Future Capital and BDC Capital partner on angel investing program for 150 Canadian women
The initiative kicks off in British Columbia before making its way to the Atlantic provinces and the Prairies.
Future Capital, an organization that helps people from underrepresented communities break into the tech investment space, announced a partnership with BDC Capital to launch its second Women in Technology Series in Summer 2022.
The program aims to activate a new pipeline of women angel investors and diversify the ecosystem that supports tech founders. The program includes eight hours of hands-on coursework and one-on-one coaching, among other activities which culminate in a live screening of potential deals to invest in. The first cohort will be in B.C., followed by the Atlantic provinces and the Prairies.
“Through this partnership, Future Capital will continue to unlock the full potential of early-stage capital,” said Marlon Thompson, founder and CEO of Future Capital, in a statement. “From the outset, we’ve been focused on creating learning experiences that are both low touch and high impact and designed to accelerate pathways for emerging investors and startup leaders to be successful.”
The program, open to accredited and non-accredited investors, will focus on providing a safe and open space for women to develop and sharpen their understanding of early-stage investing and connect with like-minded investors, mentors, and startup leaders.
“The Women in Technology Venture Fund helps build a robust ecosystem to support women in tech,” said Michelle Scarborough, managing partner, Women in Technology Venture Fund, BDC Capital. “This mission is further supported with the addition of 150 new aspiring women angel investors primed to support start-ups. Through this targeted expansion of the series, we will create new tangible opportunities for women angels to gain investing experience and make a lasting impact on the Canadian tech ecosystem.”
To learn more about the program or how to register, visit Future Capital’s website.
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