Mentor Driven Capital program Abuja 2020

Mentoring for Entrepreneurial Success

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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 VC4A Mentor-Driven Capital Program in Abuja.

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 10 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.


Application deadline March 6th

Submit a complete application by February 28th 2020 if you are interested in this program. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Contact Thomas van Halen at thomas [at] vc4a [dot] com if you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail.

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

Overview

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March 15, 2020
Program dates Apr 16 - Jul 17, 2020
OrganizerVC4A
Targets Nigeria
Sectors Sector agnostic

What we offer

Participate in 2 Mentor-Driven Capital Bootcamps, on April 17 and in July 2020 (July dates TBA), 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
  • VC4A Pro Account (3 months) + access to VC4A Mentorship Marketplace
  • Complimentary access to Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa
    (Watch the #AESIS2019 recap video here)

What we kindly request from you

  • You are based in Abuja
  • You are a senior business professional with multiple years of experience
  • Have a corporate, financial or entrepreneurial background
  • Are 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
  • Are willing and able to join 2 mentor camps on April 17th (full-day) and mid-July (half-day) 2020

About the Work In Progress! Alliance

This program is part of the “Work In Progress!” project. The goal of “Work in Progress!” is to improve the economic prospects of young men and women in Egypt, Nigeria and Somalia, create jobs and stimulate entrepreneurship by improving the skills of young people, strengthening small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and creating an enabling environment. Work in Progress! Alliance partners include Oxfam, IOM, VC4Africa and Butterfly Works.

Impressions from the Mentor-Driven Capital Program 2019

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Portfolio

NameCountrySector(s)
The Smarthub
SmartClinic Mobile: Your doctor is a message away
Nigeria Healthcare, Healthcare providers and services, ICT
Sosai Renewable Energies Company
Energy that is for a better life forever
Nigeria Renewable energy, Solar power, Utilities
Rural Farmers Hub
Crop intelligence solution for optimal farming decisions and timing.
Nigeria Agribusiness, Agritech, Artificial intelligence
NUFAESAH/NafNaf by Nafisah Ltd
We provide clean cut modest work wear for the urban woman
Nigeria Fashion
EduPoint Limited
One stop point for connecting learners with verified tutors
Nigeria Education, Educational products, Educational servi…
Experis Immersive
Virtual Tours & Virtual Reality Content Development
Nigeria Educational services, ICT, Virtual reality
ASUSU
Technology infrastructure for informal microfinance organizations
Nigeria Agribusiness, Financial services, Software as a Se…
Kalibotics
Using Robotics to better African lives
Nigeria Agritech, Educational products, Internet of things…
Deepblue Technologies
Solving some of today's knotty problems
Nigeria Business services, Construction and manufacturing,…
E-ESTATES
FORWARD MOVING ESTATES
Nigeria Computer software, Mobile, Real estate
AfriNET Power Tech Solutions
Efficient, affordable clean energy solutions
Nigeria Clean technology and energy, Renewable energy, Sol…
SolarCreed Nigeria Ltd
Providing PAYG Solar Solutions to farming Communities in Africa
Nigeria Agribusiness, Solar power
AgriCo.
An e-learning platform for urban farming.
Nigeria Agritech, E-learning
Agriwaves TV
A fresh look
Nigeria Agritech, Media production, Video production

Mentorship

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EdTech enterprise is seeking mentorship advice in growth strategy and …

We require an advisor for guidance in our growth strategy, ideally through referrals and networking as well as a mentor on how to respond… r…

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Fashion startup seeking mentorship advice in marketing and growth stra…

We are looking for support from someone who has in-depth knowledge about the Fashion industry and how to scale a fashion company in the… rea…

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Looking for assistance in improving software products, marketing and g…

We are looking for support from someone who has in-depth knowledge about the African online services space and can give insights into how we…

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Robotics startup looking for assistance in business development and st…

We have analyzed and tested our target markets and they are receptive to our innovations. However, we are looking for a mentor who has… read…

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Startup in smart facility management looking for a mentor with experti…

We are looking for mentoring from someone who has in-depth knowledge about the African real estate market, particularly in Nigeria. We furth…

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Agriwaves TV is seeking mentorship advice in capacity building and cor…

We are seeking advice and guidance from a mentor in the areas of capacity building, corporate partnerships, and business model advancement. …

E-learning platform for agricultural skills seeks mentorship on busine…

We seek mentorship and insights from industry experts to help us grow our startup past the early stage. We are looking to connect with… read…

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VR/AR enterprise looking for assistance in business development and cl…

We are looking for a mentor in emerging technology who can advise us in breaking down our strategy and service offering for businesses in… r…

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Asusu is looking for a mentor to help unlock financial possibilities i…

We are seeking a mentor with expertise in sales and marketing for exponential growth. We need guidance on customer conversion and retention …

Profile photo of Olusegun Adegun

Agritech startup looking for guidance in pivoting from product-market …

We are seeking a mentor, with knowledge of the government-to-business model, how government institutions are structured and how to identify …

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Sosai Renewable Energies is looking for guidance on financial manageme…

We are looking for a mentor with expertise in financial management and can guide us in becoming investment-ready and speaking the investment…

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On-demand delivery app trying to transform the logistics system in Nig…

We are looking for a mentor who we can learn from in terms of marketing techniques fitting for a logistics business in the African… read mor…

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Media production startup seeking advice on addressing our target marke…

We are looking for someone who has access to potential corporate clients, who may require our services in terms of advertisement. A mentor w…

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Renewable energy startup looking for a business development mentor

We are looking for a mentor with expertise in product development, manufacturing and strategic growth. We value a great listener with wealth…

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eHealth startup looking for mentorship to scale digital health solutio…

We are looking for guidance to effectively manage the process of rolling out our enterprise solutions to hospitals across several African ci…

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PAYG solar startup is looking for mentorship in marketing & distr…

We are seeking mentorship from someone who has been actively involved in developing market flows and distribution channels particularly for …

Team

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Mimshach Obioha
Ventures Platform
Abuja, Nigeria


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Kola Aina
Ventures Platform
New York, United States of America


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Thomas van Halen
VC4A
Cape Town, South Africa


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Mathilde Schmidt-Rhen
VC4A
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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