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Bertil van Vugt

Bertil van Vugt

Business development at VC4A
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.
Accepting requests from:

Four meetings per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.

Usually responds in about 16 hours


I’ve been working in the African media and startup space since 2003 and was involved in setting up operations in Ghana and Kenya for Makmende Media.

In my current business development role at VC4A I work with a wide variety of partners to support the implementation campaigns to source entrepreneurs for support programs across Africa and Latin America. These organizations and programs leverage VC4A’s experience and online tools to run promotion campaigns, and application and selection processes.

Next to this, I’m managing the ongoing development of the platform and the Startup Academy which serve over 35.000 entrepreneurs at different stages to improve their business operations.

Mentor type

Spoken languages

Dutch; FlemishEnglish

Geographic focus


Mentorship motivation

  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up

I would like to share some of my experience with founders, especially around pitch decks and pitching.