Impact Investor Challenge

Learn how to invest AND create a positive impact.

Spring’s Impact Investor Challenge is a two-part program that kicks off in early May with bi-weekly online investor training sessions followed up by in-person investor and entrepreneur workshops in fall 2020.

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 May 1, 2020.

For Entrepreneurs

Applications close on July 31, 2020.


"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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"The Impact Challenge gave me the opportunity to exercise my professional skills in more ways than I could have imagined."

“It provided me with a thorough overview of the funding world & an introduction to an incredible network of like-minded supporters & investors who all view business as a force for good. I was able to develop in areas that I hadn’t previously exercised (pitching in front of a large audience) & gained a great deal of confidence throughout the process. “

Alison Carr – Co-Founder & COO of NADA

2020 Program Partners