Open Call – SAIS Investment Readiness Programme 2023
Important note: The ‘Investment Readiness Programme’ is dedicated to African AgTech / FoodTech start-ups and from related industries that have successfully passed the ideation and development stage, have already tested their digital solution, have clear proof of traction and are ready to scale. In order to avoid disqualification, please be honest to yourself and only apply if your company meets these fundamental criteria.
Some application forms may ask you whether you want to use your venture profile data to pre-fill the application form. When you click Yes, you can minimize the time spent on the application, as many questions will be already filled in based on the details you provided on your venture profile. Therefore, you only have to add double-check and update or adjust the information where you see fit, add the remaining questions, and submit.
When you opt-in to ‘Use this data to update my venture profile’ at the end of the form, all the questions you updated in the form, will be updated on your venture profile as well.
This is us, trying to make application processes as swift and seamless for you, so you can seize your chances to join as many great programs as possible, without having to spend too much time on each application. Good luck!
Make sure you have filled in all the required input fields of the application. These are characterized by a red star. When you have done so, and you have agreed to the terms and conditions, you can submit your application by clicking the blue “Submit” button at the end.
After you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email.
To apply for any program, you need to create a user account on VC4A. Click here to do so.
When this is done, you can log in, go to the program page you wish to apply for and click on the “apply” button to start your application. Most application forms allow you to ‘Save & continue later’ so you don’t have to complete the application in one go. You can always find your saved and submitted applications in the Applications tab in your profile.
Some programs require you to have a venture profile on VC4A too. If you don’t have a venture profile yet, click here to set up a venture profile, or go to your account and click on “add a venture”.
If it has to be uploaded within the application form, make sure the file has the requested format (usually PDF) and does not exceed the maximum file size of 10 MB. Now you can drag and drop the file into the upload field.
If you can’t find an application you have started in a previous session, please follow these steps:
Make sure you are logged in with the same account as when you started your application. Often we find that users have multiple accounts, as they create one by entering an email address and password, and later use the social media sign-in button and thereby creating a second account. So please, first double-check if you are logged in to the right user account.
Go to the My Applications tab on your user profile. Now you should see all your applications and can click on “view” or “edit” to keep working on it and submit as you wish. You can also download your applications anytime.