Inclusive investing is a general term that can have broad or narrow definitions. This course is focused on helping BIPOC founders understand inclusive investing from the investor’s viewpoint and identify investment programs and funds that include diversity, equity, and inclusion as a priority in their investment selection process.
The language of capital markets can be intimidating and filled with foreign terminology. A secondary purpose of the course is to help BIPOC founders understand how investors think, including strategic partners, governmental organizations and foundations. The course helps founders be more efficient in finding the right capital sources at different stages of development.
Through a combination of recorded lectures and supplemental resources, this course will inform you about:
- The definitions that apply to inclusive investing
- Understanding the variety of grants, programs, crowdfunding and equity-based angel and veture capital sources
- Understanding the fundamental concepts of investing and how investors select companies in their portfolios
- Resources to help you identify government grants, foundations and investment firms that prioritize inclusivity.
- The fundamentals in preparing to meet with and pitch to investors. What you need to be able to communicate at different stages of development.