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Where African startups & opportunities connect

VC4A strengthens Africa’s startup community by connecting entrepreneurs creating innovative and scalable businesses with the knowledge, network and funding they require to succeed.

  • Entrepreneurs have access to the VC4A Startup Academy, mentorship opportunities and the ability to raise capital.
  • Program partners engage members with their entrepreneurship programs, competitions and services.
  • Investors are able to discover great companies, research opportunities and follow up with founders directly.

Our inspiration comes from the entrepreneurs bold enough to start great companies that have the potential to change the world.

We believe entrepreneurship is a key driver for the continent’s continued development. Entrepreneurship should be a main driver in Africa’s economic growth, in particular the high growth high potential ventures working to develop important innovations and disruptive new business models.

This breed of company offers a significant source of employment and provides an important income stream for future generations. The entrepreneurs VC4A exists to support contribute up to two thirds of national GDP and provide the foundation for a stable middle class. They help form strong communities and are a powerful force for development.

Background

Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa) started with the mission to build up Africa’s start up community. Started in 2007, the network building organization has grown organically over the years into what is now the leading community working to build high growth high impact companies on the continent.

Africa’s increased economic momentum is fuelled by a growing number of entrepreneurs and their ambition to transform the continent. It is imperative we seek out the collaborations and partnerships needed to bring together the capital, knowledge and network these entrepreneurs require to succeed. In collaboration with a growing network of partners, the VC4A community of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors is central to bolstering the Entrepreneurial ecosystem across the continent, and offers a direct channel for anyone serious about being part of Africa’s next great success story.

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Founding Community Partners

These organizations support the VC4A community and make our work possible.

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