YAC Community Newsletter
Edition 1: Hello World!
Welcome to the first edition of the Young African Catalysts Newsletter.
Our goal is simple: share content and opportunities that help our alumni stay abreast of what’s happening in the African venture capital ecosystem so you can successfully navigate it.
We’ll use the YAC newsletter to share exclusive alumni opportunities at our partner companies across Africa and beyond. So, if you’re looking to land your next VC or startup job, we’ve got you covered in the new opportunities section below.
Finally, we’re looking ahead to the launch of THREE new Fellowships in November, including our new Business Development Fellowship. Read more about how you can earn a referral bonus below.
We’re excited to start this journey with you, if you have any feedback, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Till next time,
Head of Platform & Community
📣 Last call: Upcoming Fellowships
Applications for our next fellowships are closing on Sunday, 29 October. If you want to join our next cohort, here’s your final call to take your place in the next group of Young African Catalysts.
Remember, you can earn a referral bonus for every referral who becomes a fee-paying fellow. 💰
What’s on offer?
With three different fellowships, there’s bound to be one that’s suited to you and where you are in your career or founder journey. Here’s a quick guide to our upcoming fellowships:
CatalyzU into VC Advanced is best suited for:
Founders preparing to raise early-stage funding. Through this Fellowship, you can build your network, understand the investment process, and get guidance on building collateral.
Professionals already working in venture capitalism and want to accelerate their careers.
CatalyzU into VC Fundamentals is best suited for:
Candidates looking to break into venture capital. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take on an entry-level role at an existing fund.
CatalyzU into Business Development is best suited for:
Analysts looking to upgrade their skill set, access new skills and grow their network.
Unsure about which one is right for you or if you’d like some friendly career advice? Book a call with the experts here.
📌 New Opportunities
To learn more about these opportunities and get the inside track in the interview process, email Benjamin, our Ecosystem Associate.
Founders Factory Africa is looking for a Senior Investment Associate.
Holocene Africa is hiring an Investment Analyst.
MSix Capital is hiring a fully remote Investment Research Analyst.
🗞️ News from the Ecosystem
A comprehensive guide to market sizing.
Due diligence in Africa: a conversation with investors.
Disrupt Africa on how VCs make money.
Five sectors poised for growth in Africa.
🤔 Just for fun
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