Mohamed Shaheen, the CEO of Appgain, a mobile app marketing platform, has successfully graduated from the VC4A Mentor-Driven Capital Program Egypt 2022. This is a significant achievement for both Mohamed and Appgain, as the program is designed to help entrepreneurs in emerging markets to develop their businesses and access funding opportunities.
The VC4A Mentor-Driven Capital Program is a four-month program that provides selected entrepreneurs with access to a network of experienced mentors, who guide them through the process of building a successful business. The program also offers workshops, training sessions, and networking opportunities, as well as access to potential investors.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in the VC4A Mentor-Driven Capital Program,” said Mohamed Shaheen. “The program provided us with invaluable guidance and support, which has helped us to refine our business model and develop a strong investor pitch. We are now better equipped to scale our business and access the funding we need to grow.”
‘Mentor-driven capital’ is one of VC4A’s approaches to creating value for startup ecosystems around the world. It’s about finding and supporting motivated and experienced mentors – like you – to share the knowledge, experience, and network that you’ve acquired over your career with promising entrepreneurs. As you support your mentee on his/her entrepreneurial journey, you get keen insights into the local startup ecosystem and, and hone your own mentoring, business & leadership skills.
The goal of this program is to boost your ability as a high-powered mentor through the Mentor-Driven Capital framework we’ve developed. You and the selected fellow business leaders will receive expert guidance, training, and hands-on support around mentoring, and join interactive sessions on topics like corporate partnership building and angel investing. Previous cohorts hosted expert-led sessions by experienced angel investors such as Tarek El-Kady, founder of Alex Angels, Dr. Ayman Ismail, associate professor of entrepreneurship at the American University of Cairo, and Dr. Loay El-Shawarby, principal at El-Shawarby Attorneys among others.