Investment Readiness Training program

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

Yukon Investment Challenge 2022

The Yukon Investment Challenge is a 10-week program facilitated by Spring Activator and consists of weekly interactive sessions and a pitch night that will run from March to May 2022.

Accredited and aspiring local investors will be introduced to investment-ready ventures in the region, along with early-look companies with high future investment potential. Participating investors will learn how to evaluate prospective investments in emerging startups in and around the Yukon, and entrepreneurs will be guided towards being investment-ready for a chance to win $50,000* of investment funding from the investor cohort.

This collaborative initiative between Spring Activator, Yukon University, Yukonstruct, and Yukon Venture Angels is funded in partnership with the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.

At the end of the program, the investor cohort will award up to $50,000 in investment to one Yukon-based startup.

Who is the Yukon Investment Challenge For

The Challenge is a 10-week training program that consists of an investor track and an entrepreneur track. It is for individuals seeking to make angel investments in Yukon-based startups, and also for purpose-driven entrepreneurs in the region looking to fundraise.

Investor track participants will navigate the ins and outs of early-stage investing while those in the entrepreneur track will prepare for the capital-raising process. Across the program, investors will select five companies to accompany them into the core program where both parties will collaboratively go through a due diligence process. The program will culminate in a final pitch night where one winning startup will be selected to receive investment. 

Throughout the program’s 2-hour weekly sessions—delivered live and virtually—participants will hear from industry experts and have the chance to gain insights, build their networks, and acquire resources to become successful in their respective domains.

The Yukon Investment Challenge is about more than one final investment winner and will leave all participants with a community of purpose-driven investors, key players in the Yukon startup and innovation ecosystem, and startups looking to enrich the Yukon and beyond with their innovative ideas.

Program timeline details are available here. Applying for the investor track will lead you to a discovery call with our team so you can learn more prior to committing to the program.

For entrepreneurs

Meet investors, be supported on your round, and secure up to $50,000 of investment. Welcome to Spring's Investor Challenge!

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For investors

Investor track participants will navigate the ins and outs of early-stage investing while those in the entrepreneur track will prepare for the capital-raising process. Across the program, investors will select five companies to accompany them into the core program where both parties will collaboratively go through a due diligence process. The program will culminate in a final pitch night where one winning startup will be selected to receive investment. 

At the end of the program, the investor cohort will award up to $50,000 in investment to one Yukon-based startup.

Apply now

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