XL Academy – Accelerating Growth: How to Raise Funds in Africa

Course

Self-paced e-learning

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Offered by

World Bank Group

World Bank Group – Open Learning Campus

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Length
3 weeks
Effort
2–3 hours per week
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Region
World
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free, a verified certificate for $5 USD

Course summary

XL Academy is the online component of XL Africa, an investment-readiness program, designed for companies seeking to raise post-seed capital, defined as $200,000 USD or higher. XL Academy consists of ten intensive training modules, designed to complement mentorship.

Topics

Sustainable Development Goals
Decent work and economic growth

About this course

The XL Academy is an online tutorial utilized in the XL Africa, pan-African acceleration program, and the Francophone spin-off, l’Afrique Excelle. The XL Academy consists of nine intensive training modules, designed to complement mentorship. This content designed for companies seeking to raise post-seed capital, defined as $200,000 USD or higher. The modules are brief and action oriented: what are the most important things you need to focus on to accelerate funding, corporate partnerships and growth?

The XL Academy is an online tutorial introduced during the XL Africa program – now made available to all entrepreneurs! It consists of ten intensive training modules, designed to complement mentorship. These modules are created to help companies looking to raise post-seed capital to scale. The advanced content is brief and action oriented: what are the most important things you need to focus on to accelerate funding, corporate partnerships and growth?

Target audience

These modules provide an overview of how to raise equity finance. The target audience is African entrepreneurs seeking to raise post-seed capital, defined as $200,000 USD or higher.

Learning objectives

Participants will:

  • Learn the subtleties of communicating with investors and navigating the challenging process of fundraising, from an experienced investor,
  • Understand how to graduate from the Lean Canvas framework to scaling your business frameworks, and
  • Address the next set of questions and issues that follow completion of initial product delivery and early traction in your first market.

With the Goals of…

  • Focusing discussions with mentors on the most urgent issues and most advanced advice,
  • Preparing for professional discussions with investors throughout the fundraising process,
  • Accelerating progress towards success in the long and often frustrating processes of fundraising, corporate partnership and scaling, and
  • Building on your initial success and breaking away from the pack.