Learn the skills to maximize your impact through purpose-driven investing and entrepreneurship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We look forward to receiving your application!
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!