Impact Investor Challenge | Investors

Change the world by making every business an impact business.

Now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 VANCOUVER Impact Investor Challenge

Learn How to Invest and Amplify Your Positive Impact

The Impact Investor Challenge is a 11-week, online training program that empowers impact investors to invest in purpose-driven businesses that align with their values and target returns.

As we seek to diversify the impact investing ecosystem and drive sustainable solutions to global challenges, we have designed this program to serve both accredited and aspiring investors and everyone in between seeking to make a difference through the power of impact capital.

This program may be for you if:

  • You want to learn about impact investing
  • You are seeking to make an investment into an impact venture and gain exposure to purpose-driven companies
  • You are looking for ways to support innovation
  • You want to learn how you can leverage your capital to support your community

As a part of our Impact Investor Challenge’s investor cohort, you will gain insights, build your network, and acquire resources to become successful at impact investing.

At the end of the program, participating investors will collectively award $100,000 in investments to their top chosen company from the entrepreneur cohort which runs in parallel.

The Impact Challenge will leave you with a network of impact investors, key figures in the national impact investing community, and emerging mission-driven companies.

Spring Impact Investor Challenge 2019 Winner Open Ocean Robotics

What You Will Learn

Investing for Impact

Investing for Impact

➜ Investing in uncertain times and mitigating the pandemic
➜ Defining your impact investor thesis to reflect what impact means to you
➜ What is impact investing and how do you measure it?

Deal Mechanics

Deal Mechanics

➜ The due diligence process, including investor portfolio and taxation strategies
➜ Negotiations and paperwork

Selecting Investments

How to Select Investment Opportunities

➜ How to find impact companies and screen pitches
➜ What to look for when evaluating startups
➜ Assessing the market opportunity and measuring impact
➜ Evaluating teams

Understanding returns

Understanding Returns

➜ Funding venture scale businesses
➜ Exits in impact and alternative returns for companies that may not exit
➜ Balancing your portfolio

Who You Will Learn From

Aside from learning from the serial entrepreneurs and investors on the Spring team, you will get exclusive access to Spring’s vast network of industry leaders. Sessions will feature Canadian and global experts and professionals in impact, investing, business continuity management, entrepreneurship, and more.

Past Guest Speakers

Program Details
(Fall 2021 Challenge – Vancouver)

Key Details
  • We accept applications on a rolling basis
  • Our upcoming fall intake is for applicants based in British Columbia
  • Deadline to apply for the fall intake: September 19
  • Upon applying, you will have the chance to learn more information from our team
  • There is a limited amount of spots in each cohort, so apply early to ensure your seat

  • Program duration: 11 weeks (September 29 – December 8)
  • Online 2-hour workshops once per week on Tuesday evenings, exact time TBD

Accredited Investors
  • $5,000 Program Fees
  • $10,000 equity investment commitment in the winning company
Aspiring Investors
  • $2,500 Program Fees

* Special rates apply for clients of our partners

Interested in Investing in Impact?

Now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 VANCOUVER Impact Investor Challenge

Program Partners

Now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2021 Vancouver Impact Investor Challenge


For impact entrepreneurs looking to raise, and value-driven individuals looking to get involved in changing the world through impact capital and helping startups through know-how and networks.