. You will become part of a peer network of women entrepreneurs facing similar challenges and opportunities, giving you an opportunity to share your experiences and learn from your colleagues.

Want to hear more? Check out the video introductions to FEMTANZ by Jill and Tina in YouTube!

Entry criteria

  • You are a woman business owner with demonstrated entrepreneurial aptitude and/or skills
  • You are currently running a business, preferably technology-enabled, and wish to grow the business substantially, or want to introduce an innovative technology product or service (at least at the concept stage) into an existing business
    You have started the process of registering a technology-enabled business (with at least a vision, concept strategy, and business model)
  • You reside within travelling distance of Dar es Salaam
  • You are a Tanzanian citizen
  • You are prepared to attend ALL training sessions (9 days) and required mentoring between November 2012 and February 2013.

How to apply?

Submit the following to femtanz@tanzict.or.tz:

  • Two-page concept proposal to include:
    1. A short description of your business / new product or service
    2. Proposed market(s)
    3. Proposed revenue streams
    4. Challenges in commercialising your product/service
  • CV (maximum four pages) showing evidence of previous and current entrepreneurial endeavours
  • Motivation showing how you hope to benefit from the programme, and why you should be chosen
  • Application form with your personal details (download form in docxdoc or rtf format).

A maximum of twenty applicants will be chosen for the programme. Shortlisted applicants should expect to be interviewed and will be required to present their concepts for the Selection Panel in November. The Panel’s decision is final and no further communication or correspondence will be entered into.

Deadline for submission: 31th October 2012


Catherinerose Barretto
call +255 689 588354

Tina James

Jill Sawers

UPDATE 5.9.2012 12.35: Extended deadline to Friday September 14th due to delay in publishing newspaper ad.

UPDATE 17.9.2012 15.58: Extended deadline to Sunday September 30th as there’s still room for more participants.

UPDATE 20.9.2012 09.20: Modified first 2 paragraphs to make it clearer that this is not a full-time program for four months.

UPDATE 21.9.2012 12.50: Extended deadline for applications to October 31st as the whole program is pushed back one month to allow re-advertising. 

UPDATE 22.10.2012 10.09: Added links to video introductions to program in YouTube.

UPDATE 24.10.2012 9.30: Added actual training workshop dates for participants.


8 thoughts on “FEMTANZ is calling for all female entrepreneurs who’s business can benefit from ICT!

    • Hi Edith,
      good question! This first FEMTANZ training will take place in Dar. The training is in blocks of several days at a time to make it feasible also to travel from elsewhere. Alongside the first training we are also training new trainers, who hopefully will then be able to take FEMTANZ to other regions in the next stages.

  1. This great
    I thank you for your good work arleady i have seen .this is the right way to empower women
    What is your strategy for sustainability and downscaling of the programe as i have seen the new trainers are very few to cover this big country of Tanzania

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