FIND RESOURCES TO SUPPORT YOUR VENTURE

Launching and scaling a business is one of the most exciting adventures you will take! The road to entrepreneurship can be a tough one without proper guidance. Fortunately you can benefit from the advice of seasoned entrepreneurs who are willing to share their expertise. Below is a list of resources on entrepreneurship in general as well as Africa-focused entrepreneurship.

 

Business Foundation Skills

Biz4Afrika: General resources on running a business. https://southafrica.biz4afrika.com

MEST: Resources for African Tech Entrepreneurs. http://meltwater.org

Startup Stash: A curated directory of resources & tools to help you build your Startup. http://startupstash.com/ 

SPARK: Develops higher education and educational tools to empower young entrepreneurs. http://www.spark-online.org/ 

TukoWorks: TukoWorks is a Kenyan national one stop shop that provides necessary training on how to start an enterprise. http://www.tukoworks.co.ke

Village Capital: Operates business development programs for early-stage entrepreneurs in agriculture, education, energy, financial inclusion, and health. http://www.vilcap.com/ 

Web 2.0: Resources for useful online tools.  http://web20guru.com/

 

Mentorship

Africa Jumpstart: Provides resources on building a business in Africa. http://africajumpstart.com/ 

Demeter Network: Entrepreneur Support Network with focus on emerging economies. http://www.demeternetwork.com/ 

Mara Foundation: Eco system to support entrepreneurs with a particular focus on youth and women entrepreneurs in line with the founder's vision to create change for a sustainable future. http://www.mara-foundation.org/

MIT Legatum Center: Supports MIT students with ventues in low-income countries. https://legatum.mit.edu

TipHub: Mentorship driven accelerator and business consultancy that supports seed stage technology and social impact ventures in Africa and the African diaspora. http://tiphub.org/