VENTURE FOR AFRICA
Venture for Africa offers a 3-month immersion program designed to immerse top local and global talent in the African startup ecosystem.
We enable experienced talent who might be new to the startup space or the particular market they’re looking to enter, to soft-land and gain context while working with a startup or venture fund that's hiring.
Are you ready to #TaketheLeap?
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, get plugged into the right networks, and get to understand market nuances.
Get Working: Work on real project deliverables for your assigned startup while being paid.
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 after the experience.
Startup Partner:Shekel Mobility
Shekel is a Neo banking and management system for auto dealers. Their platform provides financial services to local dealers and also powers cross-border transactions by connecting virtual dealers in any part of the world with local dealers.
The team is seeking a Head of Finance to partner with the executive team and oversee the finance, risk management operations, and administrative functions of the company. You will lead the development and implementation of financial and operational strategies, and assume leadership in delivering on the financial performance metrics of the company.
Additionally, you will be responsible for driving the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.
Reports to: CEO/COO
Nice to have
Venture for Africa is a fellowship program designed to fill talent gaps in Africa’s startup ecosystem by enabling top local and global fellows to access opportunities with leading startups in Africa. Our flagship 3-month fellowship program combines on-the-ground experience offering localized context, expert mentorship, and real project work at leading startups hiring now. Launched in 2020, our mission is to accelerate 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.