Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) announced a collaboration with the consulting and fund management firm, ViKtoria Ventures in supporting early career researchers in their innovation cycle by providing access to their digital impact investment platform, making them investable and connecting them to impact-driven capital. ViKtoria Ventures joins the Kenya Innovation Agency(KENIA) and TCC Africa, in building capacities in the investor readiness of participants of the Falling Walls Lab, a global platform that brings together a diverse and interdisciplinary pool of students, researchers, and early-career professionals by providing an opportunity for them to take part in a world-class pitch competition, networking forum. “Working with TCC Africa will provide access to well-researched opportunities which have a potential to create value (commercial and social) to our angel investors and the ecosystem in general,” remarked Mr. Jason Musyoka of Viktoria Ventures. “Early career researchers have an opportunity to start thinking of the potential of commercializing their innovations, and working with Viktoria Ventures will support researchers in investor awareness and readiness, which is crucial in achieving this goal,” said Joy Owango of TCC Africa. More about Viktoria Ventures ViKtoria service offerings include Valuation, Deal Structuring, Fund Management, and Negotiation and Structuring of Transaction Agreements. Since 2011, the ViKtoria team has been actively supporting the growth of entrepreneurial ecosystems in various sectors in East Africa. With a firm focus on entrepreneurial finance, ViKtoria engagements have included; \t Advising investors and providing portfolio management support \t Providing consistent deal flow to the ViKtoria angel network (VBAN) members \t Developing linkages to successful start-up ecosystems in other countries \t Undertaking research and facilitating strategic planning for development organizations seeking to catalyze growth in entrepreneurship \t Developing, resourcing, and management of incubation and acceleration programs More about TCC Africa The Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) is the first African-based Training Centre that teaches scientists effective communication skills. TCC’s mission is to contribute to the increase in profile, locally, and internationally, of African science, and its impact on the life of Africans, by improving skills in technical communication in all forms, in academia and other relevant forums, in the African Countries. TCC Africa’s objective is to Train. Support. Empower. researchers through capacity in improving their research output and visibility.