Phases of Investment

African Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) are critical to accelerating investments into the African digital ecosystem by preparing and equipping startups to become investment ready. However, many African DIH leaders lack sufficient knowledge of the investment process in order to more effectively support startups within their ecosystems.

To address this challenge, AfriconEU, the first Trans-continental Networking Academy for African and European Digital Innovation Hubs in partnership with African Technology Business Network (ATBN) will host a virtual webinar on “Phases of Investment’’.

The main objective of this webinar is to equip DIH leaders to understand the core phases of traditional investment (pre-seed, seed funding, series A, B and C funding), the typical features of those phases, and how to create or guide the creation of a financing plan for an innovative project. Participants will also be able to identify some of the common types of investors, such as FFF, venture capital, VC funds, corporate VC, angel investors, banks, open innovation, and others.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Understanding the core phases of investment

  • Types of investors

  • Preparation of projects for investment and building investor relationships


Who Should Attend?

  • Leaders of DIHs (tech hubs, universities, incubators, accelerators)

  • Investors

  • Youth

  • Start-ups

  • Entrepreneurs and entrepreneur support network leaders

  • Digital skills providers


Date: Wednesday, 23rd November, 2022

Time: 12pm – 13:30 CET

Speakers:  TBC


11.00 – 11.10 – Welcome and introductions

11.10 – 11.35 – Speaker presentation

11.35 – 12.05 Discussion

12.05 – 12.25 Audience Q & A

12.30 – Close

AfriConEU project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (GA no. 101016687).

For tickets visit: EventBrite

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