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African startup ecosystem support organisation VC4A has launched its Startup Academy, offering direct access to expertise proven to work for successful entrepreneurs and investors operating across Africa.

VC4A said the VC4A Startup Academy will help founders take their business to the next level by learning about the latest insights, downloading tools and listening to advice from 35 experts active in the emerging African startup ecosystem.

The Academy – which was developed under the umbrella of the ‘Work in Progress’ project funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs – is broken down into three learning courses, each focused on a different life-stage of a starting business.

The first course – “Start your business” – introduces participants to the main issues that come up during the founding stage of a startup. Course two – “Grow your business” – covers what is needed after a startup finds its feet and is ready to scale, while the third – “Finance your business” – discusses different funding concepts and tips on how to raise capital…Read more

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