Brickstone Africa Infrastructure Accelerator Programme (“Brickstone InfraLAB”) is an action oriented capacity building and acceleration programme aimed at project sponsors involved in large scale industrial and infrastructure projects in Africa.
We see the need for an Accelerator Programme to fill the gap in the infrastructure space by helping first-time sponsors to accelerate the projects to a bankable state where investments can be sourced adequately.
Core Programme Elements:
Brickstone InfraLAB Foundation
This stage is an Action Learning training program for Aspiring and Emerging Infraprenuers seeking to develop large scale projects. The training is mainly online with on-demand videos and live discussion sessions. Attending this Brickstone Infrastructure Accelerator provides a solid grasp of basic project finance awareness in order to agree with other project stakeholders and appreciate project finance principles that affect the value of their large scale projects.
The newly established companies “graduate” at the end of the program would have better ability to “own” their infra-pitch decks and discuss their projects with much better knowledge of their deal structure as well as the project implementation plan. The Brickstone InfraLAB Foundation is delivered under the African Infrapreneurs Programme (AIP) with the African Catalyst
Brickstone InfraLAB Incubation
Upon completion of the Foundation Stage of the Infrastructure Accelerator Programme, Brickstone InfraLAB would be able to select Infraprenuers who have the right traction about their project . Under our agreed InfraLAB Incubation Terms and Conditions we engage with the Infraprenuer for a further 40-60 day incubation process where we further derisk the cohort projects much better. The incubation period concludes with the Infrapreneur having a clear Pre-development Budget with a well articulated Procurement plan and the right Valuation to hold Seed Equity Discussions. The cohort members are also prepared for a quick Seed Equity Roadshow and Demo day.
Brickstone InfraLAB Buildout
The Buildout Phase is mainly focused on InfraLAB cohort that have been able to secure seed investment to fund the approved Pre-Development budget under our agreed Terms & Conditions. We provide Time-limited Transaction Support Services up to 6 months – 18 months comprising ( Procurement Management, Financial Model Auditing, Interim Management and Compliance Services) and intensive mentoring of the use of the development budget.