Mentor-Driven Capital Program in Africa

Mentor-Driven Capital Program in Africa

‘Mentor-driven capital’ is one of VC4A’s approaches to creating value for startup ecosystems around the world. It’s about finding and supporting motivated and experienced professionals like you to share the knowledge, experience, and network you’ve acquired over your career with promising entrepreneurs through the VC4A Mentorship Marketplace. As you support your mentee on his/her entrepreneurial journey, you get keen insights into the local startup ecosystem and hone your own mentoring, business & leadership skills.

This year, in partnership with the FMO Ventures Program, the call is launched to empower 30+ mentors in each of the targeted countries: Ghana, Tanzania and Morocco.

The program will run for 3 months (May – July) and then the selected mentors in each country will be matched with ventures from selected supporting organizations.

This program aims to boost the ability of business experts as a high-powered mentor through the VC4A Mentor-Driven Capital framework. You and selected business leaders will receive expert guidance, training, and hands-on sessions around mentoring through a comprehensive framework facilitated by experts.

Previous expert-led sessions by experienced angel investors featured thought leaders such as Tomi Davies – Chief Investment Officer at GreenTec Capital Partners, Tarek El-Kady – Founder of Alex Angels, Mrs. Maya Horgan Famodu, Founder & Partner at Ingressive Capital, Dr. Ayman Ismail – Associate Professor of entrepreneurship at the American University of Cairo, Mrs. Yemi Keri – Founder of Rising Tide Africa and Kola Aina – Founder of Ventures Platform, among many others.

Program perks

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Attend expert-led sessions on essential mentorship and startup-related topics.

  • A mentorship guide and
    online training materials.

  • Access peer-to-peer learning through expert discussions, group sessions, and networking opportunities.

  • Get matched with Africa-based founders with mentorship needs through the VC4A Mentorship Marketplace.

  • Access partner organizations’ demo days and invite-only events like the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit.

    What we expect from you

    The program is open to a maximum of 30 aspiring business mentors from Ghana, Tanzania and Morocco or those with strong ties with – and interest in those countries. The only thing you need to invest during the 3-month program is 4-5 hours per month of your valuable time and knowledge!

    Selection Criteria:

  • You are based in Africa or closely affiliated with any of the three target countries of the program: Ghana, Tanzania, or Morocco.

  • You are a senior business professional, entrepreneur, and/or investor with 10+ years of experience.

  • You are interested in the startup ecosystem and keen to support startup companies.

  • You can attend the 6 virtual online bootcamp sessions and expert sessions between May and July 2024

  • You are interested in offering mentorship post the program to African startups through the VC4A Mentorship Marketplace.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Mentor-Driven Capital Program in Africa

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