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How To Pitch for Investment

Join the ultimate pitching acceleration course and learn the indispensable smart-cuts to prepare and present a winning pitch.

Learn How To Pitch From Experienced Entrepreneurs and Investors

Do you need answers to any of the following questions?

What Are My Funding Options?

Where do I start looking for investment? What type of investors do I approach? Does it matter what stage my business is in, or what type of business I am growing? Is investment my best, or only, option?

Find out the answers to all these investment questions, and more. 

Learn How Investors Think

What are investors looking for, anyway? How does investment work? What do they need to hear from me so that my chances of getting investment is increased?

Hear directly from our panel of Venture Capital Investors.

How Do I Create a Winning Pitch Deck?

Why is a Pitch Deck important? How does it compare to a business plan? What must I include in my Pitch Deck? What elements are the most essential? 

Learn how to compile and design a winning Pitch Deck with input from founders and investors to ensure you cover all the bases.  

How Do I Deliver a Memorable Pitch?

How do I pitch my business to investors? What is the most effective way to show them the potential of my business? What must I ask them for?
 
Learn how to capture the attention of investors from entrepreneurs who have successfully pitched themselves. 

Here's What Our Students Are Saying...

The content was great especially breaking down the investment ask in the pitch deck.  What I took out from the session was there is no free money, you have to show that your solution is worthy of the investment!
James
Mdala Online Foods
I knew we were looking at seed funding but the great realization for me was “that we must value our startup before pitching for money” so we know the equity we are parting with at an early stage
Caley
AYA
Traction - “post revenue” is the most valuable term. We must show sales. It’s the gold standard for investors. Hence, why we are so focused on understanding our customers now - so we can SELL
Daniel
Chuuse App

Meet Your Course Instructor

Sandras Phiri

Sandras is an expert on entrepreneurship and innovation. He has founded successful companies in IT, entertainment and startup education. He has worked with over 25 organisations, lectured at over 17 universities and been to 22 countries. 
 
He is the director of entrepreneurship development at Africa Trust Group, the fund manager for Enygma Ventures, and former Director of Startup Grind Cape Town, Johannesburg and Luaska. 
 
Sandras has a degree in Computer Science and an MBA from UCT. He has been taught by teachers such as Dr John Demartini, Roger Hamilton and Tony Robbins. He has shared stages with Facebook and Asana co-founder Dustin Maskovitch, Youtube co-founder Steve Chen, Guy Kawasaki, Steve Blank and Clayton Christensen. 
 
He has worked in banking, mobile payments, unit trusts, IT and education. He has been named one of the 15 tech people to follow in 2018 and 2019. He has been featured on CNBC Africa and SABC 3 and has been a mentor on SABC 1 TV programme Making Moves.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a DIY online course. We provide you with the information and actions you need for effective pitching – but the implementation is up to you. Our premier courses include live coaching and direct feedback for pitching. You will however be granted the opportunity to sit in on a Demo Day where people pitch live and get feedback on their pitches. 

This course doesn’t include live investor pitching. If you’re interested in weekly pitch practice with mentors, and pitching in front of investors monthly, then please check out our Startup Launch Programme. 

We encourage everyone to focus on their pitch deck first prior to any business plan. The pitch deck is what investors hear first and what captivates their attention. They receive tens of pitch decks a day, so the pitch deck needs to be good! They are not interested in reading long business plans. 

This is a DIY online course and includes all the key guidance you will need for pitching. It’s up to you to take it all in and apply it to your business. If you are interested in regular coaching or mentoring sessions, then our Founders Circle would be great for you.

This course explains all the options available to you for funding, how to approach investors, and how to craft and deliver a great pitch deck. It provides you with the best tools, and its up to you to build your great pitch! We can’t promise funding as its down to you to apply all the lessons you learn in the course, which will be specific to your business.
 
Yes it is! Having a business plan and pitching well to investors are two different things. A business plan is just a document. Your pitch is how you present your business through slides and verbal communication. Doing this course will help you to view your business plan in a different light, and make it even better!
 

The earlier you do this course the better! You’ll learn the options available to you to fund your new business, and what you should be focusing on ahead of time for investment.

The type of investor you need is often dependent on a number of factors. These include your industry, type of business, your stage, your business maturity and what you plan is for using the money invested. In the course we explain how these factors relate to the type of investors you should look for. When it comes to the investors themselves, they also have different focuses e.g. technology or health. We can give you guidance on how to approach this, and plan your conversations, but we won’t be able to give a list tailored to you.

We would love to welcome you to join our online communities. You can access more advice, and attend our monthly events. We also provide additional courses you may benefit from as you continue to grow your business. 

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