Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) is looking for eight innovative, high-growth enterprises to showcase to the global network of Africa-focused investors. The applicants should be operating in Africa and looking to raise funds in the range of UGX 5 billion and UGX 35 trillion.

VC4A strengthens the global startup community by connecting entrepreneurs’ scalable businesses to knowledge networks and funding. Since 2017, the VC4A Showcase program has impacted 80 scale-ups across the continent, resulting in over UGX 500 trillion business deals and funding. Building on this success, the ‘VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A’ has become a central way to support investors and provides an opportunity to introduce enterprises to Africa’s early-stage investment space.


How will successful applicants benefit?

As part of the program, successful applicants will get the following benefits:

  • Recognition as 2021 VC4A Venture Showcase entrepreneur
  • Participation in the VC4A Venture Showcase deal room, including 200+ early-stage investor organizations
  • Mentorship and technical advice directly from the angel investors and venture capital fund managers
  • 30-minute deep-dive session with investors in a private room
  • 3-minute virtual pitch featured at the Africa Early-Stage Investor Summit  in November 2021
  • Access to an alumni network and partner events and fundraising opportunities


Who can apply?

The Venture Showcase Series A is open to companies that meet the following requirements:

  • For-profit and registered as an independent legal entity
  • Have a product or service available on the market that generates revenue
  • Product or service is innovative, and have a business model that is new, disruptive and designed for scale
  • Have a very strong management team of at least three people
  • At least one of the founders has an African nationality


How to apply

Eligible companies can register and complete the application here. 

Deadline: 24th July 2021

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