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Kristen Dunning
Founder of Gently Soap
Featured on Shark Tank

"Zane Access has been an eye opener for me.I did not know anything about raising capital before this program and because of Zane I have a much better idea of which direction I want to go in for raising. I am also just so blessed to be around like minded founders who all look like me. This was the experience of a lifetime and I cannot thank Zane enough for this scholarship and experience."
RAISE CAPITAL WITH CONFIDENCE

Capital Readiness

Zane Access' Capital Readiness Cohort is the premiere capital readiness experience that was built to equip overlooked founders with the skills to navigate the world of capital with confidence. Our accelerated approach allows founders to gain critical knowledge while also maximizing their time.

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  • Cohort 8: September 2024

ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR GRADUATES

 Track Record to Success

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$5m

Capital raised

$4m

Revenue

ABOUT

SkillCylce is a B2B SaaS Subscription Talent Development Platform that upskills all employees with it's coach marketplace and learning platform

Investors

Panoramic, Early Light Ventures, Gaingels, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, WGU Labs, Rev Up Capital, and Global Super Angels, Zane Venture Fund

Kristy McCann Flynn

Kristy McCann Flynn

CEO and Co-Founder SkillCycle

$1.6m

Capital raised

$3.5m+

Revenue

ABOUT

Young King Hair Care offers a plant-based natural hair care line intentionally crafted for multicultural boys

Investors

Overton Venture Capital, New Voices Fund, Consumer Ventures

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Cora Miller

CEO and Co-Founder of Young King Hair Care

$2m

Capital raised

ABOUT

Boulo Solutions creates a platform that bridges professional women and goal-driven companies who hire talent for project-based work

Investors

Bronze Valley, Vicinity Capital

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Delphine Carter

CEO and Co-Founder of Boulo Solutions
ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Zane Access' Capital Readiness Cohort is the premiere capital readiness experience that was built to equip overlooked founders with the skills to navigate the world of capital with confidence. Learn technical elements, including terms sheets, deal structures, and forecasting to help founders 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.

Access Matters

Zane Access cohort alumnae continue to make us proud by showing up and showing out in pitch competitions to promote their businesses. Our cohort members have gone on to join other national programs since graduation:

Shark Tank
TechStars Atlanta, New Orleans, and Detroit
Google for Startups
Black Ambition
ACT House
New Voices Foundation

Get ready for honest conversations and solutions that speak to the unique experiences that overlooked founders encounter as they raise capital across the country.

FAQs

Q. Is capital guaranteed for founders who graduate from the program?

A. Capital is not guaranteed. However, you will receive invaluable information and connections to industry experts and the possibility of financial awards at the end of the program for founders who perform the best.


Q. Does my company need to be located in Atlanta?

A. Yes. You can use this link to be sure. Please also have an updated 2024 Atlanta Business license or proof of purchase of one.


Q. What type of companies is Zane looking for in the Capital Readiness program?

A. Zane Access is looking for startup companies who are seeking to strengthen their financial readiness for potential funding.


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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Zane Access' Capital Readiness Cohort is the premiere capital readiness experience that was built to equip underrepresented founders with the skills to navigate the world of capital with confidence. Learn technical elements, including terms sheets, deal structures, and forecasting to help founders 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.

In 2022, we are also excited to announced that cohort graduates who are building e-commerce companies will be eligible for seed money from Shopify; and all graduates will be eligible for seed money from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Zane Access' Capital Readiness Cohort is the premiere capital readiness experience that was built to equip underrepresented founders with the skills to navigate the world of capital with confidence. Learn technical elements, including terms sheets, deal structures, and forecasting to help founders 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.

In 2022, we are also excited to announced that cohort graduates who are building e-commerce companies will be eligible for seed money from Shopify; and all graduates will be eligible for seed money from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta

“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!”
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Cora Miller

CEO and Co-Founder of Young King Hair Care
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Zane Access accelerates

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About

Capital Readiness, our fundamentals course for small business and startup companies. The curriculum is focused on the critical foundational stages of building a business: capital.

Weekly group sessions with speakers

Pitch video submission with feedback

Our mentor network provides 1:1 support

24/7 Slack channel support and networking

Weekly "Ask Me Anything" guest coaching sessions

Small groups breakouts matched by industry

Complimentary resources from Zane Partners

Access to our Alumni Network and alumni-only resources and opportunities

Live graduation open to public and investors

Coworking
Days

Pitch
Days

Acceleration

BY THE STATS

We have equipped 93 companies who have raised more than $17 million in capital and generated more than $12 million in revenue

$17M+

Capital Raised Within 6 Months
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$12m+

Total Revenue of All Cohort Companies

89%

Participants Who Still Use Mentors

60+

New Jobs Created

70%

Participants Who Raised Funds

86%

Program Referral Rate

93

Startups Graduated
TESTIMONIALS
RAISE CAPITAL WITH CONFIDENCE

What Founders Say

“I joined with the goal of learning about venture capital and got that PLUS more”

Gerald Carter

CEO and Co-Founder of Destined AI
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