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
You Officially Sit On the Board(s) of Startups or Actively Mentor Companies by Leveraging Your Extensive Expertise
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
Weekly Learning Sessions
Active All-Hands, Socials and Networking
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!
All Hands & Office Hours
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)