Mentorship opportunities for experienced business professionals, subject matter experts and technologists for social impact in Africa.
is this you?
Are you an experienced business professional? Are you a subject matter expert in Finance, Operation, Product Development, Business Development, Marketing or various Technology areas? Or do you possess general business knowledge through education with a Graduate Business Degree ie MBA or MA in International Business? Huge plus if you have experience in the tech industry, prior exposure to Africa, or if you are bilingual (English /French).
impact x exposure
Beyond skills development, this is an opportunity to connect with the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem and gain exposure to this emerging market. Your Knowledge and skills can be invaluable to the entrepreneurs in Africa. Don't pass on this extraordinary experience and make an impact in the development of human capital, gender equity, youth employment, and technical innovation in Africa.
Participation in Adei Engage initiatives enables membership in our growing Int'l Network of Mentors and Experts, providing further mentorship opportunities, various exchange opportunities with local and int'l world-class professionals and successful entrepreneurs, and the possibility to connect with key actors of the regional tech & startup ecosystem through Adei Connect initiatives and other benefits.
We are a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to drive socio-economic development through technology in Côte d’Ivoire and the region by fostering opportunities for startups, talents, and innovation.
ASSIST AFRICAN TECH STARTUPS AND PROMISING TALENTS!
`Mentors are typically successful entrepreneurs or experienced professionals with a background in business operations, finance, business strategy, product development, as well as marketing or sales. They have sufficient exposure to the challenges faced by small or growing businesses. Technology Mentors are industry experts in UI/UX, Application Development, Software Engineering, Systems implementation, Data Analysis/Science, Product Management or Project Management.
A product is worth 1000 meetings but can also be an expensive endeavor. Product development moves in phases from concept to market launch and repeats itself as new features are added. Seeking an individual with expertise using lean methodologies, agile process and road mapping.
Marketing/Branding and Sales
Seeking an individual with expertise in Sales and Marketing, experienced in developing brand strategy, and appropriating marketing dollars to reinforce the brand of the company taking into account the company mission, vision, products and/or services and the message you want to deliver to the customer.
Business development is what enables a startup to grow. It’s especially important for startup founders/leaders to understand how to create growth opportunities and target, acquire and retain customers. Seeking an individual with experience in strategy, relationship building, negotiations and converting and growing clientele.
Finance and Investment
A strong financial infrastructure is critical for any company, new or established. For an early stage company, it’s important to implement good practices early to maintain sustainable growth, managed spending and avoiding fines or tax issues later in the life cycle of the company. Seeking an individual with strong command of basics as they apply future growth.
Seeking Individuals with experience in Business Operations. The activities that businesses engage in on a daily basis to increase the value of the enterprise and earn a profit. The activities can be optimized to generate sufficient revenues.
Seeking seasoned Technology professionals in UI/UX, Application Development, Software Engineering, Systems implementation, Data Analysis/Science, Product and Project Management with significant industry experience. As startups mentor, you provide guidance to founders to evaluate key considerations and determine future directions. As tech talent mentor supporting our talent accelerator focused on teaching developers how to build software the right way, your coaching helps promising talent reach their full potential.
ADEI ELEVATE - TECH STARTUPS
PITCH to ANGEL FAIR AFRICA investors.
Next Opportunity: October 20 - November 20 2021 (1 to 4 week commitment)
Program: Starting with a week long pitch-focused training and mentorship, `Adei Elevate | Pitch` provides an opportunity for two high potential startup ventures to fast-track to investment capital. The program finalists join the Africa-wide selection of 10 outstanding founders for our three-week intensive accelerator program to prepare the businesses to pitch to investors at the annual Angel Fair Africa (AFA) held in Mauritius this year.
Africa Virtual Accelerator powered by Adei Institute (AVA) brings together a highly select group of entrepreneurial businesses, partners, mentors, from across Africa to learn from each other virtually through theory and practical assignments. The cohort is comprised of both french and english speaking entrepreneurs.
October 21 - 28 : Part I. 3 day 'Perfect your Pitch' workshop. Mentors guide founders through articulating key aspects of their business including elaborating a solid financial model. Part II. Trial and final runs. Mentors participate in the pitch review, feedback, evaluation, and final decision.
November 1 - 20 : A subject matter experts deliver a series of presentations on key topics, and provide guidance through application of concepts learned. Mentors directly assist entrepreneurs during follow up 1-1 sessions.
Our Program Coordinator will provide any assistance needed and make sure the experience is Exceptional!
ADEI ELEVATE - TECH STARTUPS FELLOWSHIP
Next opportunity : February 2022.
Startups Success Readiness & Fellowship
Adei Elevate is a three-month startup development program for fellowship candidates, intended to support high potential, revenue-generating startups to help their business to reach the next level, and improve their investment capacity. Selected entrepreneurs receive mentorship, access to international and local experts, technical expertise, and curated business training.
Adei Elevate Fellowship will be available to outstanding graduates who are within 6 to 18 months of investment readiness. The Fellowship provides long term venture support through dedicated mentorship, capital investment, product development and software engineering expertise, technical assistance, as well as external exposure opportunities and foreign language support.
Interested? Shoot us a note at [email protected] and we'll keep you posted!
ADEI ELEVATE - TECH TALENT ACCELERATOR
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Our international network of mentors and experts include outstanding professionals and successful entrepreneurs based locally to provide in person mentoring: Local Mentors Benefits.