Make-IT Mentor-Driven Capital Program 2019 (Lagos and Nairobi) for business professional, entrepreneur, & investor


Deadline Application: March 1 2019

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of starting entrepreneurs and their journey? Are you an established business professional, entrepreneur, or investor with some time on your hands? Do you want to be part of the exciting startup ecosystem?

Then, consider becoming a mentor in the Make-IT Mentor-Driven Capital Program, implemented by VC4A.

Through mentoring, business angels offer more than just money. Mentor-driven capital is the approach to creating value for startups by sharing knowledge, experience and networking while you're maximizing the return on your investments.

Take advantage of the first dedicated training program designed for African business professionals keen to guide Africa's up and coming entrepreneurs to success. Angel Investing is providing you with capital investment, but the expertise and network that you, as a business angel, can share with entrepreneurs is also vital to their growth and success. The goal of this program is to boost your ability as a high-powered mentor to support entrepreneurs while learning to think and act like a business savvy angel.

In this unique mentor program for aspiring business angels, you will be able to lead successful entrepreneurs to success while you achieve your own level of success. You will receive expert guidance, training and hands-on support. The only thing you need to invest in is your valuable time, knowledge and network!


  • You are based in Lagos or Nairobi
  • Senior business professional with multiple years of experience
  • Corporate, financial or entrepreneurial background
  • Interested in the startup ecosystem
  • Potentially already active as angel investor, and want to improve mentor skills
  • Potentially already active as mentor, and want to become an angel investor
  • Willing and able to join 2 full-day mentor camps (mid April & mid July)


  • Participate in 2 full-day Mentor-Driven Capital Bootcamps in April and July, covering topics including:
    • Introduction to Business Angel Mentorship
    • What makes a good business angel
    • Partnering with Corporates
    • Structuring the Corporate Deal
    • Starting as an Angel Investor
    • Valuations and Term Sheets
  • Mentor a promising startup
  • Access to peer group mentor sessions
  • Access to mentorship and online training materials
  • Access to resident experts on corporate matchmaking & investment readiness
  • Access to promising startup companies looking for angel investment
  • Profile on VC4A website + Make IT website
  • VC4A Pro Account (3 months) + access to VC4A Mentorship Marketplace
  • Become part of the Make-IT program with many industry-leading events

Submit a complete application by 1 March 2019 if you are interested in this program. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Contact David van Dijk at if you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Make-IT Mentor-Driven Capital Program 2019


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