Impact Investor Challenge

Learn how to invest AND create a positive impact.

Spring’s Impact Investor Challenge is an investor training program that kicks off in early Fall 2020 with in-person investor and entrepreneur workshops over the course of two months.

The program is designed to walk aspiring early-stage impact investors through the process of creating their impact investing thesis, measuring impact, learning how to find and screen opportunities, assess team, understand the 101 of the due diligence process, negotiations & closing, and exits and returns.

Throughout the training, the investor group will also hear from industry experts and partners, gaining insights, building their network and resources to become successful at impact investing. At the end of the program, investors will award $100,000 in investment to their top chosen company.

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.

Program Details

For Investors

Applications close on August 31, 2020.

For Entrepreneurs

Applications close on July 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 Accelerator program 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