AN 8 WEEK FULLY
ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER IN THE IMPACT ECONOMY
Annually, early stage impact businesses seeking investment to scale their operations apply to iAmp’s student assisted investment readiness program. They may be building solutions to challenges in health care, education, agriculture, financial inclusion, renewable energy, and more. Most importantly, by design, these businesses must be addressing a pressing social or environmental challenge while being economically sustainable.
WEEK 1 | ORIENTATE YOURSELF
Learn the dynamics of living and working in Cape Town (and, of course, where to have fun). Impact Amplifier, industry experts and iAmp’s team of mentors lead lectures, workshops and site visits giving you insight into South African and African social and environmental challenges and how entrepreneurs are building solutions to address them. You will also come to grips with Africa’s Impact economy and the state of impact investing on the continent.
A great experience to learn about social entrepreneurship in Africa and in the global context, while living in and experiencing the dynamic city of Cape Town. For sure, a unique and challenging life experience. One I’ll never forget!
– OMAR SEGUEL, 2015 IA FELLOW
WEEK 2 | IMMERSE YOURSELF
Collaborate in teams of two to three and partner with a local, early stage impact business. Through site visits and workshop discussions, become immersed in the entrepreneurs key challenges and how they are addressing them. iAmp mentors support your team while you come up with a game plan for the investment readiness process and how it will be applied over the next 6 weeks.
Our collaboration was one of extreme professionalism. Their infinite knowledge and passion for impact investment and social innovation, is a true testament to the team’s efforts towards the environmental and social challenges South Africa faces. We are proud to be associated with them.
– V. MITHA, SHAKTI ENERGY, ENTREPRENEUR
WEEK 3-8 | APPLY YOURSELF
In your team, and supported by iAmp mentors, work alongside the entrepreneur as you support them through Impact Amplifier’s six week Investment Readiness process. The goal: to support the business to pitch readiness! No two days are the same, and you will have to think on your feet and translate your new knowledge into practice.
Business and student teams attend weekly workshops where Investment readiness modules are discussed and plans put in place for that weeks goals, which include:
REFINING THE IMPACT MODEL | DEFINING TARGET MARKETS, COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE AND VALUE PROPOSITION | THE BUSINESS’ MARKET ACCESS INCLUDING SALES, DISTRIBUTION, PROMOTION AND KEY PARTNERSHIPS | DEVELOPMENT OF THE FINANCIAL MODEL | GROWTH STRATEGIES | OUTLINING A THREE YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN | DETERMINING THE JUSTIFIABLE ASK | DEVELOPMENT OF THE PITCH
SO LET’S BREAK IT DOWN…
8 Weeks USD 3900
Before January 31, 2017
First Class 7 Jun – 2 Aug 2017
Second Class: 21 Jun – 16 Aug 2017
USD4,400 if after January, but before March 31, 2017
USD4,900 April 1, 2017 onwards
** Speak to our team if you would like our accommodation and transport add on.
2017 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
Spots are limited and the interest competitive.
Starting your application early will increase your chance of acceptance.
SOUTH AFRICAN OR AFRICAN STUDENT?
Connect with us for local pricing options or alternatively
start the application process, indicating your country of residence.
A member of our team will be in touch.