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Investment Ready Program

Impact entrepreneurs play an important role in creating a circular economy. With the Investment Ready Program, we offer a unique 5-month accelerator for impact entrepreneurs, strengthening their strategy and getting their business ready for growth, investment, and more impact. 
A cohort of 10 to 12 selected participants engage in a systematic review of their business strategy, model and team, before crafting a validated growth and investment plan. Our program focuses on proof-of-concept stage ventures (revenue-generating; initial track record). We do not take equity in participating ventures.

Get your impact venture ready for funding, growth and global impact

Your business is growing and you notice that more and more is being asked of you as a manager or CEO. It is time to take your team to a higher level; your agreements with suppliers and buyers need to be tightened; you need working capital, and there are a thousand more things you have to figure out. In this programme, you’ll free yourself from the daily hustle and bustle. You will be working on your strategy and on all the skills you need to enter the next phase. You will work more efficiently and overcome your blind spots, to ensure your company is ready for growth. You won’t be doing this alone, but in a group of like-minded entrepreneurs.

Participants of the Investment Ready Program receive:

  • 12 days of training and strategy sessions
  • 1-on-1 mentoring from seasoned entrepreneurs
  • 1-on-1 legal coaching from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • 1-on-1 coaching from ING finance and investment experts
  • 1-on-1 coaching on business modelling and strategy from Boston Consulting Group
  • Impact Hub Amsterdam membership, which gives access to our global network of impact makers
  • access to our extensive impact investor network

Peer-to-peer learning

In addition to experienced mentors, associates and experts, participants also receive in-depth and constructive feedback from each other. 

Sustainability focus

Our programme is fully tailored to sustainable impact ventures, with a strong focus on solutions that contribute to a circular economy. We only work with funders, experts and mentors that are active in this field and our investor network has a strong sustainability profile. Apply for our programme if you are active in one of the following domains:

  • Energy & Mobility
  • Supply Chains & Logistics
  • New materials & Waste
  • Agriculture, Water & Food

Scalable solutions

Our programme is geared to ventures that create scalable solutions to global challenges. The worldwide network of Impact Hubs provides access to 100+ locations across five continents. Read more about the scalable solutions we’ve managed to help over the 7 years.

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