Africa-wide

Program

Entrepreneurship

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Details

Founders Factory Africa is looking for visionary healthcare entrepreneurs to join its Build Program, working hand in hand with us to develop new solutions to the continent’s most pressing challenges from the ground up.

Our Build Program is a fast-track for talented founders to turn their ideas and early-stage businesses into massively scalable ventures. Our team partners closely with founders, helping not just to coach and guide, but to roll up our sleeves and execute alongside them.
We help founders validate new ideas, understand users, design and develop products, build out teams, and raise investment - everything a new business needs to be wildly successful.

Criteria

  • We are looking for entrepreneurs that have yet to validate their ideas in market, but that have the potential for massive scale
  • You might have kicked off a small pilot with a POC, launched a limited release of an early MVP, or still be in the ideation stage and looking forhelp bringing your concept to life
  • No matter where you are, as part of our Build Program, we’ll work hand-in-hand with you to build a business that is poised for scalable growth

Benefits

Founders in our Build program receive:

  • $200,000 investment
  • 12 months of direct support from our technical and operational team in product development and design, growth and marketing, talent, finance and operations, partnership, and investment.
  • Access to the assets, expertise, and resources of our corporate partners: Netcare (the largest private hospital network in South Africa) and Standard Bank (the largest bank on the continent)

About Founders Factory Africa

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.