For ventures with positive societal impact
One of our previous co-horts: Gunilla Lundberg at IT Guide, Marco Forzati at TimeVillage, Shauna Matkovich at IWC, Helena Samsioe, Funda Sezgi at Impact Hub, Anna Toumas at Ung i Tornedalen, Karin Mulabe at Lusaka Construction Co. Missing in the picture is Kristrun Gunnarsdottir and Tariq Nazari.
Many entrepreneurs spend a lot of time preparing to pitch to potential investors. But often they fail at providing good answers to questions, since they lack understanding of how investors think. Or miss to follow-up quickly when an interested investor wants to see more documentation after a pitch due to lack of right preparations. The Investment Readiness programme was designed to help entrepreneurs and companies make a better job at seeking capital, not just to deliver a great pitch.
Our programme format is simple – you participate in a two day workshop where you will learn what funding sources are available, what you need to prepare before approaching a funder or investors, and the process of due diligence, negotations and contracting. After this you get access to one of the team members in Impact Invest who will help you to review your documentation and identify possible funders in the following six months. You will be invited to create your own online profile on our platform. This means you become visible to our member investors once your profile is approved by us. You willl also be able to approach other investors of your choice, since our platform connects to a number of other business angel networks in Scandinavia and abroad.
Our next Investment Readiness programme will start in February 2017. This time we are doing the initial 2 day workshop in Lund, on the weekend of 4-5 February. We start 10:30 on Saturday and end 15:00 on Sunday.
The workshop will use real investment cases and situations and will contain:
- Overview of potential funding sources and actors (including grants, crowdfunding, private investors etc)
- Explanation of various financial instruments and terminology
- Key issues to consider when considering external owners or funders
- Step-by-Step description of what happens in the investment process
- Legal basics – terms sheets, shareholder agreements
- Pitching and presentation
Feedback: Following the initial training, participants will receive individual feedback on their investor documentation and how to approach investors for a period of six months. This coaching can take place in Skåne, in Stockholm or online, to fit with your needs.
Selected ventures will be invited to pitch to investors and partners in Impact Invest Scandinavia’s investor network.
Cost: The cost is 3,500 SEK +moms per participating company for one person per company. Additional people from the same companies costs 1,200 SEK. The fee includes lunches and refreshments during the workshop. You arrange your own accomodation, there are plenty of nice, affordable rooms available in Lund via AirBnB.
How to Register: If you’re interested, please email us at email@example.com. Include an executive summary of your business plan by January 15. Please ensure to make it clear in your description what social and/or ecological impact your venture aspire to. The programme has room for up to 25 participants.