The partners that have developed the African Angel Academy (AAA) and who are running the pilot are Fraser Consulting, a strategy and innovation consultancy, based in South Africa; the African Business Angel Network (ABAN), promoting and training angel investors across the continent, based in Mauritius; and Viktoria Business Angel Network (VBAN), promoting angel investment in East Africa, based in Kenya, who have a track record of developing and delivering content together.
These three organizations are already actively building a network of early-stage investors at a regional level. This pilot programme has been generously supported by the Southern Africa Innovation and Support (SAIS) programme.
SAIS 2 The Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS) is supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Finland, in partnership with the Ministries responsible for Science, Technology and Innovation of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat.
SAIS 2 is a regional initiative that supports the growth of new businesses through strengthening innovation ecosystems and the promotion of cross-border collaboration between innovation role-players in Southern Africa. The Programme focuses on strengthening early-stage enterprises and youth entrepreneurs, connecting innovation ecosystems, and promotion innovations serving socially and economically disadvantaged populations.