Episode 1 – Introduction to the VC4A Venture Showcase

Welcome to the first episode of the VC4A Venture Showcase podcast series, powered by VC4A and Entrepreneurs Talk Africa.

In this episode, we explore the various aspects of the program, from selection to incubation and acceleration, to investor engagement and throw in a couple of inspiring success stories.

The VC4A Venture Showcase provides a platform for startup support to address the lack or limited access to early-stage funding for ventures in emerging markets. Today’s conversation delves into the uniqueness of our approach, the opportunities we’ve identified, and our plans for enhancing investor readiness for these exciting startups in the future.

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About our guest: Abu Cassim

Abu has dedicated over a decade to building out key components of the South African startup ecosystem. He gains inspiration from the energy and passion that founders put in to every day. He has 20+ years of professional experience and an MBA from IE Business School. Abu heads up the team responsible for startup support initiatives as the Acceleration Lead at VC4A.

About the VC4A Venture Showcase:

The VC4A Venture Showcase is an exclusive program of choice for entrepreneurs looking to raise their Seed and Series A rounds. Since 2017, it is one of the leading accelerator programs in Africa and Latam. The Showcase brings together the most active investors, experienced mentors and the continent’s best founders. Visit the VC4A Venture Showcase website to learn more.

About Entrepreneurs Talk Africa:

The Entrepreneurs Talk Africa Podcast positions itself as the platform where the African entrepreneurs can find and share the inspirations, resources and networks to thrive in their entrepreneurial journeys through relatable stories and insights from fellow leading African entrepreneurs. Through interviews with successful entrepreneurs, masterclasses and theme-specific mini series, we empower the African entrepreneurs to take a leap forward. We also aim to provide a growing audience for Entrepreneur support organisations to reach, educate and engage while ensuring we provide value for both.