Accelerate Your Funding Journey
8-Week Capital Program
Sometimes it’s necessary to take on capital to grow your business. Fundable is designed for entrepreneurs who want to learn potential funding options, explore pathways to raising outside financing, and become an investable venture. This cohort-style program is delivered in-person from our Kelowna office with the option to join virtually.
Inquire now to start the application process for our next cohort.
Core Program Components
As a participant you will leave with tangible results you can use and leverage on your fundraising journey. You’ll create a data room, compelling pitch deck, and a clear funding strategy.
Pitching & Key Messaging
Master the art of storytelling and craft a compelling pitch that captivates investors and customers.
Develop your financial acumen and create accurate forecasts to confidently showcase your startup’s growth potential.
Terms Sheets & Valuation
Understand the intricacies of terms sheets and valuation methodologies for successful negotiations.
Learn to compile a comprehensive data room, navigate due diligence, and evaluate different deal structures and investment vehicles.
Build a tailored funding strategy to launch your capital-raising campaign.
Community & Mentorship
Fundable is a cohort-based program with in-person opportunities to build real and relevant connections with peers, mentors, and investors.
2024 Program Schedule
We accept a maximum of 8 ventures into each cohort. If you’re not sure you’re a fit, we encourage you to inquire anyway. Our Programs team can help you determine if the program is a fit for you.
Winter / Spring Cohort:
- Program starts: February 1
- Last session: March 21
Summer / Fall Cohort:
- Applications close: August 26
- Program starts: October 3
- Last session: November 21
$900 one time program fee ($700 for AO members)
Who’s Fundable For
- Startups looking for capital to grow
- Startups exploring different funding options
- Startups getting ready to participate in pitch events
- Startups getting ready to raise pre-seed investment
- Entrepreneurs looking to access mentors and peers
- Businesses must be based in BC
Not sure if Fundable is a fit? Apply anyway! We’ll assess your business and see how we can support or direct you to relevant resources.
Become a Fundable Company
As a participant you will leave with tangible results you can use and leverage throughout your fundraising journey. During the 8-weeks you’ll create a data room, compelling pitch deck, and a clear funding strategy.
This program is supported by the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I receive investment by joining Fundable? Does AO take equity in my startup?
Accelerate Okanagan does not invest or take any equity in our client’s companies. While Fundable will expose you to new funding partners and potential investors through training and a demo day at the end of the program, it does not guarantee you will receive investment.
What stage is this program for? Do I need to be incorporated to join the program?
This program is ideal for businesses that have not yet taken on outside investment or are just starting to plan to raise pre-seed investment. While you do not need to be incorporated to join the program, it is likely that you will need to be incorporated to receive investment or funding.
I’m not sure if I’m going to raise capital. Is Fundable still for me?
If you’re unsure if raising capital is for you, Fundable will help you to make an informed decision. Having a baseline understanding of the investment and funding landscape is essential knowledge for any founder.
What is the cost of joining Fundable?
The cost of joining Fundable is $450 per month, however Accelerate Okanagan Members receive a discounted rate of just $350 per month for 2 months.
We would love to have you as a member, which costs $350 per year for startups. In addition to discounted program fees, members receive a ton of other perks including access to the member library, expert office hours, and savings on tech tools.
Will Fundable help me to build my network?
Yes! Fundable is a chance to connect with a network of peers and mentors. Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with angel investors and capital partners at a demo day at the end of the program.
Do you provide legal advice for navigating potential deals?
We don’t provide legal advice, but we can refer you to one of our partners who can! AO and our mentors provide clients with educational and advisory services only. Founders make their own decisions and should seek the support of a legal professional.
When are the sessions?
The program will be conducted over an 8-week period on Thursdays starting October 5th to November 23rd. Each session lasts 2 hours to provide time for learning, discussion, mentorship, and peer relationship building.
Do I have to attend every one?
You get out of this program what you put in. Attending the training and mentorship sessions is strongly recommended. While occasional absences are understood, the value is derived from active participation.
Is this program in person or virtual?
This program is in-person at our Kelowna office with an option to join remotely if in-person is not possible for you.
Does Fundable replace the Okanagan Angel Summit?
We recommend Fundable to help you prepare for your Okanagan Angel Summit application. Fundable is an educational program designed to help you create your fundraising strategy. The Okanagan Angel Summit is a competitive program that culminates in an investment being made in the winning company.