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Setup a Startup launches Investment Readiness Programme Digital Platform

How can you prepare your company to be investment and due diligence ready from the very beginning? To get the answer, join us for the launch of the Setup a Startup Investment Readiness Programme. A digital platform that connects entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors.

Setup a Startup has launched an investor-led Investment Readiness Programme Digital Platform, offering a unique marketplace where investors, mentors and entrepreneurs can connect.

The interactive, video-based training programs are completed online at the pace, location, and time of your choosing. You learn with a global community of entrepreneurs and mentor and can ask questions and get feedback at any time. The platform offers insights into what is needed to secure equity or angel investment for your business. Led by experienced investors and mentors, the programme helps Startups and SMEs raise venture capital and/or angel investment by ensuring they are properly prepared and understand the process of investment readiness that unlocks their due diligence room.

Whether you’re looking at starting your own business or looking for first round investment or larger funding sources this programme will outline what equity investment opportunities are available and what different investors are looking for.

In celebration of its momentum, Setup a Startup will host the “Investment Readiness Programme” Digital Platform for startup companies that want to establish a presence in Africa. The program offers resources designed to amplify the continent’s startup economy and nurture startups with a high potential for growth, putting an emphasis on diversity and inclusion making entrepreneurship accessible to everyone across the continent.

“With a single, central place, we can help entrepreneurs get access to all they need to start, grow and scale their businesses and investors get access to the best deals,” said McKevin Ayaba, the visionary founder of the Southern Africa Startup Awards, the CEO of Setup a Startup. “We are focused on creating and expanding high potential growth, high tech businesses here for years to come.”

“The industry has also been slow to adopt digital, with many feeling that face-to-face meetings and pitching events are the best way forward. But behaviours have shifted in the last few years to the point where that argument does not hold water especially with the sudden surge of the Covid-19 virus. All purchasing decisions, whether you’re buying a pair of jeans, a new car or building your startup, start online with browsing and initial research.”

Unlike many existing startup-centric organisations, Setup a Startup provides a central location for all information and resources related to starting a high potential growth business in Africa. The organisation partners with fellow entrepreneurial organisations, connects startups with investors and corporate innovation teams, and provides critical mentorship for each stage of business growth in the fastest growing market in the world.

The Setup a Startup Investment Readiness Programme Digital Platform launch webinar event aims to help entrepreneurs to better understand the key steps to be investment ready and the requirements of due diligence when preparing their first or next investment round. The Platform is suitable for upcoming entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts, established startups and ecosystem builders including: Tech Hubs, Incubators, Accelerators, Startup Support Organisations (SSOs), Innovation Support Organisations (ISOs), Enterprise Support Organisations (ESOs), University labs, Co-working spaces, Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) and private entities.

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