2021 Impact Investor Challenge

APRIL 2021 (National) & September 2021 (Vancouver)

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

Throughout the program, participants 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 collectively awards $100,000 in investments to their top chosen company from the entrepreneur cohort.

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

In 2021, we will be running TWO Impact Investor Challenges:

  • NATIONAL, kicking off in April (applications are open, see below)
  • VANCOUVER, kicking off in September

2021 Program Details

For Investors

Applications for the NATIONAL April intake close on April 1, 2021.

For Entrepreneurs

Applications for the NATIONAL April intake close on March 15, 2021.


"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


"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

Program Partners