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2022 VC4A Venture Showcase Africa (Women Founder Edition)

2022 VC4A Venture Showcase Africa (Women Founder Edition)

Fully Funded
Aug 01 - Nov 06, 2022
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VC4A Venture Showcase is looking for up to 16 women founders leading innovative, high-growth scale-ups to showcase to the global network of Africa-focused investors.

If you are operating in Africa, generating revenue, and looking to raise between $250K and $10M, then this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for!


  • Being recognized as 2022 VC4A Venture Showcase entrepreneur
  • Participation in the VC4A Venture Showcase deal room, including 200+ early-stage investor organizations
  • A professionally edited 3-minute virtual pitch featured at Africa Early Stage Investor Summit
  • 30 min deep-dive session with investors in a private room
  • Also, mentorship as well as technical support by partnering VC investors and corporates
  • AWS Activate offers selected cohort credits, tools, resources, and more to quickly get started on AWS
  • In addition, Joining the alumni network and having exclusive access to partner events and fundraising opportunities


  • have a very strong management team of at least 3 people including one (or more) woman founder
  • Your company is for-profit and registered as an independent legal entity
  • have a product or service available on the market and generate revenue
  • Also, your product or service is clearly innovative, and/or your business model is new, disruptive, and designed for scale
  • Your team is based in one or more countries on the African continent
  • In addition, at least one of the founders has an African nationality
  • You are seeking Seed or Series A investment in the range of $250K – $10M
  • moreover, your startup has already received external investment, structured as either debt or equity, or received grants from donor organizations.


  • Engage with assigned mentors and the VC4A team to prepare your presentations, as well as 2-pagers with investor data as part of the deal book;
  • Be prepared to pitch and engage with VC investors in the period of October – November 2022 and be part of the VC4A Venture Showcase and Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2022

Selection Criteria

  1. Commercial Value of your Product/Service
  2. Strategy for Growth
  3. Management Team
  4. Market Traction & Financials

Timeline for 2022

Apr 13 – May 27Application period
Jun 1 – Jul 22Selection process / investor review / interviews
Jul 26Showcase cohort selection (internal)
Aug – NovMentorship program with VC investors
Oct – NovTechnical sessions with VC investors
Nov 2-4Showcase at the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit


Visit the official website to apply!



Type of Opportunity Entrepreneurship Events
Event Date01 August,2022 to 06 November,2022
Deadline27 May,2022
Open toAfrica



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