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iHub By Mugethi Gitau / May 16, 2014

VC Course this July by Savannah Fund and University of Cape Town


Guest post by Audrey Cheng

With the rise of entrepreneurship in East Africa, there is a parallel rise in misunderstanding of the role of venture capital, how to pitch to venture capital, how to scale an early-stage high-growth venture, etc.

So Savannah Fund decided to partner with Knife Capital and the University of Cape Town to bring you: VC Course.

  • When: July 29 & 30, 8am-5pm
  • Where: iHub
  • Who: Anyone with a vested interest in entrepreneurship and business building (entrepreneurs and investors)
  • Price: Corporate: $1000, Qualifying Startup: $350

What you’ll learn in two days:

  • FIND: Finding Lucrative Early-Stage Investments (the early-stage investment ecosystem; identifying potential investments; the investor pitch).
  • MAKE: The Investment Process (due diligence exercise; valuation principles; legal closure and key legal terms).
  • GROW: Growth Strategies (control mechanisms/ corporate governance; operational activities; strategies to scale a business).
  • REALISE: Realising Business Potential (realisation of business strategies; positioning a company for a potential investor/ strategic partner; a successful exit process).

Participants will obtain a number of investment and draft legal templates at the end of the course to take with them. They will also receive a Certificate in Early-Stage Investments from the UCT’s Graduate School of Business!

Directions for registering:

  1. Click:
  2. Scroll down and click ‘Apply’
  3. Fill out the online application. Make sure you check the right date (29/07/2014 – 30/07/2014).
  4. Pay with credit card or if another method (ex. M-PESA or Pesapal), check ‘EFT’.

We look forward to seeing you there. Register now before space runs out!

For any questions, please contact Audrey at

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Author : Mugethi Gitau

Mugethi Gitau is an all round creative. A techie by training, she is into all things design - Graphics, fashion, interiors. A writer of fiction and a poet, and tech/gadget blogger on Mugethi has a rich mix of experience ranging from training, community development and advocacy, research and design. A people's person, she enjoys linking the iHub Tech Community with each other, investors/corporates, academics and other stakeholders. She has a dream that one day, Kenyan techies will innovate their own computers and mobile devices and people all over the world will buy them. And use them.

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