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  • About the IRP



    The Investment Readiness Programme (IRP) is a specially designed, digital learning programme that takes ambitious African entrepreneurs through the startup process - helping them to refine their ventures and make them attractive to investors who can help take them to the next level.

     

    The IRP is for founders and startups, as well as the hubs and institutions that support them.

     

    Both early stage startups and older businesses that are looking to raise funds will find the IRP invaluable.

     

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  • For startups



     

    The IRP will give you access to a world of resources and opportunities that can help grow your business from inception to investment.

     

    The IRP guides founders and their teams through 12 stages of the startup process, delivering a high quality learning experience, supported by dedicated mentors from our network of experts - and ultimately helping you to make your startup an attractive investment proposition.  

     

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  • For mentors



     

    Play your part in developing African talent by supporting the smartest innovators on the African continent.

     

    Share your experiences and wisdom by becoming an IRP mentor and ensure that your expertise are instrumental in creating significant growth opportunities for founding teams as they grow their ideas into meaningful businesses. 

     


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  • For investors



     

    The Investment Readiness Programme is designed to help startups get their DD right by building scalable businesses that understand the investment process.
     

     

    By being part of the IRP investor network, you'll be first in line to tap into Africa's pool of entrepreneurial talent, with the pain-staking process of due diligence taken care of.

     


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  • TESTIMONIALS


    "The IRPAfrica Investment Readiness Platform is well time and necessary in this difficult time for many new and well-established early-stage ventures. If you used properly entrepreneurs will learn much need approaches to making a complete and compelling case for investment".
    Vuyisa Qabaka, Partner at HYBR



    “The Investment Readiness Platform is a much-needed game changer in the context of directing investments to start-ups. The current level of investment in start-ups, is a far cry from what is needed to effect economic growth. By educating entrepreneurs, we will...

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    TESTIMONIALS

    "The IRPAfrica Investment Readiness Platform is well time and necessary in this difficult time for many new and well-established early-stage ventures. If you used properly entrepreneurs will learn much need approaches to making a complete and compelling case for investment".
    Vuyisa Qabaka, Partner at HYBR



    “The Investment Readiness Platform is a much-needed game changer in the context of directing investments to start-ups. The current level of investment in start-ups, is a far cry from what is needed to effect economic growth. By educating entrepreneurs, we will improve the number of start-ups actively engaging with investors to scale, ultimately driving economic growth in the countries within which they operate. From their experience, we can then adapt the start-up ecosystems to provide the right level of support and investment to thrive. The growth of the platform will see us growing the level of participation in policy frameworks from people who themselves have been through the journey of building start-ups leveraging ecosystems. I personally look forward to seeing an increase of entrepreneurs “shooting their shot” as they grow their confidence and engagement with investors, leading to an increase in investment directed at start-ups”.
    Marang Marekimane, MD of Business Mechanic Process



     

    “Africa does not have a lack of funding opportunities, with only 5% of startups getting access to funding the challenges are bigger than just funders declining thousands of applications. The IRPAfrica Investment Readiness Platform focus on getting them ready for a positive response are timeous and needed. We know that being ready for the opportunity has better luck outcomes then trying to be ready. Business advisory, coaching and Mentorship are critical ecosystem players to have with the IRpAfrica learning academy, a community like IRPAfrica around the Startups will certainly have a greater impact”.
    Hilton Theunissen, MD at Growthwheel SA



    “The IRPAfrica platform is an important missing piece to the ecosystem. Among other things it brings transparency to founders and investors alike with its secure data room for due diligence and thorough checklist to help prepare founders for the investment process and to save investors time in finding investor ready startups and in the step of due diligence”.
    Serena Davis, Startup Investment Specialist, Hippo Seeds



    Chisala Bwalya from Zambia

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