mLab Fundraising Readiness Workshop

Fri Jun 14, 08:30 - Fri Jun 14, 12:00
Bandwidth Barn Exent Space, 3rd Floor, Block B, Woodstock Exchange


Navigating and understanding the early-stage fundraising space can be tricky for first time entrepreneurs. If you think you just need a great pitch deck to get funding, think again. This half day workshop will help you to understand what types of funding are available for different types of businesses, give you practical advice on what you need to do to raise funding, as well as resources and tools to help you connect with funders and investment opportunities.


Thomas van Harlem, Investor Relations & Research Lead, VC4A

VC4Africa is the largest online community of entrepreneurs and investors dedicated to building game changing companies on the continent. Entrepreneurs have access to free online tools, mentorship opportunities and private deal rooms. Investor Pro Account users can set up intelligent alerts, follow progress, conduct due diligence and connect directly. The community has members in 159 countries and meet-ups have been hosted in more than 50 cities around the world. For more information visit the VC4A site.

Alexandra Fraser, Fundraising & Partnership Consultant, mLab

mLab Southern Africa (mLab) ( is a non-profit company founded in 2012, which was launched as a mobile technology accelerator to unlock value in the mobile apps economy. Since inception, mLab has evolved into a youth-focused, tech-enabled, innovation, skills development and start-up support organization. mLab has supported over 65 start-ups to date and many have gone on to raise follow-on funding from the private sector and scale internationally.


8:30am Registration & Coffee

9:00am Welcome & Introductions

9:15am Understanding types of early stage funding & the SA landscape

10:00am Understanding what funders want & look for in an investment

10:45am Coffee Break

11:05am Getting fundraising ready

11:55am Thanks & Close

12:00pm Lunch

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mLab Fundraising Readiness Workshop
Bandwidth Barn Exent Space, 3rd Floor, Block B, Woodstock Exchange
66 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915
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