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The Venture Readiness Program is a 8-week pre-seed/seed stage program designed for high-growth tech or tech-enabled startup founders. Tech is an incredible path for entrepreneurs to build wealth today, but it comes with its own challenges. This program gives you the tools and strategies to be the next disrupter in the tech space.

Tech/Tech-Enabled Sectors (including):

  • Enterprise
  • FinTech
  • AI/ML/Big Data
  • EdTech
  • HealthTech
  • MediaTech
  • SportsTech
  • RetailTech

This 8-week virtual program covers the following topics:

  • Week 1: Introduction to Tech Entrepreneurship
  • Week 2: Product Development and Design
  • Week 3: Technology Stack and Infrastructure
  • Week 4: Business Model and Monetization Strategies
  • Week 5: Marketing and Growth Hacking
  • Week 6: Legal and Regulatory Considerations
  • Week 7: Pitching and Presentation Skills
  • Week 8: Scaling and Exit Strategies

Eligible participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a for-profit business
  • Led by under-estimated entrepreneurs (i.e. Woman, Person of Color, Veteran, or low-to-moderate individuals) (2/3 diverse teams)
  • Tech or Tech-enabled
  • Prototype/MVP in market with some evidence of traction (Users, Revenue, Pilot)
  • Willingness and availability to commit 10-12 hours a week on their business

What to expect:

  • Weekly educational training sessions
  • Dedicated advisor mentor for the duration of the program
  • Access to 60+ subject matter experts
  • Peer-to-Peer learning/assessments
  • IV staff office hours
  • Business Perks and savings
  • PR and visibility
  • Corporate pro-bono support
  • Alumni program induction to assist in continuous growt

Sign-up to attend the next info session below.

*Interested participants must attend an info session
or speak to a staff member to apply.*

Program Dates:

Spring ’25: Mar 3rd – May 2nd

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“It only takes one person to have an idea, but it takes a village to turn an idea into a successful enterprise that changes the world”
Benjamin J. Vann, Founder & CEO, Impact Ventures