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!"
EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE PROGRAM
"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!"
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
(MORE BEING ANNOUNCED SOON)
PARTNER, SEQUOIA CAPITAL
MANAGING PARTNER, PRECURSOR CAPITAL
MANAGING PARTNER, REIGN VENTURE CAPITAL
VENTURE CAPITAL INCLUSION LAB, BROWN UNIVERSITY
CO-FOUNDER, WOCSTAR FUND
FOUNDING PARTNER, CHINGONA VENTURES
GENERAL PARTNER, THE JUMPFUND
CO-FOUNDER, FOUNDRY GROUP & TECHSTARS
PARTNER, ZANE VENTURE FUND
SHILA NIEVES BURNEY
GENERAL PARTNER, ZANE VENTURE FUND
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.
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.
The premiere 10-Week Program for Underrepresented Founders who have yet to raise their first $150k.
*If accepted, Program Fee is required to enroll.
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
Disclaimer: The Capital Readiness Program is offered by Zane Access, an affiliated and legally separate entity from Zane Venture Fund. Proceeds from sponsorships and program fees in no way impact operations or portfolio investment of Zane Venture Fund.