Viridian is a dynamic and experienced team that designs and delivers early-stage entrepreneur and investor programmes, research and strategy. We care deeply about achieving impact and creating thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems with our partners. We want to see more high-impact entrepreneurs and angel investors across the continent building innovative solutions and growing shared prosperity.
Let’s do it together.
Based in Cape Town, Viridian trains entrepreneurs, angel investors and ecosystem players from across the continent.
This self-directed, mentor-led virtual training programme allows 16 African entrepreneurs to curate their learning journey based on their own unique business needs, with a specific focus on investment readiness, while engaging on a digital community platform.
This set of three infographics, produced with a couple of weeks of heading into lockdown, guided entrepreneurs to funds, resources and communities that could help and support them.
This 6-module course trained municipalities from five African countries in a selection of strategic foresight tools and methods, to drive innovation in their ecosystems.
Express Expert was designed as a quick yet high impact intervention to support South African entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 lockdown, building financial and personal resilience through access to expert coaches and accountants.
This 10-module online short course is an introduction to early-stage investing for professionals and new investors, both locally in the Western Cape and across South Africa.
The African Angel Academy was designed and developed as a Pan-African consortium with ABAN and VBAN, aiming to grow and connect African angel investors and groups. The 11-module online course and community is available as a standalone course or as a tailored programme for cohorts.
Launch League is a training and support programme for South African entrepreneurship hubs, equipping them with the skills, confidence, network and ready-to-go open licence programme pack to support early-stage businesses.