Momentum: Investment Readiness

Fuelling Success: Empowering Women & Non-Binary Entrepreneurs of Colour

Type: London/Southwestern Ontario, VIRTUAL

For: Equity-Deserving Women and Non-Binary entrepreneurs in Southwestern Ontario

Start Date: Mar. 4th 2024 - April 19th 2024 (5-6 week commitment)

Application Deadline: Rolling Basis

Program Description

This investment readiness program is a financial empowerment journey designed exclusively for equity deserving women and non-binary entrepreneurs. The program provides a supportive community and a knowledge based approach to help you master financial literacy, build a sustainable business, and harness the momentum needed for lasting success.

How the Program Works

The program will deliver a series of workshops focused on delivering knowledge needed to access capital. The following topics will be covered:

Financial Literacy

  • Provides familiarity and a knowledge base of financial terms.  A foundation that the other workshops/ programs can be built upon

 

Basics of Entrepreneurial Finance: Debt, Capacity and Financial health

  • Those who have a business idea and/or in the research, planning stage. Those who are bootstrapping a current business. Covers Debt, Capacity, Financial Health – Personal vs business finances, Org Structure, Board, Shareholders

Entrepreneur Panel

  • An opportunity for entrepreneurs/business owners to hear and speak to a diverse panel of investors and entrepreneurs who share real-life knowledge, advice, and feedback. Moderated with some common questions, but also an open discussion.  

Are You Investment Ready?

  • A checklist and overview of what you will need to prepare to be investment ready

Investor Expectations/Process (who do they say yes to?)

  • What is a potential investor’s process and expectations that lead them to investing in your business?  Credit worthiness, Investment readiness

Key Learning Outcomes

    1

    Learn the language and terms of business finance that provides the foundation of preparing to raise capital.

    2

    Identify your readiness for seeking funding.

    3

    Understand the process of raising capital and the funding landscape.

    4

    Networking: Connect with peers and  for ongoing growth and learning. 

    Application Process

    Contact vantipolo@pillarnonprofit.ca or ffarah@pillarnonprofit.ca to become an Investment Ready entrepreneur, poised for financial success. 

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    Got questions? Get in Touch with Pillar Nonprofit Network

    vantipolo@pillarnonprofit.ca / ffarah@pillarnonprofit.ca