Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A)

Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) started with the mission to build up Africa’s start up community. Started in 2007, the network building organization has grown organically over the years into what is now the leading community working to build high growth high impact companies on the African continent.

VC4A offers its online infrastructure (VC4A.com), network and expertise for the implementation of programs that seek to contribute to Africa’s startup movement. In turn, these strategic collaborations create value for entrepreneurs in VC4A’s network, on the ground partners and global network of investors and mentors. We share our years of experience gained implementing startup programs on the continent, and work with our partners to design smart and effective interventions.

VC4A strengthens Africa’s startup community by connecting entrepreneurs creating innovative and scalable businesses with the knowledge, network and funding they require to succeed. Entrepreneurs have access to the VC4A Startup Academy, mentorship and programme opportunities and the ability to raise capital. Program partners engage members with their entrepreneurship programs, competitions and services. Investors are able to discover great companies, research opportunities and follow up with founders directly.

“Our inspiration comes from the entrepreneurs bold enough to start great companies that have the potential to change the world”.

We believe entrepreneurship is a key driver for the continent’s continued development. Entrepreneurship should be a main driver in Africa’s economic growth, in particular the high growth high potential ventures working to develop important innovations and disruptive new business models.

This breed of company offers a significant source of employment and provides an important income stream for future generations. The entrepreneurs VC4A exists to support contribute up to two thirds of national GDP and provide the foundation for a stable middle class. They help form strong communities and are a powerful force for development.

Activities & Events supported by VC4A

Make-IT Demo Day in Nairobi

From April 16 to 20, 2018 the Make-IT in Africa Transition Days took place in Nairobi. One highlight for tech entrepreneurs from East Africa was the Demo Day on Friday, 20 April 2018, hosted by…

Transition Week in Lagos

Transition Days in Lagos kicked-off at the Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) with sessions focused on transitioning the startups from “training mode” to “cooperation mode”. For the past 3 months, startups in the Lagos Accelerator participated in an…

Make-IT Accelerator Kenya Kick-off

Finally one of the core activities of Make-IT in Africa has also been launched in Kenya: the Make-IT Accelerator. In the final round 15 start-ups out of 30 were invited to join the accelerator program,…

Make-IT Accelerator Nigeria Kick-off

Finally one of the core activities of Make-IT in Africa has been launched in Lagos: the Make-IT Accelerator. In the final round 15 start-ups out of 30 were invited to join the accelerator program, which…

Open Call for Make-IT Accelerator

Dear partners and friends of the Make-IT Initiative, we are very excited to announce that the application phase for the “Make-IT Accelerator programme” has started! We are looking for 30 digital startups eager to scale…
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