Programs


One of the biggest challenges for Technology entrepreneurs is capital management and accessing growth capital. Access to Capital is a customized training program for companies who are ready to raise capital.
 
Access to Capital is an initiative aimed at improving education, access, and community for the capital ecosystem in the Okanagan. It is a multi-faceted initiative with three key areas of focus:
  • Public Education Events: Education events on diverse topics around access to capital. Education is aimed at entrepreneurs and investors.
  • Fast Track Training: Private EIR training for 10 companies per year. Key topics include the capital raise process, valuation, due diligence, and pitch practice.
  • Investor / Entrepreneur Matching: A highly curated, private approach to creating meaningful interactions between investors and entrepreneurs.
Three Key Areas of Focus
Public Education Events

Education events will be run regularly; please sign up for the AO mailing list, like us on Facebook, or take a look at the events calendar.

Topics may include:
> The capital raise process
> Valuation
> Due diligence
> Pitching
> Common documents
> Deal structure
> After the investment

Fast Track Training

A 12-week on demand program will pair 10 qualified BC startups with an EiR who will provide pitch training, due diligence education, and valuation support.

Ideal criteria includes:
> Product that solves a problem
> Simple distribution model
> Simple revenue model
> Demonstrated traction
> Headquartered in BC
> Founder Investment

Investor | Entrepreneur Matching

This matching service is a highly curated approach to creating meaningful interactions between investors and entrepreneurs. To participate, investors and entrepreneurs must complete a confidential profile form. When matches are found, this information allows AO to privately match entrepreneurs and investors with each other.

Ideal Access to Capital Company
  • Product that solves a problem
  • Simple distribution model
  • Simple revenue model
  • Demonstrated traction
  • Headquartered in BC
  • Founder investment
  • Small, but cross functional team
  • Tech or Tech Enabled

Think this program is right for you?

 
If you are a company looking to meet qualified, curated investors, please connect directly with programs@accelerateokanagan.com


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