Learn how to invest and create a positive impact while doing so.
The Impact Challenge aims to remove the barrier between entrepreneurs and investors. Investors will undergo a 10-week program that dives deep into the process of investing in early stage purpose driven companies, led by globally recognized leaders in impact and investing.
The program spans all aspects of investing so you become empowered to invest in businesses that align to both your values and your target return. Renowned speakers & Spring will help you navigate pitfalls, mitigate risk, develop your impact investment thesis, and make your first impact investment.
At the end of the two months, the group will use your learnings through the intense training program to negotiate and close up to a combined of $100,000 in investment in the company the group selects.
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.
Location: All sessions in Vancouver hosted by partners in the ecosystem
Timing: Evenings (often Wednesdays) over a meal
Date: April-May, 2020
Expect approximate 1-2 hours per week time commitment on top of that depending on the week and topic.
Are you an entrepreneur seeking early-stage investment?
Apply to pitch your startup at the Impact Challenge here.
Location: All sessions in Vancouver (at various locations)
Timing: Wednesday evenings 5-8pm
Date: April 3rd – June 5th
Startups are expected to have representation from the founding team at each session. Only 20 companies will be selected to pitch at the Kickoff on April 3rd. The Investor cohort will then select the top 5 to join them for the rest of the program.
Apply for a chance at winning up to $100,000 in investment.