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iHub By Jessica Colaço / March 17, 2011

How to Pitch – Open Capital Advisors


iHub and Open Capital Advisors have partnered to help members of the iHub and its network of developers, programmers and creatives as they take their skilled tech and creative solutions and build around them businesses ready for commercialization, investment, and growth.  Partners from Open Capital will lead workshops that will cover topics intended to demystify for an entrepreneur the expectations of a sophisticated investor in their space, and what they can do to build an investible business.

The first workshop will be held from 2pm- 4pm on Wednesday, 23rd March at Nairobi’s iHub.  The workshop will discuss how to pitch a startup to a VC investor.

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About Open Capital Advisors
Open Capital Advisors is a Nairobi-based financial advisor that works with SMEs on the pre-investment side to build growth-strategies and help them access capital.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

  • Fisayo @ Secrets of Entrepreneurship at 14:38:59PM Tuesday, March 22, 2011

    Great innovation.

  • mark at 14:03:12PM Monday, March 28, 2011

    Is there a place we can view the recap of this session? and the discussion that entailed

  • jeffrey olwande at 23:11:10PM Monday, March 28, 2011

    u missed the first session and it would really be great if we could get a recap of what the talked about posted


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