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.

Each module has a number of learning resources, which include:

  • Theoretical breakdowns where concepts are introduced – relevant to the African context
  • Videos of leading business professionals, entrepreneurs and investors, sharing expert advice
  • Quizzes where you’ll be challenged to apply what you have learnt
  • Useful downloadable templates and documents

About this course

Commitment
4 hours.
Language
English
Transcripts
French, Arabic, Somalia
How to pass
View all insights and complete each quiz
Requirements
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Ratings
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Expert insights

The following experts are sharing their insights in this course:

Kamau Gachigi
Kamau Gachigi
Gearbox
Kenya


Kola Aina Founder
Kola Aina Founder
Ventures Platform
Nigeria


Rebecca Enonchong
Rebecca Enonchong
AppsTech
Cameroon


Takunda Chingonzoh
Takunda Chingonzoh
Tech Village
Zimbabwe


Anna Samaké
Anna Samaké
MBC Africa
Ghana


Ndidi Nnoli Edozien
Ndidi Nnoli Edozien
Lagos Business School
Nigeria


Chinedu Enekwe
Chinedu Enekwe
Tiphub Africa
United States


Bernard Chiraa
Bernard Chiraa
iBiz Africa
Kenya


Ian Carnevale
Ian Carnevale
Andela
Nigeria


Chams Diagne
Chams Diagne
Talent2Africa
France


Oo Nwoye
Oo Nwoye
Callbase
Nigeria


Hesham Wahby
Hesham Wahby
Innoventures
Egypt


Brett Commaille
Brett Commaille
Angelhub Ventures
South Africa


Ibanga Umanah
Ibanga Umanah
Brave Venture Labs
Kenya


Aaron Fu
Aaron Fu
MEST
Ghana


Viola Llewellyn
Viola Llewellyn
Ovamba
USA


Fabian Guhl
Fabian Guhl
Ampion
Germany


Charlene Chen
Charlene Chen
BitPesa
UK


Stephen Haggard
Stephen Haggard
Eneza Education
UK


Simeon Ononobi
Simeon Ononobi
SimplePay
Nigeria


Aurelien Duval-Delort
Aurelien Duval-Delort
Bizao
France


Stephan Breban
Stephan Breban
Dean Wetton Advisory
United Kingdom


Yemi Keri
Yemi Keri
Lagos Angel Network
Nigeria


Fatoumata Ba
Fatoumata Ba
Jumia
Ivory Coast


Justin Spratt
Justin Spratt
Uber Africa
South Africa


Emeka Afigbo
Emeka Afigbo
Facebook
Nigeria


Russell Southwood
Russell Southwood
Balancing Act
United Kingdom


Andrea Böhmert
Andrea Böhmert
Knife Capital
South Africa


Kerushan Govender
Kerushan Govender
BlacFox
South Africa


Oluyomi Ojo
Oluyomi Ojo
Printivo
Nigeria

Creators of the course

The theoretical content (intro videos of each module) is produced by:
Andrew Sekandi

Andrew Sekandi

Partner at Sofala Partners
United Kingdom

Andrew Sekandi is a lawyer-turned-consultant who has enjoyed helping investors, companies and entrepreneurs succeed in Africa for over ten years. Andrew was Associate Director at KPMG where he led the Corporate Intelligence team’s Africa practice. With a background in law and risk analysis, he has experience conducting non-financial due diligence and provides market intelligence for investors looking to acquire stakes in African tech companies and other sectors.

Anneke Evers

Anneke Evers

Consultant
Rwanda

Anneke Evers has experience in the area of SME finance, preparing emerging market entrepreneurs in the final stages for finance and connecting them to financiers. As an overall SME advisor she worked with different support centers in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, capacitating their staff and enhancing their business services to SMEs.

Eric Osei

Eric Osei

MBC Africa
Ghana

Eric is an author oriented on business with a focus on entrepreneurship and investment. Some of his books include ‘Principles of Successful Entrepreneurs’, ‘Investing through Crisis in Africa’, ‘Migration & Entrepreneurship’, ‘Doing Business in Ghana’ and the new ‘Funding options for startups and SMEs’.

Andile Masuku

Andile Masuku

African Tech Roundup
South Africa

Andile Masuku is a Zimbabwean broadcaster and entrepreneur based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He produces and presents a portfolio of popular audio podcasts — including ‘the African Tech Round-up’, as well as developing and executing content strategy and tactical media plays for leading companies.