Mentor-Driven Capital program Hargeysa 2021

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!


July 5, 2021
Program dates Jul 5 - Sep 30, 2021
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
Dagan Decors
Selling home decoration
Somalia Household appliances, Retail
Samia Consulting Firm
Consulting and Business Development
Somalia Consulting and business development
Kozey Embroidery
kozey embroidery provide high quality and long lasting products
Somalia Fashion
KAAH Bakery
i produce different cake like wedding ceremony and hotels
Somalia Food production, Packaging


Marketing expertise

investment support

I want a mentor for business development and scaling. I’m in the…

The mentorship will help me grow my business. I want to create a successful business in the bakery sector and scale my business. So… read mo…

A mentor for financing and marketing

creative and intellectual support, and emotional also encouraging to our start ups

online academy is looking for strategy expertise

we would like some one who will give us advices to handle our students

Mentoring on how to save costs, get finances to grow my business.

Support on how to penetrate the market and grow by not necessarily spending more monies but by using the available resource which is my… rea…

home decoration selling startup looking for a mentor with marketing an…

i’ve just started my bussiness, so i want to get to know how businesses work, how to do pricing and how to marketing for… read more

Looking for Marketing and how t

To guide us how to moving forward in the business, i’m the only one who always working in the business with out any help… read more

Both Digital Marketing, and Financial Accounting.

Digital marketing will be greater useful as we are planning to use online selling and social media marketing and if we knew the basic… read …

Project management, more experience about construction, and designing …

As a starup it is very important to us to get more experience from a monetors and experts ,it could be a solution for… read more

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 Somaliland 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 July and October (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, IOM, VC4Africa and Butterfly Works.

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