Financial Feminism Investing Lab (Investor Edition)

Executive Education

This program is in partnership with The51 and the University of Calgary. 

Schedule: TBD

Duration: Eight weeks, nine modules

Commitment: 35 hours (16 hours online synchronous ,19 hours of asynchronous).

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Program Delivery: Online.

The Financial Feminism Investing Lab will build an early-stage investing capacity that appreciates the role of women-led identifying and gender-diverse founders in our society for economic and social impact. In this 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