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AfricArise is committed to helping startups and organizations to showcase, raise funds, and scale internationally to attain authentic success through a thorough and personalized program that provides a dedicated mentorship and consultation process among other resources.

 

We have partnered with knowledgeable and qualified individuals to provide an impactful and valueable program to startups. 

Below are some of our qualified and verified mentors and experts.

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Mentors

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Sebastien Lacour

Strong experience in operations and business development with international exposure in the energy and technology sectors. Good mix of business and technical skills (strategy, general management, growth, consulting). Proven track record in entrepreneurship and innovation in tech.

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Thierry Barbaut

Supporting different structures (states, companies, donors, communities, foundations, NGOs, ...) in the setting up and implementation of new projects and programs where innovation and new technologies act.

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Christophe Viarnaud

Distinct entrepreneurial and innovation track record in Africa and Founder of multiple ventures. Proven track record in strategy development and execution in Software, Services and Hardware Product environments in Corporate environment, particularly in the Energy and Technology sector.

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Barkley van Wyngaard

Oversee operation including Strategy Design and goals for growth, Evaluate and improve operations and financial performance, Maintain budgets and optimize expenses etc...

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Brandon Paschal

Advising deep tech founders in business development efforts and fundraising. Led incubation and acceleration programmes, helped companies build bridges internationally, and is currently leading an agritech venture studio.

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Ndileka Zantsi

Program Manager at AfricaRise: Manage incubation program that helps founders transition from their early stage concepts or first release products to obtaining product-market-fit, raise funding for scale and start executing their scale plan.

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Experts

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Stephen Middleton

Assistance with Legal and intellectual property (IP)

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Samantha Apolles

Specialist in UX/UI Designer.

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Ropafadzo Musvaire

Work in Venture and Investor relations, Support with Deal Flow

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Morne Augutyn

Professional assistance with Technical support.

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