Investor Accelerator Program

An Intense Fellowship For Seasoned Working Professionals Looking to Pivot into An Investing Career

PROGRAM • OVERVIEW 

20 Week Program

Packed with Activities, Teaching Fellows over 800h of End-To-End Curriculum Material Condensed into Easily Digestable Learning Sessions, Workshops and Panels

Dedicated Office Hours

Dream VC's Core Team is There to Help - We Provide Regular Office Hours and Actively Discuss Tasks, Challenges and Upcoming Activities Every Week, To Help You Stay on Top of Your Work

Monthly Mock Investment Committee Simulations

Fellows Directly Contribute to Blockly Internal ICs; Sourcing & Diligencing Startups and also Draft Investment Memos for Prospective Deals to Bring to the Table for Review

Block Based Learning

Dream VC's Innovative Learning Structure Ensures You are Able to Understand the Ins and Outs of Each Particular Topic, Allowing You to Focus on Learning One Core Concept At a Time

Extensive In-House Resource Database

Dream VC has Created and Curated One of the Largest, Resource-Rich Databases on Venture Capital, VC investing and VC Fundraising available. We Provide Hundreds of Hours Worth of Extra Recorded Content and External Resources to All Fellows on Dream VC Programs to Further Their Learning, All On-Demand.

Emerging Fund Manager Toolkit

Dozens of Templates and Resources Provided Covering Fund Structures, Portfolio Construction, Fundraising Materials, LP Outreach Lists, and More

Weekly All Hands & Networking

By the End of the Program You Will Know All Your Peers and Will Have Had Plenty of Chances to Chat, Bond and Network

Exclusive panels With Leading African-Focused VCs

Learn From and Network Directly with Professionals in the Field, Through Intimate Fireside Chats and Open Q&As with Ecosystem Leaders Championing African-Focused Funds

Community-Driven Dealflow Pipeline

Fellows Participate in Intro Calls, Internal Pitch Sessions, and Blind Pitch Deck Reviews of Real Active Startups to Gain Actual Applicable Experience in Founder Interactions

Ideal Candidate Profiles

Seasoned Career Professionals and Operators With 5+ Years of Full-Time Professional Experience Looking to Launch Their Investing Career On the African Continent

Successful Entrepreneurs That Have Exited/Been Acquired OR Successfully Raised a Round of Institutional Funding in Excess of $1M USD

VP or C-Suite Level Executives With Background in Market-Leading Firms With Strong Managerial & Leadership Experience

Supercharged Networker/Community Builders.
You are Someone Who Knows Everybody and/or You Run a Large Professional Network

Advisors.
You Officially Sit On the Board(s) of Startups or Actively Mentor Companies by Leveraging Your Extensive Expertise

Experienced Operators.
You’ve Perfected Your Craft At the Intersection of Tech, Product, Strategy And/Or Management 

Important Note: This program is geared towards mid to advanced stage career professionals who have the capital and experience to begin investment activities upon program completion (start or improve angel investing, start and/or lead syndicates, launch future VC funds, join funds as a senior team member, etc.).

 

If you are at the earlier end of the experience spectrum and wish to break into entry level roles at investment firms (intern, analyst, associate, senior associate levels), please check out the Launch into VC Program

Preference will be given for individuals who identify as homegrown African or part of the African diaspora; but we consider all applications if you demonstrate genuine interest + fit the program.

Investor Accelerator Curriculum
Learning Dynamics
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Weekly Learning Sessions
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Active All-Hands, Socials and Networking
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Industry Leading Panels

Engage in 60h+ of Live Venture Capital Training, complemented by readings, assignments, projects and more!

Network with peers, build your confidence, develop a personal brand and position yourself for success!

Learn from a wide range of Speakers, Panellists, Experts and Industry Leaders across the African VC space and beyond!

Program Schedule

Learning Sessions

All Hands & Office Hours

MONDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

TUESDAYS

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

SATURDAYS

SUNDAYS

Learning Sessions

Panels & Workshops

Weekly Learning Sessions on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings GMT (1.5H)

Weekly All Hands & Open Office Hours on Sunday Afternoons GMT (Time Varies on Activity)

All Panels & Workshops on Sunday Evenings GMT (1H)

Application Stages

Airtable Application

Motivational Video Submission

Technical Task Submission

Final Individual Interview

Final Offers Extended

March 8th - May 1st 2022

Early May 2022

Mid May 2022

Mid - Late May 2022

June 1st, 2022

Frequently asked questions