Access to Impact Investment

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About us

VIVA Idea and the Social Finance Academy teamed up to develop an entire, free and actionable online course “Access to Impact Investment for Social Enterprises”.

A course that empowers social entrepreneurs worldwide to speak “social finance” and prepares for a successful access to impact investors.

The entire online course spans 8 weeks and follows a specific framework, covering the main challenges along the entire “lifecycle” of a social enterprise from a financing perspective – from defining the theory of change via securing investment until managing post-investment activities. A major focus of the course lies on raising social entrepreneurs’ confidence and ability to successfully attract investors.

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Based on practical experiences and proven concepts from the field, the course is wrapped around a signature framework that explains - step by step – how the process from getting investment-ready via signing a financing contract to establishing good investor relations, avoiding mission drift and approaching the next financing (or responsible exit) will typically unfold in real life.

Are you enthusiastic about making a change,

But wonder why it seems so hard to get funded?

Meet the Professors

of the free online course

Urs Jäger
Academic Director of VIVA Idea and Professor at Latin American Center for Entrepreneurs of INCAE Business School

C Sara L. Minard
Professor in entrepreneurship and innovation at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University

Bjoern Struewer
Founder & CEO at Roots of Impact and Founder of the Social Finance Academy