VENTURE WITH ME TO OXFORD

THIS IS A CROWDFUNDING PLATFORM TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE MBA DEGREE AT OXFORD

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THE VENTURE // 3 STAGES OF PURPOSE

I want to help overcome Africa’s major infrastructure gap by building sustainable infrastructure enterprises that leverage new technology, local human capital and foreign investment. I have formulated a 3-staged plan, I call THE VENTURE, to achieve this vision. I invite you to learn more and venture with me to Oxford and later, Africa.

STAGE 1 /PURSUE A WORLD-CLASS BUSINESS EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

STAGE 2 // ACTIVATE SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT MODELS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY 

STAGE 3 // DELIVER SCALABLE INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS FOR THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

PLEASE HELP ME RAISE £57 200 FOR STAGE 1 //

I have already secured £7200 of savings and a £15000 scholarship, but I need your help to raise the remaining £35000 by 31 August 2019.

3% funded
To date, I have raised £561.37 of the required £35000 through crowdfunding.

STAGE 1 // PURSUE A WORLD-CLASS BUSINESS EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

The Oxford MBA offers a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class university, helping students to tackle world-scale problems. At Oxford, I will expand my networks, gain new perspectives and develop an entrepreneurial mindset, alongside strong finance, strategy and leadership skills.

// EFFECTS OF THE STATUS QUO

 

  1. Backlog of basic services, poverty and inequality
  2. Limited inter-continental trade
  3. Constrained long-term economic growth

// CHALLENGS TO FACE

 

  1. Rapid population growth and urbanisation
  2. Political instability, corruption and poor governance
  3. Exhausted domestic public and private capital

// OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE

 

  1. Technology: virtual reality, artificial intelligence, wearable tech
  2. Funding: PPPs, foreign investors, crowd-funds, municipal bonds
  3. Projects: bankable, de-risked, scalable, secured, long-term

// ORGANISATIONS TO JOIN

 

  1. African Development Bank
  2. International Finance Corporation
  3. CDC Group (UK Development Bank)

STAGE 2 // ACTIVATE SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT MODELS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY

Africa must spend $130-170 billion each year to bridge its infrastructure gap. The current funding shortfall is 60%. With limited domestic capital, Africa urgently needs more foreign investment. Following STAGE 1, I want to help attract and deploy foreign capital to infrastructure projects across Africa.

STAGE 3 // DELIVER SCALABLE INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS FOR THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

Africa needs an infrastructure revolution. With the experience, networks and skills to be gained from STAGE 1 & 2, I endeavour to build enterprises that leverage foreign investment and local human capital to deliver scalable infrastructure solutions across Africa in the water, energy, transport and real estate sectors.

THE CHALLENGE // FUNDING THE OXFORD MBA

// Personal Savings
Over the past five years, I have been able to save a total amount of £7200 to pay towards the Oxford MBA.  

// Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarship
I am extremely fortunate to have been awarded the Saïd Foundation Scholarship of £15 000. I continue to pursue all relevant scholarship opportunities. 

// MyOxfordMBAFund Crowdfunding
In order to cover the remainder of the tuition fees, I hope to raise £35 000 through the MyOxfordMBA crowdfunding campaign.

3% funded
To date, I have raised £561.37 of the required £35000 through crowdfunding.

MY STORY // AN EVENTFUL JOURNEY TO OXFORD

MY PLEDGE // A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT TO DONORS

Each donation is an investment in THE VENTURE and puts me one step closer to not only achieving the Oxford MBA dream but helping overcome Africa’s major infrastructure gap.

So, I make a long-term commitment to donors to deliver on this vision. In the meantime, I will work with donors as follows:

 • £5+    A monthly newsletter from Oxford.
 • £50+    A monthly postcard from Oxford.
 • £100+    I will host you for one night in Oxford.
 • £500+    I will help build your crowdfunding campaign.
 • £1000+    I will help build your personal or company website.

DONATE // NOT READY TO DONATE YET?

If you are not able to donate at this stage, please consider sharing my story with others by using the links to popular social media platforms below. Please also reach out to me at sarel@myoxfordmba.fund.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED!

Robert Hutchinson-Keip

R510.00 April 14, 2019

Raylin Wynne

R204.00 April 13, 2019

Good luck Sarel! Wishing you all the best.

Marinus de Klerk

£10.20 April 12, 2019

Welgedaan Sarel - hou so voort. Jy maak ons trots!

Stefan Botha

R500.00 April 11, 2019

Sarel baie geluk met hierdie campaign. R500 is nou nie baie nie, maar dit help hopelik om verdere momentum te kry. Ek weet jy gaan suksesvol… Read more

Sarel baie geluk met hierdie campaign. R500 is nou nie baie nie, maar dit help hopelik om verdere momentum te kry. Ek weet jy gaan suksesvol wees in jou taak. Jy is absoluut hê-lever daarvoor. Alle sterkte. Groete, Stefan

Anonymous

R936.28 April 9, 2019

John Vosloo

£10.20 April 9, 2019

Great work Sarel. I hope my £10 helps!

Neil Anderson

£10.00 April 8, 2019

May this adventure unlock many doors of opportunity!

Magda Redelinghuis

R187.46 April 6, 2019

Be bold, brave and brilliant. Good luck, Sarel.

Elizabeth Clarke

£10.00 April 5, 2019

Great venture and vision! Good luck

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