Virtual Mentor-Driven Capital program – Egypt 2021

Mentoring for Entrepreneurial Success

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

Do you want to play a bigger role in the exciting startup ecosystem?

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

Then, consider becoming a mentor in the virtual VC4A Mentor-Driven Capital Program this year.

‘Mentor-driven capital’ is one of VC4A’s approaches to creating value for startup ecosystems around the world. It’s about finding and supporting motivated and experienced mentors – like you –  to share your knowledge, experience and network that you’ve acquired over your career with promising entrepreneurs. As you support your mentee on his/her entrepreneurial journey, you get keen insights into the local startup ecosystem and, and hone your own mentoring, business & leadership skills, among other things.

The goal of this program is to boost your ability as a high-powered mentor through the Mentor-Driven Capital framework we’ve developed. You and the selected fellow business leaders will receive expert guidance, training and hands-on support around mentoring, and join interactive sessions on topics like corporate partnership building and angel investing.

The program is open to a maximum of 20 aspiring business mentors in Egypt, or to those who have strong ties with – and interest in – Egypt.  The only thing you need to invest during the approx. 4-month program is your valuable time, knowledge and network!

Note: We plan to kick-off on 28 June 2021 and end in September 2021.

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


Application deadline: Thursday, 10 June 2021

Submit a registration form by 10 June if you are interested in this program. Shortlisted candidates will followed up with separately. 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 mentor today!

Overview

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June 24, 2021
Program dates Jun 28 - Sep 30, 2021
Organizer VC4A
Targets Egypt
Sectors
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer durables, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Automotive, Clothing and textiles production, Computer hardware, Electronics, Food production, Furniture

Team

Portfolio

Name Country Sector(s)
CreditFins
Credit cards management platform
Egypt Fintech
Plstka
Gamification app with iot Supply chain system to waste management
Egypt Waste management and recycling
Vetwork
MENA's petcare at home
Egypt Healthcare, Healthcare providers and services
Tekeya
More Than a Food Application
Egypt Food and beverage, Waste management and recycling
Sal7lyy – صلحلي
A platform to connect the technician to the customer by a mobile app
Egypt Household appliances, Real estate
DevisionX
Design Your ai-machine Vision App Without Coding Without ai Experience
Egypt Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Manufac…
VLaby
virtual lab platform
Egypt Educational products, Educational services, Inform…
CardoO
Developing affordable smart devices to middle-class youth of mena
Egypt Electronics
ClickMare Micro Health insurance
Micro-Insurance
Egypt Fintech, Healthcare, Insurance
Furniture Hub
Platform gathering between suppliers and buyers in thefurniture sector
Egypt Furniture
Kitchies
First central kitchen for home
Egypt Food and beverage, Food production
COLNN
Localized E-learning for limited income segment
Egypt E-learning, Educational services, Fintech
GoLodger
Facilitating the online rental of vacation properties in Egypt.
Egypt Leisure and travel, Real estate, Tourism

Mentorship

Marketplace B2B2C looking for strong marketing expertise in Food App /…

Please refer to challenges in #9. We are looking for mentorship related to improving our marketing funnel on the demand side and strengthening our… read more

Marine EV startup looking for mentors with marketing and strategy expe…

Help to clarify and assest on putting a plan help the team during the execution. Networking with talents, partners and prospects funding rounds

Fintech startup looking for a mentor with growth hacking expertise

Hands on experience on growth hacking, hints ans tips on how to do this in a full structured way.

Plstka is a first gamification mobile app with IOT Supply Chain System…

We need to develop financial Model

Kitchies is looking for a mentor with Food & Beverage, Market plac…

We need our mentor to help us grow in a professional way. And also supervise the company hierarchy, operation, marketing and help us in… read more

CardoO startup looking for a mentor with international trading and get…

Exploring the MENA market in consumer electronics which will contribute to CardoO scaling as consumer electronics leading Arab origin brand

Furniture hub looking for digital markrting ,fundraising and software …

*according to software development : i hope that my montor guide me to the right path and show me what i need to design… read more

Marketing & Sales – Business Development – Growth hack…

We expect that support and guidance in developing sales strategies and how to implement them well will greatly help our opportunity to expand and… read more

End of the first investment round

Marketing

DeepTech Startup looking For a mentor with B2B SaaS experience

We need support & Mentorship in business aspects of B2B SaaS such as: Pricing, Sales Process, Growth, Partnerships.

PetCare startup looking for a mentor with Scaling Up experience in bot…

Preferably a mentor who had an experience handling expansion in a startup, someone who can help us plan and execute effectively Taking our company… read more

Edtech company look for Fund-raisinging and monetizing clients

– Business development: mainly to establish connections with mobile operators – Investment consultation to prepare ourselves for series A fund ̵…

What we offer

  • Two (2) Mentor-Driven Capital Bootcamps spread across 4 Zoom sessions covering:
    • Introduction to Mentor-Driven Capital
    • Mentoring a promising startup
    • Partnering with Corporates/Structuring the Corporate Deal
    • Thinking/Acting like an Angel Investor
  • You also get access to:
    • Group mentor reflections
    • Mentorship guide and online training materials
    • Resident experts on corporate matchmaking & investment readiness
    • Promising startup companies looking for angel investment
  • In addition:
    • A profile on VC4A website for networking and sourcing opportunities
    • VC4A Mentorship Marketplace membership to mentor others
  • Last but not least: Complimentary access to the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2021!

What we kindly request from you

  • You are based in Egypt or affiliated with the country
  • 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 four (4) Zoom bootcamp sessions between 28 June and end-September (exact dates TBD)

>> Questions?  Or are you an interested entrepreneur? Please contact Thomas: thomas [at] vc4a [.com].

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, Hanze University, VC4Africa and Butterfly Works.

Impressions from previous Mentor-Driven Capital Programs

Egypt Mentor Driven Capital

Virtual Egypt Mentor Driven Capital

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