Expertise is a critical asset to businesses of all sizes and stages. A crucial component of our community is StartupApp Advisor Network powered by Startup Mzansi, a highly curated and actively managed group of experts who are ready to be carefully paired with our Members to provide ongoing guidance.

Our Advisor Network can provide vital value to our community's entrepreneurs and startups in specific industries and business functions as well as strategic support in all phases of a startup’s lifecycle:

PHASE 1: Discovery Ideation Phase. Market Research. Customer Discovery

PHASE 2: Development Product Market Fit. Business Plan. Key Revenue Streams

PHASE 3: Go-To-Market Sales Channels. Marketing Strategies. Financial Projections

PHASE 4: Scale Channel Partnerships. Operation Efficiencies. Hiring Strategies

PHASE 5: Exit Acquisition Opportunities New Market Applications IPO Strategy


Powered by Startup Mzansi, StartupApp is designed to connect entrepreneurs, startups, investors, advisors, service providers and potential partners to catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa.

Our members receive access to a variety of content, programs and events purpose-built to help innovators of all types, from the startup CEO to the corporate venture fund manager to the small business entrepreneur, transform their companies and their communities.

Receive our monthly update featuring entrepreneurial and innovation-focused news, stories, educational content and exclusive discounts and opportunities from our network of partners and service providers.

Connect and engage with entrepreneurs, startups, investors, advisors, corporate partners, and service providers from around Africa who can help take your company to the next level or collaborate on your next investment or venture.

Our member matchmaking platform helps you find the people who are specifically and uniquely equipped to support your efforts. Whether those contacts are potential cofounders, investors, investment targets, experts or customers, our matchmaking platform helps you identify and connect with the right people.

Tap into a global network of experts and experienced advisors who can help to address critical challenges, answer specific questions, guide entrepreneurs on their journey, and exchange information on the latest trends or technologies.

Participate in a myriad of virtual and in-person events like hackathons, pitch days and networking events designed to foster engagement between entrepreneurs, investors, business owners, corporations and other innovators from across the globe.

Build your knowledge and skill set through curated articles, podcasts, presentations, webinars, videos and worksheets that equip you with the expertise, abilities and perspectives you need to excel as an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, business owner, investor or advisor.

Search StartupApp's Talent Portal for job opportunities in innovative industries or companies and connect with potential new hires from around Africa who can help fuel your organization’s growth. Or, whether you’re looking for a co-founder or growing your team, our community-only talent portal allows you to tap into a growing global pool of entrepreneurs, innovators and business-minded professionals.

Search our directory of vetted service providers and take advantage of exclusive discounts on products and services that are vital to startups, investors, small businesses and other innovators, such as legal, marketing, accounting and software.

As a StartupApp Member, you can apply to be featured in our Service Provider Directory, which showcases your products or services to a continent wide community of entrepreneurs, small businesses, investors and innovators looking for providers like you. To ensure quality, our team reviews each application to verify that the products or services you’re offering are appropriate and value-adding to our community.

Apply for the opportunity to pitch or be reviewed by our global network of accredited individual, institutional and corporate investors, which spans industries, geographies and investment focuses. We also offer a live pitch platform where you can use StartupApp to pitch to investors and audiences live

Apply to our Advisor Network, which vets the experts and mentors within our community. We accept advisors of all types and backgrounds, from successful entrepreneurs to executives to subject matter experts. If you’re serious about providing more hands-on support to the entrepreneurs, startups and innovators in our community, we want to hear from you.

All StartupApp members are eligible to apply to our Investor Network, a highly curated group of individuals, institutions, family offices and CVCs from around Africa who receive custom deal flow memos and facilitated introductions to opportunities in their investment thesis. There is no charge for investors to participate.


Our database of dozens of accomplished executives, subject matter experts, and post-exit founders are ready to be carefully paired with our Members to provide ongoing guidance. Join our entrepreneurial community to find yours today.

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