2021 Venture for Africa Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Venture for Africa is accelerating the economic growth and technological innovation in Africa by mobilising the next generation of startup talent and equipping them with the experiences and context they need to meaningfully contribute to elevating businesses and livelihoods in Africa.
For talent looking for a next challenge or planning major career moves, becoming a Venture for Africa Fellow provides a unique opportunity to gain startup experience and local industry knowledge while contributing to meaningful impact at a leading African startup.
Venture for Africa is a 3-month fellowship program designed to immerse top global talent in the African startup landscape. VFA partner with Africa’s fastest-growing startups to co-design an experience that enables fellows to quickly gain relevant skills and in-market knowledge, complete real project work and get fast-tracked to apply for a full-time role in their field.
For individuals with backgrounds and skills in product management who are passionate about building products.
Using data-driven methods, you will manage the success of software & hardware products through experiments, established tools, and work with cross-functional teams to design, build and roll-out products that deliver a company’s vision and strategy.
For fellows with experience in business development and sales who can help a startup meet its customer acquisition and revenue growth targets. You should apply for this fellowship if you possess excellent communication skills, negotiation skills, and can design and implement strategic plans that have the capacity to expand your company’s customer base.
We’re looking for someone who can drive sustainable financial growth through a focus on customer acquisition, lead generation, and prospect management.
HOW IT WORKS
- Get Matched: Apply and get matched with a VFA startup partner in your area of interest.
- Get Immersed: Spend 3 months in this role, during which you will be immersed in the local context, receive training from expert mentors, and get to understand market nuances.
- Get Working: Work on real project deliverables for your assigned startups while being paid a stipend. Final projects will be presented to the startup team, and you will receive feedback.
- Get Hired: While full-time roles are not guaranteed, you are fast-tracked through ordinary application processes for available full-time roles with the startup post the fellowship
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