Mentor-Driven Capital program Nigeria 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.

‘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 Nigeria, or to those who have strong ties with – and interest in – Nigeria.  The only thing you need to invest during the approx. 4-month 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 mentor. Share with industry experts, tap industry-leading knowledge, and engage your peers in this hands-on learning journey.

Application deadline: 5 April 2021

Submit a complete application by 5 April if you are interested in this program. Shortlisted candidates will followed up with separately. Contact Melissa Ruggles at melissa [at] vc4a [dot] com if you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail.

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 Nigeria or closely 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 end-April and end-July (exact dates TBD)


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

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

Egypt Mentor Driven Capital

Abuja mentors


August 3, 2021
Program dates Apr 26 - Jul 30, 2021
Organizer VC4A
Targets Nigeria
Sectors Sector agnostic



Name Country Sector(s)
A marketplace to sew, buy & rent dresses from African designers
Nigeria Clothing and textiles production, Fashion, Retail …
BridgingSpace Technologies Limited
Safe Therapy for Today
Nigeria Healthcare, Healthcare providers and services, Mob…
Business of Convenience.
Nigeria Fintech, Real estate
Middel Dynamic International Services
Connecting healthcare services globally
Nigeria Healthcare, Healthcare providers and services
Eonsfleet Prosolutions Limited
Africa's ai-driven fleet management Platform
United States of America Clean technology and energy, Software as a Service…
Livrite Healthcare Services
Providing timely medical Information
Nigeria Healthcare, Healthcare providers and services
Dexy Creation Ventures
Transforming women through Fashion and skill acquisition
Nigeria Arts, Educational services, Fashion
DriveMe is mobility gig worker market place
Nigeria Logistics, Public transport, Transport and logisti…
Colibri Africa
Boosting your productivity
Ghana Diversified services, Information technology
Smart voice communication for infinite opportunities.
Nigeria Artificial intelligence, Information technology, S…
Agrohaven Nigeria Limited
Farm & Extension Mgt. designed People, Processes & Smart Systems
Nigeria Agritech, Big data, Enterprise software
A self-serve media buying platform
Nigeria Adtech
Language Friends
Languages made fun
Nigeria Educational services
Quality Primary Health Care at Your Door Step
Nigeria Healthcare providers and services


A mentor with technical and marketing expertise to guide in launching …

Clafiya is looking for support with effective marketing strategies that will inform our users on the platform, as well as current and potent…

Healthtech startup looking for a mentor with corporate partnership exp…

Having a mentor with corporate partnership expertise will enable our healthtech startup to leverage on the key industry players/experts rela…

Technology company looking for a mentor with growth strategy

We need support on strategy to gain new markets across Africa Getting adequate visibility will improve our sales funnel with quality leads f…

Edutech Startup looking for a mentor with paid advertising and funding…

Hello, My name is Joseph Paul and I was came across this program on VC4A. I’m currently working as Marketing Strategist/CTO at Impeesa Digit…

Agrohaven is an Agritech Startup looking for a mentor with Business De…

Sound strategy would serve us well this tie around i believe. We want to approach the market with great confidence and target prospective cu…

Fintech startup Looking for a mentor with marketing and team building.

We have had some progress since we started in 2020. However, we believe with the right mentorship, we could do better. We need support… read…

Smart voice communications startup looking for a mentor with B2B sales…

MyServiceAgent is focused on acquiring as many B2B customers as possible right now. We need a mentor with deep and diverse industry connecti…

Educational startup looking for a mentor with marketing expertise

To guide on steps to take that will aid the marketing strategy of my organisation to reach out to the general audience

Scaling a health-tech company and looking for a mentor

Knowledge and practical expertise in full scale launch as well as expansion of BridgingSpace

A service startup looking for a mentor with marketing and sales experi…

Having a mentor with sales and marketing experience in international markets will help us restructure our sales process and marketing funnel…

We are a marketplace startup seeking mentor with expertise in business…

We will be glad getting support on customers acquisition, marketing and fundraising as these will help us record a significant traction and …

Middel Dynamic International Services, connecting healthcare services …

We need support on developing corporate strategies as well being strategic in collaborations and partnerships. We also need support on how t…

Seeking mentorship is growth management and leadership.

I am seeking mentorship in managing my team as the company grows, instilling the right culture within the organization and maintaining the r…