Impact Investor Challenge

Perfect your pitch and compete for a chance to win $100,000 in investment

Secure the Right Kind of Capital for Your Business

Fundraising can be a daunting task, but it’s quite often essential for fuelling growth in your startup. The Impact Investor Challenge is designed to help you learn the ins and outs of fundraising while creating a unique relationship with 20 early-stage impact investors. 

If selected, you’ll join investors in the fall of 2020 for in-person workshops where you’ll learn how to position your purpose-driven company to take on the right type of capital. At the end of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to negotiate directly with participating investors for a chance to win up to $100,000 in investments. 

The program kicks off early September with orientation and pitches from the top 20 pre-screened impact companies. Once the final 5 companies are chosen by the investor cohort, the 8-week program will run Tuesday evenings from 5-8 pm in downtown Vancouver.

The Impact Challenge will give you and intimate perspective on the decision-making process for impact investors and leave you with a network of local impact investors, key players in the Vancouver startup ecosystem, and emerging mission-driven companies.

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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

Program Details

  • Applications are open from now until August 31st, 2020
  • 20 companies will be selected in August to pitch to the investor cohort at the Kick-off on September 29th
  • 5 Finalists will be chosen to partake in the 6 investor sessions from 5-8pm Tuesday evenings, October 6th – November 26th* 
  • 1 Company will win the $100,000 investment at the Finale on November 26t

* Companies are expected to have representation from the founding team at each session

Apply to Pitch (it’s free)

All company application fees have been waived due the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications close on August 31, 2020.
You will be notified of your selection status shortly after.

2020 Program Partners