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Investment Readiness Series

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Fundraising isn't easy. Get experienced support to become investment-ready!

Curious to learn the ins and outs of capital raising for your startup? Whether you’re looking into or currently raising debt-financing or directly from investors, find your best foot forward by learning the fundamentals from those that have been there many times before. 

Through 5 weeks of interactive learning with experts, guest speakers, and other entrepreneurs, this program will provide the tools, frameworks, and best practices to help entrepreneurs gain confidence to seek strategic impact funding. 

Eligibility

This Investment Readiness program is designed for founders who are curious about the investment process or ready to raise funds, but are overwhelmed by the daunting and mysterious process. 

This program is also suitable for non-profits/charities who are operating social enterprises, ready to think about scale finance as a tool to grow or scale.

Outcomes

  • Pitch development
  • Funding literacy
  • Knowledge of the investment landscape
  • Be prepared for investment discussions

Schedule

All sessions will take place from 9:30-11:30AM, virtually online.

Spring’s Learning Management System will be available to all participants to access supplemental videos, tools, and resources.

Session 1: May 3, 2022 -Funding Fundamentals

Basics of capital raising, including process, ideal investor, and paperwork.

Session 2: May 10, 2022 - Impact Thesis and Measurement

Provides a tactical framework for entrepreneurs to clearly develop their impact mandate and metrics for progress.

Session 3: May 17, 2022 - Positioning and Pitching Workshop

Interactive workshop to develop the foundation of a strong pitch with an investor-focused theme and supporting storytelling. 

Helps entrepreneurs devise a positioning statement that succinctly describes the business with an investor-focused frame.

Session 4: May 24, 2022 - Due Diligence

Teaches the process of due diligence, what’s included, and how to navigate.

Helps identify the ideal investor for the company and provides strategies for building an investor funnel.

Session 5: May 31, 2022 - Negotiation and Post Round

Tips for the process of negotiating with multiple investors to get to a close.

Included will be topics such as lead investors, paperwork, terms, alternative approaches, and investor relations post-round.

 

Key Dates

March 30, 2022: Applications Open

April 24, 2022: Application Deadline (11:59PM MDT)

April 25-29, 2022: Application Review and Company Selection

May 3, 2022: Program Start Date

May 31, 2022: Program End Date

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