Dream VC, an African venture capital network, has opened applications for its VC accelerator program to help current and existing investors access African markets. Apply below.
When is Application Deadline?
16th April 2023
Tell Me About Award:
Dream VC, an African venture capital network has opened applications for the 2023 cohort of its VC accelerator program, Launch into VC, which aims to help existing and potential investors to access markets across Africa.
Launch into VC is a 12-week foundational program for junior professionals aiming to break into venture capital. The program is part time and entirely remote. The bootcamp-style course is designed to take candidates up to 15 hours per week.
Candidates do not require any prior knowledge of investing, or startups.
Launch into VC is tailored to junior professionals and graduates who wish to build their skillset and break into entry-level roles in African-focused VC and investment firms.
The company also believes that the founders of Africa-based or focused startups can benefit from the training. According to Dream VC, founders can gain insight into how investors assess deals and the end-to-end process of how the other side of the table thinks, from initial intro call to term sheet negotiation. This knowledge can then be used to successfully raise venture financing and potentially write angel checks to the startup’s founder network, according to Dream VC.
What Countries are Eligible?
Who is Eligible?
The program is part-time, entirely remote but intense, delivered in bootcamp style. Fellows will be expected to dedicate a solid 10 – 15 hours per week to make the most out of the program. Given the virtual format of the program, access to stable internet connectivity will be mandatory for all sessions.
There is no expectation of any prior exposure to the investment and startup space, as the program will take everyone from 0 – 100 in knowledge and skills development. However, we do expect to see tenacity and collaboration along the ride, and a sincere willingess to dedicate a significant amount of time and effort to break into the venture space beyond our own programs.
What is Value of Award?
Dream VC was founded in order to create a support network for aspiring investors seeking to enter the African startup scene. The first program launched in 2021 and further editions will aim to provide participants with “in-depth knowledge around investing through an Afro-centric lens”, according to the company. The aim of the programs is to provide students with valuable skills and toolkits that will enable them to become successful investors in their respective ecosystem.
How to Apply?
Applications for the 2023 cohort can be made here, until April 16.