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


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


    Identify your readiness for seeking funding.


    Understand the process of raising capital and the funding landscape.


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

    Application Process

    Contact or to become an Investment Ready entrepreneur, poised for financial success. 

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