Investment Readiness Training program

Our Investment Readiness Training program helps develop interest and participation in a growing investment culture for entrepreneurs and investors in the territory.

For entrepreneurs

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


Session 1: Funding fundamentals

Whether you’re 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. 

Join us in this 2-hour crash course on funding where we will cover the following topics and more:

  • the capital spectrum and process
  • preparing to speak to investors
  • understanding valuation, key deal terms, and paperwork

Feb. 10, 2021 - 6pm-8pm


Session 2: Pitching and due diligence 

Learn how to create a pitch deck that will speak to your ideal investors in the way your company needs to close your funding successfully. We’ll take you through the dos and don’ts of pitch decks and pitching while giving you confidence on how to approach investors. Walk away with practical feedback to start and improve your deck so investors can start learning about your company now.

March 10, 2021 - 6pm-8pm


Sessions will be interactive virtual workshops, accompanied by access to online support such as videos, tools, templates and resources on all aspects of fundraising.



For investors

Our Investor Training will dive into how early-stage investors can invest in local businesses that align with their values and target returns.

Session 1 - Investor inspiration 

From trends and opportunities in investing to talking through how your investment can impact the local community, learn what it means to become an investor. 

Feb. 17, 2021 - 6pm-8pm


Session 2 - Investing in companies & your community: How anyone can invest 

How to get started as an investor? From learning the investor mindset to exploring how to find and screen investment opportunities, you’ll leave more confident to take your next step as an investor. Start drafting your investor thesis with like-minded individuals while navigating key steps of investing 101; due diligence, negotiations, closing, returns and finding your role post investment. 

March 11, 2021 - 6pm-8pm


At the end, participants will get the chance to join the Spring’s National Impact Investor Challenge Kickoff and Finale events. Learn more


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If you are interested in joining the program but you can't attend one of the upcoming sessions, sign up for our investment mailing list to get notified about the next sessions and program initiatives.

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Facilitated by


Lauren Manekin Beille

Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Keith Ippel

Keith Ippel

Spring Activator,
CEO & Co-founder

Mari Mathews

Mari Mathews

Spring Activator,
Program Director, Impact investing