The First Female-Focused Accelerator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)


What is Womentum?

Womentum is MENA’s first female founder early-stage startup accelerator, initiated by the angel investment group Womena. The four-month program kicks off with an immersive experience of Berlin’s innovative ecosystem in partnership with Impact Hub Berlin (2 weeks), followed by a remote execution phase with virtual mentorship and product validations (3 months), and will round off with a rotation and demo day in Dubai (2 weeks). The accelerator will help startups build their business and gain the traction they need in regional markets, as well as gain unique exposure through the Womedia platform.

Who could apply?

Womentum is open for early-stage startups from the MENA region, that ...

What’s in it for the startup?

  • A customized curriculum of support and training based on the startup’s individualised needs
  • Regional marketing and exposure through the Womentum web series
  • 1:1 mentoring with experts, coaches and consultants from Berlin, Dubai and your local market
  • Coverage of flight and accommodation costs in Berlin and Dubai
  • Introductions to Womena’s network of investors (global & regional) and access to Impact Hub Berlin’s network
  • Legal support from Latham & Watkins - the largest legal firm in the world
  • Free co-working package for top 3 companies upon graduation

When is the application deadline?

Unfortunately applications are closed. The deadline was 01 May.

What's happening and when?


What is the equity model?

At Womentum, we believe that women support each other. That’s why Womena is offering an optional equity model for accelerated startups. This means that at the end of the program, YOU decide if you want to give up equity, and how much equity you want to give, based on how useful the program was to you. We only win if you win!

Any questions?

Open questions? Shoot us an email or visit the official project website, where you will find FAQs and many more information: womena.com/womentum.


Womentum is an initiative of the Womena Investment Group empowered by Impact Hub Berlin.