Mentor-Driven Capital program Nigeria 2022

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 and make a tangible difference in Nigeria’s exciting startup ecosystem?

Then, consider becoming a mentor in VC4A Mentor-Driven Capital Program.

‘Mentor-driven capital’ is one of VC4A’s approaches of 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, hone your own mentoring, business & leadership skills.

“The mentor sessions were very good as the knowledge sharing helped in addressing challenges faced with the mentee. The program was well paced and constant communication by the VC4 team was excellent. There was a good air of camaraderie with other mentors who chipped in to help other mentor companies where they could.”

According to Rolayo Akhigbe, mentor participant in the 2021 edition of the program


April 7, 2022
Program dates Apr 4 - Jul 8, 2022
Organizer VC4A
Targets Nigeria
Sectors Sector agnostic

About the program

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 into industry-leading knowledge, and engage your peers in this hands-on learning journey.

Application deadline: 30th of March 2022

Submit a complete application by the 30th of March if you are interested in this program. Shortlisted candidates will be followed up with separately. Contact Niek van Dijk at niek [at] vc4a [dot] com if you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail.

Are you an entrepreneur seeking mentorship? Call for entrepreneurs is now open. APPLY HERE.


What we offer

  • Mentor-Driven Capital Bootcamps spread across different sessions covering amongst others:
    • Introduction to Mentor-Driven Capital
    • Mentoring a promising startup
    • Thinking/Acting like an Angel Investor
    • .. and different other topics
  • 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 2022!

What we request

What we kindly request from you is the following:

  • 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 6 (online) bootcamp sessions between April and July (exact dates TBD)

>>  Questions?  Or are you an interested entrepreneur? Please contact Niek:

Your contribution

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



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