Are you an African founder leading an innovative and disruptive startup or scale-up, generating revenue and looking to raise a Seed or Series A round? You don’t want to miss the opportunity to showcase your business to the most active investors on the continent. The VC4A Venture Showcase Africa is an annual platform that celebrates high-growth, high-impact ventures driving economic growth throughout the continent. This year, the program offers two main tracks and four themed tracks as follows – Seed, Series A, Climate Smart Agriculture, Smart Cities, Digital Trade, and Clean Tech.
Applications opened from 10th April – 17th May, 2023. Apply today: VC4A Venture Showcase Africa – 2023.
The aim of the VC4A Venture Showcase Africa – 2023
The VC4A Venture Showcase aims to put the spotlight on the best and most innovative ventures across the African continent and to give them visibility among VC4A’s investor network. Since its launch in 2017, VC4A Venture Showcase Africa alumni have raised over $630M. As part of the program, companies receive visibility with investors throughout the selection and interview process. Similarly, the finalists receive mentorship and technical advice directly from the angel investors and VC fund managers who participate in the program.
Themed tracks for the 2023 edition
Through the collaboration between VC4A and the African European Digital Innovation Bridge (AEDIB|NET) project, the 2023 VC4A Venture Showcase will place a focus on startups from Cameroon, Côte D’Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda under the four focus themes to join the program. AEDIB|NET is a EU/Horizon2020-funded project that, amongst other goals, aims to accelerate the growth of African-based startups with disruptive solutions on the 4 themes below:
Climate Smart Agriculture: Climate Smart Agriculture refers to a range of proven and innovative practices that can deliver triple wins for agricultural production: increase productivity, strengthen climate resilience and reduce agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Smart Cities: innovations or digital technologies that improve the operational efficiency of a city (transportation, utilities, waste, education, healthcare and security) promote economic growth or improve the quality of government services, by improving connectivity and leveraging mobility and commerce application – Also, residents of these smart cities can have better access to information concerning government, political rights, and democratic procedures, and can actively participate in political proceedings.
Digital Trade: refers to digitally enabled, or digitally delivered, trade in goods and services. It includes innovations that can help reduce the environmental footprint for buying, paying for and receiving deliveries of goods and services. Solutions that connect purchasers and sellers, facilitate electronic payments, improve access to transportation and logistics within a country but also cross-borders.
Clean Tech: innovations that can address global warming challenges and the preservation of the natural environment. So any solutions that have significant energy efficiency improvements and/or make a sustainable use of natural resources. Clean technology can relate to recycling, renewable energy, information technology, green transportation, electric motors, green chemistry, lighting, water, and more.
The VC4A Venture Showcase is an effective way to increase visibility for your fundraising campaign and to connect with potential investors and partners. If you’re an African founder leading an innovative and disruptive startup or scale-up generating revenue and looking to raise a Seed or Series A round, don’t miss this opportunity to accelerate your fundraising campaign.
Join the Showcase today and boost your venture’s exposure! Visit ventureshowcase.vc4a.com to learn more information about the program or apply now via: VC4A Venture Showcase Africa – 2023.