THE VFA FELLOWSHIP
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.
ACCESS TO EXPERT MENTORS
VFA mentors have experience in African markets, as well as in the specific roles our startups are looking to fill. These mentors will lead virtual workshops throughout the program and guide fellows during their journey, in an effort to set them up for success.
Dive in and begin working on real deliverables at startups on the ground in Kenya (our flagship market), who have talent gaps to fill, now. Fellows will hit the ground running with specific projects assigned by partner startups from the beginning, while gaining access to senior executives who will provide feedback on their work.
Fellows will have an opportunity to apply for a full-time role with our startup partners at the end of the program, and will be fast-tracked through ordinary application processes.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Venture for Africa offers an immersive, 3-month-experience during which fellows will work on real and impactful projects assigned by high-growth startups in Sub-Saharan Africa while improving their skills and gaining valuable in-market experience.
After applying on our website, select candidates will be scheduled for an initial phone interview.
Find out if you’ve been shortlisted for the project and your profile recommended to the startup partner.
Successful applicants will be offered a spot in the VFA cohort, and be asked to sign a Fellow agreement.
Get placed (remotely) with a VFA partner
You will spend an initial 3 months as a fellow with a VFA partner, during which you will work on outlined deliverables, be immersed in the local ecosystem, receive training from expert VFA mentors, and get to understand market nuances.
Attend workshops led by experienced mentors from around the world throughout your journey in the program.
Receive a stipend
Receive a stipend for your work for the duration of the program.
Apply for a full-time role
Following the program, VFA fellows may apply for open full-time roles at participating startups, and will be fast-tracked through ordinary application processes.
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