Financial Feminism Investing Lab

Financial Feminism Investing Lab

Providing early stage investors with the capability and confidence to activate their capital to meaningfully drive innovation and advance the Canadian economy, while improving gender equity.

This project is in partnership with The51 and the University of Calgary. It is part of the Canadian Women’s Foundation Investment Readiness Program funded by the Government of Canada's Social Innovation/Social Finance Strategy.
 

Schedule: February 2021

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Program Delivery: Online
Duration: Six weeks, nine modules
Commitment: 11 hours online synchronous, 4.5 hours online asynchronous
Investment: $995, includes an Explorer Membership with The51

The 2021 offering is the pilot of this innovative program. Valued at $1,595, the pilot is being offered at a special rate.

This project is part of the Canadian Women’s Foundation Investment Readiness Program funded by the Government of Canada's Social Innovation/Social Finance Strategy.

The Financial Feminism Investing Lab will build an early-stage investing capacity that appreciates the role of women-led start-ups in our society for economic and social impact. In this six-week program, you will learn how to tackle the following pre- and post-investment phases:

  • Evaluate: Early-stage investing
  • Invest: Logistics of early-stage investment
  • Monitor: Performance assessment
  • Contribute: Governance for growth

You will benefit from this learning experience, if you are interested in exploring the following questions:

  • How do I develop my unique investment thesis to invest in new ventures?
  • What financial knowledge do I need to invest in early-stage ventures?
  • How do I conduct due diligence on early-stage ventures I am looking to invest in?
  • How do I connect with a community of like-minded investors?
  • How do I connect with the innovation ecosystem in Calgary and beyond?
  • What is the impact of gender on investment decision making, and how does it influence access to capital?

Upon completing this program, you will: 

  • Develop strategies, techniques and frameworks to analyze early-stage investment opportunities, including start-ups
  • Build a technical knowledge base for early-stage investing including a background in legal and governance structures
  • Gain knowledge of essential documents in the investment process, including term sheets and expression of interest
  • Understand gender-based issues impact early-stage investment decisions
  • Understand how gender-based issues impact early-stage investment decisions

This project is a part of the Canadian Women’s Foundation Investment Readiness Program funded by the Government of Canada’s Social Innovation/Social Finance Strategy.

This project is a part of the Canadian Women’s Foundation Investment Readiness Program funded by the Government of Canada’s Social Innovation/Social Finance Strategy