Our team and network have extensive experience working with entrepreneurs in the digital space, building scalable businesses and making connections with partners and investors.
Natalia provides leadership on donor funded programs focused on startup acceleration and innovation. Natalia managed programs in 50+ countries helping startups to succeed.
Deputy Team Leader
An experienced consultant focused on innovation and business growth,most recently focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation and early stage growth for SMEs in emerging markets across Sub Saharan Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
Digital Communications Lead
Digital communications specialist with a focus on community and grassroots media, digital production, podcasting, photography and education.
Koltai & Co
In his 35 year career, Steven has been an entrepreneur, a senior executive in the entertainment industry, an investment banker and first Senior Advisor for Entrepreneurship at the US Department of State. He co-founded the world’s largest commercial satellite system (SES), raised over $50 million for his own startups and is an active global angel investor.
Don was a partner at Silicon Valley-based Accel Partners, responsible for due diligence and preparation of portfolio companies for further investment, among other things. As an investor, small business owner, mentor, ecosystem catalyst and thought leader, Don has worked in and around entrepreneurship for all of his 25+ year career.
Founder and CEO
An angel investor and partner at Sanaga Ventures, Ben is also the cofounder of AfriLabs, a pan-African network of innovation hubs, and sits on the board of ActivSpaces, a Cameroon based incubator. Ben is a cofounder of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN) and in 2007 he founded Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A), the leading online platform serving the African startup community.
Programs and Partnerships Lead
Alina develops and manages startup support programs run by VC4A leveraging partnerships with key startup ecosystem players across the African continent, with over 10 years of corporate experience in a variety of commercial roles.
XL Africa advisors
Shaun is a technologist, early adopter, and helper of people. His background includes Techstars, Startup Institute, and leading a collective of over 70 additional startup accelerators.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AppsTech. She is Board Chair of both the AfriLabs Foundation and ActivSpaces and is co-founder of the African Business Angels Network and Cameroon Angels Network.
Consultant in the innovation, entrepreneurship and early stage fundraising space in Southern Africa with local and international clients. She is a director and advisor for a number of organisations including Silicon Cape and the African Business Angel Network.