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Raise Alternative Funding for Your Impact Business

 

Apply before Nov 2nd to join this unique first cohort at a special launch price!
The cohort starts on Nov 9th!

 

Figure out which financing option is right for you and get fundraising

5 weeks - Starts Nov 9th - Launch Price 199€ 

As an impact entrepreneur, venture capital is often not your idea of a sustainable investor. Blitzscaling and hustle porn might create different mental images than what they intend to describe in the unicorn lingo. Fortunately, there are actually many alternatives at your disposal and in this course, we provide you with an overview of alternatives that have been around for a while as well as brand new ones offering a more inclusive and sustainable narrative of investment and company growth. We help you figure out which alternative fits you and your company best and help you get started on your fundraising strategy with expert content, exercises and tools.

What you'll learn 

  • A comprehensive overview of the investment alternatives for impact ventures

  • Expectations of the different fundraising alternatives

  • How to figure out which fundraising option will work for you

  • How to build a fundraising strategy

  • Fundraising is hard work, but not impossible, you can learn what is needed​

What you'll get

  • Access exclusive content. We've designed Alternative Fundraising to inspire, instruct, and engage.

  • Meet new people. Your fellow students are as motivated as you are to master what we're exploring here in Alternative Fundraising.

  • Get results. As you dive into the course content and meet the community here in Alternative Fundraising, you're on a path of mastery. While it's not necessarily easy, the transformation we'll get together matters.

Access an online curriculum delivered through weekly classes led by experts with case studies, curated content and tools to explore alongside. Join a growing peer-to-peer network of fellow founders seeking alternative funding too.

 
 

Next cohort starts Nov 9th

What to expect from the course 


  • A comprehensive overview of the investment alternatives for impact ventures

  • Expectations of the different fundraising alternatives

  • How to figure out which fundraising option will work for you

  • How to build a fundraising strategy

  • Fundraising is hard work, but not impossible, you can learn what is needed

Who's it for?

  • Do you want to scale your impact business, but don't want to raise venture capital?

  • Do you want to learn which investment alternatives fit you and your company best and learn the impact of each of those on your company's future?

  • Do you want to create a fundraising strategy and get real about scaling your business?


We decided to create what we ourselves wanted and needed and we couldn't find anywhere else.

 
 

Upcoming Event

Ask any question you might have about the programme.

Raise Alternative Funding for Your Impact business Q & A

Oct 29th 2020 17h CET

 

Meet the Experts

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Founder & CEO Impact Shakers

Yonca Braeckman is the founder & CEO of Impact Shakers, a global impact ecosystem tackling complex societal challenges through inclusive entrepreneurship. She is a mission-driven entrepreneur and investor in underrepresented founder. She helped build the Belgian and European tech startup ecosystems and as a mentor at SXSW, Slush Tokyo, General Assembly, Village Capital, Shapers Impact Capital and startup programs across the globe, she guided many startups on their first steps abroad. She built a new smart city hub in Ghent, Belgium, with an in-house acceleration program called Watt Factory. She serves on the board of different non-profits and is the curator of TEDxGhent and the Techstars Startup Digest Reading List on Impact Entrepreneurship. Most recently she initiated the Horasis Young Visionaries for the Global Vision Community Horasis to add to her mission of lifting diverse social entrepreneurs.

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Co-Founder London Zebras Unite Chapter

Impact Shakers co-developed this programme with Esme Verity. Esme works with impact-driven startups to help them grow and scale. She also co-founded the London Chapter of Zebras Unite, one of the largest global communities of investors and founders on a mission to build purposeful businesses. She is also a Scout for Ada Ventures and writes a monthly newsletter on alternative funding, new business structures and Zebra related news. Passionate about getting purpose-led businesses funded.

 

This is the only course out there that offers you the most up to date overview of alternative financing for your impact business AND that helps you prepare to fundraise.

Yonca Braeckman

When you don't want to take VC money, the options seem scarse, when in reality they're everything but.

Entrepreneur

So happy there finally is a course to help ambitious impact businesses find their way to impact investors and prepare them at the same time!

Impact Investor

 

Free Resources for Fundraising

 

Download a list of 10 top alternatives to venture capital!

 

News from the World of Alternative Financing

Building ethical alternative financing in a big bank world

Nuno Brito Jorge is the founder & CEO of GoParity, an online peer to peer (P2P) lending platform that simplifies investment by offering the opportunity to get competitive returns in sustainable projects, from a very low initial investment. They want to drive the transition towards a more sustainable and inclusive economic system and make investments in sustainable solutions accessible to all.

 

Join this first cohort of value-driven entrepreneurs and start fundraising today!

 

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