PROGRAM • OVERVIEW
14 Week Program
Packed with Activities, Teaching Fellows over 500h of Material Condensed into Easily Digestable Learning Sessions, Workshops and Panels
Community is Core to Success in the Venture Capital Ecosystem. We Foster Community within Dream VC and Help You De-Stress and Better Absorb Information via Regular Socials and Cooldowns
Dream VC's Mentoring Network Pairs All Inbound Launch into VC fellows with former Dream VC Graduates, Allowing You to Foster Ties, Build Connections and Overcome Challenges in the Space
Individual & Group Assignments
Individual, Group and Timed Assignments Are at the Core of Dream VC's Learning Curriculum, Bringing You Up to Speed with Years of Experience in Just a Matter of Weeks
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
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
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
Top VC Speakers & Panelists
Learn From and Network Directly with Professionals in the Field, on Dedicated Sessions with Young VCs working in African-Focused Funds
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.
Who Should Apply?
(Possibly) Younger Age Demographic (U30) Looking to Break into Entry-Level Roles (Interns, Analysts, Associates) in African-Focused VC & Investment Firms
Early-Stage Professionals with 1 - 5 Years of Full-Time Work Experience in the Industry
Truly Exceptional Undergraduate, Postgraduate, & Recent Graduate Students with a Keen Interest and Demonstrated Passion for VC
Aspiring VC Scouts and Young Venture Builders Who Have a Wide Network to Leverage for a Prospective Investing Career
Note: Preference is given for individuals who identify as homegrown African or part of the diaspora, but we consider all applications if you demonstrate genuine interest and fit the program.
Launch into VC Fellows Will Learn
Deal Sourcing + Screening
How to Conduct Startup Due Diligence
Investment Memos + Startup Valuation Method
Capitalization Tables + Equity Management
Understanding the 3 Financial Statements
Funding Terms + Terms Sheets
Interacting & Providing Value Add to Founders
Career Development for a Venture Capital Career
Exits & Portfolio Management
Weekly Learning Sessions
Active All-Hands, Socials and Networking
Industry Leading Panels
Engage in 20h+ of 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!
Dream VC is passionate about empowering and building a strong community both within each program and between programs run by Dream VC. The Dream VC Mentorship Network engages successful graduates from former cohorts to mentor fellows in new programs.
Each Launch into VC program participant will be assigned to a mentor for the duration of the program, to help them get their footing in the Startup and VC ecosystem, build more connections and improve their likelihood of success. Mentorship Mixers will happen on a biweekly basis for up to an hour, with intimate breakout rooms for mentors and their respective mentees to have conversations in a safe space.
All Hands & Office Hours
Panels & Mentoring
Weekly Learning Sessions on Monday Late Afternoon GMT (1.5H)
All Workshops on Wednesday Late Afternoon GMT (1H)
Biweekly Socials on Friday Evenings GMT (Time Varies on Activity)
Weekly All Hands & Open Office Hours on Saturday Afternoon GMT (1H)
Biweekly Mentorship Sessions [Week 2 & 4 of Every Block] on Saturday Evenings GMT (1H)