Join us on Wednesday, April 17th as we kickoff our 2024 FemSTEM Africa programming!

This year’s Kickoff will feature both a panel, and an interactive discussion and networking session. The panel will feature three incredible entrepreneurs from the 2022 African Impact Challenge Cohort, who are now a part of the H2i venture community: Dr. Christelle Gireaneza (Founder, URUKUNDO Initiative), Dr. Nikita Muthuuri (Founder, Vectorgram) and Sylvia Nyaga (Founder, Syna Consultancy).

We invite you to join us and hear about their journeys and experiences commercializing in the health care sector. We’ll dive into their entrepreneurial beginnings and answer questions from the audience!

All are welcome to join: students, faculty, alumni, founders, aspiring innovators & members of the H2i community!

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Time: 8:00 am – 9:30 am EST

Where: Zoom

Meet the Panelists

  • Dr Christelle Gireaneza (Founder, URUKUNDO Initiative)
  • Dr Nikita Muthuuri (Founder, Vectorgram)
  • Sylvia Nyaga (Founder, Syna Consultancy)

What is FemSTEM Africa?

Created in 2017, H2i’s FemSTEM program looks to inspire, engage, and celebrate women entrepreneurs in the health space. Since its inception, FemSTEM has had a significant impact to women-led ventures in and outside the H2i eco-system. In the past two years alone, the proportion of women-led ventures in H2i has risen from 28% to 46%.

As part of the African Higher Education Collaboration‘s Health Entrepreneurship (HENT) Pillar, H2i will be expanding FemSTEM to the African continent as part of its objectives to increase women-led ventures on the continent. Women entrepreneurs and all those interested are invited to attend the inaugural FemSTEM Africa event series! Women-led ventures will also have the opportunity to apply to be a part of the culminating pitch competition, with a chance to win $25,000 CAD in cash prizes and $15,000 CAD in in-kind legal services. FemSTEM will be held from April to June, and will be virtual to allow participants from across the continent and beyond to participate.