Raising Capital During COVID-19: CASE’s Latest Online Offerings for Impact Entrepreneurs
Jason Graham-Nye, founder and CEO of gDiapers, an early U.S. certified B corporation that offers families an eco-friendly baby diaper, knows that, for many mission-driven companies, finding aligned capital can be difficult.
He realized that there was a huge gap in information for new entrepreneurs who were looking to raise capital where alignment with B Corporation criteria is crucial. This is exactly why he finds CASE Smart Impact Capital, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship’s (CASE) online toolkit for raising impact investing capital, so valuable.
“I love that CASE gives power back to the entrepreneur from the first module to the last,” said Graham-Nye, who is currently using the program to teach a cohort as the Impact Entrepreneur in Residence at iAccelerate at the University of Wollongong in Australia. “As the program highlights, the entrepreneur’s most valuable asset is time and so remembering to manage your time and avoid going on wild goose chases meeting any and all investors, is one the biggest and most important lessons.”