GEN Sierra Leone has won a place on a prestigious scheme to help solve the problem of Africa’s ‘invisible innovators’.
We are one of 15 elite ‘entrepreneur support organisations’ on the VilCap Communities Africa training programme, selected from hundreds across the continent.
On the programme we will be introduced to the latest thinking in how to help entrepreneurs in our locations flourish and get funding. Without such support, investors could continue to overlook talented African innovators for what they consider safe bets.*
The program starts in Lagos and then tours two of Africa’s other top ‘startup ecosystems’, Nairobi and Cape Town, for inspiration.
*72% of start-up funding in (East) Africa went to just 3 companies in recent years for example (Source: Disrupt Africa), whilst “impact investors see fewer viable, investable opportunities and have difficulty placing capital”