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Paid Internship: entry-level data analyst/scientist training program

In collaboration with Digital Explorers and Data Science Nigeria, the six-month paid scheme is specifically targeted at supporting women in tech and closing the gender gap within the African and global tech industry. Digital Explorers launched in 2019, selecting 15 Nigerian ICT specialists, from a pool of 1,400 young talents. The first cohort of 15 …

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Sokowatch wins ‘Visa Everywhere Initiative’ 2020

Sokowatch, the innovative East African e-commerce platform, was named as the winner of the recently concluded Visa Everywhere Initiative – Pandemic Challenge in the USA. This year’s initiative was specifically developed to find an immediate solution to help rebuild small businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19. The Visa Everywhere Initiative (VEI) is a global innovation program …

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Apply for the Facebook London Startup Accelerator Program

The 12-week Facebook Accelerator London program will launch in November, and startups will gain access to the knowledge and expertise of Facebook employees, which includes practical workshops in product, engineering, growth, impact, and bespoke mentorship. Product managers, data scientists, marketers, recruitment specialists and engineers from Facebook will offer mentorship to the startups involved in the …

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Apply for the 2020 Africa Energy Fellowship Program

In line with its growing international cooperation, the African Energy Chamber will welcome young professionals from across Africa, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East to join its office in Johannesburg for 12 months. The Fellows will be provided with an opportunity to apply analytical skills on concrete challenges and problems across the …

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Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) Announces Top 12 Ventures for its 2019 Series-A Venture Showcase

VC4A is proud to announce the 12 ventures (11 Series A and 1 Seed+) for its 2019 Venture Showcase. These companies selected represent the best investment opportunities on the continent. They have been vetted by 40 VC investors through a rigorous referral and selection process. The companies demonstrate strong revenues and competitive edge, are well-positioned …

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20 Francophone African StartUps Accepted into the World Bank Tech Acceleration Program

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa, tech start-up accelerator. From March 24 to 30, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to network and learn from leading industry experts, increase their regional …

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Meet the portfolio for 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A

VC4A is proud to announce the 8 ventures selected for the 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A.  These companies represent a new class of investment opportunity coming up across the African continent. The selected ventures have strong revenues, are well positioned for regional and international expansion, and demonstrate important innovations that are disrupting industries like …

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Attend: 2018 Africa Early Stage Investor Summit

This year, the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit is set to kick off Cape Town’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, encompassing a number of leading industry events and numerous networking opportunities. The Summit organizers Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) and the African Business Angels Network (ABAN) have partnered with AfricaCom and AfricArena to offer a full-week VIP Investor Pass giving access …

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Meet the 20 Startups Accepted into the World Bank Group Digital Acceleration Program

Twenty (20) of the most promising African digital startups will take part in the XL Africa residency, the flagship initiative of the business accelerator launched last April by the World Bank Group’s infoDev program. From Nov. 6-17 in Cape Town, the entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn from their mentors and peers, increase their regional visibility, …

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