Investor-Readiness Programme

Are you an aspiring or early-stage entrepreneur?
We can show you how to significantly speed-up the Launch of your business and prepare for raising finance from professional investors…

Are you the founder of an existing business?
We can show you how to significantly speed-up your business growth (and profit) through scaling and raising finance from professional investors… 

Even if you have no connections!

Do not miss this opportunity!

Limited Time Scholarship 

in partnership with our investors

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If you want to launch or grow your business fast and do it in a way that makes it super attractive to investors, but don’t know how to go about it, then this may be the most important message you read all year.
From the office of Sandras Phiri
CEO, Startup Circles

Join the Investor-Readiness Programme that's right for you

Before we go any further, I want to set something straight…

The truth is this programme will not work for everyone. In fact, those entrepreneurs that get great results from this programme tend to have the following characteristics:
  • They are very serious about achieving their business goals,
  • They believe in themselves (more on this later),
  • They take action, and
  • They tend to focus on results over explanations.

That said, let me show you…
Precisely What’s Included:

We call it Investor-Readiness Training 

Our goal is to empower (today) you the innovators and pioneers of tomorrow.

The programme equips entrepreneurs like you, who think big, with the guidance and opportunities you need to bring your products and services to more of the world. The aim is to get you and your business investor-ready within 60 days, by instilling in you a priceless mindset and showing you the proven formulas that you will be able to implement, to great benefit, for a lifetime
In this programme, you will learn:
  1. How to powerfully summarise your business, for investors
  2. How to develop a relatable value proposition 
  3. How to pitch like a pro
  4. How to understand finances like an Investor
  5. How to accurately size your market

It’s About MUCH MORE Than Raising Investment Dollars…

You see, even if you never want to raise investment, by going through this invaluable programme, you will learn to build a business so valuable that you could even sell it as a going concern in the future for up to 10 times the annual profit (because the business is optimised and highly profitable).

So, to help you build a highly valuable business, you will learn:

→ How to develop a winning mindset (I had mentioned earlier that the successful entrepreneurs believe in themselves)
→ How to do effective customer discovery
→ How to sell like a boss
→ How to gain significant traction
→ How to handle the due diligence process
→ Understand the role of governance

Join the Investor-Readiness Programme that's right for you

You will also learn:

  • How to avoid the many pitfalls that rookie entrepreneurs fall for
  • How to demonstrate to investors that they will get a return if they invest with you… now!
  • How to show you have a plan to get to your business goal (and how to accomplish this using key performance indicators investors will understand)
  • How to demonstrate that your idea has a lot of potential for growth
  • How to calculate how big your business could be (Hint: They may not necessarily say so, but professional investors will WANT to know this)
  • How to significantly increase the size of your addressable market… ethically of course
  • What EBITDA stands for (and why it matters at all)
  • How to determine what your “big picture” is
  • What key metrics investors will want to know about your business
  • How investors think (and what they consider to be an attractive deal)
  • How to polish your elevator pitch
  • Why traction (not a typo) speaks louder than words
  • How to know which investor to choose
  • How to think like an investor
  • What makes investors want to invest

  • Yes, those are a lot of valuable next-level business tips, but…

    Wait, there is more

    Firstly, we are here to guide you every step of the way and so the programme is being taught by experienced entrepreneurs, professional investors and world-class business mentors.

    The Programme Goal:

    The goal of this programme is to transform your business into a company that is valuable, sustainable, and investor-ready, in the most effective and most time-efficient way. We will do this in 4 main ways:
    1. You learn how to launch or build a valuable business
    2. You learn what investors look for
    3. You learn how to deliver an impactful pitch
    4. You get in front of actual professional investors

    The Programme Structure:

    The 60-day programme of rapid learning, implementation and progress, is made up of:
    • Practical and accessible self-paced online lessons,
    • Expert advice from seasoned entrepreneurs during live tutorials,
    • Mentoring opportunities from world-class mentors, and
    • Regular investor pitching

    Your Weekly Schedule:

    Each week, on these days, we will have the following.
    • Mondays: Study Content & Weekly Review
    • Tuesdays: Group Coaching and Tutorial
    • Tuesdays or Thursdays: Office Hours (Upon booking as needed)
    • Thursdays or Fridays: Pitch Practice & Progress Update Submission

    Monthly Scheduled Events:

    Each month, we will have these events:
    • International guest speakers at our Fireside Chat
    • Entrepreneur Q & A – get your questions answered
    • Investor Demo Day on the last Friday of each month

    In Summary:

    This means you will receive access to your curriculum via the following mediums:


    Self-paced online content

    (value, $997)

    Coaching and advice through tutoring sessions, mentoring, and live office hours

    (value, $997 over 60 days)

    Weekly Pitch Practice sessions with feedback

    (value, $997 over 60 days)

    Monthly investor demo days

    (value, $2,997 over 12 months)


    That is a total value of $5,988

    Unlike other platforms and providers, we offer these features as a comprehensive and integrated programme which is backed by experienced entrepreneurs, professional investors and world-class business mentors.
    The $5,988 price tag is a conservative estimate of what it would cost for these features purchased separately. 

    Use the limited-time scholarship offer and pay only 3 x instalments of $195 
    (or save big and pay a once-off price of $495)

    Here is just a sample of our case studies...

    • Michele raised $500,000 and is the due diligence phase of the process to receive the funds, for her natural and organic lifestyle products business,
    • Caley raised $25,000 for her e-commerce platform to support artisans,
    • Mark & Lauren raised $25,000 for your home education platform that solves the problem of feeling disconnected in a modern world,
    • Lelethu raised $25,000 for his e-commerce platform that supports local traders in the township by solving their storage cost problems.

    If it can work for them, it can work for you too!

    Join the Investor-Readiness Programme that's right for you

    Here’s what to do next:

    1. Here at Startup Circles, we love to over-deliver, so although the value of the whole package is easily $5,988, your price today is only $795.
    2. If you ORDER BEFORE Tuesday 31 August, you will receive the scholarship mentioned during the masterclass, and only pay 3 x instalments of $195, OR SAVE BIG when you make one payment of only $495.
    3. To secure your seat for the new cohort opening up, all you need to do is press the button below and follow the instructions on the screen to complete your order.
    4. On completion of your order, please check your email and you will receive your own unique personal access credentials to the programme and your receipt via email. 

    There is no catch!

    Here are answers to some of the questions we often receive:

    The price – If what we teach you in this programme helps you secure an investment of $25,000 – $1m (like some of our past students)… to help launch your business, gain momentum and increase profitability, would $795 have been a good investment on your part, in retrospect? We think so.

    Self-doubt? – If you are serious about growing your business and achieving your goals, but have doubts about whether or not you will be successful, you will be very pleased to know that in this programme we work on your mindset, as well as your skillset, and to this end one of the subjects we teach you is called “Developing a winning mindset”.

    Will it work for me? – The strategies and tactics that we teach will work in any free-market economy in the world. However, if you feel your circumstances are unique, please write to us at start@startupcircles.ai and we will discuss your situation with you.

    Is this a trick?/What is the catch? – There is no catch and this is not a trick. We are a serious business school with international students being taught by experienced entrepreneurs, professional investors and world-class business mentors, and we like to deliver exceptional value to our clients.

    Is this better than another options? – From our perspective, other options will cost you significantly more (we have conservatively estimated the cost of alternatives at $7,488) and are unlikely to be quite as comprehensive or as integrated as our programme.

    Should I do this now, or can I wait? – Our recommendation is to do this programme if you would like to fast-track your business growth and raise funding. Provided you do not have any pre-existing commitments that would make it very difficult or impossible for you to participate in the weekly and monthly sessions, we would recommend starting sooner rather than later, so you can start to reap the benefits and positively transform your business and your life.

    Our students love our approach to learning

    "I'm glad I made the journey. It changed my life, it changed my thinking, and it's going to change everything I do business wise. It's an investment whose return is one million percent back. I would encourage anyone to join Startup Circles."
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    Dr Chitallu Musonda
    "After going through Startup Circles my perception changed. I got lessons from founders of companies and investors explained clearly what they were looking for. Sandras, Nicole and the team were very helpful and knowledgeable. And the support from the community is incredible. In fact. This course is one of the best investments I’ve ever made."
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    Queen Ndlovu
    "In the four years of building my company, attending a number of programs and pivoting 5 times, nobody has given my team and I half the knowledge we have received from Startup Circles in the last 4 weeks."
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    Gasta Kevin
    "During the programme you learn to put together a very well-focused pitch deck. You get a chance to present to people so you can get feedback and refine it. Right at the end of the course there is the opportunity to pitch seriously to the investors. They were happy with my pitch and said they wanted to work with me."  
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    Michele Carelse

    Limited Time Offer

    From the curriculum, weekly schedule and monthly schedule, you can see that it takes a huge amount of resources to put on a programme like this, and with the level of individual attention that we have in mind for each of our business-owner students, there is a limit to how many seats we can offer on this programme. As such, seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis, and from our previous experience, the seats sell out very quickly.

    Wondering if we have a guarantee? Yes, we do…

    Our Simple Money-Back Guarantee:

    If within the first 30 days you feel that this programme will not advance your business or is not for you, please write to our support team on start@startupcircles.ai to request a full refund and we will issue you a swift and full refund.

    What To Do Next:

    1. To secure your seat for this new class opening up, all you need to do is click on the button below and follow the on-screen instructions to complete your order.
    2. On completion of your order, please check your email and you will receive your own unique personal access credentials to the programme.
    3. You will also receive your receipt by email.

    Thank you for taking the time to read our letter.
    To your business success!

    Sandras J. Phiri (Mr.)

    CEO & Founder, Startup Circles.

    P.S. In case you were pressed for time, below is the summary of the offer I made to you:

    The programme is called:

    Investor-Readiness Training

    We have TWO Investor-Readiness Programmes available: 

    Startup Launch Programme

    For Early-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs
    If you are pre-launch or pre-revenue then this is the programme for you. 

    Ignition Programme

    For existing businesses
    If you are post-launch and post-revenue then this is the programme for you

    Join the Investor-Readiness Programme that's right for you

    Take advantage of this scholarship offer for Masterclass attendees:

    For the first time ever, we have partnered with our investors to offer a scholarship rate on our investor-readiness training. 
    This scholarship offer is only valid until Tuesday 31 August
    This is designed specifically for entrepreneurs who think big and want to get investor-ready in a cost-and time-efficient way, build momentum and gain traction.

    In this programme, you will learn:

    Everything you need to successfully pitch to professional investors:

    Everything you need to build a highly valuable business:

    In Summary:

    This means that you will receive access to your curriculum via the following mediums:
    That is a total value of $5,988

    But, I need your case study…

    We want to collect more and varied success case studies, because this helps us market the programme to new markets in the future and we therefore want to make it easier for you to say yes and join the course.
    So, use the limited-time scholarship offer and pay only 3 x instalments of $195 
    (or save big and pay a once-off price of $495)

    Time Sensitive:

    There is a limit to how many people we can manage on this programme at any one time, because there are a lot of moving parts to delivering all the live elements.

    Our Simple Guarantee:

    If within the first 30 days you feel that this programme will not advance your business or is not for you, please write to our support team on start@startupcircles.ai to request a full refund and we will issue you a swift and full refund.

    Join the Investor-Readiness Programme that's right for you

    Take advantage of this scholarship offer for Masterclass attendees:

    For the first time ever, we have partnered with our investors to offer a scholarship rate on our investor-readiness training. 
    This scholarship offer is only valid until Tuesday 31 August