Do you need funding? Register for the Adansonia Accelerator Programme 2017 for African entrepreneurs

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Applications are open for African entrepreneurs to be a part of the 2017 Adansonia Accelerator Programme, a platform that trains African entrepreneur on how to build and manage businesses successfully.

At the end of the training, entrepreneurs looking to raise funds will have the opportunity to pitch to investors, who will choose to invest their money either equity or debt.

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Supported by prominent names like iHub, Impact Hub, VC4A, amongst others, the programme will run both online and offline. After successful registration and selection (ends April 30), entrepreneurs will take part in a 6-week online course on entrepreneurship, where they will learn the rudiments of business building and pitching to investor for funds.

An opportunity to pitch to local and international investors looking to invest in African startups and SMEs, comes immediately after this phase. The programme also enjoys the partnership of well-known investment bodies like SpeedCapital, Nest, GAIN, and VillageCapital. The most innovative and engaged participants will also have the opportunity to travel to Italy for a brief business course at Bocconi University.

According to Douglas, a one-time beneficiary of the programme,

“I would absolutely recommend [the Adansonia program] because most of the lessons learnt during the program are not handled in detail at colleges and university, as I was given exposure and a skill on how to pitch a Business, apply for funding and also write a proposal. I believe many youth out there are limited to start business due to lack of this attainable and easy to adapt knowledge and skills.”

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To be eligible, applicants must fulfill these three requirements:

  • Participants must be based in Africa.
  • Participants must have a business or a business idea
  • Participants must possess an internet-connected device. Must be able to view videos, and run application on Android, iOS, Linus, Windows, and Mac.

Do you possess all the above, then click here to begin registration. Application ends April, 30, 2017. Online Course begin May 7.

Good luck as you apply.



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