Mentor Driven Capital program Hargeysa 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 Hargeysa.

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.

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


March 17, 2020
Program dates Sep 21 - Dec 31, 2020
Organizer VC4A
Targets Somalia
Sectors Sector agnostic



Name Country Sector(s)
Aweli Aviation Academy
Aweli Aviation is one of Training schools in Somaliland.
Somalia Transport and logistics
Moumin Technology Firm
Responsive to the emerging new technology of the ICT Market in Somalia
Somalia ICT, Information technology
Plastic Venture
Plastic Venture is a plastic waste recycling company founded in 2019.
Somalia Environmental services, Waste management and recyc…
fariid canned fruits company
my business makes canned food of agriculture our country
Somalia Food production
Royals Technology
We IT Right
Somalia Computer software, Information technology
Johar Online Academy
Johar Academy facilitates online secondary courses through mobile app
Somalia Educational services


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Artificial intelligence in Agriculture

We are building solutions to capture images of farms and the ability to analyze the images in near-real time to identify problem areas and… …

Sales expertise

Most of the people they don’t know how to use digital marketing advertising. so I request to let me know if there are new… read more

Technology expertise monitor

I need someone who can support me Educational technology because usually the order of my customers and my technology capabilities are not ma…

What we offer

Participate in 2 Mentor-Driven Capital Bootcamps in April and July 2020 (Exact 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 Hargeysa
  • 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 Wednesday April 8th (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

mentor Driven Capital hargeysa



Thomas van Halen
Cape Town, South Africa

Bertil van Vugt
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bashir Ali Abdi
Innovate Ventures
Hargeiss, Somalia