Business courses for startup founders

Start your business

The ‘Start your business’ course is aimed at founders who are in the phase of developing ideas and testing product-market fit.

The first module focuses on how to build a great team, the second module on the environment you operate in and the third module discusses the importance of knowing your target market.

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The modules
  • Finding a co-founder
  • Investor expectations around co-founders
  • Structuring relations with your co-founder
  • Beyond salary: Remuneration options
  • Building a complementary team
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  • Lean Startup methodology
  • Product development cycle explained
  • Design thinking
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  • Assessing the competitive landscape
  • Managing political and regulatory risk
  • Understanding market risk
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  • Get to know your customer
  • Define your target market in ten steps
  • Measure the value of your target market
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Grow your business

The course on ‘Grow your business’ is for startup founders who are looking to scale their operations when they are getting traction for their product or service.

One module breaks down the different types of business models to consider, and the other module focuses on ways to build traction and grow the customer base.

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The modules
  • How to make sound business development decisions
  • How to expand to other geographic markets
  • How to expand to other industries
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  • The Business Model Canvas
  • An overview of different business models
  • Reasons startups fail and the pivot
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  • Building successful corporate partnerships
  • How to do B2B sales
  • The importance of mentors and advisors
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  • Structuring growth and traction
  • Tips for building traction
  • Growth hacking your way to success
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Finance your business

The ‘Finance your business’ course is aimed at entrepreneurs who are looking to raise external capital.

In the first module you will learn how to structure your business’ financials, contracts, and other legalities. The second module unpacks how to fundraise successfully.

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The modules
  • Into the mind of the equity investor
  • Debt versus equity
  • Types of capital providers
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  • De-risking your startup
  • How to prepare investor pitch deck
  • Tips on presenting in public
  • Questions to expect from investors
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  • The investment process
  • Valuations
  • Financial projections
  • Financial projections - Eight tips
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Your legal business

The ‘Your legal business’ course is aimed at founders who want to learn more about the legal implications of setting up their business and getting their operations funded.

The first module focuses on legal basics, the second module on the funding concepts.

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The modules
  • How to register a business entity
  • Intellectual Property
  • VAT filings and other legal requirements
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  • Equity investment documents
  • Convertible notes
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Courses for Business Mentors

Mentor driven capital

The ‘Mentor-driven capital’ course is dedicated to African business professionals to boost high-powered mentoring abilities to support entrepreneurs while learning to think and act like a savvy business angel.

‘Mentor-driven capital’ is the approach to creating value for startups by sharing the knowledge, experience and network you’ve built during your career, while also maximizing the return on your investments.

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The modules
  • Introduction to Mentor Driven Capital
  • Becoming a business mentor
  • Structuring the mentor relationship
  • Investing your time
  • Investing your network
  • The Angel Investor mindset
  • Developing an investment strategy
  • Investing your money
  • Common startup challenges
  • Tips for success
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