Women Entrepreneurs Seed to Scale Investment Readiness Trainings
Under the umbrella of the Mashreq Gender Facility (MGF), International Finance Corporation and the World Bank’s initiative to support women entrepreneurs, Invest2Innovate in collaboration with Step has just launched the applications for “Venture Spark4Her”, an Investment Readiness training for Women Entrepreneurs.
The training will present an opportunity for you to be equipped with the latest curriculum and skills to help your business become more investment ready.
Some of the topics covered will include:
1. Understanding Investment & Fundraising
2. Fundamentals of Bookkeeping
3. Market Sizing
4. Unit Economics & Financial Narratives
5. Investment Ready Pitching
6. Strategies to overcome challenges around raising investment for women entrepreneurs
7. Managing Investor Relations and Negotiations as a Woman Entrepreneur
Please complete the following application to become part of the program before August 19th, 2021!
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED! THANK YOU!
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Which country are you from?
Primary role in the company
Secondary role in the company
If your female co-founder/team member would also like to attend this training please share their details below (Name, email, phone number, role in the company)
Are you a woman-led startup (at least one founder is a woman)?
Short Description of the Business: Please describe in at least 250 words, what it is that your business does.
What gaps are you addressing in the market? What is the problem/pain point that you are solving?
Type of Business
B2B (Business to Business)
B2C (Business to Customer)
B2B2C (Business to Business to Customer)
B2G (Business to Government)
C2C (Customer to Customer)
Year of founding
Startup website & social media links
How many years has the company been operating for?
less than 1 year
1 - 2 years
2 - 3 years
3 - 4 years
4 - 5 years
5 - 10 years
More than 10 years
Number of Founders/Co-Founders?
Number of team members/employees
Where is the company headquartered?
Which sector do you operate in?
How would you describe your company’s stage of development?
Idea stage: A simple product idea with the minimum features needed to satisfy a demand from a group of users/clients
Development & Launch: The period just after a company has launched and is working on their proof of concept
Establishment: A startup at this stage should now be generating a consistent source of income and regularly taking on new customers
Pilot: A startup at this stage will test and validate some of its assumptions, so that the final go-to-market business plan can be adjusted on the basis of validated assumptions
Maturity & Possible Exit: After successfully navigating the expansion stage a business is now making stable profits and may opt for an exit
On average, how much revenue does the business generate every month? Revenue is the income that the business has made from the sale of goods or services to customers
Please highlight the kind of funding the business has received till date: Select all that apply.
We have never received any funding
Competition Prize Money
Loan from donor/government scheme etc.
Financial help from family
Venture Capital funding
Have you been part of any accelerator/incubator program? If yes please mention their names
Are you currently part of any accelerator/incubator program? If yes, please mention their names
What are you looking forward to learning from this training program?
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