Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa) announced a collaboration with the investment platform, Melanin Kapital 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.
Melanin Kapital 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 Ms. Melanie Keïta of Melanin Kapital.
“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 Melanin Kapital
Melanin Kapital is a global investment platform helping lenders globally to safely finance African SMEs that contribute to achieve the SDGs on the continent. Established in 2020 in both Germany and Kenya, Melanin Kapital collaborates with banks such as Absa Bank Kenya to support in particular women-led businesses and SMEs fighting against climate change. So far, more than 300 SMEs have been through the Melanin Kapital platform to request for asset financing or working capital loans. Through its partnership with GIZ, the African Guarantee Fund and USAID, Melanin Kapital seeks to build collaborations that aim at financing today the Africa We Want Tomorrow, one entrepreneur at a time.
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.