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  • Virtual - 8 Days
    Wednesday
    February 8
    2023

    Investment Readiness: Fine Tuning Your Funding Ask

    Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and VC4A have teamed up to offer entrepreneurs access to expert sessions on fundraising! The objective of this two-session program is to help impact focused entrepreneurs refine their funding ask, so they can more effectively communicate their needs and opportunities to investors.

    About the virtual workshop sessions

    In this hands-on 2-part workshop, you will fine tune your impact capital funding ask so that it makes sense for your enterprise while helping you target the right investors for your needs with a compelling request. Whether you are looking to raise grants, debt, equity, or a combination, you will leave this virtual workshop series with a clear funding “ask” and better prepared to speak to investors.

    Background

    For 25 years, Miller Center has been a leader in the global social enterprise movement, working with social enterprise leaders to create innovative, sustainable, and scalable solutions to eliminate poverty and protect the planet. We have served more than 1,300 social entrepreneurs based in over 100 countries that have impacted hundreds of millions of lives. Our programs help post-revenue startup and early growth stage enterprises take their impact to scale and prepare for the next level of investment. Graduates of Miller Center’s flagship Accelerator program have, on average, raised $1.2 million within the first 3-years following the accelerator.

    A core concept for fundraising success, which we use throughout Miller Center’s programs, is something that we call the “justifiable ask.” This workshop covers the justifiable ask concept in detail and demystifies the key components of a clearly defined, effective investment ask.

    Apply by January 29th
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  • In-Person - 3 Days
    Wednesday
    February 8
    2023

    The Leading Solar and Energy Storage Event in Africa

    South Africa’s leading position in driving the continent’s transition to renewable energy has been confirmed with the launch of the first-ever Solar Power Africa Trade Show.

    Organised by Messe Frankfurt, and in partnership with the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), Solar Power Africa 2023 is the first event of its kind dedicated solely to Solar Power and Energy storage and is expected to attract over 100 exhibitors operating in this dynamic market.

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