Investment Readiness Accelerator for Social Enterprises

Investment Readiness Accelerator
Investment Readiness Accelerator

Supporting entrepreneurs helping to solve Tanzania’s social & innovation challenges

In partnership with The Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF), The Kingdom of the Netherlands and Village Capital,
we are excited to launch the call for applications for the second cohort of 2020 Investment Readiness Accelerator for Social Enterprises.

We’re seeking startups from all regions of Tanzania that are tackling the largest challenges in the country’s most critical social sectors of:

(1) Education
(2) Healthcare
(3) Financial inclusion
(4) Clean energy
(5) Agriculture
(6) Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

The programme includes a series of workshops – these are typically four-day engagements – that provide our entrepreneurs with training to develop their business models, financials, pitches, sales pipelines, and other aspects. Entrepreneurs will also have one-on-one time with mentors, industry experts, investors, top local business leaders, and potential customers.

Selected startups are required to have one C-level team member attend all three workshops, and Anza will bear flight and lodging costs for any non-Dar-based participants.

At the end of the programme, ventures will be selected by other entrepreneurs in the cohort to get investment from Anza Growth Fund.

The workshops will take place on the following dates:

Workshop 1    1st Nov 2020  to  4th Nov 2020
Workshop 2    1st Dec 2020    to  4th Dec 2020
Workshop 3     25th  Jan 2020  to  28th Jan 2020

For more information about the programme, please see our FAQ.

Key Benefits

  1. Training and mentorship to help you scale operations and get investment ready
  2. Participants to this programme grow 20% of their revenues and hire 3 more people on average within the year of programming
  3. Get access to a lifetime, affordable and risk tolerant capital to fund your business growth
  4. Get connected  to relevant networks that drive your business growth

Application

Applications are now open to join the second cohort of 2020!

APPLY TO JOIN

Application deadline: 15th October 2020

2020 Investment Readiness Cohort One

2019 Investment Readiness Cohort

Click on the logos to learn more about last years Investment Readiness Accelerator Cohort

Advisory Board

Gidibo Tindwa

Gidibo Tindwa

Programme Officer, Segal Family Foundation

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Tahira Nizari

Tahira Nizari

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Kazi Yetu

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Brenda Wangari

Brenda Wangari

Program Manager, Africa at Village Capital

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Musa Lubango

Musa Lubango

Country Director, Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

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Manon van Paaschen

Manon van Paaschen

Innovation Hub Manager, UN World Food Program

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Johnpaul Barreto

Johnpaul Barreto

Technical Programme Specialist, Human Development Innovation Fund

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Elliot Avilla

Elliot Avilla

CEO & Co-founder, Imara Tech

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Gwen Straley

Gwen Straley

Executive Director, 3rd Creek Foundation

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Marije Schasfoort

Marije Schasfoort

Programme Manager, DOEN Foundation

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Rew-Revealed Kataru

Rew-Revealed Kataru

Director of Programs, Aga Khan Foundation

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Waleed Rauf

Waleed Rauf

Country Director, CARE International

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Joe Kadendula

Joe Kadendula

Co-Founder & CEO, Swahili Honey

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Funding Partners

Strategic Partners