VC4A has launched the sixth Mentor-Driven Capital Program Nigeria – 2022 for established business professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors ready to share the knowledge, experience and network gained over their careers and make a tangible difference in Nigeria’s exciting startup ecosystem.
Ben White, CEO and co-founder VC4A believes that “through mentoring, business angels offer more than just money. They create value for startups by sharing the knowledge, experience, and network they’ve gained over the course of a career and actively supporting founders to maximize the return on investment. This is what we like to call ‘mentor-driven capital’.”
This is why the virtual 2022 MDC program is implemented in partnership with The Ventures Park, to target senior business leaders in the private and public sectors, successful entrepreneurs and/or aspiring angel investors, boost their abilities to support promising entrepreneurs, guiding them to achieve their business goals while the mentors also boost their own level of success as a business mentor and leader.
Having supported 200+ mentors since its first edition, Yemi Keri, co-founder of Rising Ride Africa and one of the facilitators this year added “Mentoring is crucial; we shouldn’t provide investments alone to startups. I believe in growing with them and holding their hands.” But how do we ensure that the Nigerian startup ecosystem attracts sufficient mentors, and how do we equip these mentors to maximize their added value for startups, as well as the added value of mentoring for themselves?”
Selected mentors will have access to VC4A’s startup community which is the largest in Africa and would have the opportunity to interact with high growth startups in Africa, creating an avenue for possible future investment conversations.
VC4A MDC Program is a 4-month program running from April to July 2022 and is targeting senior business professional with multiple years of experience and based in Nigeria. To know more about VC4A, visit this link vc4a.com/
Application Deadline: February 24 – March 23, 2022
Application to be send via this link: https://vc4a.com/vc4a/mentor-driven-capital-program-nigeria-2022/