Mentor Driven Capital program Zambia 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 Lusaka from February to May 2020.

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 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.

What we offer

Participate in 2 Mentor-Driven Capital Bootcamps, covering topics including:

  • Introduction to Mentor Driven Capital
  • What makes a good business angel?
  • Partnering with Corporates
  • Structuring the Corporate Deal
  • Starting as an Angel Investor
  • 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 theAfrica Early Stage Investor Summit 2020


What we kindly request from you

  • You are based in or close to Lusaka
  • 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 two full-day mentor camps on 15 February and May (TBC) 2020

 

Application deadline December 15

Submit a complete application by December 15 2019 if you are interested in this program. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Contact Melissa Ruggles at melissa [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 angel today!


Supported by SAIS

SAIS 2 is a regional initiative that supports the growth of new businesses through strengthening innovation ecosystems and promotion of cross-border collaboration between innovation role-players in Southern Africa. More information

Overview

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December 18, 2019
Program dates Feb 15 - May 31, 2020
OrganizerVC4A
Targets Zambia
Sectors Sector agnostic

Team

Portfolio

NameCountrySector(s)
Dawa Health
Democratizing access to healthcare through community health workers
Zambia Artificial intelligence, Healthcare, Healthcare pr…
eMsika
Simplifying business
Zambia Agribusiness, E-commerce
AgriPredict
Providing farmers with access to agricultrual information
Zambia Agritech, Artificial intelligence, Machine learnin…
Safe Motherhood Alliance
Improve the odds of survival of a mother and child at birth
Zambia Healthcare
Spotless Africa
Shine!
Zambia E-commerce, Hygiene
Safe Motherhood Alliance
Every child in Sub-Saharan Africa should start life without limits
Zambia Healthcare, Healthcare providers and services, Pha…
Digital PayGo
Leapfrogging Financial Inclusion by Promoting Interoperability
Zambia Financial services, Fintech
Tutor Tavern
Easy, quick and seamless tutor matching
Zambia Educational services
Mangwee
Making life easy
Zambia Banking, Financial services
Smartzed Limited
connect. collaborate. learn
Zambia Educational services
eskoo Consult
Learn. Create . Grow
Zambia Educational services
Mangwee Payments
Making Life Easy!!
Zambia Fintech, Online payment processing, Remittance

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