2020 Impact Investor Challenge

Learn the skills to maximize your impact through purpose-driven business.

About Spring’s Impact Investor Challenge

The Impact Investor Challenge is an online, two-month training program for both early-stage impact investors seeking to make investments and purpose-driven entrepreneurs looking to fundraise.

This year, the program has gone online and applications are open to investors and entrepreneurs from all over British Columbia.

Throughout the program, participants will hear from local and global industry experts and have the chance to gain insights, build their networks, and acquire resources to become successful in their respective domains.

At the end of the program, the investor cohort will collectively award $100,000 in investments to their top chosen company from the entrepreneur cohort.

The Impact Challenge will leave you with a network of local impact investors, key players in the Vancouver startup ecosystem, and emerging mission-driven companies.

2020 Program Details

For Investors

Applications close on September 22, 2020

For Entrepreneurs

Applications close on August 31, 2020

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"I was really impressed by Spring's Impact Challenge."

“The quality of the companies that applied, the range of guest speakers, and the engagement of both the investors and the top five startups were quite unique. Some of the relationships that were built over the course of that program have endured and will likely continue to build over a lifetime.”

Mike Winterfield – Active Impact Investments

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"We used the knowledge we gained to successfully raise and close our pre-seed round."

The Spring Impact Investor Challenge was a great opportunity for our company to learn about raising a fund by working directly with angel investors and benefiting from the targeted programming delivered by Spring and their partners. Being a part of the program also raised our company profile and winning the $100,000 investment was amazing, not only for the investment but for the validation it provided to other investors, which was critical in helping us raise our first round.

Julie Angus – Founder of Open Ocean Robotics
Winner of the 2019 Impact Investor Challenge

2020 Program Partners