Become a Mentor

Are you interested in mentoring growing social entrepreneurs in Tanzania which are addresing some of the nation’s biggest challenges, in new and innovative ways? Are you an experienced business professional and are you enthusiastic about helping entrepreneurs to improve their product or service, grow market share, raise capital and make a larger impact?

Mentors for the Programs
The Program is aimed at startups and social business that are looking to scale their business and be able to raise funds. The program includes a series of workshops which will provide businesses with hands-on training to refine business models, sharpen their financial skills, understand their markets, compliance and pitch their businesses. The program further provides selected entrepreneurs with: 

One on One tailored consultation from mentors, including leading experts in various industries in Tanzania and across the globe.  
Market research support on supply chains management, customer relations, team, and investor discovery. 
Investment capital facilitated by Anza Growth Fund. The graduates will also have lifetime eligibility to access funding from Anza Growth Fund.
At the end of the programme, graduating businesses will have as a programme output operational streamlined, compliance gaps sorted, an Investment data room, a folder containing a Strategic Business plan, projections, operations governing policies, investment Memo and partnership pitch deck.
All graduating businesses will be introduced to our network of investors, allowing for easier access to affordable capital. 

At the start of each program cycle entrepreneurs and mentors will be matched based on their expertise, the industry they predominantly work in and the impact they wish to achieve. The mentorship will entail 1:1 tailored consultations with the entrepreneurs during the workshops organised throughout the program (time commitment is usually up to 8 hours spread over 90 days.Moreover, mentors will be encouraged to keep in touch with the entrepreneurs to provide advice, potential market linkages and other connections that will help these social enterprises to thrive. Mentors can choose to be in either Investment readiness Accelerator or Business Foundation Accelerator

What we offer
Impact and strengthen the Tanzanian start-up ecosystem by helping social entrepreneurs thrive with their businesses. Develop your advisory skills and knowledge by providing guidance and support to entrepreneurs to scale their operations and get investment ready. 
Get connected to the Anza community, which includes international social development organizations, impact investors, social entrepreneurs and other experts and mentors. Get access to a global network of experts and mentorship trainings conducted by our partners.

Eligibility criteria
You must have experience in the Agriculture, Education, Healthcare, Clean Energy, Financial Inclusion or Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) sector as an entrepreneur, sectoral player or consultant. 
Ideally, You should have experience with (refining) business models, financials and sales pipelines.  
We encourage applicants that have worked on (technology-enabled) solutions for businesses and climate change.
We especially encourage women to join this mentorship program.

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