Believe it or not , angel investors are an integral part of any startup ecosystem. Angel investors are individuals with cash that invest in startups, at the very early stages and sometimes provide mentoring and direction.
VC4A launches a Business Angel Academy. The aim of this academy is to provide individuals the tools needed to become model investors/mentors, while also rendering support to exciting new startups across Africa, particularly in Lagos and Nairobi.
VC4A Business Angel Academy wants to give people an opportunity to associate with a community of dedicated business Angel investors across Africa. As a result, they will have a chance to test their impact as mentors on the entrepreneurs whom are selected as part of the Make-IT program.
According to them, “Through mentoring, business angels offer more than just money. Mentor-driven capital is the approach to creating value for startups by sharing the knowledge, experience and network you’ve built up during your career, while maximizing the return on investment.”
The concept goes that 15 aspiring business angels will be chosen. These ones would have access to Mentorship Marketplace & Online Platform, learn from industry-experts and also engage their peers while going through the training, which will cut across various sectors. There would be two bootcamps in Lagos and Nairobi and six masterclasses.
Opportunities like this are great as it will help grow a new and nice breed of Angel investors, and not just people who have money to throw around while cluelessly expecting unthinkable targets from startups.