Impact Hub: Investment Ready 2014

  • 01 oktober 2014

Are you a green entrepreneur creating scalable solutions to global challenges and are seeking equity investment? We believe that impact ventures play a vital part in accelerating the worldwide adoption of green and inclusive technologies, policies and behaviours. Our goal is to make impact ventures ready for investment, growth and global impact. The winner receives EUR 50.000 as a convertible loan.

The Investment Ready Program is a unique 4-month peer-learning program that consists of 12 program days leading up to an investor forum, supported by mentors, speakers, content experts, associates and powerful business tools. Check the Investment Ready website for more information and the full program, and apply before October 1st.  

Look through the eyes of the investor

The Investment Ready Program is a unique 4-month peer-learning program that consists of 12 program days leading up to an investor forum, supported by mentors, speakers, content experts, associates and powerful business tools. A cohort of 10 to 14 selected participants engage in a systematic review of their business strategy, model and team, before crafting a validated growth and investment plan. 

Our program focuses on proof-of-concept stage ventures (revenue-generating; initial track record). We do not take equity in all participants. Instead, we award EUR 50.000 in as a convertible loan to the top performer(s). Not the program committee, but the participants themselves are the “investment committee” that decide who will be the “winner”. This peer-ranking model (which we have applied before) generates an intensive learning process: participants commit to fully transparent peer-reviewing, engage in a continuous feedback cycle, and develop deep understanding of their fellow entrepreneurs’ businesses.

Location

Impact Hub Amsterdam
Haarlemmerweg 10c
1014 BE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Dates

The Investment ready program runs from 23 October – 31 januari - Please apply before October 1st

Selection Event: 13 Oct 2014
Module 1: 30 Oct - 1 Nov 2014
Module 2: 20 - 22 Nov 2014
Module 3: 18 - 20 Dec 2014
Module 4: 15 - 16 Jan 2015
Final Demo Day: 20 Feb 2015

Program Investment ready 2014
  • Module 1: Systematic review of your business model, strategy and plan 
  • Module 2: Founders, team and organisational capacity for growth 
  • Module 3: Developing strong market access and presence
  • Module 4: Getting ready for investment
  • High level mentoring
  • Pitch to globally-minded stakeholders and investors at partner events beyond The Netherlands
  • >EUR15.000 program value per participant 
  • EUR50.000 equity investment, awarded by participants to top performer

More information

You can find more information about the organization, full program and references from participants on the Impacthub website.