The 2024 Women-Led Impact Investor Challenge empowers new and experienced investors to invest in women and non-binary led, purpose-driven businesses that align with their values and target returns.
Through the Women-Led Impact Investor Challenge, Spring facilitates a joint cohort of individual investors and impact ventures to navigate all aspects of the investment process. From market analysis and impact measurement to negotiation, we work through a detailed program, culminating in an actual pooled investment of up to $100K.
We recognize that women and non-binary founders often build companies that address overlooked sectors of the economy that offer meaningful opportunities for change. They also face significant biases when raising funds, leaving them seriously lacking the capital to grow their companies and increase their impact. These companies significantly outperform their peers, which means opportunities to create values-infused financial returns are being missed. We’re here to change that with you.
What You Can Expect
Through the program, and beyond, you can expect to:
Catalyze your launch into impact investing
Develop and refine an impact investing thesis that resonates with your purpose
Create lifelong connections with a supportive, like-minded community of investors & founders
Establish impactful investment goals aligned with your investment thesis
Learn what to look for in early-stage companies, including team dynamics, market analysis & more
Engage in the due diligence process, including negotiations and paperwork.
The Investor Journey
Women-Led IIC TIMELINE
– Founders meet Investor Cohort – April 9, 2024 – Founders Pitch to Investor Cohort – April 23 & 30, 2024 – Top 5 Founders Selected for Due Diligence – April 30, 2024 – Weekly Learning & Due Diligence – May 7 to June 4, 2024 (5 weekly sessions) – Top 5 Founders Pitch at Finale & Winner is Announced – June 11, 2024