Investment ready program
Investment Ready is a unique 4-month programme for entrepreneurs from Central and Eastern Europe creating scalable solutions to societal problems. A cohort of around 15 selected ventures systematically works on their business strategies and builds an attractive investment case. The participants work with experienced mentors, experts, investors and use powerful business tools.
The programme is unique for its:
- Pure impact focus: the participants will be part of a selected group of impact ventures, and supported by impact-minded experts and investors.
- Global network: through Investment Ready network, the experts help the participants to get access to markets around the globe.
- Customized support: the program is designed for proof of concept stage ventures and offers personalized support.
The programme consists of several pillars: module 1 encompasses business and impact model review, introduction to impact investing, as well as working sessions with mentors; the local cohort meet-ups provide peer support, working session based on the needs of the group and pitch training; the module 2 is focused on reviewing the shareholders structure, creating term sheet, negotiations, team and organizational growth, sales as well as a pitch to investor panel in order to gain feedback; whereas the last pillar is concentrated around the CEE Impact Day, the largest regional Impact Investment Conference conducted by Impact Hub Vienna in cooperation with OeKB and ERSTE Bank. Only the best ventures are selected to pitch for investors at the CEE Impact Day.