Sharing hands-on expertise
The RSS Series is conceived to impart critical business knowledge, practical expertise and provide guidance that entrepreneurs can use to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on their businesses. Beyond merely surviving the pandemic, many webinars in the series will focus on ways to continue to innovate and become even more successful than before the crisis.
The webinars are hosted by carefully selected trendsetters, experienced businesspersons, ecosystem leaders and entrepreneurs. On the platform, they will present their relevant experience, deep insights, best practices, case studies and practical how-tos.
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.
Who should apply to participate?
Anyone who is determined to build up or maintain a robust and sustainable startup or small business is encouraged to apply. With the help of the RSS Series, Make-IT in Africa aims to ensure that participants feel inspired, empowered, and fully equipped to succeed – with the necessary soft-toolkits, the right mental orientation, and the confidence needed to effectively deal with the negative consequences of COVID-19 on their businesses.
Brief overview of programme
- Course leaders: Experienced entrepreneurs who have managed similar situations will share their strategies with participants.
- Extended access: Participants will have access to webinar resources for an extended period after the series has finished.
- Format: Two-hour sessions on a particular topic each week, including practical exercises and time for questions and answers.
- Post-session survey: After each webinar, participants will be asked to provide feedback to ensure the goals of the series are being met.
- Practical resources: Whenever possible, instructors will provide a soft-toolkit or guide to help put the new expertise into practice.
- Certificate: All participants will receive a certificate of participation from Make-IT in Africa.
Webinar topic overview and timetable
|Innovation during crises: How do you sustain the pace of innovation for effective take-off?||Bright Simons, mPedigree||24th June 2020: 4pm|
|Remote working? Building an optimal blueprint for remote working.||Claud Hutchful, CEO, DreamOval Ltd||8th July 2020: 10am|
|Customer management in turbulent times: How to develop optimal customer acquisition and retention models for your startup||Mawuli Ocloo, Founder and Chief Sales Partner, Salesmark Services Ltd||15th July 2020: 10am|
|Pandemic finance: Preparing your books in crisis times, the dos and don’ts.||Charles Mensah, Managing Partner, Trust Consult||22nd July 2020: 10am|
|Positioning your startup for funding in a time of uncertainty.||Panel discussion||5th August 2020: 10am|
|Building pandemic diagnostics for your startup. Measuring the impact of COVID-19 on your business.||TBA||12th August, 2020: 10am or 4pm|
|Pandemic crises management: laying the foundation for post-crisis recovery.||Panel discussion||19th August 2020: 10am|
|Pandemic commerce: FinTechs as a springboard to creating the perfect e-business model for your startup.||Curtis Vanderpuije, CEO of ExpressPay and Kwame Oppong, Head of the Fintech and Innovation Office at the Bank of Ghana||2nd September 2020: 10am|
|Marketing during and after a pandemic: the good, the bad and the ugly.||Dela Dzidzienyo, Head of Marketing, First National Bank and Jesse Agyapong (Afiba Consulting)||9th September 2020: 10am|
|Business model design: creating new value propositions from existing resources in an era of a pandemic.||Derrydean Dadzie||23rd September 2020: 10am|