Mentor Driven Capital program Botswana 2020

Mentoring for Entrepreneurial Success

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 Gaborone.

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 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 Mentor-Driven Capital Bootcamps, covering topics including:

  • Introduction to Mentor Driven Capital
  • 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 theAfrica Early Stage Investor Summit 2020

What we kindly request from you

  • You are based in or close to Gaborone
  • Senior business professional with multiple years of experience
  • Corporate, financial or entrepreneurial background
  • Interested in the startup ecosystem and keen to support startup companies
  • Can spend 4 hours a month mentoring a startup entrepreneur
  • 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 the two full-day mentor camps in February and May 2020

 

Application deadline January 5th 2020

Submit a complete application by January 5th 2020 if you are interested in this program. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Contact Melissa Ruggles at melissa [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!


Supported by SAIS

SAIS 2 is a regional initiative that supports the growth of new businesses through strengthening innovation ecosystems and promotion of cross-border collaboration between innovation role-players in Southern Africa. More information

Overview

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January 5, 2020
Program dates Feb 13 - May 31, 2020
OrganizerVC4A
Targets Botswana
Sectors Sector agnostic

Team

Portfolio

NameCountrySector(s)
Vantage Properties
Realiable, accurate real estate information
Botswana Banking, Insurance, Real estate
Bantu Vision
Animation and Game development
Botswana Animation, Computer games
All Bosses (Pty) Ltd – Focus Surveys
Data Driven Insights for Decision making in Africa
Botswana Big data, Consulting and business development, Sof…
digiTswana
Elevating your business
Botswana E-commerce
Wiggly Wag Services
We Thrive from every Wiggly
Botswana Construction and manufacturing, Diversified servic…
Nebula inc
Different
Botswana Artificial intelligence, Big data, Enterprise soft…
Chabana Farms T/A Kalahari Honey
Changing the world one bee at a time
Botswana Agribusiness, Food production
Ngwana Enterprises:NewIntelligence
Data Driven Technology Insights
Botswana Big data
Aminaami
Here Today, There Tomorrow...
Botswana Business services, E-commerce, ICT

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Botswanan data collection startup looking for business development men…

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Looking for a mentor in the manufacturing industry

Would like to request a mentor who has general knowledge in manufacturing for domestic and export purposes.

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Technological Innovative business strategy and marketing

I am an innovative individual who would pass any review prior to my business and opinions as I regard a every single one to… read more

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Gaming and animation company looking for mentorship on sales/marketing

We request a mentor who could help us create a solid marketing strategy for our business. We would like together to think of innovative… rea…

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Gaborone-based property tech data analytics firm seeks mentoring on bu…

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