Make-IT Mentor Driven Capital Program (Lagos and Nairobi)

How business angels and mentor-driven capital support African startups


Oct 24
VC4A Service Provider
Kenya, Nigeria
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Consumer non-durables, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, Retail and wholesale, Transport and logistics

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of starting entrepreneurs and their journey?

Are you an established business professional, entrepreneur, or investor with some time on your hands?

Do you want to be part of the exciting startup ecosystem?

Then, consider becoming a mentor in the Make-IT Mentor-Driven Capital Program, implemented by VC4A.

Through mentoring, business angels offer more than just money. ‘Mentor-driven capital’ is the approach to creating value for startups by sharing the knowledge, experience and network you’ve built during your career, while also maximizing the return on your investments.

Take advantage of the first dedicated training program designed for African business professionals keen to guide Africa’s up and coming entrepreneurs to success. Angel investing is of course about providing early-stage companies with investment capital, but the expertise and network that you, as a business angel, can share with entrepreneurs is also vital to their growth and success. The goal of this program is to therefore boost your ability as a high-powered mentor to support entrepreneurs while learning to think and act like a savvy business angel.

In this unique mentor program for 15 aspiring business angels, you will guide promising entrepreneurs to success while you achieve your own level of success. You will receive expert guidance, training and hands-on support. The only thing you need to invest during the program is your valuable time, knowledge and network!

Learn how to engage founders, the rules for mentorship, and how to maximize your impact as a business angel. Share with industry experts, tap industry-leading knowledge, and engage your peers in this hands-on learning journey.

What we offer

  • Participate in 2 full-day Mentor-Driven Capital Bootcamps in April and July, covering topics including:
    • Introduction to Business Angel Mentorship
    • What makes a good business angel
    • Partnering with Corporates
    • Structuring the Corporate Deal
    • Starting as an Angel Investor
    • Valuations and Term Sheets
  • Mentor a promising startup
  • Access to peer group mentor sessions
  • Access to mentorship guide and online training materials
  • Access to resident experts on corporate matchmaking & investment readiness
  • Access to promising startup companies looking for angel investment
  • Profile on VC4A website + Make IT website
  • VC4A Pro Account (3 months) + access to VC4A Mentorship Marketplace
  • Become part of the Make-IT program with many industry-leading events

What we kindly request from you

  • You are based in Lagos or Nairobi
  • Senior business professional with multiple years of experience
  • Corporate, financial or entrepreneurial background
  • Interested in the startup ecosystem and keen to support startup companies
  • Potentially already active as angel investor, and want to improve mentor skills
  • Potentially already active as mentor, and want to become an angel investor
  • Willing and able to join 2 full-day mentor camps (mid April & mid July)

Application deadline March 1

Submit a complete application by 1 March 2019 if you are interested in this program. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Contact David van Dijk at if you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail.

Make a tangible contribution to promising startups and become a business angel today!


This program is made possible via German Cooperation’s Make-IT in Africa program in collaboration with VC4A. We are able to offer the opportunity to take part in this initiative at no financial cost to you. Program is limited to 15 individuals. Please inquire for more details.



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