Make-IT in Africa Due Diligence Training


Course & Highlights

The course is aimed at start-up enablers (e.g. innovation hubs or other entrepreneurship intermediaries) to enhance the value these practitioners can provide on the ground. It seeks to enable practitioners to better carry out capacity building with tech entrepreneurs who need to improve their investment readiness to meet the Due Diligence Requirements of their present or future financing partners.

Make-IT in Africa, in cooperation with GreenTec Capital Partners, will introduce this training content in one-day sessions held in each of the focus countries of Make-IT in Africa.


Training Ghana

September 27th

Training Nigeria

September 30th

Training Kenya

October 03rd


The ten-day training series contains the following modules:

  • Why Due Diligence

  • Entrepreneur and Team Due Diligence

  • Commercial Due Diligence

  • Financial Due Diligence

  • Legal Due Diligence

  • Technology Due Diligence

About Investment and Due Diligence Readiness

‘Access to finance’ is a well-recognised barrier to tech start-up growth, and over the past few years, the start-up enterprise ecosystem has seen the emergence of a number of (impact) investors and financial support players to address the issue. In Africa, this trend is illustrated by the increased availability of equity funding for Small and Growing Businesses in the technology sector, particularly those with a social or environmental impact. While commercial banks have restrictive collateral and interest rate demands for these entrepreneurs, non-development finance institutions and impact investors have a special interest in early-stage business investments.

Hence, there is a need for transparent access to detailed information regarding investors. This is to allow tech entrepreneurs to understand not just investors’ investment propositions but also their philosophy, access to funds and historical records, as well as case studies to enable better matchmaking with investors and investee companies.

Selection Criteria & Application


The course is designed for managers of accelerators and other entrepreneurial support programmes, managers of communities, and hub managers. Candidates should hold an academic degree in related disciplines and have at least five years of professional work experience in related fields. A full command of English is required.

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