Fast Track Your Fundraise in 2018
Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge to align with strategic investors, raise capital, and grow your business. Keith Ippel, Co-Founder and Partner, Spring Activator, has mentored countless startups through capital raising, with $4M raised in 2015. Now he’ll teach you how to be strategic in your investment-seeking methods.
Key Topics Include:
- Goals of fundraising
- Why investors invest
- Strategically selecting investors
- The funding/sales process
- Getting to know your numbers
- Due diligence
- Getting to a Close
Who Should Attend?
This session is designed for CEOs and founders of growth-oriented startups based in Vancouver. Applications are welcomed from a broad range of clean tech industries, including traditional and emerging sectors like smart city/IOT solutions (with an environmental focus); smart, connected mobility; and green infrastructure.
Your business should have already launched its product or service, raised a seed round or two, and be ready for the next stage of growth; you are poised to seek additional external sources of funding, and looking to raise capital in the next 6 months (i.e. working on a new iteration of your original investment strategy).
About the Speaker
With over 20 years experience as a leader in technology centric businesses, Keith has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies, launched new products, and raised over $20m in angel investment and venture capital. He has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs, employees, and investors to deliver amazing products to the market. Keith is passionate about creating opportunities that previously did not exist for people and co-founded Spring to bridge impact and Technology.
After attending the Strategic Fundraising 101, companies are encouraged to apply for the Cleantech MasterMind Capital series. The series invites investor-ready entrepreneurs to dive deeper into the capital raising process and how to prep for it. Over the 3 weeks following, Spring and select partners will facilitate 2-hour sessions to work through investor profiles & funnels, pitch preparation, due diligence preparation, and negotiation skills. Details on how to apply will follow the Fundraising 101 Session. 16 companies will be selected to participate in the program and some may qualify for the Cleantech Investor Showcase scheduled during the GLOBE Forum, the world’s largest leadership summit for sustainable business, on March 14-16, 2018.