Emerging Impact Investor Program

Learn how to invest in early-stage impact companies.
Spring’s Emerging Impact Investor program is designed to train young professionals to learn early-stage impact investing.

Over the course of 8 sessions facilitated by experts in fundraising, you’ll join a group of other aspiring early-stage impact investors to walk through the process of:

  • Creating your impact investing thesis
  • Measuring impact
  • Learning how to find and screen opportunities
  • Assessing a team
  • Understanding the 101 of the due diligence process, negotiations & closing as well as exits and returns.

Throughout the training, your group will also have the opportunity to hear from industry experts and partners, gain insights into the impact investment world, build your network, and access curated resources to help you become successful at impact investing.

At the end of the program, you'll make an investment into a social venture of your choosing.

Program Details

  • Program start: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
  • Session timing: held via Zoom on Tuesdays from 5-7 pm 
  • Program end: Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Participants are also invited to attend Spring’s Impact Investor Challenge kick-off and finale (to be held in Vancouver BC, in fall 2020) as well as our Investor Summits. These are great opportunities for building a lasting network of impact investors here in Vancouver and beyond.

2020 Program Partners


"Personally, I'm really excited that the Spring team has created this program."

It serves such a clear need that I think we’ve all felt – something accessible and usable to those of us who are beginning to look towards investing, and want to ensure we are doing so while thinking not only about our financial return but also our social and environmental impact.

Steve Petterson – National Social Value Fund & Partner of Spring’s Impact Investor Programs

Get experienced support to invest in impact.

Your investment: $1000 for the program + $250 investment in the chosen social enterprise