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Mentor Driven Capital

Business angels have more to offer than hard capital.

Understanding how to add value to a starting business is core to becoming a successful business angel. Through mentoring they create value for startups by sharing the knowledge, experience, and network they’ve gained over the course of a career.

To put it simply, mentor driven capital (MDC) is where business angels combine financial backing and mentorship to guide entrepreneurs to success. VC4A works with leaders in industry to provide the best tools and lessons learned anywhere. Most importantly, we engage with experts from across the African startup ecosystem to make the content and design of our programs contextually relevant.

How to become mentor

1Start the online course

• Access a range of online resources
• Receive expert guidance
• Gain certificate upon completion

Start the course

2Join the marketplace

• Create a profile and join our mentor pool
• Get a mentor badge
• Mentor promising startups

Visit the marketplace

3Join the next MDC program

• Participate in virtual mentor bootcamps with fellow mentors
• Learning from local experts on the go
• Get matched with pre-screened startups

Program partners



Ahmed Yahia

“I am glad to be part of the Mentor-Driven Capital program. In the beginning, I did not believe that the program will add a lot to me, but through the right matching to a great mentor, I gained practical and comprehensive support. I recommend this program to those who are looking for continued and feasible mentoring.” Ahmed Yahia – DentaCars

Fayelle Ouane

“Mentoring helps to get out of your daily routine, make new connections and get new perspectives”Fayelle Ouane, managing Director at Suguba