In 2022, we are also excited to announced that cohort graduates who are building e-commerce companies will be eligible for seed money from Shopify; and all graduates will be eligible for seed money from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta.
Zane Access' Capital Readiness Cohort is the premiere capital readiness experience that was built to equip underrepresented founders with the skills to navigate the world of capital with confidence. Learn technical elements, including terms sheets, deal structures, and forecasting to help founders master negotiation and eliminate learning-as-you-go. Understand how strategic elements, such as pitching, storytelling, personal brand, and communication ensure you put your best foot forward from day one.
Get ready for honest conversations and solutions that speak to the unique experiences that women, Black, LatinX, Asian, and 🌈LGBTQ+ founders encounter as they raise capital across the country.
In 2022, we are also excited to announced that cohort graduates who are building e-commerce companies will be eligible for seed money from Shopify; and all graduates will be eligible for seed money from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR GRADUATES
GoCoach is a B2B SaaS Subscription Talent Development Platform that upskills all employees with it's coach marketplace and learning platform
Panoramic, Early Light Ventures, Gaingels, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, WGU Labs, Rev Up Capital, and Global Super Angels, Zane Venture Fund
Kristy McCann Flynn
Young King Hair Care offers a plant-based natural hair care line intentionally crafted for multicultural boys
Overton Venture Capital, New Voices Fund, Consumer Ventures, Zane Venture Fund
Boulo Solutions creates a platform that bridges professional women and goal-driven companies who hire talent for project-based work
Zane Venture Fund
BY THE STATS
I believe this is a great and extremely necessary cohort. I learned so much from term sheets to how to pick the right investor for your company, I would suggest every startup to apply.
I knew the connections, mentors and resources provided in the program would be invaluable, but the direct access to the Zane team proved to be the secret sauce for this program. This experience wasn't only unique, but also felt somewhat customized since the Zane team ensures each founder is receiving the support they need from wherever they are in their own fundraising journey. I highly recommend this program to any founder considering raising capital and any organization that has an opportunity to partner with this incredible community centric and focused team.
I've done a number of "pre-accelerator" level programs over the past year since starting TheClub. I would have to say that the Zane Access Capital Readiness Program has done a phenomenal job at helping us founders expand our professional network within the Startup Ecosystem. Thank you so much for all you and the team has done for us.
GenEQTY was fortunate to participate and graduate from Zane AccessTM Cohort 2. These three powerhouse leaders and visionaries put together a program of investors, mentors, and peers all committed to widening the entrepreneurial ecosystem. A huge shout out and thank you Shila Nieves Burney, Stefanie Diaz, and Anna Kanze Hamilton. Taking all the tools and lessons learned as we embark on our own journey!
The Zane Access Capital Readiness program educated me on Venture Capital and many other funding options potentially available. In addition, the program also provided me with direct access to diverse investors I would not have access to within my professional network. Since the program I now have a growth mindset of being in the drivers seat for my capital raise! I learned so much! I owe a lot to Zane Access and highly recommend the program to any diverse founder interested in scaling their company with capital.
I really enjoyed the Zane Capital Access program. It was the first time I had the opportunity to openly discuss all of my concerns about raising capital. The industry leaders that were presented were outstanding. I can’t thank Zane enough for curating such a thoughtful program.
The Zane experience provided me with the right information at the right time during my funding journey. They did a great job curating the right investors and speakers that provided exceptional insight into their funding strategies and what investors look for.
The Zane Access - Capital Readiness Program was instrumental in our achieving the level of clarity in messaging & preparedness that is essential to winning investment. We have a clear path forward, the confidence, and now a level of visibility and access to the investment community that we didn't have before. Zane Access made that possible. I thank them deeply for it!
Becoming a part of the Zane Capital Access Readiness Cohort is the best investment I have made in getting myself and my company ready to engage the RIGHT investors on their level! Apply, be active, absorb, integrate, execute! Aegis Fintech focused on financial health.
I second guessed myself for a minute when I applied to the Zane Capital Readiness Cohort - Was I ready? Was it worth the time and money? Maybe I should wait until my business is farther along? After our first meeting I knew that I had made the right decision. The program is comprehensive and detailed and will give you such great insights into the eco-system of investors and raising capital. The speakers that joined us weekly were candid, knowledgeable, and are exactly the kind of people we need to know as we embark down this path. I am so grateful to the entire Zane team for all their hard work and dedication in making this program as awesome as it was!
The most helpful part of the program is that we learned about the fundraising process from the investors point of view such as the need to have a lead. In addition, Stefanie and Anna really helped us with our pitch and improving our fundraising deck. We would highly recommend Zane to other founders.
MENTORS & SPEAKERS
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