African Start-Ups are invited to submit applications for the African Leadership Networks Ventures program.
The ALN Ventures is a pan-African startup accelerator program established to develop early stage, private ventures across Africa. The program will support start-ups throughout their growth phase . The defining characteristic of ventures that succeed in Africa is access to networks – networks that provide mentors and experts, capital and a talented team to build companies.
The program is built on an extensive network of investors, mentors, topic experts, entrepreneurs-in-residence and peer entrepreneurs. The emphasis is on a tailored program – recognizing that not every startup needs the same things, and we will bring you the mentors, financing, experts and peers that you need
In the first 3 years, ALN Ventures plans to accelerate 50 companies and build a robust ecosystem where start-ups with pan-African ambitions can thrive. On acceptance, the entrepreneurs commence a 9 month programme with access to funding and mentorship.
- You are an African business (based in Africa, or primarily targeting the African market)-
- Your venture has a full-time founder/CEO (or you are willing to be full-time if accepted)
- Your venture hasn’t been around for more than 2 years
- You have raised less than $250k (USD) in capital so far
- Seed-stage ventures with a focus on Africa
- Ventures that need resources to grow on the continent
We are not accepting applications to join our inaugural class. Our application process has two stages – if shortlisted, we will reach out to you to set up interviews with our team. We will have a final class ready and announced by Nov-Dec 2014.
Applicants can download the ALN Ventures Application Form
The first initial set of ventures to be accepted will be announced around November consequently, application should be made as soon as possible.
For more information please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an entrepreneur and interested in applying to be part of the inaugural class see the ALN Ventures Website