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STARTUPS

GET ACCESS TO TOP TALENT AND EXECUTE FASTER

STARTUPS

GET ACCESS TO TOP TALENT

For companies seeking a sustainable pipeline of quality talent, becoming a Venture for Africa partner means access to skilled fellows that can hit the ground running, deliver key results, and potentially stay on as full-time team members.

TALENT

GAIN STARTUP EXPERIENCE WHILE MAKING AN IMPACT

Whether you're looking for your next challenge or planning a major career move, becoming a Venture for Africa Fellow gives you a unique opportunity to gain startup experience and local industry knowledge while contributing to meaningful impact at a leading African startup. 

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HOW VFA WORKS

Step 1

VFA works with startup partners who are looking to hire mid to senior-level talent across product, finance, data and growth-focused roles.

Step 2

We evaluate the best fit from our talent pool which is made up of skilled local African and global talent who want to transition to working with high-growth startups.

Step 3

We take qualified candidates through our selection process and provide our startup partners with a shortlist of prospective fellow profiles to review and interview top candidates.

Step 4

Successful candidates are given fellowship offers by VFA and matched with a startup partner for 3 months, during which they work on outlined deliverables and receive a monthly stipend.

HEAR FROM PREVIOUS FELLOWS

From corporate to startups

With over a decade-long career working with leading global brands in the corporate sector, this fellowship presented me with a pathway ‘back to the classroom’ to experience my professional journey afresh. This time from the perspective of a startup.

Olivia Kimani

Marketing

Olivia Kimani

2020 VFA Fellow

Build from the diaspora

VFA was a cool way to test out working on problems back home in Africa. It was an opportunity for me to get a lens into how innovative companies solving hard problems on the continent operate, their challenges, and their bright spots.

Kes' Modukanele

Product Management

Kes' Modukanele

2021 VFA Fellow

Mentorship and guidance

I really valued the mentorship experience at VFA. As I had first started and run my own startup and was making the transition to employment, I felt I needed some guidance and help through that process.

Dennis Chang'ach

Product Analysis

Dennis Chang'ach

2021 VFA Fellow

Experience new industries

As a software engineer with experience in the edtech space, I was keen on applying my skills in a different sector. The fellowship gave me an opportunity to work with an innovative startup in the insuretech field.

Robert Ndung’u

Software Engineering

Robert Ndung’u

2020 VFA Fellow

Find opportunities

Instead of looking for a growth-stage startup myself and then seeing if they had a need and where I could possibly fit in, it was great to be able to share my profile with VFA and have them share relevant opportunities with me.

Gabriella Savage

Strategic Finance

Gabriella Savage

2021 VFA Fellow

Work on complex problems

I have always been attracted to complex problems, which when solved, can transform the lives of many. The VFA fellowship gave me the chance and a platform to work with a team doing just that.

Nabila Amarsy

Product Management

Nabila Amarsy

2020 VFA Fellow

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How might we forge a connection between startups operating in Africa who need talent more than ever, and skilled individuals around the world looking for the right opportunity to devote their passion, skills and time - right now? 

Tobi Lafinhan | Co-Founder, Venture for Africa

GET STARTED!

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FELLOWS

Find your dream role

Access opportunities at Africa’s leading tech startups, work on real projects and immerse yourself in the ecosystem. 

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PARTNERS

Access top talent

Fill gaps in your team and set your company up for growth. Evaluate fellows before hiring to ensure they're the right fit.