Travel & Invest Africa (TIA) is a service of Nelson Legacy Enterprises International, LTD. TIA serves group travel services and emerging market startup investment education membership. A guide for African startup investment, culture and tourism in Africa. You have the option to be a tourist, receive education about business in Africa, and choose to invest.
Travel & Invest Africa Membership (TIAM) is an investor education platform supporting emerging startup markets across Africa. Primarily focused on West Africa, TIAM educates members on investment opportunities focused in agriculture, manufacturing, blockchain/crypto/web3 and real estate. TIAM is dedicated to exposing members to new startups creating innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa. The TIAM membership is NOT an investment vehicle. TIAM provides access to information and educates members about startup investment opportunities in Africa.
Travel & Invest Africa Membership (TIAM) is an ongoing investor education platform teaching about emerging startup markets across Africa. Primarily focused on West Africa, TIAM educates members on investment opportunities focused in agriculture, manufacturing, blockchain/crypto/web3 and real estate. TIAM is dedicated to exposing members to new startups creating innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa. The TIAM membership is NOT an investment vehicle. TIAM provides access to information and educates members about startup investment opportunities in Africa.
Stephanie Nelson, co-founder of Travel & Invest Africa is responsible for sourcing, educating and presenting information on African owned startups. As the leader of TIAM,it is her responsibility to synthesize the information for TIAM community members. Members will be presented the information in an electronic format (email, newsletter, private online video portal, LIVE virtual meetings).TIAM members must be presented with a minimum of 16 startups annually.
Although TIAM is not an investment vehicle, TIAM networks with startups looking for investments ranging $10,000 – $500,000.
The annual fee includes all of the administrative costs in sourcing the information to share with members, the virtual TIAM Summits, day to day operations and the technology needed to support the community.
Agriculture, Blockchain/Crypto/Web3, Manufacturing and Real Estate. Yes, they are broad industries on purpose. The core values of the TIAM community are: stimulating local economic growth and job creation for indigenous people.
Yes. Members can decide to collaborate/ partner on business ideas presented to the membership. TIAM only provides education and information and is not responsible for business collaborations initiated beyond the bounds of the TIAM community.
Submit your application, hold a one on one call with Stephanie to review your membership application and shared expectations. Await your approval email, and gain access to the private online portal where information will be shared monthly.
During each TIAM summit held quarterly, the membership will review all of the startups presented to the community. Members will be asked prior to TIAM Summit which founders they want to meet and invitations will be sent for Founders to join the Summit. After the Summit, members will have the option to pool their resources and make investments through a special purpose vehicle. The summit meetings will be held both virtually and in person, TIAM will support members from deal initiation through the close process by directing them to trusted legal teams to develop the appropriate investment vehicles. Please note: the investment vehicle is NOT part of the TIAM membership and will be set up as a separate legal entity.
Provide membership application and the MNCNDA. Be committed to seeing African/Black founders succeed in stimulating local economic growth and job creation for indigenous people. In addition supporting African founders to receive funding required to create sustainable businesses in Africa.
$1200. The membership fee can be broken up into 4 payments of $625 per quarter. It will include a $325 administrative fee per payment plus the $300 membership fee for a total of $2500 annually.
Each startup will be required to sign a mutual non compete non disclosure agreement (MNCNDA), fill out a Fund application with basic information about the business, resumes on all team members, a company pitch deck, access to the company’s MVP, business registration licenses, certificates, verifiable bank income statements, balance sheet and profit loss statements. Startups will be invited to apply for funding based on pre-screening conducted by Stephanie Nelson. In addition, they will go through a rigorous vetting process. The details of the vetting process will be provided to each member upon approval of the membership application.