Silicon Valley accelerator launches rapid growth programme for Georgian start-up women

  • Date: 26/11/20
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The US Market Access Center (USMAC), Silicon Valley’s largest accelerator, in partnership with the USAID Economic Security Programme, is launching the first rapid growth programme for women-led startups in Georgia.

“As we’ve observed the growth of Georgia’s tech ecosystem, we are excited to introduce this comprehensive programme to support women-led startups, building on the success of last year’s pilot programme in Palo Alto – where 40% of the program participants succeeded in raising more than $100 million in capital from Silicon Valley and global investors,”said Alfredo Coppola, Co-CEO of USMAC.

The Georgian Women in Tech (GWIT) initiative is a six-month online programme that aims to connect Georgia and Silicon Valley, and to help early-stage women entrepreneurs in Georgia to significantly increase their chances of global success. Under the programme, women-led start-ups will undergo intensive business training, and get the support and guidance from powerful leaders, industry experts, and investors from the world’s most innovative tech ecosystem – Silicon Valley.

The main partner, the USAID Economic Security Program in Georgia will support five women-led start-ups from Georgia. One more startup will get support from the UN Women project ‘A Joint Action for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Georgia’, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, and another one from Business and Technology University (BTU).

Female startups have until December 1 to register. The selected applicants will start practical and theoretical training in February. For more information and to register, follow the link: