Invest Together in Climate Innovation (Founders)

Invest Together in
Climate Innovation

Is your early-stage company looking to raise equity for a compelling climate solution?

Whether you’re into agtech, cleantech, carbon capture or other innovative climate solutions, this program is for you.

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Invest Together in Climate Innovation (previously the Impact Investor Challenge) is part of Spring’s ongoing commitment to empower early-stage, purpose-driven businesses to learn how to access vital capital while making lifelong connections with like-minded impact investors.

Spring aims to increase the flow of investment capital into Canadian climate innovation startups while also supporting the success and sustainability of the ventures through investment readiness training, mentorship and post deal advisory work. We also recognize the systemic underfunding of underrepresented founders and will prioritize their ventures in this program to create equitable access to funding for all.

What to Expect

Throughout this 10-week program in September to December 2024, Spring will facilitate a joint cohort of climate innovation ventures and impact investing-curious participants from across Canada to explore all aspects of the investment process together. Building on our 4 previous climate programs, we have thoughtfully designed a two-stage initiative that addresses the unique challenges you face raising funds in the climate sector.

Top founders will be selected for the venture cohort, digging into our Essentials in Raising Equity+ training. From building out your due diligence to developing your investment memo, the program will assist you in creating tangible assets. Then, you will be joined by a cohort of potential impact investors and together, you will learn about impact measurement, due diligence and more in practice while building relationships.

Applications close August 23rd 2024, and selected founders will be invited to continue to the next stages in the program, culminating in a pitch finale where one company takes home an investment of up to $100K.

Are You Eligible?

Does this sound like you and your climate-focused company? 

  • You have an innovative climate solution in one of the following sectors:
    • Renewable energy and energy transition
    • Sustainability analytics
    • Circular economy
    • Climate resilience
    • Sustainable food and agriculture
    • Sustainable transportation systems
    • Other sub-sector not listed but falls under innovative climate solutions
  • Looking to raise Pre-seed or Seed equity investment.
  • Incorporated in Canada as a private issuer according to Canadian securities laws, operating from any of Canada’s provinces and territories.
  • Seeking a like-minded community that cares about impact investing.

Our Program Partners

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Program Schedule

15 companies will be selected to participate in our Essentials in Raising Equity programming. From there, our Top 5 companies will be chosen to engage with impact investing-curious participants for Invest Together, with one company being selected for an investment of up to $100K.

Ready to Take Your Climate SOlution to the next Level?

Apply for our Invest Together in Climate Innovation program right here.

Apply now