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We help you to leverage your impact in the shortest time possible.

F-LANE is a six-week acceleration program for up to 5 high-potential digital impact ventures focusing on female empowerment. It is hence for male and female entrepreneurs. Impact-driven entrepreneurs are invited to work, learn and live in Berlin – one of the top ten start-up cities in the world.
The programme is powered by the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications, host and facilitator of the accelerator is the Impact Hub Berlin. The curriculum will be implemented by the experts of entrepreneurship education – the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie. We give you the tools you need to become even more successful.

Meet the second F-LANE cohort!

These five ventures have been selected out of over 170 applications from 50 countries.
Each one of these teams uses a technological approach to empower women worldwide.
 

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Sou Sou

Washington DC, USA https://www.investsouou.com/    
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Sou Sou is a social enterprise that uses social capital and a virtual lending marketplace to help banks and investors decrease the time, costs and risks associated with lending to women-owned businesses. By connecting investors and banks to vetted, high performing female borrowers, Sou Sou leverages informal savings and loan traditions, social capital and other practices in its concept of in peer-to- peer lending. The aim is to close the access to capital gap that is crippling women globally.  


Founders: Fonta Gilliam | Innocent Ephraim  
Co-founders of Sou Sou, Fonta Gilliam and Innocent Ephraim, side by side.

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Gapsquare

Bristol, United Kingdom
https://www.gapsquare.com/
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Gapsquare’s mission is to eliminate the gender pay gap most countries are facing. By providing a software that enables gender analysis, they enable companies to develop plans for managing diversity and to narrow the gender gap. Using HR and payroll data, the Gapsquare software provides visualisation of gender pay gaps across an organisation and adapts its recommendations overtime to the evolving profile of the company. The dream is a world where women are paid the same as men for doing the same work.


Founders: Zara Nanu | Ion Suruceanu
Gapsquare Team Members: Zara Nanu and Sian Webb

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KaaroHealth

Ibanda, Uganda
http://www.kaarohealth.com/
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Kaaro Health runs a telemedicine hub that provides a network of rural clinics with access to the services of qualified maternal and child health specialists. Health facilities located in rural areas that cannot afford specialized staff can make use of Kaaro’s “telemedicine-as-a-service” instead. By providing these clinics with real-time access to qualified specialists, Kaaro Health is making a contribution towards reducing maternal mortality in remote areas.

Founders: Angella Kyomugisha | Francis Xavier Asiimwe
The management team of Kaaro Health, including Angella Kyomugisha & Francis Xavier Asiimwe, sitting behind a desk.

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Good on You

Sydney, Australia
https://www.goodonyou.eco/


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Many of the clothes we buy cost the world’s poorest people, including a large percentage of female garment workers, and the environment a high price. Good On You is a mobile app that delivers ethical brand ratings to consumers around the globe who want to make more ethical choices. Through this mobile shopping app, Good On You connects retailers to conscious consumers, thus making it easy for people to shop according to their values.


Founders: Sandra Capponi | Gordon Renouf
Good On You management team, including Sandra Capponi, Gordon Renouf & three other members, standing for a group picture.

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Mowoza

Maputo, Mozambique
http://www.mowoza.com/

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Mowoza strengthens women-owned Micro and Small Retailers in Mozambican informal markets by integrating these MSEs into ‘digital retail communities’ to make the informal supply chain more efficient and transparent. By applying smart, cutting edge technologies, such as a USSD cash-flow application to track operations and finances, to the informal retail sector, they change marketplaces and retail in Mozambique and enable the women entrepreneurs to access loans.


Founder: Suzana Moreira
Management team of moWoza, including founder Suzana Moreira and three others, posting for a picture.

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F-LANE - the Vodafone Institute Accelerator for Female Empowerment is powered by the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications in cooperation with Impact Hub Berlin and Social Entrepreneurship Akademie.
The logos of Impact Hub Berlin, the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications and the Social Entrepreneurship Academy. The three are the partners for F LANE.