Women-Led Impact Investor Challenge (Investors)


Investing in women & non-binary founders with diverse solutions for complex issues.

Supported in part by funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program.

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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. We’re so happy to share that we have filled our investor cohort in record time BUT you can still join the waitlist for this or other Impact Investor Challenges!

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.

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The Opportunity

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.

Eligibility for this Challenge

Our world needs more purpose-driven impact investors. Does this sound like you?

  • You’re a human being (all genders welcome!)
  • An accredited Canadian or American investor curious about investing for good
  • A new Canadian investor who isn’t accredited but seeking to start your investment journey
  • An exited entrepreneur curious about investing in diverse founders & companies
  • Fund managers and intrapreneurs looking to learn and relay insights to HQ
  • Concerned about social & environmental issues and seeking to make a positive difference
  • A recent graduates and/or young professional eager to network and learn
  • A parent, grandparent and/or guardian worried for future generations

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be the change

Become an impact investor who supports diverse founders solving urgent social & environmental issues.

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