The most innovative companies in the world have shifted towards developing impactful and authentic products and services that are not created at someone else or the planet’s expense. They create value for others, meaningful in that it matters in human terms and sustainable by not being bubble-driven or built on the destruction of our natural resources. Companies that embrace this responsibility are well positioned to deliver profitable large-scale social and environmental solutions.

We know that most growing businesses in Africa, focused on impact in social and environmental issues, cannot secure the investment they require for a number of reasons. The principal reason is that they are not investment ready. In other words they are not aligned strategically to the market dependencies and realities and as a result have a misaligned purpose. Nor have they prepared a financial and non-financial narrative that is required to fulfil investor requirements. As such, many of these impact businesses, with solutions that can solve some of the most intractable problems we face in Africa, never unlock their full potential based on funding constraints.

We recognize that the process, when facilitated by an intermediary, to get these businesses strategically aligned for investment, often fails. They either cannot afford the service, their market potential and deal size is too small, and/or the risks are too high for the intermediary to support them exclusively based on a capital raising investment. Without the intermediary the structural requirements of institutional investors are generally beyond the competence and capacity of most early stage businesses in Africa.

We want to breakdown this barrier to success. iAmp has established an innovative model of providing investment readiness training and strategic growth development to impact businesses while also teaching students about the industry and defining the overarching business requirements for success. We believe this model offers the opportunity to be transformative for both students and the businesses they are supporting.

We subscribe to the African proverb:

If you want to walk fast, walk alone.
if you want to walk far, walk together.

We want to immerse you into a community of innovative African entrepreneurs who are driven by a belief that they can change the world. And inspire you to do the same. Join us in Cape Town it may just be the transformative experience you’ve been looking for all your life and fast track your career in the impact economy.