Investment Readiness Accelerator
Frequently Asked Questions

Investment Readiness Accelerator FAQ
Investment Readiness Accelerator 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.

  • The program will take place in our Dar Es Salaam offices. It will consist of three 4-day workshops. 

    • Workshop 1: 27th – 29th April 2022
    • Workshop 2:  1st – 3rd June 2022
    • Workshop 3: 13th – 15th July 2022
  • 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.

  • A business which is founded by a woman, has a management team of at least 50% women and/or has a board team made up of at least 50% women.

  • Businesses which positively contribute towards climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience. This means that the business models can be ones that:

    • Contribute effectively towards a circular economy;
    • Increase the longevity of agricultural outputs (including value addition);
    • Have innovative waste management solutions;
    • Improve access to sustainable energy;
    • Provide sustainable and accessible water and sanitation solutions; and
    • Others which effectively work towards mitigating the impacts of climate change and improving resilience amongst communities.

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