Connecting Africa's Early Stage Investors
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Dear ABAN Member,

We are proud to introduce the African Angel Academy (AAA), a new initiative to train angel investors in Africa. Through the creation of an angel investing curriculum, tools and mentorship from established angels, all available through an online portal, AAA wants to reach a wide audience of aspiring angel investors in Africa and beyond.

We hope AAA will contribute to the need for more angels and a stronger angel investing community providing mentorship, knowledge and capital to early-stage businesses. 

AAA is now accepting applications for its pilot programme.

This programme is:
  • suited for new angels who may have made one or two investments without a formal process or system
  • suited for aspiring angel investors (i.e. you have the capital and time to consider investing in local start-ups during this project)
  • open to both newly formed groups as well as individuals
Currently, the project aims to work with angels from South Africa, Zambia, Mauritius, Tanzania, Botswana or Namibia (the final 5 countries will be selected based on the application numbers). 
We're looking for 50 new angels (five groups of 10, including a minimum of 4 females per group) to train over the next 12 months from 5 different countries in Southern Africa.

Angels would need to be committed to participating in this programme, by:
  • providing data (via surveys)
  • attending workshops (2 x one day workshops)
  • accessing online content (approximately 10 hours)
  • participating in mentorship sessions (4 x 1 hour) for the next 12 months (February 2020 to March 2021).
In addition, angels would need to organise a venue and catering for two one day workshops, and cover any travel should they be based outside of the capital city.
Plus, we're also looking for angels or organizations willing to be coordinators or host partners to play this role and support the project.

Applications will close on Friday, 14 February 2020. Click here to apply.

The partners in this pilot are Fraser Consulting, a strategy and innovation consultancy, based in South Africa; the African Business Angel Network (ABAN), promoting and training angel investors across the continent, and Viktoria Business Angel Network (VBAN), promoting angel investment in East Africa, based in Kenya.

The Pilot is made possible by the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS) which is supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Finland, in partnership with the Ministries responsible for Science, Technology and Innovation of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat.


For more information, please contact the AAA team at: 

African Angel Academy


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