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Webinars

Breaking Barriers: Building a More Inclusive Venture Capital Ecosystem

New Power Labs’ Research Lead, Tom Vargas, and Research Associate Bamboo Ren spoke with Allison Gibson from Spring and Sylvain Carle from CI/VIC about how we can foster a more inclusive venture capital ecosystem for diverse, underfunded entrepreneurs – especially women and gender diverse entrepreneurs. 

Explainer Videos

What is a Social Enterprise?

You may see the term ‘social enterprise’ mentioned frequently throughout our website. This is quick 1 minute video explaining what a social enterprise is.

Impact Investing is Catching Fire: Here’s What You Need to Know

What is Impact Investing? How is it different from traditional investing and philanthropy? This 2 and a half minute video covers the bigger picture.

Educational Reads 

Insights into Women Founders in Atlantic Canada: 3 Key Findings

In Fall 2023, Pond Deshpande Centre conducted an interview of 12 ecosystem partners, 12 entrepreneurs, and 8 institutional investors. Discover 3 key critical challenges and opportunities facing women entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada. 

    Introduction to Gender Lens Investing & Market Trends

    Prepared by SVX, this primer explains:

    • What is gender lens investing?
    • What are the three basic gender lenses and metrics used to measure progress?
    • Why is gender lens investing important?
    • What are current GLI trends in the public and private markets?
    • What are limitations and opportunities in GLI?

    5 must-read resources on impact investing, gender and racial equality

    Prepared by SVX from 2019, this blog post shares resources on how to invest with a gender lens, an investor’s guide to investing for racial equality, case studies, and more. 

      Resource Downloads and Tools

      Resource Pack: Innovator's Toolkit

      Prepared by Pond Deshpande Centre, this toolkit provides thought-leadership, innovation resources, models, and more to feed your ideas and help you on your journey.

      Book: On Entrepreneurship and Impact, by Desh Deshpande

      Prepared by SVX from 2019, this blog post shares resources on how to invest with a gender lens, an investor’s guide to investing for racial equality, case studies, and more. 

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