»It‘s very important to get more women into computing. It‘s too important to be left to men.«
Karen Spärck Jones, Professor of Computers and Information at Cambridge Computer Laboratory.
FLANE Virtual is a five-week acceleration programme for early-stage entrepreneurs with ambitious outcomes to drive change by empowering women. It is put into practice by the Vodafone Institute in cooperation with our partners Yunus Social Business. Yunus Social Business was founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus and has successfully implemented just shy of 20 accelerator programmes. These programmes tap into their global community of over 300 experienced and renowned mentors to help entrepreneurs deliver consistent impact and their professional dreams.
By putting our expertise together, we are leveraging the impact of digital social entrepreneurs with a female empowerment focus bringing the teams to the next level in a virtual personalised and engaging equity-free programme. We are the accelerator that entrepreneurs rely on.
Only 2.8% of venture capital funding goes to women-led startups. We are here to change that. We want to disrupt the status quo to create more inclusive societies. We want to ensure that women and girls play a leading role in shaping the future. There is an urgent need to create gender-inclusive technology and promote women’s participation in education, workforce, entrepreneurship, leadership, and, ultimately, digitalisation. Technology offers a huge potential to overcome gender inequalities. Girls and women all over the world can be empowered by making the best use of technology.
Entrepreneurship can be a force for good. Social entrepreneurs are making a huge difference by pioneering new ways to tackle societal challenges.
Equality and diversity are key factors for success. We prioritize female empowerment.
There is no one-fits-all package for entrepreneurs. We provide customised support because we know promising social businesses are aiming for different outcomes. Whether you are looking to improve your product, raise capital, sharpen your impact model or scale-up – the program will bring your business to the next level. Our entrepreneur in residence who knows the Do’s and Don’ts of startups will identify your needs and constraints to hand-pick the right international experts to support you.