Brings You a Platform to Crowd-source Answers to Your Tough Startup Questions

487, an online platform for Africa-based tech startup entrepreneurs launched this year has unveiled a Quora-like question and answer platform for startup founders to get expert advice and mentorship online.

The section dubbed Fireside, reminiscing fireside chats by entrepreneurs with industry experts in the startup scene requires one to log in and ask or answer a question according to their interests. Questions on the platform include topics like growth-hacking, skills needed, how to measure growth, where to get co-founders and what is a minimum viable product.

Fireside questions can be voted against, answered or just viewed. Several questions on the platform have been answered and viewed over 150 times, just two days after the launch of the platform, showing presence of demand for entrepreneur mentoring.


Ideasafrica links young tech entrepreneurs with seed investors and venture capitalists from around the globe and has a vision to give the young entrepreneurs a channel to access funding from potential investors, help propel their businesses to the next level of growth and provide mentorship online.

Over 100 technology start-ups in Africa are registered members of the free-to-use platform.

Do you think the fireside section will help mentor Africa’s startups or its just another online platform without impact?