Building a venture for Africa is hard enough and even harder if you’re not keyed into the community of people who can become mentors, partners, investors, developers, customers and friends. We will connect you with potential co-founders, leading technology companies, emerging start-ups and potential customers that are specifically relevant to your venture, helping your product get traction.
tiphub provides access to our proprietary African startup & impact social enterprise deal flow to our Affinity network members and supports portfolio management of syndicates formed within.
Launching in the Summer of 2015, tiphub provides a unique start-up accelerator program and services. Our accelerator program fosters and invests in bright and passionate entrepreneurs with cutting-edge ideas that target the African and African Diaspora market. We provide seed funding, strategic mentorship, perks, entrepreneurship-focused business training, and directly support our start-ups through an expansive network of partner entities, mentors and investors.
The backbone of our programs are the expansive network and depth of relationships with local and international industry experts, companies, CEO’s, managing directors, financial institutions large and small, academic institutions, innovators, media, service providers, governmental entities, NGO’s, development consultancies, etc. This lattice work of support and expertise creates the context and context our entrepreneurs can tap which opens doors and your own eyes to greater opportunities. tiphub provides a unique intersection linking each venture with established mentors in their field and in-country. Mentorship includes help with country logistics, technical issues, opening key customer relationships, and investor presentation. We firmly believe that key to all mentor/mentee relationships is honest and sometimes blunt communication and equal commitment on both sides.
Okezie Ofoegbu – Director at Aldwych Capital
Michael Oluwagbemi – Executive Partner of Wennovation Hub
Debbie Peters – Fund Manager & Consultant of AiQ Capital
Amini Kajunju – President of The Africa-America Institute (AAI)
W. Sherman Rogers – Professor at Howard University School of Law
Pape Samb – Chairman and CEO of Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN)
Enyo Kumahor – Managing Director, ThoughtWorks Africa
Ebele Okobi – Head of Public Policy, Africa at Facebook
James Mwangi – Executive Director of Dalberg Global Development
Based in Washington DC, tiphub business accelerator is an 8 week program that pairs early & growth stage ventures with industry mentors and US based peer and established companies.
Our intensive program is tailored specifically for technology and social impact entrepreneurs who seek to create traction in Africa and the African Diaspora. The resources provided empowers teams with the tools needed to build and scale for long term sustainability in a global market.
Leveraging our expansive cross continent network, tiphub and its partners source mentors, executives, successful entrepreneurs and strategic consultants specifically based upon your niche, interest and experience.
For four weeks of the program startups shadow an industry relevant leading entity that mirrors your organization’s values and provides addition human capital to scale and support their growth.
tiphub tracker is an investment tool to support due diligence in frontier and emerging markets on the continent of Africa. The platform leverages current data and analytics against factors that affect the various social, political and economic climates.
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Affinity is an angel network exclusively founders & funders of early stage technology & social ventures serving African markets. Membership provides curated access to tiphub deal flow, dynamic tools of tiphub tracker & relationships with top local lead angels & VCs in Africa. Sign up to learn more.
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