Apple helps development of app-driven businesses owned by women

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It offers an intensive technology lab, specialized support for app developers and ongoing mentoring. “We’re proud to help cultivate female leadership in the app development community with the new Apple Entrepreneur Camp, and we’re inspired both by the incredible work that’s already happening, and what’s sure to come,” said  Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. The inaugural session of the Entrepreneur Camp is set to begin in January 2019. Sessions will be held on a quarterly basis, with 20 app companies accepted for each round.

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After being accepted to the program, companies will be able to send three employees to Cupertino, the home of Apple’s two most well known campuses: Infinite Loop and Apple Park. The program is set to include one-on-one code-level assistance with Apple engineers, sessions on design, technology, and App Store marketing, access to an alumni forum for peer-to-peer mentoring, and ongoing support from Apple. To be eligible to participate, the company must be female-founded, female co-founded or female-led, and have at least one woman on the development team. “We wanted to focus on women who already have an app-driven business, and we don’t require them to have an iOS app,” Apple Senior Director of Worldwide Developer Marketing Esther Hare specified.

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