Angels for Climate Solutions Program Details for Startups

Getting your Climate Solution Investment Ready

Are you a startup with a tech-enabled climate solution?

You could be one of the 20 startups slated for success in the Angels for Climate Solutions program. This program’s results-driven workshops will test your investor readiness and set you on the path to winning a $100,000 investment.

Exercise your Grit

20 select startups will undergo preliminary 6-week training and immediately put its outcomes to the test in 2 pitch nights. The top 5 finalists from these pitch nights will advance to the 10-week core training program.

Pitch for $100K

The top 5 finalists will pitch to the angel investor cohort, and one company will walk away with an investment of $100,000.

Application Deadline: November 28, 2021
 

Program Benefits

What you can expect to gain by enrolling in the Angels for Climate Solutions Program:

  • Refine and sharpen your pitch
  • Revisit funding fundamentals
  • Craft a compelling story for your brand
  • Optimize your sales strategy and marketing plan
  • Understand and know how to communicate your numbers
  • Prepare for due diligence
  • Build and nourish investor relationships
  • Incorporate expert feedback
  • Plan your exit strategy
  • Have the opportunity to pitch for $100,000

This program actively seeks the participation of startups from underrepresented groups.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to the growth of startups, the tech ecosystem, and the resilience of our economy. We encourage the applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds, including women, Indigenous peoples, people of colour, new Canadians, and neurodivergent people.

Apply by November 28, 2021

Are you a tech startup getting ready to secure investment for your climate solution?

 
Apply to the Angels for Climate Solutions program to navigate the capital-raising process, connect with angel investors, and have the opportunity to pitch for $100,000.

No financial commitment | Virtual Delivery | Open to BC-based startups
 
Applications are closed

Cost


Q: Do I have to pay a fee as a participating company?
A: No! The program is free for all selected startups.


Who should Apply/Eligibility


Q: Do I need to be located in British Columbia to participate?
A: Yes, the program is only open to startups based in British Columbia. However, the program will be run virtually.


Q: Why am I being asked for details about my background or personal identity?
A: This program seeks participation from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in both the angel investor and startup communities. As such, we encourage the applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds, including women, Indigenous peoples, people of colour, new Canadians, and neurodivergent people.

However, you are not required to disclose any of these details if you are not comfortable with doing so.

Format


Q: What is the time commitment for companies?
A: There is a time commitment of 4-hours per week for the top 5 finalists who advance to the 10-week core training program.

Curriculum


Q: What will we learn?
A: Refer to the program modules below. For further questions on the curriculum, please contact hsafi@vancouvereconomic.com
ModuleTitle
Module 1Program Orientation and Expectations 
Module 2Understanding your Growth Milestones
Module 3Investor Pitch and Presentation
Module 4Master the Money Model Behind Your Business Model
Module 5Master the Sales Model Behind Your Money Model
Module 6Marketing & Metrics
Module 7Practical Review
Module 8Building a Strong Brand and Competitive Difference 
Module 9Master the Design of Your Pro Forma + Financial Projections
Module 10Financing Sources & Investor Types
Module 11Demystifying Investor-Speak and Deal Structures
Module 12Valuations and Negotiations
Module 13Understanding the promise to your investors
Module 14Building your Board
Module 15Managing Investor Relationships
Module 16You've Raised - Now what?

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