Looking to kickstart your fundraising journey?
You are in the righ place.
The UFM x CAPCA Investor Challenge provides you the resources and support you need to raise capital for your impact startup. Connect with like-minded impact entrepreneurs and investors actively seeking to invest in impact-driven startups.
Investor Application Deadline:
September 8, 2023
Core Program: Oct 4 to Nov 15, 2023
Pitch FInale & Closing: Nov 22 and Nov 29, 2023
What you can expect from the program
Over 9 weeks, UFM and CAPCA facilitate a cohort of impact ventures and impact-curious investors in navigating the fundraising process. Through the program, and beyond, you can expect to:
Catalyze your launch into fundraising with a chance to win a $30K+ investment
Deepen and clarify your understanding of what investors are looking for
Join a supportive like-minded community and connect with potential investors.
Polish up your pitch and other assets to be presented to potential investors.
Who is this program a fit for?
The UFM x CAPCA Investor Challenge is breaking down barriers associated with raising capital as an impact venture and achieving impact at scale. Here’s who we often see participating in the program:
Early-stage socially and/or environmentally driven ventures looking to raise capital and scale their impact.
Ventures also looking to access expertise to help move their team forward.
Those excited to be part of a like-minded community of individuals passionate
about making the world a better place.
Ventures is based in Guatemala.
Download our program pack to learn more.
How it all works
Some of the things you’ll to know before we get started.
Across 9 weeks in 2-hour weekly sessions, you will learn the ‘what, why, and how’ of approaching impact investors while getting the unique chance to work directly with them.
The top venture applicants will be selected to attend orientation and pitch their companies to the investor cohort. Once the Top 5 venture finalists are selected, the venture cohort will then participate in four, 2-hour evening sessions with the investor cohort. The one finalist company will receive a $30,000+ investment at the Pitch Finale.
*Please note, companies are expected to have representation from the founding team at every session
There are no fees to participate in the program, however any of the finalists who receive investments from the investor program participants or program alumni will be invoiced 3% of the total investment amount. This is an administrative fee that helps cover the transaction costs.
A brief description of the missions and purpose of your business
The problem your business is solving, how, and for whom
Which UN Sustainable Development Goal(s) your business addresses
The status of your fundraising to-date and future goals
You will also have the option to submit a pitch deck if you have one prepared