Impact Investor Challenge Program

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

About Spring’s Impact Investor Challenge

We run the Impact Investor Challenge to grow the impact investor community, guide investors and impact-curious individuals into impact investing, and fund impact entrepreneurs so they can change the world through innovation.

Through the Impact Investor Challenge, we seek to guide individuals along their journeys into and within impact so that together we can accelerate ideas that can help build a better world for all.

From driving regenerative development for our ecosystems to championing solutions that will help us build equitable societies that are strong in their diversity, there is room for you at the table.

The private sector needs to play a key role in the planet's sustainability if we are to advance towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. While large established businesses can play a part, the fact is that small businesses will be the ones supplying the most innovative and audacious ideas.

Graham Day, Impact Investing Program Director at Spring Activator
Graham Day, Investment Director at Spring Activator

Who is the Impact Investor Challenge for and what exactly is it? The Challenge is an 11-week training program for both early-stage impact investors seeking to make investments and purpose-driven entrepreneurs looking to fundraise.

Throughout the program’s 2-hour weekly sessions, 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 community of impact investors, key players in the startup ecosystem, and emerging mission-driven companies.

Dive Deeper into Program Details

The Investor Track
The Entrepreneur Track

Upcoming Challenges

Since first launching in Vancouver in 2019, the Impact Investor Challenge has grown exponentially and we now run several programs a year—spanning from global to national across Canada to regional—with the support of a variety of partners and including Challenges with thematic focuses such as climate tech and gender lens investing.

Angels for Climate Solutions

Designed to support the investment of smart capital into tech-enabled climate solutions.

Health Impact Investor Challenge

Designed to support the investment of smart capital into health solutions.

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National Impact Investor Challenge

Our signature, annual Challenge in support of developing the Canadian impact ecosystem.


Not sure which program is right for you or you’d like to apply to multiple? We accept applications on a rolling basis so you can submit your application below today and have the opportunity to specify your preference(s) during the process.

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We look forward to receiving your application!

Apply for the Investor Track
Apply for the Entrepreneur Track

Program Partners

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Join the Movement as a Partner

It takes a community to catalyze change and fuel the innovation the world needs. If you are interested in being part of the impact investing movement as a partner of our programming, reach out to us today!