Investment Manager Training
November 14, 2022- November 18, 2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET
Santa Clara, United States

The ANDE Investment Manager Training course is the only course of its kind which provides a comprehensive overview of investing in small and growing businesses.

Start Date November 14, 2022
End Date November 18, 2022
Time 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET
Location Santa Clara, United States
ANDE Contact Sophie van Gilder

About the IMT

The ANDE Investment Manager Training course is the only course of its kind which provides a comprehensive overview of investing in small and growing businesses. The course is designed both for investment managers who are actively making investments in SGBs and capacity development providers who are working to support entrepreneurs through the investment process.

This five day course is based largely on actual deals made by ANDE members and is designed to be highly interactive and participatory. It will also focus on the social and environmental impact of investing at this level, and how that affects the investment process. This is the only course of its kind that focuses on both investing in emerging and developing markets and impact investing.

“This course tied together our knowledge of impact with the tools and skills needed on the financial/investment side. Very helpful. John is a great, engaging instructor.”

“This course dove into the complexities and nuances of impact investing and has helped shape my perspective to better do my job as an investment manager.”


If you are interested in gaining additional knowledge on investing in early stage deals in emerging markets from some of the leaders in the field, then this is the course for you.

Please find a recording of the Informational Webinar here.

In Partnership With Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

About Miller Center

For 25 years, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship has been a leader in the global social enterprise movement. With an emphasis on climate resilience and women’s economic empowerment, we accelerate social entrepreneurship to end poverty and protect the planet. Located at Santa Clara University, we have served more than 1,300 social entrepreneurs based in over 100 countries that have raised hundreds of millions in impact capital and improved, transformed, or saved hundreds of millions of lives. We fuse the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley with the university’s heritage of social justice, community engagement, and global impact, guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

John Kohler
About the trainer
John Kohler

John Kohler is the Director of Impact Capital at Santa Clara’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and has also been a mentor to social entrepreneurs at the Global Social Benefit Accelerator. He is now pioneering a new investment vehicle – the Demand Dividend – that presents investors with a ‘structured exit’ alternative to equity. He is also the co-founder and Director of Toniic, a syndication network of impact investors. He received his bachelor’s degree in international economics from UCLA and completed executive programs at Wharton and Stanford business schools.

Aspen Institute COVID-19 Protocol

In preparation for the event and under the Aspen Institute’s standard protocols, all attendees at Aspen Institute in-person events will be required to show they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or, if they are exempt from this requirement (see here for allowable exemptions), take a COVID-19 rapid test and show a negative result before entry. Please note that if you test positive for COVID-19, you will not be allowed to attend or enter the event or may be asked to leave if the event is in progress.

Mask Guidelines
Currently, masks are optional but welcomed at Aspen Institute events. We will be monitoring the situation closely and this policy is subject to change.

Please note that registration is non-refundable except in cases of emergencies.

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