Investment Ready is a unique 4-month program for green entrepreneurs creating scalable solutions to global challenges.

 A cohort of 10-14 selected entrepreneurs systematically reviews their business and crafts an investment plan. As a participant, you will work with mentors, content experts, associates and powerful business tools. You present your venture at our final Demo Day (and follow-up pitching opportunities) to raise investment to grow your venture.

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Peer Ranking

We believe in the power of the entrepreneur. Our program is unique for its approach, because it is built around entrepreneurs supporting each other.

Next to experienced mentors, associates and experts, participants give and receive in-depth, constructive feedback during the program. Participants assess each other based on investment criteria and award the top performer an equity investment.

This model has been developed and tested in >20 programs worldwide.

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Sustainability Focus

Our program is fully tailored to sustainable impact ventures. We only work with funders, experts and mentors that are active in this field and our investor network has a strong sustainability profile.
Apply for our program if you are active in one of the following domains:

  • Energy & Mobility
  • Supply Chains & Logistics
  • New materials & Waste
  • Agriculture, Water & Food

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Global Impact

Our program is geared to ventures that create scalable solutions to global challenges. We have a special interest in those that tackle sustainability issues in emerging economies. The networks of Impact Hub, Hivos and The DOEN Foundation provide access to 60+ locations in all continents.

Participating ventures will be invited to pitch to globally-minded stakeholders and investors at partner events beyond The Netherlands.

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Results of the 2014 edition
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Value of received support per participant in EURO
Value of investment raised in EURO

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    Last year, I attended the program's demo day together with four informal investors to see which ventures would be interesting for Money Meets Ideas (MMI). A number of entrepreneurs triggered our interest and two of them eventually presented their case at our follow-up event. Not the average three, but over ten investors showed interest to co-invest in their ventures and they are currently in the dealmaking stage. These are great results for a first-off program! We are looking forward to participate again next years.

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    The Investment Ready Programme takes you out of your day to day business and exposes you to both fellow entrepreneurs and very relevant experts. This experience made us grow not only as a business but also as entrepreneurs.

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    Social impact is very important for us at The Boston Consulting Group. Our primary objective is to make a tangible, lasting contribution to the world in which we live. As a partner of the Investment Ready Program our consultants work with the impact ventures on a wide range of strategic issues, determined by the entrepreneurs' specific needs. This can be refining the business model, researching new markets, determining product pricing, and more. This has proven to be both extremely useful for the ventures as well as rewarding for the BCG consultants involved. We look forward to this year's edition!