For early-stage founders who want to learn all there is to fundraising in an interactive and supportive environment.
Are you contemplating raising capital in the next year or so? Don’t know where to start? This program teaches and prepares you for real-life situations.
Boundless Accelerator™ launched Quantum Drive, an investment readiness program in 2023 with one cohort of eight entrepreneurs. This privately funded program was designed to help early-stage ventures get the knowledge they need to reach the next level of venture growth.
The success of the first cohort has led to the exciting renewal of the program for 2024.
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! APPLY TODAY!
Who is this program for?
Designed by Boundless Accelerator™ experts and privately funded by a generous Boundless Accelerator™ Startup Program alum, this program was created to provide early-stage entrepreneurs with the resources they need to propel their businesses forward.
When applying, it is important that the value proposition is clearly articulated and that you demonstrate how this training and investment will affect your company’s growth.
* Not all companies that apply will be accepted into the program. Priority will be given to established but still early-stage businesses, with NEED, TIMING, and IMPACT being most heavily weighted in our selection process.
Schedule and classes
The Quantum Drive program is a 5-month long HYBRID program. Some classes and mentorship will be virtually administered, and some classes will be live and in-person at our Guelph office.
You must attend all mandatory classes and sessions to pitch at the finale.
In-person sessions will be held at 400 Southgate Drive, in Guelph Ontario at the Boundless Accelerator Head Office.
Virtual content will be delivered via ZOOM.
what to expect
The program includes:
- group workshops (online and in-person)
- networking sessions,
- connector conversations,
- panel discussions,
- 1:1 mentorship and practicing
We will effectively teach entrepreneurs how to:
– understand the funding environment and terminology,
– prepare for investment,
– speak confidently,
– pitch effectively to investors, funders, and VIPs
– be ready for the tough questions the due diligence process will bring.
All participants will receive help and guidance in “getting your books ready” for investment. It is helpful to have a basic understanding of your finances when applying, however, we will work with successful participants in developing this further.
Big Pitch Night Celebration (to end the cohort): All participants will pitch their company and their needs to a panel of investors, supporters, and connectors for cash prizes, low-interest loans and/or investment, feedback, and valuable connections. Note: Not all companies are guaranteed an investment, and not all companies will ask for an investment.
The Quantum Drive program will open up the next round of applications on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.
The 2024 round of applications will be open from February 20th at noon ET until March 18th at 11:59 PM ET.
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