2021 Impact Investor Challenge

APRIL 2021 (National) & September 2021 (Vancouver)

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

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 am proud of the amount of growth that could not have happened without the Impact Investor Challenge."

In being part of this competition, I have been given the opportunity to stretch in our understanding of impact initiatives and impact measures, to understand the workings of an impact investor, and to compare best practices with 4 other companies creating change in their respective industries.

Cassandra Hui - 2020 Impact Investor Challenge Finalist, Heal Mary
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"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.

"I was really impressed by Spring's Impact Investor 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.”

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The 2021 Impact Investor Summit

This boutique virtual gathering on January 27th, 2021 will provide you with opportunities to learn about trend industries in the impact investing space, network with other investors, and gain resources and inspiration for using your money to fuel your impact.

Program Partners

Attend the Inaugural Impact Investor Summit

This boutique gathering on January 27th, 2021 will provide you with opportunities to learn about trend industries in the impact investing space, network with other investors, and gain resources and inspiration to fuel your impact.

2021 IMPACT INVESTOR SUMMIT