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Brussels, Belgium | 13 December - 15 December 2017

This specialized 3-day training combines capacity building and meetings with investors.

Module 2 “Identify the source of funding" will bring together a group of entrepreneurs in order to promote the development of the SME sector in Africa, build managerial capacities, boost access to finance and expand business opportunities and partnerships. This is a unique and exclusive training module that allows entrepreneurs to have a clear mapping of existing investors and understand their investment criteria.

The African participants who are selected for this limited training (25 participants) seek to identify partners to finance specific projects, and learn what types of financing are possible. The training will focus on financing tools, will review the various sources of financing and investment criteria and will link sources of funding and fundraising.

Module 2 will consist of three parts:

1. Choosing the adequate financing tool:

- Internal funding
- Grants and subsidies
- Debt, export finance tools
- Equity

2. Mapping of the funding sources and their respective investment criteria

- Commercial banks
- Private Equity Investment funds
- Development Finance Institutions
- International Finance Institutions
- Private sector support programmes

3. Fundraising, negotiation and reporting

- Design your project
- Submitting your business plan
- Funding negotiation
- Reporting

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We seek to empower the spirit of entrepreneurship in Africa

  • Facilitate access to finance
  • Connect businesses horizontally and vertically
  • Create an exchange of know-how
  • Engage the relevant Public-Private dialogue
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