Join the ultimate pitching acceleration course and learn the indispensable smart-cuts to prepare and present a winning pitch.
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Learn How To Pitch From Experienced Entrepreneurs and Investors
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Do you need answers to any of the following questions?
What Are My Funding Options?
Where do I start looking for investment? What type of investors do I approach? Does it matter what stage my business is in, or what type of business I am growing? Is investment my best, or only, option?
Find out the answers to all these investment questions, and more.
How Do Venture Capital Investors Think?
What are investors looking for, anyway? How does investment work? What do they need to hear from me so that my chances of getting investment is increased?
Hear directly from our panel of Venture Capital Investors.
How Do I Create an Effective Pitch Deck?
How do I pitch my business to investors? What is the most effective way to show them the potential of my business? What must I ask them for?
Learn how to capture the attention of investors from entrepreneurs who have successfully pitched themselves.
How Do I Deliver a Winning Pitch?
How long must my pitch be? How do I deliver my pitch? How do I find investors? What's the best way to approach investors?
Make the most of every opportunity by being prepared! Use our frameworks, checklists and swipe files to increase your chances..
Here's what our students are saying...
The content was great especially breaking down the investment ask in the pitch deck. What I took out from the session was there is no free money, you have to show that your solution is worthy of the investment!
James - Mdala Online Foods
I knew we were looking at seed funding but the great realization for me was “that we must value our startup before pitching for money” so we know the equity we are parting with at an early stage
Caley - AYA
Traction - “post revenue” is the most valuable term. We must show sales. It’s the gold standard for investors. Hence, why we are so focused on understanding our customers now - so we can SELL
Daniel - Chuuse App
Meet Your Course Instructor
Sandras Phiri is the CEO and Founder of StartupCircles.ai - Africa’s No.1 Practical Business School for Entrepreneurs. He is a director at Africa Trust Group and the fund manager for Enygma Ventures.
Sandras is an expert on startups and revenue growth. He works with entrepreneurs from over 40 countries, helping them to launch, grow their customer base and revenue, as well as get investor-ready.
Sandras has founded successful companies in IT, entertainment and education. He has worked with over 25 organisations and lectured at over 17 universities. His work has taken him to 22 countries.
Sandras has a degree in Computer Science and an MBA from The University of Cape Town. He has shared stages with Dustin Maskovitch (Facebook co-founder), Steve Chen (YouTube co-founder), Guy Kawasaki, and Steve Blank.
He has worked in banking, mobile payments, unit trusts, IT and education, and has been named one of the 15 tech people to follow in South Africa in 2018 and 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will I get feedback on my pitch?
This is a DIY online course. We provide you with the information and actions you need for effective pitching - but the implementation is up to you. Our premier courses include live coaching and direct feedback for pitching. You will however be granted the opportunity to sit in on a Demo Day where people pitch live and get feedback on their pitches.
2. Will I get to pitch in front of investors?
This course doesn’t include live investor pitching. If you're interested in weekly pitch practice with mentors, and pitching in front of investors monthly, then please check out our Startup Launch Programme.
3. Will you help me with my business plan?
We encourage everyone to focus on their pitch deck first prior to any business plan. The pitch deck is what investors hear first and what captivates their attention. They receive tens of pitch decks a day, so the pitch deck needs to be good! They are not interested in reading long business plans.
4. Will I get mentors?
This is a DIY online course and includes all the key guidance you will need for pitching. It's up to you to take it all in and apply it to your business. If you are interested in regular coaching or mentoring sessions, then our Founders Circle would be great for you.
6. Will I get investment from doing this course?
This course explains all the options available to you for funding, how to approach investors, and how to craft and deliver a great pitch deck. It provides you with the best tools, and its up to you to build your great pitch! We can't promise funding as its down to you to apply all the lessons you learn in the course, which will be specific to your business.
7. I've written my business plan already, is this course appropriate for me?
Yes it is! Having a business plan and pitching well to investors are two different things. A business plan is just a document. Your pitch is how you present your business through slides and verbal communication. Doing this course will help you to view your business plan in a different light, and make it even better!
8. I'm just starting out, is it too early to do this?
The earlier you do this course the better! You'll learn the options available to you to fund your new business, and what you should be focusing on ahead of time for investment.
9. Will you give me a list of investors I can go to?
The type of investor you need is often dependent on a number of factors. These include your industry, type of business, your stage, your business maturity and what you plan is for using the money invested. In the course we explain how these factors relate to the type of investors you should look for. When it comes to the investors themselves, they also have different focuses e.g. technology or health. We can give you guidance on how to approach this, and plan your conversations, but we won't be able to give a list tailored to you.
10. What happens after the course
We would love to welcome you to join our online communities. You can access more advice, and attend our monthly events. We also provide additional courses you may benefit from as you continue to grow your business.
We are an online educational platform that helps professionals and aspiring individuals to succeed in their goals.