Ventures Dialogue is a platform for education, collaboration and dissemination of investment opportunities tailored to meet the specific needs of African founders and entrepreneurs. Our primary purpose of existence is to help grow the African technology ecosystem and extend growth opportunities to startup founders and entrepreneurs and proffer solutions to daily challenges experienced by Africans globally.
Our Adinkra logo symbolizes initiative, dynamism, versatility and information flow.
We host series of events and launch initiatives to help grow the African technology ecosystem and extend opportunities to startup founders and entrepreneurs. Our focus has always been to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and investment opportunities.
Our flagship event, Women Founders and Funders event in May 2017 highlighted the disparity in funding for women entrepreneurs and the challenges they face doing business as a woman and provide meaningful solutions, and a solid network for women to tap into.
We recognise the limited amount of funds that go to women founders and we are committed to help bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and access to capital, so we created Tech In Heels to specifically address the issues that women entrepreneurs face, navigating the challenges related to fundraising to scale their companies and building investment-ready ventures.
Masterclass for women founders on fundraising and building a startup as a woman in tech by Lexi Novitske, followed by an AMA panel session by an all women investor panel to discuss the challenges on women in tech.
Discussions on building hardware startups and the difficulty faced by startup founders in the industry, and focused on the challenges and opportunities for hardware in Nigeria
AMA with investors from DiGame and the IFC and a Valuation Masterclass by Lexi Novitske
Masterclasses for entrepreneurs on building with local intelligence of doing business in Africa and for legal practitioners and founders on Term sheets and Valuation.
Tech in Heels (TIH) is a 2-day program designed to provide female founders with business essentials to promote their start-ups and a platform to pitch their businesses to women investors. The first day was the female founders bootcamp, and the second day is an open pitch event where the founders will pitch their start-ups.
Masterclass on Understanding Term sheet, Valuation and Compliance for Startup Founders
Partnership with SoGal Lagos and SoGal Foundation to sponsor a 2-day program for startups to the SoGal Global Pitch Competition in 2020