Social entrepreneurs play an important role in creating a sustainable and inclusive economy. But impact doesn’t happen in isolation. With the Investment Ready Program we offer a unique 5- month accelerator for green entrepreneurs

Peer ranking

Next to experienced mentors, associates and experts, participants give and receive in-depth, constructive feedback during the program. Participants rank each other and select the entrepreneur with the most ‘investment ready’ business plan. 

This model has been developed and tested in >20 programs worldwide.

Sustainability focus

Our program is fully tailored to sustainable impact ventures. We only work with funders, experts and mentors that are active in this field and our investor network has a strong sustainability profile. Apply for our program if you are active in one of the following domains:

  • Circular Economy
  • Energy & Mobility
  • Supply Chains & Logistics
  • New materials & Waste
  • Agriculture, Water & Food

Scalable solutions

Our program is geared to ventures that create scalable solutions to global challenges. The network of Impact Hub provides access to 85+ locations in all continents.

Participating ventures will be invited to pitch to globally-minded stakeholders and investors.

Join our goal to make impact ventures ready for investment, growth and global impact

Investment Ready is a unique 5-month program for green entrepreneurs creating scalable solutions to global challenges. A cohort of 10-12 selected entrepreneurs systematically works on their business strategy and crafts a solid investment plan. As a participant, you will work with mentors, content experts, associates and powerful business tools. You present your venture at the final Demo Day to raise investment to grow your venture.

Interested? Receive updates on the 2018 edition
Total applications
Alumni participants
Network of impact investors & intermediaries
Value of received support per participant
Value of investment raised

The DOEN Foundation supports entrepreneurs that help create a green, socially-incisive and creative society. People who are not afraid to take risks, and inspire others. To help take a group of these impact entrepreneurs to the next level, the innovative peer-to-peer model in the Investment Ready Program can make a big difference. Not only by strengthening the business models, and by widening their networks, but also by attracting investors that are looking for impact. This way DOEN supports both the companies and helps strengthening the impact investment movement. 

Anneke Sipkens, CEO DOEN Foundation