Join the Tribe - be part of a tech-enabled business community driving innovation across Southern Africa!
TechTribe Accelerator is looking for mentors across the SADC region to join its 7-month investment readiness online accelerator. The accelerator consists of 9 modules, each module covers a component of the investment case. The mentor's role is to provide guidance and feedback as the entrepreneur assembles each piece of their investment case.
If you want to join an exciting network of innovators and change-makers; are passionate about helping tech-enabled businesses to grow; and can commit to short monthly mentorship sessions over a period of seven months, then register your interest here.
Apart from helping others along a familiar path, as a mentor you will also:
Become a part of an engaged business community that cares about driving positive social and environmental change;
Work with entrepreneurs who are leaders in their field;
Help innovative businesses grow and secure funding; and
Gain mentorship experience.
Duration: January to July 2020
Time commitment: There are various levels of time commitment from low to high; with an average of 12 hours per month over 7 months.
You will provide guidance and support to entrepreneurs as they develop each component of their investment case, including:
Understanding investment readiness;
Defining the impact model: mission, values, problem and solution statement, impact discovery;
Understanding the target market: segmentation, competitive advantage, value proposition, business model validation;
Crafting the marketing, sales and distribution strategy;
Developing a financial model and doing a value chain analysis;
Growth and critical path planning;
Creating a three year financial plan;
Pitch development; and
Compiling the full investment case.
Format: The accelerator is designed around 9 modules delivered online through the TTA learning management system. Each module follows a set structure: theory; example; and assignment template (each template serves as the basis of each component of the investment case described above - mentors will provide feedback on each assignment).
Platforms: The learning management platform delivers content and tracks the progress of each entrepreneur through each module. Peer to peer engagement (between entrepreneurs) and mentor to peer engagement will take place online.
Strong business acumen and a commitment to advancing market-based solutions to social and environmental challenges.
Demonstrable track record in either helping businesses get investment ready or running a business that has secured funding to grow.
Demonstrable experience in any of the following sectors: health; Biotech / PlantBio; energy; water; education; govtech; agriculture; mobility; smart cities; financial inclusion, and the broader green economy.
Able to commit to scheduled mentorship sessions.
Willing to undergo a brief training session, on both the learning management platform as well as the social networking platform.
Willing to participate in a feedback & evaluation process, so that TTA can continuously improve the quality of the mentorship experience.