Yukon Investment Readiness Training

Fundraising isn’t easy. Get experienced support to become investment-ready!

Program Partners

About the Investment Readiness Program

Spring Activator is partnering with YukonUniversity Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Yukonstruct, and Yukon Venture Angels to develop the ecosystem of early-stage angel investors in the Yukon.

Since the start of 2022, these organizations have partnered to launch the first Investor Challenge in the territory. The goal has been to foster interest in early-stage local investments on the investor side. On the entrepreneur side, the goal is to develop the other side of the coin: provide early-stage startups with an understanding of what angel investment is about, what it takes to raise funds, and more generally understand how this fits with their entrepreneurial journey.

The Partners have decided to set up a hands-on Investment Readiness Training to equip startups in the Yukon with the right tools to prepare for investment and funding. If you are curious to learn the ins and outs of capital raising for your startup, whether you’re looking into or currently raising debt financing or directly from investors, find your best foot forward by learning the fundamentals from those that have been there many times before. 

Through 8 sessions, running from September 2022 to January 2023, of interactive learning with experts, guest speakers, and other entrepreneurs from Spring Activator and Volition, this program will provide the tools, frameworks, and best practices to help entrepreneurs gain confidence to seek strategic impact funding. 

At the end of the program, the participants will have the opportunity to apply to the Yukon Investment Challenge.

ELIGIBILITY

This Investment Readiness program is designed for founders who are seriously considering about the investment process or ready to raise funds but are overwhelmed by the daunting and mysterious process. 

This program is also suitable for non-profits/charities who are operating social enterprises, ready to think about scale finance as a tool to grow or scale.

OUTCOMES

  • Strengthen your sales and marketing strategy with practical hands-on tools adapted to your business
  • Get a solid understanding of what raising funds will mean for your business and how to structure your approach
  • Understand the legal implications when raising funds
  • Hone your investor pitch and get a chance to practice it
  • Come out of the program with a draft data room to use for your conversations with funders and investors

We are very excited to see the evolution our investment readiness programming and the growing network we are introducing to Yukon’s entrepreneurs to help them get to the next stage.

Caitlyn MacMaster, Manager, Innovation Funds at Innovation & Entrepreneurship, YukonU

SCHEDULE

All sessions will take place on Wednesday from 9:00 – 11:00 AM, virtually online.

Spring’s Learning Management System will be available to all participants to access supplemental videos, tools, and resources.

  • Session 1: Sep 14, 2022 / Fundraising and data room fundamentals – Provides the cohort with a thorough overview of the basics of capital raising, including process, ideal investor, and paperwork.
  • Session 2: Sep 21, 2022 / Sales & scaling – The goal of this Masterclass is to build a solid foundation of the basics of being “sales-ready”. By the end of it, participants will know the key elements in building a predictable, manageable, scalable, and profitable sales process.
  • Session 3: Oct 5, 2022 / Marketing fundamentals – In this masterclass, we will explore key marketing fundamentals, providing takeaways and tools to build an actionable marketing strategy that you can communicate to stakeholders and investors.
  • Session 4: Oct 19, 2022 / Financial forecasting kick-start – Building strong and compelling financial projections, case studies, templates, and feedback
  • Session 5: Nov 2, 2022 / Main legal concepts and fundraising – Understanding cap tables, investment tools, and legal setups for investment
  • Session 6: Nov 16, 2022 / Pitch & presentation masterclass –Volition’s Pitch Masterclass has been designed to teach founders and startup teams how to build and deliver an investor-ready pitch that is clear, concise, and compelling.
  • Session 7: Jan 18, 2023 / Master the money model behind your business model – Understand how your business model will dictate revenue strategy, unit economics, key performance indicators, and essential financial milestones over time. Confidently present how your company will make money to investors, in detail.
  • Session 8: Jan 25, 2023 / Master the sales model behind your money model – Learn a systematic way to design a scalable sales engine that can achieve the target revenues your money model calls for, and that your investors want to see. You will be able to develop and present a sales model for your business to Investors.

Get Investment Ready

Applications will be accepted on ongoing basics until the cohort is filled

KEY DATES


June 6, 2022: Applications Open

September 1, 2022: Application Deadline (11:59 PM MDT)

September 14, 2022: Program Start Date

January 25, 2023: Program End Date

Program Fee

Content of the training: 8 interactive sessions + access to the learning management system for asynchronous learning

Cost: thanks to support from the Government of Yukon, Yukon’s entrepreneurs have a discounted rate of $25/class for a total program fee of $200* per participant.

*Normal price for the Investment Readiness Training is $1,200.

Fee waiver opportunity
 

If you think this fee creates barriers to your participation and your company needs support with the program’s cost and wants to participate, please get in touch with us.

Financial support is available thanks to the Yukon Government.

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GET IN TOUCH

If you would like to learn more about the program please book a call with one of our team members

Daniel Tan

Yukonstruct Society

Cat Kelly

Yukonstruct Society