Toniic Webinar: gender lens investment opportunities

Toniic Webinar: gender lens investment opportunities

What role can business play in addressing social issues affecting girls and young women?

Join some of SPRING’s most promising businesses to talk through girls as a powerful, viable market and sign up to Toniic Network’s 60-minute gender lens investment opportunity webinar on November 29, 2018.

This webinar is for accredited investors and Toniic members.


Date: November 29, 2019
Time: 8am PT / 4pm GMT

Confirmed panellists:

Chair: Suzanne Biegel, Investment Director, SPRING

  • Dot & Line – Pakistan
  • AcceleratED – Ethiopia
  • Maya Apa – Bangladesh
  • Cherehani Africa – Kenya

Participating ventures

Dot & Line – Pakistan 
Dot & Line is a high quality, low cost, scalable educational product for students aged 8 to 13 after school tuition groups delivered online through female only franchisees. The popularity of their after-school product has led to the launch of a second project Dot & Line Centres, providing math-focused after school learning centres across the country.

AcceleratED – Ethiopia
AcceleratED provides teacher coaching model that improves performance of teachers in Ethiopia, and soon expanding to Kenya. Their model increases students participation in the classroom by 50%. They currently reach 11,500 students are on a mission to reach 1 million students in East Africa.

Maya Apa – Bangladesh
Maya Apa is a AI based well-being assistant that understands questions and makes it easy to connect to real doctors & therapists, anonymously. They have over 500K users in Bangladesh, mainly women and girls who can safely ask about sexual reproductive health. Maya are looking into entering other markets (Middle East, SAARC/SEA nations and regions with high SAARC immigrant population).

Cherehani Africa – Kenya
Cherehani provides micro and digital credit to women and girls in rural and underserved areas in Kenya. The company uses mobile-based and front field officers to provide asset financing, working capital and financial literacy education to impact lives directly. They have disbursed over 3000+ loans since launch in 2014.