VC4A calls on mentors in and around Johannesburg to take part in virtual programme

VC4A has opened applications to mentors who are keen to take part in a virtual mentor-driven capital programme and are situated in or near Johannesburg.

VC4A’s online platform aims to link African tech startups with investors. The programme will run from June to September, with exact Zoom session dates still to be confirmed, the organisation said.

The programme aims to help mentor to support entrepreneurs while learning to think and act like a savvy business angel.

Applications close on 20 April.

“Angel investing is of course about providing early-stage companies with investment capital, but the expertise, time and network that you, as a business mentor can share with entrepreneurs is also vital to their growth and success,” said VC4A.

VC4A is calling on mentors situated in or near Johannesburg to apply for a virtual mentor-driven capital programme

The programme is aimed at those based in or close to Johannesburg, who are senior business professionals with multiple years of experience in corporate, financial or with an entrepreneurial background.

Participants should be interested in the startup ecosystem and keen to support startup companies. In addition, they must be able to spend at least four hours a month mentoring a startup entrepreneur.

The programme includes a complimentary ticket to the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (AESIS) 2020, which usually takes place in November each year.

The programme is backed by the Southern African Innovation Support (Sais), a regional initiative that supports the growth of new businesses through strengthening innovation ecosystems and the promotion of cross-border collaboration between innovation role-players.

Featured image: Participants at the 2018 Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (AESIS) (Facebook)



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