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Investor accelerator for africa

Learn alongside a lifetime community of future trailblazers across the continent and catalyze your unique path into venture capital and angel investing.

Be part of the future you want to see in the ecosystem today. 

Apply to Dream VC

Our 2023 cohort applications are currently closed

We run annual cohorts of our educational programs and applications for our 2023 cohort are currently closed. If you are keen to still in the loop regarding Dream VC updates and register interest for our 2024 cohort, you can do so below.

Our mission

To provide knowledge, access, and built-in networks to extraordinarily driven, positively minded and collaborative individuals who dream of playing a direct role in birthing innovation in all tech sectors on the continent. Find out more about why we are bullish on Africa here.

We aren't just accelerating a new wave of check-writers.


We are catalyzing the next generation of African ecosystem builders.

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our reach & progress

The future of Africa's investor talent infrastructure begins with the bridges being built through us. Our community is dynamic, diverse, and ever-growing.


Applications to Our VC&PE Training Programs to Date 


Countries Reached Globally


Fellows Across Our Cohorts to Date


Our fully remote and part-time programs run on an annual cohort basis with a tailored focus on the African startup ecosystem.


Expect strong peer-to-peer support, exponential personal + professional growth, expert education and culture-driven social capital building. 

Participate in the program that best suits your professional needs and experience level - regardless, you will be a part of one of the most comprehensive and rigorous venture capital fellowships in the world.

Launch into VC 

12 Week Remote Foundational Program For Aspiring Investors Keen on Launching into Venture Capital. Ideal For Junior Professionals And Graduates Who Wish To Build an Unparalleled Skillset to Work in VC. 

Investor Accelerator

20 Week Remote Launchpad Program For Aspiring & Current Investors. Ideal for Seasoned Professionals, Existing Investors, and Senior Operators Who Aspire to Be the Future Ecosystem Builders in Africa.

For Organizations

We Also Provide Bespoke Tailored Educational Interventions for African-Focused ESOs and Funds Separately From Our Programs.


Learn More About How We Help Upskill Enterprise Teams in Venture Capital and Capacity Building!

who are the programs for?


Build your network and knowledge to break into the opaque VC industry. Leverage our resources in brand positioning, upskilling, and career development to kickstart your career.


Continue expanding your investment track record with a more refined touch. Revamp your decision making processes and invest in big wins with smart capital. 

exited founders

Gain unique insights into how the other side of the table makes critical decisions and evaluates companies. Leverage these skills to supercharge your investing journey combined with your founder experience.


Network and lead while developing end-to-end investing acumen. Leverage your extensive professional experience and subject matter expertise to contribute to the investment space confidently.


Combine your skillset expertise with startups and synergize them with investor superpowers. Pivot into writing checks with skin in the game, and help build the ecosystem with capital and knowledge.

vcs & esos

Continue honing your investing skillset and directly apply your knowledge to everyday work. Learn and grow alongside a world-class community of peers and build out your personal social capital.

Experience Exclusive Sessions With

Africa's top investors

All our content is delivered through an immersive experience, with learning sessions complemented by masterclasses, panels, workshops and continued networking opportunities.


Our curriculum immediately goes beyond theory, exploring application and going into live case studies, actual deals and draws on actual experience from active Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors already plugged in and investing within the African continent. 

Fellowship • perks + Benefits


Exclusive access to Intimate Fireside Chats with Industry Leaders, Mock Investment Committee Simulations, and Guaranteed Lifetime Community Membership


1000+ Hours of In-Depth Teaching via Weekly Online Seminars, Interactive On-Demand Material, and Private Office Hours with Program Mentors


Availability of $10,000+ Worth of Exclusive Access to Databases such as Crunchbase, Pitchbook, Peachscore, Airtable, Hubspot, & More


Opportunity to Join Our Annual Dream VC Fellows Retreat and Build Meaningful Connections With Other Fellows In-Person 

Don't Just take our word for it

Hear from our fellows

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Osaruyi, Nigeria

"Dream VC took me from zero to one hundred in four months. The program structure assumes no prior knowledge, and takes you from the origins to VC to advanced topics like fund formation. Before joining, I was getting no responses from the VC firms I applied to. Because of Dream VC, I ended up getting multiple interviews while I was still in the program and directly joined Oui Capital as an analyst upon program completion."

Fostering culture & networks

From online to in-person

2021 Cohort Lagos Meetup
2022 Nairobi Meetup
2022 Lagos Meetup
2022 Alumni Meetup
london meetup
2022 Cape Town Meetup
Dream VC Meet UP Pic
2022 Dar es Salaam Meetup
2022 Lagos Meetup Selfie
Kampala Meetup with Cinderella ('21 Fellow) & Sharon ('22 Fellow)
Dallas Meetup (Kelvin & Dapo, 2022 Cohort)
2022 Lagos Meetup
lagos meetup just fellows
2022 Joburg Meetup (Karen & Nicole, Cohort '22)
dream vc gals
2022 NYC Meetup


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