Düsseldorf, (The Southern African Times) – DeutschConnect has partnered with a variety of partners in Germany and Europe including Melanin Kapital, leetHub, Afrolynk, Leverist.de and AG Career Hub to fulfil its goal to link Southern African businesses and people to the German business ecosystem through Mentorship, Matchmaking and Access to Market and Partnerships. 

In January they will be launching their Investor Readiness Series that will target startups in Agritech, Healthtech, Fintech, Logistics, Elearning, Tourism and Mining that are looking for Market entry into the EU and investment opportunities. 

Speaking from Germany,  DeutschConnect Founder Kumbirai Chipadza said, ” While most of our startups have brilliant and innovative ideas, raising funds is an art on its own which needs to be taught. Startups need to know what investors look for before investing and they need to zero in on that. Too many a time they concentrate on long business pitches whereas investors only concentrate on a few key things. “

The Investor Readiness Courses will only be open for selected startups and in November the application process will commence. 

Furthermore, the graduates would then be afforded online pitching to investors and venture capitalists from across the globe.

Moreover, despite the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic which has restricted travel, DeutschConnect will now be conducting Virtual Ecosystem Tours whereby businesses in a specific sector ( eg mining ) will be linked with similar businesses in Germany and be afforded the opportunity to discuss the possibilities of creating synergies, access to market and partnership opportunities.

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