AfroVumbua, a business consulting firm working with startups, early stage entrepreneurs and young companies to help them create innovative business models and connect with investors recently announced its Get Fit for Funding program that aims to help entrepreneurs learn how to raise funds for their start-ups.
According to AfroVumbua, ” We are launching a 5-week group training course designed to enable early stage entrepreneurs create and start executing innovative business models and helping them to connect with investors in our network.”
The program is based on the highly successful methods developed by Steve Blank and Eric Ries on the Lean Startup Methodology and Alexander Osterwalder on Business Model Generation. These methodologies have been used by companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies and is now taught in leading business schools such as MIT, Stanford and Berkley.
The 10 module course runs for 5 weeks and trainees are coached twice a week (every Tuesday and Friday) with each session lasting a maximum of 2 hours.
There are both morning and evening classes. The morning classes run from 10am – 12 noon, while the evening classes run from 7pm – 9pm and each trainee shall further be entitled to a free 2-hours of individual consulting session during the 5 week period to discuss confidential business matters.
After the course, all the graduates will present their pitch and those able to execute viable business models will receive personal introductions to suitable investors.
Some of the coaches include Robinson Esialimba, the founder and CEO of AfroVumbua, a trained intellectual property lawyer with over 10 years’ experience in strategy development and project management both in Africa and Europe; Francis Nasyomba: One of the few Certified Financial Analysts (CFA) in Kenya, a CFA lecturer at Strathmore University, a trained engineer and Senior Associate at the Centum Private Equity Fund, Sonia Milici, an experienced Swiss marketing professional with several years’ experience in marketing, PR and advertising in Europe and Africa including in blue-chip companies such as McDonald’s and Stefan Issler, a Swiss economist and seasoned risk analyst with experience in Africa and Europe and currently Senior Investment Officer at reponsAbility Africa Investment Fund.
Going for just KES 39, 995, the course will admit 30 students on a first-come, first-served basis with some priority allocated to those with awesome business ideas. Payments can be made via Mpesa, cash, bank transfer, bank deposit or banker’s cheques.
Interested applicants are required to register online at www.afrovumbua.com or via email to: [email protected] or Facebook page.
Get Fit for Funding (G3F) has been under pilot for the last 3 months and is designed to help entrepreneurs build innovative business models and connect with investors.