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Influenced by the need to accelerate the growth of Africa as a continent. We believe that the way to the much talked about economic prosperity of Africa lies in the hands of people with a “healthy disregard for the impossible” who are challenging the status quo and disrupting whole industries through innovation and entrepreneurship. The courses are designed to foster your ability to think differently in your quest to develop innovative products, services and organisations. Be prepared to get out of your chair and use your whole brain, because creativity and innovation take practice.



FUND RAISING BLUEPRINT: How To Raise the Money You Need to Start or Grow Your Business


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Course Description

Convincing others to provide the resources needed to implement your project or business idea requires you to demonstrate that the investment will be well-rewarded. However, the term “reward” means different things for different audiences. Loans, Equity, Grants, Venture Capital Funds, Angel Investment Funds, Stock Exchange (ASeM), Development Finance Funds and even Internal Budget Allocation require different strategies. How can you, as an entrepreneur or manager, make the most convincing case to advance your projects and make them attractive to investors or senior decision makers? In this course, you will gain valuable insight into the step-by-step process for you to raise money from different sources.

Who Should Enroll

  • Entrepreneurs looking to start their own venture
  • Entrepreneurs looking to grow and expand their current business
  • Entrepreneurs looking to diversify their investment into new business lines
  • Intrapreneurs from large and small organisations (public, private or non-profit) developing new products and services

Course Modules

  • Introduction to Funding
  • Over 20 Funding Sources Available
  • Funding Mistakes, Secrets and Rules
  • Steps for Raising Funding (including documentation, checklists, tools, etc)
  • The Tool for Raising Funding: Your Business Plan
  • How to Convince the Different Funding Sources to Finance Your Project/Idea
  • Bonuses: Free Download of Business Plan Guide and Free 30 minutes Consultation on Raising Finance through our Partners

What You Will Gain

  • A greater understanding of the different funding sources available to you based on the stage of your business, their pros and cons, and how to target the right source to achieve success
  • A wider knowledge of when and why you need a business plan, the most important part of your plan that money sources care about and a short-cut resource for quickly completing your business plan
  • A greater understanding of how to present your project or idea to the different types of funding sources available
  • The joy of learning from and engaging with a faculty that have practical experience with clients and their own businesses
  • Learn from the success and failure stories of seasoned entrepreneurs and CEOs
  • Practice applying new concepts and frameworks to refine your skills and knowledge
  • A greater capacity to keep honing your skills after you’ve completed the program

Participant Spotlight

Muyiwa Otuniyi

“The practical approach of this program enabled me to define my business model and refine my go-to-market strategies.”

Muyiwa Otuniyi
Mindstone Limited


Course Duration: 1 Day.

Course Fees: N68,000

Course Partners

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