Founders Factory Africa (FFA) work with ambitious entrepreneurs to design & build scalable technology-enabled startups solving high-impact problems across Africa.
As part of their Build program, FFA are looking for creative, determined founders to collaborate with, to transform brilliant ideas into successful ventures. If you want to work with exceptional people and start a new venture with your own ideas, or to get involved with an existing opportunity identified by our Venture Design Team.
Build your next venture with FFA
The FFA Venture Design team focuses on finding real opportunities to build successful new businesses. While we’re incredibly excited about the possibilities that new technology offers, we never start the process with a technical solution. Instead, we look for tangible human problems, and innovative, scalable ways to solve them. Usually with a smile on our faces and the thrill of a new challenge in the air.
We reduce the risk of a new venture, providing a validated product idea and IP backed by our corporate partners — while you focus on building the business.
Apply with your own startup idea
FFA also partners with entrepreneurs who are still in the idea phase. If accepted, you’ll collaborate with the Venture Design team to refine your initial concept and proposition, and we’ll explore the idea together before pitching it to our investors. If the refined concept is approved, we’ll take the next step together. If not, all IP produced will belong to you, and you can move the venture forward independently, with as much sound advice as you’d like to take with you.
We want to get to know you. So come in, spend some time with us, and let’s find out if we’d make a great team.
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Founders Factory has launched in Africa and will build and scale 100 technology startups across the continent within five years. Founders Factory Africa is dedicated to leveraging market and tech opportunities to solve some of Africa’s mass challenges. Dubbed the world’s best partner for founders, Founders Factory was born out of the Founders Forum; the top network of entrepreneurs and business leaders, providing unparalleled access to corporate partners, audiences, and capital. Launched by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, Founders Factory has received investment from L’Oreal, EasyJet, Guardian Media Group, Aviva, Holtzbrinck, CSC and is partnered with Wunderman and Vodafone.
Together with their team of 60 full-time specialists, Founders Factory offer founders the best platform to launch or scale their startup. Their incubator creates 12 new startups every year by validating ideas, building founding teams, finding first customers and investing directly in each startup. Their accelerator invests in 30 startups every year, investing cash, six months of bespoke support from their team and providing commercial opportunities with their investors. To date Founders Factory have backed and built over 50 companies, with the number expected to reach 200 over the next five years.
Founders Factory Africa is part of the wider global Founders family of companies that includes access to world class entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, and innovators from London and New York, Russia to China. Founders Factory's journey within Africa begins in 2018 with the launch of the South Africa hub in Johannesburg, and plans to open three additional offices in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana.