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FAQs

Q1. How much does it cost to enroll in the program? Is it free?

Yes, it is. Apply Now

Q2. When is the application deadline?

We are planning to start by mid-March - so apply soon.

Q3. How many participants will be selected for the program?

10-12

Q4. How about time committed to the program?

2-3 hours per week; 12 weeks 

Q5. Does it only qualify for the female participants to apply? Is it open for males too (first-time manager)

Yes, the only female and aspiring like yours. 

Q6. Target Audience for the First Followers Fellowship

  1. Profile - Serial entrepreneurs, CXOs (Operators), and Investment & Finance Professionals. 

  2. Type - Talent investing, i.e., investing or capacity building of the talent (potential fund managers) without launching the fund. 

  3. Stage - 

    • Planning to make angel investments or have been actively seeking opportunities to invest in building the track record. 

    • Planning to start a venture or impact fund in the near future but have not started it. 

Q7. What are the expected outcomes? 

  1. Basics of building a fund

  2. Able to use the basics to build a track record and do angel investing with a strategy

  3. Community of emerging managers and established managers 

  4. Possibly interact with Angel Networks and LPs at the end of the program 

Q8. Who are the mentors? 

Sameer Guglani, Stella Tambunan, Virginia Tan, Maya Chandrasekaran, Amra NaidooLesley Bendig, Richa Natarajan, Andia Laura Chakava, Bob Pattillo, and Lisa G. Thomas 

Q9. What happens in the 12 weeks? 

Core Modules - 9 sessions covering topics like Investment Thesis / Fund Thesis, Portfolio Construction, Fund Economics, Target Profile - Entrepreneurs & LPs, Unfair Advantage, Purpose & Story, & Team, Fund Structure, and Process - Fund & Portfolio Level

GP Perspective - 6 sessions

LP Perspective - 3 sessions

Demo Day - 1 session