WHO IS THE KOOTENAY INVESTMENT CHALLENGE FOR
The Challenge is a 10-week training program that consists of an investor track and an entrepreneur track. It is for individuals seeking to make angel investments in Kootenay-based startups, and also for purpose-driven entrepreneurs in the region looking to fundraise.
Investor track participants will navigate the ins and outs of early-stage investing while those in the entrepreneur track will prepare for the capital-raising process. Across the program, investors will select five companies to accompany them into the core program where both parties will collaboratively go through a due diligence process. The program will culminate in a final pitch night where one winning startup will be selected to receive investment.
Throughout the program’s 2-hour weekly sessions—delivered live and virtually—participants will hear from industry experts and have the chance to gain insights, build their networks, and acquire resources to become successful in their respective domains.
The Kootenay Investment Challenge is about more than one final investment winner and will leave all participants with a community of purpose-driven investors, key players in the Kootenay startup and innovation ecosystem, and startups looking to enrich the Kootenay region and beyond with their innovative ideas.
Program timeline details are available here. Applying for the investor track will lead you to a discovery call with our team so you can learn more prior to committing to the program.