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Global talent can link with African startups through Venture for Africa fellowship

The fellowship programme about to launch first cohort

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A new global fellowship dubbed Venture for Africa is now sending out applications for their first cohort. The calls are themed Venture for Africa C19 Remote Fellowship.

Applicants are advised to apply while the opportunity is still available on the client website. Eager clients can find opportunities ranging from operations, marketing, finance, engineering, and data science. A statement released by the company last week intends to match skilled talent outside the continent with top African startups in the technology scene. After the program, there will be a follow up where top participants can be absorbed into some of the startups involved.

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the program to be conducted remotely and some of the startups that will take part are Sokowatch, OkHI, and Turaco. Last December Turaco had attracted a large capital investment, same to Sokowatch who disclosed the deal in February.

What motivated the program?

The Venture for Africa program is pioneered by a team of former colleagues who have incredible knowledge of working with African startups. Tobi Lafinhan the co-founder pointed out how the center started “out of conversations.” He also pointed out how they come across young talented people who would like to make a transition into the startup world have no idea how to start. She pointed out that now is the right time to “make this happen.”

To see to it that roles are filled up promptly, the program will be expedited exponentially. That way candidates will know their progress status within two weeks of making an application.

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