VC4A has called for applications to the VC4A Venture Showcase Africa – 2023, the annual accelerator program that spotlights high-growth, high-impact ventures driving economic growth throughout the continent.
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Abu Cassim, acceleration team lead at VC4A said, “The real value of the VC4A Venture Showcase Africa program is the level of investor engagement. Investors are involved in referring startups, selecting the most appropriate companies, in the delivery of masterclasses and in the final pitch process. As a result, participating companies receive visibility with investors throughout the process.”
“We are excited to invite other partners who share our vision and commitment toward strengthening entrepreneurship in Africa to join us. Working together, we can provide more significant opportunities for African founders to showcase their businesses and connect with prospective investors and partners. “he added.
The Showcase is an opportunity for African founders leading innovative and disruptive startups and scaleups, generating revenue and looking to raise their Seed or Series A round, to showcase their businesses to the most active investors on the continent.
Since its launch in 2017, the VC4A Venture Showcase Africa has helped its alumni raise over $630M, highlighting the program’s success in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in Africa.
For this edition, VC4A will partner with Work In Progress and the African European Digital Innovation Bridge, AEDIB|NET (funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme).
Through VC4A’s partnership with AEDIB|NET, the firm aims to provide four themed tracks, namely Climate Smart Agriculture, Smart Cities, Digital Trade, and Clean Tech, in addition to the two primary tracks of Series A and Seed fundraising. AEDIB|NET is dedicated to supporting African-based startups with disruptive solutions in one of the themed tracks in 11 select African countries.
To apply for the VC4A Venture Showcase Africa – 2023, visit the program page at https://apo-opa.info/3KQ37s8. The application period opens from 10th April to 17th May, 2023.