Venture Capital Course Coming July 29-30


Date: 08:00, Jul 29 – 17:00, Jul 30

Venue: iHub, Nairobi


With the rise of entrepreneurship in East Africa, there is a parallel rise in misunderstanding of the role of venture capital, how to pitch to venture capital, how to scale an early-stage high-growth venture, etc.

So Savannah Fund decided to partner with Knife Capital and the University of Cape Town to bring you: VC Course.

  • When: July 29 & 30, 8am-5pm
  • Where: iHub
  • Who: Anyone with a vested interest in entrepreneurship and business building (entrepreneurs and investors)
  • Price: Corporate: $1000, Qualifying Startup: $350.

Update: We have added 2 local partners to help localize the content & material relevant for East Africa. Anjarwalla and Khanna/Africa Legal Network, voted top legal firm in Africa and Delyde Associates, accounting, tax, audit and book-keeping firm that counts Google and International Finance Corporation (IFC) as clients across Africa.


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What you’ll learn in two days:

  • FIND: Finding Lucrative Early-Stage Investments (the early-stage investment ecosystem; identifying potential investments; the investor pitch).
  • MAKE: The Investment Process (due diligence exercise; valuation principles; legal closure and key legal terms).
  • GROW: Growth Strategies (control mechanisms/ corporate governance; operational activities; strategies to scale a business).
  • REALISE: Realising Business Potential (realisation of business strategies; positioning a company for a potential investor/ strategic partner; a successful exit process).

Participants will obtain a number of investment and draft legal templates at the end of the course to take with them. They will also receive a Certificate in Early-Stage Investments from the UCT’s Graduate School of Business!

Directions for registering:

  1. Register on here.
  2. Scroll down and click ‘Apply’
  3. Fill out the online application. Make sure you check the right date (29/07/2014 – 30/07/2014).
  4. To pay by bank transfer: check ‘EFT’.
  5. If in Kenya, to pay by M-PESA/Credit Card: Use Click here to pay with PesaPal.

We look forward to seeing you there. Register now before space runs out!

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