Six American experts in six months are going to work with Zambia’s 10 most promising startups to help them grow. This year’s Bootcamp is focusing on finance and the line-up we’ve put together is simply amazing; CEOs, serial entrepreneurs and directors. Startups will learn first-hand how to get their businesses ready to take on debt and investment and ultimately learn how to grow.

Raising Debt for my Startup


Tim Mueller
CEO of Global IT M&A Forum

Tim specialises in the growth and sale of technology and communications companies. Tim is best known for partnerships and brand development and sits on the Board of the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame.

How to Pitch my Startup


Matthew Combs
Founder & CEO of YourCause

Matthew has been launching and running start- ups since graduating from Cornell, having taken two of his ideas from merely a thought to a reality- including his current venture: YourCause.

Increase your Profile through Social Media

Mike Belsito
Business Developer for DHS Group

Mike served as VP of of Product and then President of Movable, a wearable tech company that was acquired by DHS Group.

When and How to Expand

Selena Gray
Director of Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at Los Angeles Urban League

Selena is responsible for the overall management of supports community-based investment and growth through facilitating entrepreneurship and business development at the LA Urban League.

How to Manage Growth

Evan Burfield
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of 1776

Evan works with startups around the world and is a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Huffington Post.

My Pitch was Unsuccessful – What Now?

Maya Horgan Farnadu
Founder & Managing Director at Ingressive

Maya is a Nigerian-American
committed to promoting entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is the founder of Ingressive, which works with the new generation of African innovators, supporting their pursuit to scale.

Latest: ‘Raising Debt for your Startup’ with Tim Mueller is on Monday 9th May 2016.

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