Green Grab Sponsors
The William James Foundation recognizes two needs in the Impact Investment community:
We offer two kinds of events to help with this. They are:
1. Investor Fishbowl Education Events
These events are primarily educational for the entrepreneurs and the audience. Entrepreneurs pitch their companies in front of an audience, and go through a Q&A session with professonal investors. The total pitch + Q&A time is typically 15 minutes. Then the investors hold what would normally be a private de-brief meeting in front of the audience. They hold their discussion as if the entrepreneur and the audience are not there, and tell each other what they really thought of the presentation. See a list of our fishbowl events and presenters here.
2. Green Grab Investment Events
This program connects high-growth sustainable companies who are seeking seed-stage investments with our pool of mentors and investors. The structure is similar to the Investor Fishbowl events, except that the Q&A period can run up to an hour, and the investors come to the table prepared to make real investments. The application process for these events is longer, as it is a professional due dilligence process. Participation in our business plan competition makes it easier to participate in the Green Grab events, as the second round of that competition is part of our due dilligence process. See a list of our green grab events and presenters here.
We expect to hold 4-6 Investor Fishbowl events and 2-3 Green Grab events in 2014. Events will be announced on a rolling basis. To make sure you are aware of these events, sign up for our newsletter.
The video below provides a good overview of what our events look like.
If you are interesting in joining our investor pool, please email our executive director Ian Fisk via email@example.com. If you are interested in
Entrepreneurs who wish to present at either kind of investment event must:
Notes on the investments that we may offer
If you are interested in presenting at future events, please fill out the form and upload a two page executive summary at https://wjf.wufoo.com/forms/greengrab_entrepreneurs/.