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2022 VC4A Venture Showcase Africa – Women Founder Edition

2022 VC4A Venture Showcase Africa – Women Founder Edition


Deadline: 27-May-22

VC4A is looking for up to 16 women founders leading innovative, high-growth scale-ups to showcase to the global network of Africa-focused investors. Are you operating in Africa, generating revenue, and looking to raise between $250K and $10M? This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for! If you are leading a fast growing startup with clear impact potential and you are in the process of scaling up your activities in the region, then apply.

As part of the program, companies get visibility within a curated investor network and are interviewed by leading VC funds as part of the vetting process. The finalists receive mentorship and technical advice directly from the angel investors, VC fund managers and Corporates that participate in the program. The Venture Showcase is an effective way to get visibility for your fundraising campaign and to connect with prospective investors. Last but not least, this is a great opportunity to share and learn from your peers and build long-lasting relationships with them.
What they offer?
Being recognized as 2022 VC4A Venture Showcase entrepreneur
Participation in the VC4A Venture Showcase deal room, including 200+ early-stage investor organizations
Professionally edited 3-minute virtual pitch featured at the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (November 2-4, 2022)
30 min deep-dive session with investors in a private room
Mentorship and technical support by partnering VC investors and corporates
AWS Activate offers selected cohort credits, tools, resources, and more to quickly get started on AWS
Joining the alumni network and having exclusive access to partner events and fundraising opportunities.
Expected Outcomes
If you are selected for the Showcase, you are expected to:

Engage with assigned mentors (partner VC investors) and VC4A team to prepare your 3-minute and 20-minute presentations, as well as 2-pagers with investor data as part of the deal book;
Be prepared to pitch and engage with VC investors in the period of October – November 2022 and be part of the VC4A Venture Showcase and the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2022 (#AESIS2022).
Be prepared to pitch and engage with VC investors in the period of October – November 2022 and be part of the VC4A Venture Showcase and the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2022 (#AESIS2022).
Eligibility Criteria
You have a very strong management team of at least 3 people including one (or more) woman founder;
Your company is for-profit and registered as an independent legal entity;
You have a product or service available on the market and generate revenue;
Your product or service is clearly innovative and/or your business model is new, disruptive and designed for scale;
Your team is based in one or more countries on the African continent;
At least one of the founders has an African nationality;
You are seeking Seed or Series an investment in the range of $250K – $10M;
While there will be exceptions, most likely your startup has already received external investment, structured as either debt or equity, or received grants from donor organizations.
For more information, visit https://vc4a.com/vc4a/2022-vc4a-venture-showcase-africa/?cmt=12

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