VC4A Launches Startup Academy

VC4A  has launched a Startup Academy which is set to offer direct access to expertise proven to work for successful entrepreneurs and investors operating across Africa.

The African startup ecosystem support organization stated that the academy is also poised to help founders take their business to the next level by learning about the latest insights, downloading tools and listening to advice from 35 experts active in the emerging African startup ecosystem.

The Academy is broken down into three learning courses, each focused on a different life-stage of a starting business.

The first course – “Start your business” – introduces participants to the main issues that come up during the founding stage of a startup. Course two – “Grow your business” – covers what is needed after a startup finds its feet and is ready to scale, while the third – “Finance your business” – discusses different funding concepts and tips on how to raise capital.

Experts featured in the content include the likes of Tomi Davies of the Lagos Angel Network (LAN), Rebecca Enonchong of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN), Brett Commaille of AngelHub Ventures, Fatoumata Ba of Jumia, Emeka Afigbo of Facebook and Wim van der Beek of Goodwell Investments.

The content is available free of charge and can be accessed by members registered on VC4A. After each module, participants can test their learning by taking a quiz and unlocking a personalized certificate that can be downloaded.

Graduates from the VC4A Startup Academy gain access to the VC4A Mentorship Marketplace, select start-up opportunities, and fundraising tools.

[Excerpts from Disrupt Africa]

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