Council Of Local Experts is creating mentoring, networking and peer-learning opportunities
4

patrons

$18
per month
The imbalance
Based on new research, in Africa, 90% of disclosed investments in the last two years went to expat founded startups, mostly with one or more European or North American founders. Local entrepreneurs stand little to no chance of getting the support they desperately need.

What we are doing about it
The Council Of Local Experts (COLE) provides mentoring, networking and peer-learning opportunities for entrepreneurs and professionals. The aim is for seasoned local business leaders to mentor the next crop of hopeful leaders by reducing the number of local startups that fail to scale. Our ultimate goal is to help grow local unicorns and reduce unemployment across Africa, starting in Ghana.


How we do it
Practically that means COLE is a business support community that organizes quarterly meet-ups and podcasts where budding professionals and promising entrepreneurs get a seat at a table with proven industry experts for frank discussions about business. During these discussions, our professionals and entrepreneurs get to ask our local experts questions about the challenges they face, ideas that they have and areas of business they want to understand better.


Why we do it
The challenges of doing business across Africa are very unique and peculiar. Few local entrepreneurs and professionals in Ghana (and across Africa) have mentors and many find traditional forums and training sessions expensive, vague and impersonal.


Local experts have priceless experience
Local experts have wisdom that can make all the difference for businesses starting out. We are recruiting local business experts from some of the most successful locally owned business to provide entrepreneurs and professionals with the guidance they need.


What You Get
Being a part of a social movement to address this massive imbalance is in itself heartwarming, but there is more. For your generosity, check out all the perks we put together. Whether you make a monthly contribution of $150 or $3, your pledge is appreciated. 

Become a patron of COLE and help us give African Entrepreneurs the tools and support they need to thrive.

Thanks,

Team COLE

Tiers
Support
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
We are so grateful for your support

This tier includes:

- Exclusive Insider members monthly newsletter

- Receive a new COLE desktop wallpaper with event pictures every month.

Strengthen
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you for being awesome. 

This tier includes all previous perks +

- Our (quarterly) event music (Hip-Life and Afro Beats) playlist.

- Access to monthly video / audio files

Encourage
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You're super amazing

This tier includes all previous perks +

- COLE branded T-shirts

- Free admittance to any one of our quarterly events and shout-outs (if you can make it, we'd love to meet you :-)

Champion
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
We are filled with gratitude 

This tier includes all previous perks +

- A Q&A video call with COLE management 

- Your name/logo on our website list of donors

Embolden
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
We are speechless. Really, you rock!

This tier includes all previous perks +

- You or your company will be listed as sponsors of our podcasts 

- We will host you in Accra for 2 days when you will meet the team and the our experts

Inspire
$150 or more per month 0 of 7 patrons
We are beyond grateful, you know what? Tell us what would make you feel a part of our journey and we’ll see what we can do.

This tier includes all previous perks +

- Private Business Mentorship session with the expert of your choice

Awe
$250 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
You are a legend, the stuff of myths and fairy tales. We can't wait to meet you! 

- We have a few ideas but you pick your perks. 

The imbalance
Based on new research, in Africa, 90% of disclosed investments in the last two years went to expat founded startups, mostly with one or more European or North American founders. Local entrepreneurs stand little to no chance of getting the support they desperately need.

What we are doing about it
The Council Of Local Experts (COLE) provides mentoring, networking and peer-learning opportunities for entrepreneurs and professionals. The aim is for seasoned local business leaders to mentor the next crop of hopeful leaders by reducing the number of local startups that fail to scale. Our ultimate goal is to help grow local unicorns and reduce unemployment across Africa, starting in Ghana.


How we do it
Practically that means COLE is a business support community that organizes quarterly meet-ups and podcasts where budding professionals and promising entrepreneurs get a seat at a table with proven industry experts for frank discussions about business. During these discussions, our professionals and entrepreneurs get to ask our local experts questions about the challenges they face, ideas that they have and areas of business they want to understand better.


Why we do it
The challenges of doing business across Africa are very unique and peculiar. Few local entrepreneurs and professionals in Ghana (and across Africa) have mentors and many find traditional forums and training sessions expensive, vague and impersonal.


Local experts have priceless experience
Local experts have wisdom that can make all the difference for businesses starting out. We are recruiting local business experts from some of the most successful locally owned business to provide entrepreneurs and professionals with the guidance they need.


What You Get
Being a part of a social movement to address this massive imbalance is in itself heartwarming, but there is more. For your generosity, check out all the perks we put together. Whether you make a monthly contribution of $150 or $3, your pledge is appreciated. 

Become a patron of COLE and help us give African Entrepreneurs the tools and support they need to thrive.

Thanks,

Team COLE

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Tiers
Support
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
We are so grateful for your support

This tier includes:

- Exclusive Insider members monthly newsletter

- Receive a new COLE desktop wallpaper with event pictures every month.

Strengthen
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you for being awesome. 

This tier includes all previous perks +

- Our (quarterly) event music (Hip-Life and Afro Beats) playlist.

- Access to monthly video / audio files

Encourage
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You're super amazing

This tier includes all previous perks +

- COLE branded T-shirts

- Free admittance to any one of our quarterly events and shout-outs (if you can make it, we'd love to meet you :-)

Champion
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
We are filled with gratitude 

This tier includes all previous perks +

- A Q&A video call with COLE management 

- Your name/logo on our website list of donors

Embolden
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
We are speechless. Really, you rock!

This tier includes all previous perks +

- You or your company will be listed as sponsors of our podcasts 

- We will host you in Accra for 2 days when you will meet the team and the our experts

Inspire
$150 or more per month 0 of 7 patrons
We are beyond grateful, you know what? Tell us what would make you feel a part of our journey and we’ll see what we can do.

This tier includes all previous perks +

- Private Business Mentorship session with the expert of your choice

Awe
$250 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
You are a legend, the stuff of myths and fairy tales. We can't wait to meet you! 

- We have a few ideas but you pick your perks.