Investment Ready Program

General information


Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 


Our purpose
We believe that impact ventures play a vital part in accelerating the worldwide adoption of green and inclusive technologies, policies and behaviors. Our goal is to make impact ventures ready for investment, growth and global impact.

Our approach
Our approach is a unique 5-month peer-learning program that consists of 12 workshop days leading up to an investor forum, supported by mentors, speakers, content experts, associates and powerful business tools. A cohort of 10 to 14 selected participants engage in a systematic review of their business strategy, model and team, before crafting a validated growth and investment plan.

Our history
In 2013, we successfully organized the first “Village Capital NL” program in The Netherlands, together with founding partners The DOEN Foundation, Outside Inc. and Village Capital (USA). In 2014, we continued as “Investment Ready Program” with a more local team and partners, but based on the Village Capital format and fully supported by Village Capital.

The Investment Ready Program has worked with 3 cohorts (2014, 2015/2016 and 2017) and a new cohort will be selected to begin in 2018. This program is supported by ING NL Foundation and focusses on circular business models.

You can also find the Investment Ready Program focussed on social enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe at Impact Hub Vienna.

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Accelerator program

Contact Person

Manon Klein (Program manager)

Contact information

Investment information

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Startups funded

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Mentionable Startups

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