VC4Africa, a startup finance platform serving the fastest growing community of African entrepreneurs and investors, launches a new tool to promote partner opportunities to entrepreneur’s part of its community.
Event organizers, competition organizers, corporations, foundations, accelerators, incubators, investment funds and other startup ecosystem players can now publish branded promo pages on the VC4Africa platform and use these pages to launch their campaigns and collect applications from entrepreneurs across Africa. Partner Pages are a great way to launch and promote events, programs and campaigns and to engage with the VC4Africa community in an interactive way.
Organizations who were among the first to use VC4Africa’s Partner Pages for sourcing applications include HIVOS and the Cameroon Angels Network (CAN). Rebecca Enonchong of CAN explains: ‘Cameroon Angels Network is a very new organization. When we launched our #YouCAN campaign, we turned to the VC4Africa platform. We were able to create and manage the entire application process with just a few clicks. The support from VC4Africa was priceless.’
Multiple campaigns with customized application forms can be launched from one partner page, which is convenient for organizations offering various opportunities on an ongoing basis. Importantly, partners are able to build a network of followers who are notified about their latest activities and new campaigns, and to create a meaningful track record for their initiatives by displaying their alumni ventures and tracking their progress over time. Other useful features of partner pages include video embedding, listing team members, specifying sector and country focus, setting up program timeline and more. VC4Africa entrepreneurs can perform an intelligent search on all these criteria to easily discover opportunities that suit them best and apply with one click of a button.
There are no costs involved in publishing a partner page or for using the tool to collect applications. However, organizations looking to get more out of their pages can consider a VC4A Pro Partner Package for many extra options and support. VC4Africa can feature partner pages across the website for more visibility and boost the outreach through its social media channels, the VC4Africa blog, community newsletters and more.
Alina Vinogradova, Partnerships Manager at VC4Africa, comments: “We certainly look forward to welcome more partners presenting opportunities for entrepreneurs on the VC4Africa platform. With 20,000 members, 2,500 registered ventures, 25,000 unique visitors per month, and 40,000 followers on Twitter, our outreach in the African startup space is significant! And we’re happy to offer the outreach support to make partner campaigns a success. ”
The platform is open to Accelerators / Incubators / Co-working spaces, Angel Groups / VCs / Impact Funds, Innovation Hubs / FabLabs / Hacker Maker Spaces, Event & Competition Organizers, Corporations / Service Providers, Foundations and Public Sector Initiatives.