TVC Labs functions as a dedicated entity offering comprehensive assistance to pioneering entrepreneurs, with a particular focus on fostering the growth of early-stage tech-enabled ventures within the African context. The organization’s ethos centers around the conviction that the trailblazing founders of African startups hold the key to a more promising future, one that not only generates economic value but also drives meaningful social change.
Are you a startup founder looking to take your business to the next level? Look no further than this MentorPitch program, where you’ll have access to a network of experienced angel investors who are eager to share their knowledge and help guide your startup’s growth.
Through weekly virtual plenary and scheduled one-on-one mentoring sessions, you’ll receive insights, valuable feedback, and advice on everything from customer acquisition to fundraising and product development, while gaining valuable insights into the startup ecosystem. Our angel investors have a proven track record of success and have launched and scaled businesses in a variety of industries.
But that’s not all, you’ll also have access to our exclusive TVC Labs Community and its networking opportunities, connecting you with other like-minded entrepreneurs and potential investors. Don’t let your startup’s potential go untapped. Apply now for this MentorPitch program and start working with the best in the business.
The core philosophy of TVC Labs underscores the pivotal role played by African startup founders in shaping tomorrow’s landscape. By extending support to innovative African startups, the organization recognizes the potential to not only stimulate economic progress but also effect positive societal transformation. This belief is firmly grounded in the understanding that fostering a robust ecosystem for African startups holds the promise of far-reaching impact.
TVC Labs’ strategic approach is deeply attuned to the significance of local Angel investors as a formidable resource for nurturing both founders and startups. This recognition is further complemented by an emphasis on international collaboration, particularly when orchestrated by local leadership. Such collaborations are envisioned to catalyze the rapid maturation of the African startup ecosystem, propelling it forward with remarkable momentum.
At its heart, TVC Labs is fueled by a compelling vision—an aspiration to empower and enable technological innovation that sprouts from fresh ideas across the African continent. This vision is particularly amplified in the West African context, where the organization seeks to kindle the flames of technological creativity and foster a newfound sense of autonomy. By doing so, TVC Labs envisions an empowered Africa, driven by innovation and poised to seize the opportunities of the digital age.
By engaging in weekly virtual plenary sessions and structured individual mentoring interactions, participants stand to gain a wealth of knowledge. These interactions offer a spectrum of benefits, ranging from gaining crucial insights and invaluable feedback to receiving expert counsel encompassing diverse aspects, such as customer acquisition, fundraising strategies, and product development. Additionally, these interactions provide a gateway to attaining a comprehensive understanding of the intricate dynamics within the startup ecosystem.
An exceptional facet of this initiative lies in the esteemed cadre of angel investors who spearhead these mentorship endeavors. Their credentials resonate with a proven history of accomplishments, boasting successful launches and expansions of enterprises spanning a wide array of industries. This remarkable spectrum of experience further solidifies their prowess as mentors, offering guidance that is deeply rooted in practical wisdom and firsthand expertise.
Requirements For The TVC Labs MentorPitch Programme
- At least 2 founders (not more than 4) of which 1 is female
- Founded in the last 12 months – 3 years
- Startup solution must be Tech-enabled
- Startup product/service must be highly Innovative
- Startup operations must be in Africa
- Startup must have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) with Customers
- Startup must have raised at least N1Million from Founders, Friends or Family (FFF)
- Startup must have identified Impact based on SDGs
- Startup must have Revenue >3 month and <12 months
- Startup must have a Forecast with Assumptions for 36 months
Method of Application
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