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RECRUITING THE SEVENTH CLASS OF DEMO AFRICA!
Before we get going on recruiting the next generation of Africa’s most talented entrepreneurs, let us take a moment to say thank you! Below are very simple ways you can help us attract some of the continent's most promising entrepreneurs to apply to DEMO Africa’s 2018 program in Morocco. Finding great entrepreneurs is the most important part of achieving our mission and we couldn’t do it without your help! We sincerely appreciate your willingness to help us spread the word.
GENERAL BLURB ABOUT DEMO AFRICA
Over the last six years, DEMO Africa has connected over 3,000 African start-ups to the global innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, helped create more than 2,000 high-paying jobs, and mentored more than 250 startup teams across the continent. Over 30 DEMO Africa winners have ventured on to Silicon Valley though the LIONS@FRICA innovation tour to partake in deep knowledge exchanges and engage the global innovation ecosystem.
To give these entrepreneurs the DEMO Africa advantage to beat these odds, we equip these entrepreneurs with the knowledge, mentorship, tools, connections, financing and supportive community that they need to survive and grow.
FOR MESSAGES TO SHARE ON TWITTER
Join the exclusive @demoafrica network and access mentorship, tools, capital and like-minded peers. Apply to #DEMOAfricaMaroc https://bit.ly/2FiJkMX
Are you fundraising? Past @demoafrica alumni have raised >$54m. Apply to #DEMOAfricaMaroc to make your startup visible to investors https://bit.ly/2FiJkMX
Join @demoafrica customized mentorship program and get support specific to YOU to grow your company. Apply to #DEMOAfricaMaroc https://bit.ly/2FiJkMX
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Final Deadline (to be sent starting 1st June 2018):
Last chance to apply to grow your startup Apply to #DEMOAfricaMaroc. Applications close July 15! https://bit.ly/2FiJkMX
FOR MESSAGES TO SHARE ON FACEBOOK
Calling on all visionary entrepreneurs in Africa: Accelerate the growth of your company at the 2018 DEMO Africa program! Refine your business strategy with the support of 100+ world-class mentors, raise the profile of your startup with the support of an in-house mentors and partner network of like-minded peers! Apply by 15 July 2018. https://bit.ly/2FiJkMX
Is your business on the edge of growth? Need the knowledge, capital and connections to grow? Apply to the DEMO Africa 2018 program by July 15th 2018. https://bit.ly/2FiJkMX
Is lack of capital and networks preventing your company from growing? DEMO Africa has the mentors you need to become investor ready! DEMO Africa Mentors and Coaches will help your team learn how to navigate funder relations, refine your business model and help you with your go to market strategy. Apply today to access the right kind of knowledge and networks to grow your business: https://bit.ly/2FiJkMX
SEND AN EMAIL: YOU CAN COPY AND PASTE THIS TEMPLATE
Use the template below to encourage specific entrepreneurs in your network to apply! You can copy and paste this template (just add in the names).
Dear [ENTREPRENEUR’S NAME],
Have you heard of DEMO Africa? DEMO Africa supports high-potential entrepreneurs to grow their companies. I think this opportunity could be perfect for you!
In the past six years DEMO Africa has connected over 3,000 African start-ups to the global innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, helped create more than 2,000 high-paying jobs, and mentored more than 250 startup teams across the continent. Over 30 DEMO Africa winners have ventured on to Silicon Valley though the LIONS@FRICA innovation tour to partake in deep knowledge exchanges and engage the global innovation ecosystem.
Past DEMO Africa alumni have described the program as surreal, in that ‘It almost never happens in the real world!” If you are wondering about the value of the programme, one alumni says, “On day two you go in for bootcamp training so intense your head wants to boil. (Head boiling doesn’t happen often for me.) The training itself is 100% relevant and 99.99% accurate. On day 3 you submit and test your presentations. These are the final copies guys. You don’t submit decks five minutes before you mike-up. Beginning day four you are unleashed on an unsuspecting world.
If you believe this would be a valuable experience for you, you can learn more at https://bit.ly/2FiJkMX and apply by July 15th 2018. Please reach out to email@example.com with any additional questions. Whether or not you decide to apply, I wish you the very best of luck moving forward!
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WANTED: Africa’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs
Are you convinced that you have the entrepreneurial spirit and drive to improve the lives of thousands of people in the World? Accelerate the growth of your company by refining your business strategy with the support of over seasoned mentors and coaches and a network of investors that could unlock capital for your startup. In the process, build relationships with like-minded peers that will support you on this entrepreneurial journey.
DEMO Africa alumni have gone on to collectively raise over US$54 million in funding and billing, created over 2000 jobs and meaningfully benefited the lives of over 500,000 people.
Interested? Apply NOW to the DEMO Africa class of 2018 applications are open until July 15, 2018. Application submission can be found at: https://bit.ly/2FiJkMX. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.