Early-stage business model development.
Designed to help early-stage changemakers kick-start their validated idea into business model development and for mvp prototype development.
Early-stage market validation must have been completed.
Preliminary business model canvas will have been developed.
This Ignition Fund is only available for entrepreneurs who have previously received & successfully completed Catalyst Funding or PDC programming & is by invitation only.
Entrepreneurs & Companies (see highlighted note)
Up to $10,000.
Fail Forward Applicants
Up to $10,000.
For entrepreneurs and innovators who have experienced the failure of an idea or venture. If you are ready to do an overhaul or pivot, or have an entirely new idea and are passionate about building a sustainable business, we applaud you. We want to invest in courageous entrepreneurs like you, whose ideas, dreams or ventures have failed (usually at least 4-6 months previously), who have learned from the experience, and who are committed to starting over.
This funding cannot be used to rebuild the same business using the model which has failed or to simply for the purpose of restructuring a business to pay outstanding obligations.
Connections with B4Change Social Venture Accelerator & NouLAB.
For entrepreneurs who qualify for other PDC programs, all or part of the Ignition Funding might be connected to acceptance and successful particpation in these programs.
Why? Because our goal is to provide support in order to build success, participation in appropriate PDC programming can help provide essential learning opportunities to work in concert with funding awards.
Applications are open by invitation only.