The Hardware Catalyst Initiative: Investment Readiness Series aims to propel hardware-focused ventures from product development to investment readiness in a matter of 6-12 months. The Hardware Investment Readiness Series is designed for hardware companies to offer investment readiness services and complement ventureLAB’s product-development capabilities with our Hardware Catalyst Initiative.
Over 6 months, ventureLAB's Investment Readiness team of expert advisors will deliver 6 modules, and 1:1 advisory. This offering is targeted to hardware companies preparing to raise investment within 6 - 12 months.
Currently our series is by invitation only. Please enquire to programs@ventureLAB.ca for further information.
Modules With Investment Readiness Team: Tailored 1-to-Many module-based investment readiness content with opportunities for peer learning and group feedback.
Targeted Advisory: 1-on-1 covering content which includes: Your Investment Readiness Deck, Market & Investment Strategy, Financials, Due Diligence, and Investor Communication
Hardware-Specific Mentorship: Direct access to industry veterans and expert advisors with industry-specific domain knowledge to navigate your journey with you.
Investor Readiness: Specialized training modules to prep you for investor scrutiny, from cap table formulation to compelling storytelling that brings out the 'why' behind your hardware.
Peer-To-Peer Exchange: An environment to engage with other hardware founders for mutual problem-solving and brainstorming.
Opportunity to participate in an Investment Summit: opportunities to participate at hosted investment summit events.
Throughout the 6 month program, founders will engage in 1:1 meetings with experienced mentors to gain in-depth and tailored feedback on key business components to strengthen their investment-readiness.
These 1:1 mentorship meetings will focus on reviewing the founder’s pitch deck, investment strategy, and data room. Each 1:1 meeting will be 30 minutes in length and will be scheduled bi-weekly:
We’ve assembled a team of leading advisors, investors and founders in North America to build your network, lead workshops and talks on important fundraising topics and support you in your fundraising efforts as a hardware venture.
From experienced founders to Canadian venture capital leaders, here are a select number of the individuals you’ll connect with through the Hardware Catalyst Initiative: Investment Readiness Series.
In a continued effort to reduce barriers in commercializing hardware technologies, ventureLAB’s Investment Readiness Series provides the necessary tools and resources for startups to prepare for future opportunities, like the HardTech Investor Network.
Powered by ventureLAB, the HardTech Investor Network is a deep-tech focused investor network backing Canadian pre-seed and seed stage startups. We offer curated investment opportunities and support foundational companies that aim to improve our world.