Dream VC calls for applications for larger VC scholarships in 2022
Last year, Dream VC launched a fellowship program aimed at providing more access and opportunities to people who have been traditionally underrepresented in the African venture capital space.
They say 90% of fellows graduating from the inaugural program have gone on to venture into venture capital: some joining new and established companies such as Ajim Capital, Akribos Capital, LoftyInc Wennovate, Oui Capital and Lateral Capital – while others others are busy writing checks as angels or creating their own syndicates and funds in emerging ecosystems like Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Rwanda and others.
Well, for 2022, Dream VC says they will be rolling out even bigger programs to engage, educate and hone the untapped talent pool of investors. They hope to become the “Go-To-Launchpad for aspiring investors in Africa”. And for that, they will run two programs:
Applications for both programs will go live on March 8 and will be processed on a rolling basis until the final deadline on March 8. May 1, 2022, 11:59 p.m. GMT. The Venture Capital Launch Exchange also specifically has a Pre-registration deadline April 1, 2022 at 23:59 GMT in addition to the final deadline of May 1.
Details of the first program: Launch in venture capital
The first program is a crash course in basic VC for young professionals with less than five years of full-time work experience. Fellows who participate in the Dream VC launch in VC will have access to weekly live and recorded training sessions and project assignments that mimic real work performed by VC analysts and associates.
Fellows will also participate in engaging workshops, interact with real Africa-focused venture capitalist analysts and associates in relaxed networking mixers, and benefit from comprehensive career development modules specifically on how to break into the industry. venture capital. Finally, Launch into VC Fellows will have access to a dedicated mentorship network through a buddy system that matches incoming LIVC Fellows with former Dream VC graduates, allowing new cohorts to foster connections, build connections and overcome existing challenges in space.
Details of the second program: Investor Accelerator
The second program aims to help launch or accelerate the seasoned careers of experienced operators, founders, working professionals and African enthusiasts interested in catapulting themselves into the world of venture capital investing as investors. , startup consultants or ecosystem builders.
Fellows who participate in the Investor Accelerator will receive active instruction, with several live sessions each week, taking place in the evenings and on weekends to engage fellows. As a much larger and more intensive programme, this promises over 800 hours of content, spread across strategic block-based learning and complemented by a range of panels with top industry leaders such as GPs and executives of many venture capital firms actively investing in or based in African markets. Investor Accelerator Fellows will also be able to hone their investment skills by reviewing active deals, writing investment notes, and presenting them monthly at a mock investment committee meeting.
About Dream VC:
Founded in 2021 by a small team of young investors, ecosystem builders and tech founders, Dream VC has grown into a thriving community, spanning over 12 countries and growing with each cohort, striving to democratize access and understanding the venture capital space for professionals on the continent and among the diaspora. The institute is fully remote and celebrating its return to the public arena by launching 2x new programs, aiming to train over 50+ Future Investors for the continent.