Vancouver’s Future Capital has announced a second Women in Technology Series.
The learning and opportunity platform for investors says the collaboration with BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Venture will launch this summer.
The collaboration aims to “activate a new pipeline of women angel investors and diversify the ecosystem that supports tech founders,” according to a statement from the BC company. The series “will include six cohorts of the Foundations in Startup Investing program, the company’s flagship course.”
The program includes hands-on coursework, access to Future Capital’s investor studio, and 1-on-1 coaching.
“Through this partnership, Future Capital will continue to unlock the full potential of early-stage capital,” said Marlon Thompson, founder of Future Capital. “From the outset, we’ve been focused on creating learning experiences that are both low touch and high impact and designed to accelerate pathways for emerging investors and start-up leaders to be successful.”
Starting this summer, the two organizations will kick off the six-part series starting with a BC-based cohort.
“The Women in Technology Venture Fund helps build a robust ecosystem to support women in tech,” said Michelle Scarborough, Managing Partner of the Women in Technology Venture Fund for BDC Capital. “This mission is further supported with the addition of 150 new aspiring women angel investors primed to support startups.”
The WIT Series is “designed to develop investment acumen and build confidence.” It is open to accredited and non-accredited investors.
“Through this targeted expansion of the series, we will create new tangible opportunities for women angels to gain investing experience and make a lasting impact on the Canadian tech ecosystem,” stated Scarborough.