Apply For VC4A Mentor-Driven Capital Program Nigeria 2022

Do you have some free time and are a seasoned business expert, entrepreneur, or investor? Do you want to play a bigger part in Nigeria’s burgeoning startup environment and make a real difference? Then consider joining the VC4A Mentor-Driven Capital Program as a mentor.

VC4A’s approach to producing value for startup ecosystems around the world is called “mentor-driven capital.” It’s about finding and supporting motivated and experienced mentors β€” people like you – who can share their expertise, experience, and network with aspiring entrepreneurs. You gain valuable insights into the local startup ecosystem while also honing your own mentoring, business, and leadership abilities as you help your mentee on his or her entrepreneurial journey.

The Mentor-Driven Capital structure built by this program is designed to improve your skills as a high-powered mentor. You and your fellow business leaders will receive expert assistance, training, and hands-on support in the area of mentoring, as well as participate in interactive workshops on topics such as corporate partnership development and angel investment.

The program is limited to 20 aspiring business mentors in Nigeria, or those with strong ties to – and an interest in – the country. During the approximately 4-month program, all you need to contribute is your valuable time, knowledge, and network!

About VC4A

VC4A was founded with the goal of strengthening Africa’s startup community. The network building organization, which was founded in 2007, has developed organically over the years to become the world’s top community for high-growth, high-impact firms.

A growing number of entrepreneurs and their desire to improve society are fueling economic growth. It is critical that we seek out the collaborations and partnerships necessary to bring together the finance, knowledge, and network that these entrepreneurs require to flourish – and to ensure that every entrepreneur has an equal opportunity to succeed.

The VC4A community of entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors is crucial to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem internationally, and offers a direct conduit for anyone serious about being part of the next great success story, thanks to a growing network of partners.

The VC4A Mentor-Driven Capital Program’s Goals and Benefits

Mentor-Driven Capital Bootcamps in Nigeria are held across several sessions and cover topics such as:

  • Introduction to Mentor-Driven Capital
  • Mentoring a promising startup
  • Thinking/Acting like an Angel Investor and different other topics
  • You will also have access to the following resources: group mentor reflections, a mentoring handbook, and online training materials.
  • Experts on corporate matchmaking and investment preparation are on hand.
  • Angel financing is sought by promising startup enterprises.

Furthermore:

  • For networking and sourcing opportunities, create a profile on the VC4A website.
  • Membership in the VC4A Mentorship Marketplace allows you to mentor others.
  • Last but not least, free admission to the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit in 2022!

Requirements Qualification

  • You are based in Nigeria or have a close connection to the country;
  • a senior corporate executive with several years of expertise;
  • Background in business, finance, or entrepreneurship;
  • Interested in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and eager to help entrepreneurs;
  • Can advise a startup entrepreneur for four hours each month;
  • If you’re already an angel investor and want to improve your mentoring skills, here is the place to be.
  • Possibly already serving as a mentor and aspiring to be an angel investor;
  • Are you willing and able to participate in all six (online) bootcamp sessions between April and July? (exact dates TBD).

How to Apply

Are you both interested and qualified? To apply, go to VC4A.

Visit the VC4A website for further information.

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