Call For Applications: Founders Factory Africa Gen F Entrepreneur In Residence( up to $250k)

Call For Applications: Founders Factory Africa Gen F Entrepreneur In Residence( up to $250k)

Join the Gen F Entrepreneur In Residence studio

Turning startup concepts into reality in 12 weeks through our Venture Design Studio and funding to validate your idea

Gen F is powered by Founders Factory Africa, Founders Factory Africa
powers Gen F one of the continent’s largest and most active, hands-on investors.

Bootstrapping a new idea is hard. It requires certain skills and most founders can’t take the financial risk.

How can Gen F help you build?

They give you a monthly stipend, experimentation budget, and access to experts to test and launch your idea.

You’ll then qualify to pitch for up to $250k in further funding to launch it.

The Gen F deal

  • A 12-week sprint with our Venture Design Studio
  • $ 5 000 test and learn budget to validate your idea
  • Upon internal approval, up to $250 000 investment
  • Targeted support from FFA’s expert team

Who is Gen F for?

  • Exceptional founders/aspiring entrepreneurs looking to build out and test their ideas, achieve commercial success, and create outsized, systemic impact.
  • Outstanding professionals and domain experts looking to make the transition from the corporate environment to entrepreneurship.
  • Founders looking to build tech solutions that solve Africa’s largest problems and catalyze change.
  • Entrepreneurs who have a keen eye for local market gaps and a sharp sense of local problems that they are passionate about solving.


Aspiring founders with the relevant background to build a VC-backable startup. These
could be:
  • Former startup founders who understand what it takes to build startup ideas
  • Domain experts who have a unique insight into the problem they are trying to solve
  • Corporate professionals looking to move into entrepreneurship due to a gap in the market that they have identified
  • Senior operators who have worked in an African startup previously
  • Founders with a well-researched concept solving a deep African problem in a large market
  • Founders who are able to commit full-time to refine and validate their concept for 10-12 weeks, and then move full-time into their startup
  • Ideas with high potential for commercial returns, with embedded impact
  • Founders who are at the earliest stages of building their startup idea (pre-revenue)


During GenF, Founders Factory Africa provides:
  • $3 000 stipend for founder for 3 months
  • $5 000 once-off to run market validation experiments
  • Working closely with the venture builders to refine your concept and help you prep for IC
If Investment Committee approved:
  • Free access to their studio services to launch your startup
  • Up to $250 000 in funding is available

Deadline: Applications are on a rolling basis

Click HERE To Apply



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