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Zane Access

Capital Readiness Cohort!

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APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Accepting applications through Friday, March 19, 2021 with rolling acceptance.

10-Week Program for Underrepresented Founders

RAISE CAPITAL WITH CONFIDENCE


At Zane, we understand the struggle to raise capital as an underrepresented founder. So, we created Zane Access, the premiere capital readiness experience that was built to equip you with the skills to navigate the world of capital with confidence.

Learn technical elements, including terms sheets, deal structures, and forecasting to help you 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.

This, plus more, are all designed to meet the unique needs of underrepresented founders who have yet to raise their first $150k.

"Our experience in the Zane pre-capital program was so timely and needed as we embarked on our fundraising journey. The program provided us with the tools and confidence we needed to complete a successful 7-figure seed round raise for our company, Young King Hair Care. Many thanks to the Zane team for their continued support throughout the process and beyond!" 

What Sets Zane Access Apart From Others

EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE PROGRAM

WEEKLY GROUP SESSION WITH SPEAKERS

Access venture capital fund managers and speakers every Thursday at 6:30pm EST during our 2-hour interactive, group cohort sessions.

WEEKLY "ASK ME ANYTHING" GUEST COACHING SESSIONS

Access even more personalized guidance through weekly "Ask Me Anything" sessions with venture capitalists and subject matters speakers every Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST.

24/7 SLACK CHANNEL SUPPORT AND NETWORKING

Access our Zane Access Team in our private Slack group and ask questions 24/7. Also connect to your fellow cohort members and build your network.

SMALL GROUPS BREAKOUTS MATCHED BY INDUSTRY

Access other founders in your industry via breakout rooms during our weekly group sessions.

OUR MENTOR NETWORK PROVIDES 1:1 SUPPORT

Access our network of mentors from across the country to ensure you're staying on track and have personalized support.

PITCH VIDEO SUBMISSION WITH FEEDBACK

Access tips and customized actionable feedback from the entire Zane team on your pitch video as you near the end of the program. 

COMPLIMENTARY RESOURCES FROM ZANE PARTNERS

We love our partners! Expect goodies coming your way throughout the program and especially at graduation.

LIVE GRADUATION OPEN TO PUBLIC AND INVESTORS

Expect special guests and a chance to pitch in front of a 300+ virtual crowd. Last year's Cohort Graduation featured Foundry Group's Brad Feld.

"Within just a few months of graduating from Cohort One, I successfully raised $500k for my Birmingham-based startup, Boulo. There are key things that Zane taught me and I’ve used them in my arsenal ever since. I definitely want people to see that Zane is where I got those tools!"

The Training You Want. The Network You Need.

LEARN FROM VENTURE CAPITALISTS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY


At Zane, we’re committed to connecting you with our network of venture capital leaders from across the country. VC's who are looking for founders just like you.

We know that one of the biggest factors in creating a successful capital raise is your network. It’s also the biggest stumbling block for underrepresented founders who lack access to the traditional friends & family round of capital. 

In Zane Access, we champion your story by supporting and preparing you to present to investors using your own powerful, unique voice and brand. And then, we connect you to those investors.

THE NETWORK OF INVESTORS YOU NEED IN ONE PROGRAM

First Look At Your Guest Speakers

(MORE BEING ANNOUNCED SOON)

JESS LEE

PARTNER, SEQUOIA CAPITAL

CHARLES HUDSON

MANAGING PARTNER, PRECURSOR CAPITAL

MONIQUE IDLETT-MOSLEY

MANAGING PARTNER, REIGN VENTURE CAPITAL

BANU OZKAZANC-PAN

VENTURE CAPITAL INCLUSION LAB, BROWN UNIVERSITY

GAYLE JENNINGS-O'BYRNE

CO-FOUNDER, WOCSTAR FUND

SAMARA HERNANDEZ

FOUNDING PARTNER, CHINGONA VENTURES

KIM SEALS

GENERAL PARTNER, THE JUMPFUND

BRAD FELD

CO-FOUNDER, FOUNDRY GROUP & TECHSTARS

STEFANIE DIAZ

PARTNER, ZANE VENTURE FUND

SHILA NIEVES BURNEY

GENERAL PARTNER, ZANE VENTURE FUND

Henri Pierre-Jacques

Keynoting our cohort graduation ceremony is Henri Pierre-Jacques of Harlem Capital. Henri is Managing Partner of Harlem Capital Partners, a venture capital firm changing the face of entrepreneurship.

He currently sits on 4 boards and has led 13 investments. Harlem Capital also led the pre-seed round for Zane Venture Fund portfolio company, ParrotMob.

Henri received the Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc 30 Under 30, EBONY Power 100, The Root 100, Business Insider Rising Star, Crains New York Rising Star and HBCUvc 31 Under 31 awards.

We're thrilled have Henri join us for the Cohort Two Graduation.


Program Fee

The program fee for the Zane Access Capital Readiness Cohort is normally $2,000. Thanks to our Sponsors, 25% of the tuition is subsidized making the program fee for Cohort Two $1,500.

Capital Readiness Cohort

The premiere 10-Week Program for Underrepresented Founders who have yet to raise their first $150k.

$1500 pay-in-full

*If accepted, Program Fee is required to enroll.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Important Dates

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 19, 2021

COHORT BEGINS: APRIL 8, 2021

COHORT GRADUATION: JUNE 10, 2021

COHORT AMA's: TUESDAYS, 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

COHORT SESSIONS: THURSDAYS, 6:30PM - 8:30PM EST

This is a fee-based program subsidized by sponsorship dollars.

Interested in sponsoring? Email access@zane.vc.

THE TRAINING YOU WANT. THE NETWORK YOU NEED.

In One Powerful Program