NWT Women Food Entrepreneurs
Are you Venture Capital Ready?
INVESTMENT TRAINING FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
The Territorial Agrifood Association has partnered with the Canadian Small Scale Food Processor Association to deliver a program aimed at closing a major gap facing women entrepreneurs in the agri-food sector.
Studies show that women entrepreneurs lack financial confidence at the investment seeking level, but can benefit from focused training to assist them to become ready to attract that investment. By taking part in such training, women entrepreneurs are better able to scale their business and become more commercially viable.
This no cost program brings Dr. Ellen Farrell and her proven Investoready© program as the cornerstone of this Venture Capital Ready program for women food entrepreneurs. Additionally, SVX (a positive impact investing non profit) and Movement 51 (a non profit dedicated to female investors and founders) will recruit and support interested investors.
Partners like us across Canada will promote the program, seek out potential women entrepreneurs from our regions, and provide mentorship and ongoing support to program participants.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The program is for market tested businesses.
It aims to ensure that entrepreneurs are fully prepared and confident for the investment process.
This program is free for all participants. Learn more through the Venture Capital Ready website.
BEGIN 1-ON-1 COACHING
A reviewer will provide you with feedback on gaps in your business plan.
If needed, you will be placed in a coaching group to help improve your business plan and get ready for training.
JOIN A PITCH PARTY
Pitch Parties will be hosted by SVX, and interested investors will be in attendance.
Present your pitch to your peer group and give and receive feedback.
APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM
When you feel you are ready to move forward: apply to the program.
This applications provides the opportunity for us to learn more about your business, and for you to indicate areas where you need help.
BEGIN INVESTOREADY© TRAINING
Investoready© training teaches entrepreneurs the ins and out of investment, from pitching to brokering
Investoready© training will take place over twelve weeks.
UTILIZE THE INVESTOR PIPELINE
Upload your pitch deck to the Investor Pipeline, where it can be viewed by interested investors.
Match with investors and use your new skills to pitch your business.
FINAL STEP: STRIKE A DEAL!
Utilize the SVX Deal Room to facilitate striking a deal!
Funded by the Government of Canada