Investment Readiness Accelerator
Frequently Asked Questions

Investment Readiness Acceleartor FAQ
Investment Readiness Acceleartor FAQ
  • We’d love to hear from businesses that:

    • Operate within Tanzania’s 6 most critical social sectors of:
      – Education
      – Healthcare
      – Financial inclusion
      – Clean energy
      – Agriculture
      – Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Are more than an idea—they have a finished product or service and have had some revenue traction
    • Have young operations and probably aren’t making any profit yet; they’re investing all of their cash to grow
    • Want to rapidly grow and expand to new markets across Tanzania, or internationally
    • Have a strong team of 3 of more staff to allow it to grow quickly
  • The programme involves making strategic and operations decision that impact the entire business. Therefore, its required that a senior member of your team attend (CEO, CFO, etc.), and make himself or herself available for all workshops for the duration of the program.

  • Workshop 1: Monday 04th May-Thursday 07th May
    Workshop 2: Monday 13th June-Thursday 16th June
    Workshop 3: Monday July 20th-Thursday 23rd July

  • For any organisations accepted from outside of Dar, Anza will cover the travel and accommodation costs for one of your personnel. For everyone, Anza will cover all lunches, snacks, and some dinners.

  • There are no fees involved; however, to ensure that everyone takes the programme seriously, there is a refundable deposit of $500 that will be returned upon successfully attending all the classes and completing the programme.

  • *the VIRAL (Venture Investment Readiness & Awareness Levels) Framework is a proprietary tool developed by Village Capital to benchmark and set milestones related to investment readiness; curriculum programming is designed to progress businesses towards their target level of investment readiness.

  • As well as the opportunities opened up by being part of the Investment Readiness Accelerator, the top two ventures will be selected by other entrepreneurs in the cohort to get investment from Anza Growth Fund.

  • Last year we held the workshops in Dar es Salaam, covering the cost of transport and accommodation for entrepreneurs living outside of Dar.

    With COVID19 and the need for social distancing we have already moved many of our programmes online.

    Depending on the situation in May – July, we will be able to run Investment Readiness Accelerator online should it be necessary.

For further enquires please contact or click the ‘Got a question?’ tab below.

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