Angels for Climate Solutions Program Details for Angel Investors

Invest in Tech-Enabled Climate Solutions

Interested in investing in climate solutions to enable a sustainable future?

You could be one of the selected angel investors in the Angels for Climate Solutions program cohort. 10 weeks of online core training will equip you with the confidence to identify and invest in tech-backed climate solutions. This program is open to angel investors from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California.

(Re)Define your investment thesis and assess the market opportunity

Throughout this program, you will work closely with early-stage startups, build your network of like-minded investors and industry experts, meet high-potential local startups in this field, and make an investment into a climate solution-focused startup.

Award $100,000 on final pitch night

Each member of the angel investor cohort will buy into an investment fund of $100,000 (buy-in details for accredited and non-accreddited can be found in the FAQ), which will then be awarded to the top company from the startup cohort upon completion of the program.

Application Deadline: December 17, 2021
 

Program Benefits

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

  • (Re)define your climate-focused investment thesis
  • Navigate the ins and outs of the investing process
  • Receive mentorship from experienced investors
  • Expand your network of investors and industry experts
  • Gain access to some of the top startups the region has to offer
  • Make a capital investment into a high-potential startup
  • Assess the market opportunity behind climate solutions

This program actively seeks the participation of angel investors from underrepresented groups.

Equity and diversity 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 December 17, 2021

Are you an angel investor assessing the climate solutions market for your next investment?

 
Apply to the Angels for Climate Solutions program to join fellow investors in navigating the investment process, (re)defining your climate-focused investment thesis, building your networks, and investing in a high-potential local startup. Applications are accepted on a rolling and first come basis, so be sure to get your applications in well before the deadline.

10 weeks | Open to Cascadia investors | Invest into a 100K fund
 
Applications are closed

Cost



Q: Do I have to pay a fee as a participating investor?
A: Investor participants will commit funds towards an equity investment in the winning company and pay a program administration fee.

Accredited Investor:
  • $10,000 equity investment commitment in the winning company
  • $500 program fees

Non-accredited Investor:
  • $2,500 equity investment commitment in the winning company
  • $500 program fees

Who should Apply/Eligibility


Q: Do I need to be located in British Columbia to participate?
A: No, the program is also open to investors based in Washington, Oregon and California, and the program will be run virtually.

Q: Do I need to be an accredited investor to join?
A: No, accreditation is not a barrier. Both accredited and non-accredited investors are encouraged to apply; the program has been designed to accommodate both.

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 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 share any of these details if you are not comfortable with doing so.

Format


Q: What is the time commitment for investors?
A: There is a time commitment of 2-hours per week for the 10 core weeks of the 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 1aInvestor Welcome & Orientation
Module 1bCompany Orientation (group of 20)
Module 2Impact Investing 101 & Preparing for Pitch Day
Module 3Pitch Night HOPIN Event (10 selected)
Module 4Detailed Pitch Followup (5 selected)
Module 5aInvestment Evaluation kick-off
Module 5bSecurities Laws & Investment Instruments
Module 6Diving Deeper & Getting Specific
Module 7aImpact thesis and measurement
Module 7bWorkshop on developing our own Impact Thesis
Module 8Negotiation & Valuation
Module 9Due Dilgence Team Presentations
Module 10Demo Day & Winner of 100,000 Investment
Module 11Closing & Post Investment Consideration

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