Womentum Startup Accelerator | July-October 2020

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Womentum is a four-month startup accelerator program put on by Womena and Standard Chartered Bank that focuses on women-led startups across the MENA region. Womena was founded by One Young World Ambassador and 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner Elissa Freiha. This accelerator caters to early-stage startups and connects them to the investors, mentors, and markets they need to take them to the next level.



  • Only early-stage startups are eligible for this program.

  • The startup must have at least one female co-founder who owns equity in the business. 

  • Their product must be tech-enabled, innovative and scalable.

  • They must have proof of concept and an existing prototype.

  • Only those based or operating in the Middle East market are eligible to apply.

  • The startup must have at least one team member 100% focused on the company from July-October.

  • Participants in this program must be willing to be featured on social media and on camera. throughout the program.


Application Timeline: 

  • Applications are open now!

  • Final Applications are due by April 19th

  • Candidates will be selected and notified by May 14th

  • Accelerator Program will run from July 11th to October 17th

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Apply By April 19th!