Young techies develop apps to connect women entrepreneurs

15 September 2015
ITC News
Watch results of the first-ever WVEF Tech Challenge, which attracted teams from around the world to create an app to bring more women into markets.

Young techies from Brazil, Costa Rica, Kenya and Thailand competed as finalists in the first-ever Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum (WVEF) Tech Challenge, with apps designed to help women do more business.

Nairobi-based GreenBell Communications won first place, and as a result, will have its app developed later this year.

The Tech Challenge – organized by the International Trade Centre, Google and CI&T – is in support of a call to action to bring 1 million women entrepreneurs into the global marketplace by 2020. The call to action was launched ahead of the Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum (WVEF) on 2-3 September 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil.

Read details about the finalists and learn more about WVEF.