We believe that impact ventures play a vital part in accelerating the worldwide adoption of green and inclusive technologies, policies and behaviours. Our goal is to make impact ventures ready for investment, growth and global impact.
Our approach is a unique 5-month peer-learning program that consists of 12 workshop days leading up to an investor forum, supported by mentors, speakers, content experts, associates and powerful business tools. A cohort of 10 to 12 selected participants engage in a systematic review of their business strategy, model and team, before crafting a validated growth and investment plan.
In 2013, we hosted the first “Village Capital NL” program in The Netherlands, together with founding partners The DOEN Foundation, Outside Inc. and Village Capital (USA). In 2014, Impact Hub Amsterdam continued this green accelerator, the “Investment Ready Program” with a local team and partners.
The Investment Ready Program has worked with 4 cohorts (2014, 2015/2016, 2017 and 2018) and a new cohort will be selected to begin in 2019.
You can also find the Investment Ready Program focussed on social enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe at Impact Hub Vienna.