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.
HOW IT WORKS
VFA works with its startup partners who are hiring now to carefully shape projects and deliverables that have the ability to attract top talent from across the continent and the world.
We evaluate the best fit from our talent pool made up of skilled African and global talent who are interested in working with high-growth startups, professionals looking to transition to startups, and strong networks of 1st/2nd-year MBA candidates.
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.
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.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
VFA offers fellowship programs designed to help startups effectively fill talent gaps. Startups who work with us are carefully vetted and fully committed to bringing in the best talent to drive the ecosystem forward.
Our partners are:
ACTIVELY HIRING FOR KEY ROLES
As some of the fastest-growing on the continent, startups that work with VFA are actively sourcing talent to fill key roles on the continent, across functions. They commit to interviewing candidates who complete VFA fellowship programs.
CO-CREATORS OF THE VFA EXPERIENCE
Startups work with the VFA team from the start to co-develop a bespoke experience for each cohort. They provide real projects for fellows to work on, in their function of interest, and commit to reviewing fellows' work, providing feedback and mentoring them throughout their journey.
Head of Growth, Turaco
This was a great experience to get a highly-skilled professional to join our team for 3 months. VFA did the heavy lifting in understanding Turaco's needs and who might fit with our culture. Olivia's work has set the foundation for Turaco understanding who it is as a brand and where we want to go. Without her expertise and guidance, we wouldn't have been able to accomplish what we did, at least not in 3 months!
Global Head of Innovation, Sokowatch
Angelina was a great addition to the team, and we were quite impressed with her work. She took the lead as the main UX researcher on the team, and she was also very adaptable. Overall we were happy with the experience and are keen on working with more VFA fellows in future