We Help Early-Entrepreneurs to Launch, Grow, and Change the World

START UP WHEREVER YOU ARE

LAUNCH

Have an idea that will change the world? We’ll help you get from idea to launch with the help of world-class mentors and resources. Plus, you’ll join 120+ alumni in our network and receive ongoing support from Spring.

GROW

You’ve launched… Now what? We take the best and most promising companies, and teach them what it takes to get from $10k to $1M. We’re all about getting you the right money at the right time.

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We’ve worked with some of the best in the business and seen our entrepreneurs grow their companies from just an idea on a whiteboard to raising their first round of capital.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS

Your master plan. Clarify your value proposition and see where true growth can be found.

IMPACT

Learn how to incorporate impact into your company and build a mission.

CUSTOMER DISCOVERY

The customer is always right, here’s how to find them.

MVP

Create, iterate, test, repeat. Get your MVP up THEN perfect it.

SALES

Build the right sales process to help you scale fast.

GROWTH HACKING

Create a compelling marketing and branding strategy on a startup budget.

PITCHING

Pitch to win, learn to present and win over judges and investors.

HIRING

How to hire right and build a winning culture.

New Entrepreneurs

Companies Created

Jobs Created

Countries

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD

LEARN

You’ll be learning and working in The Nest @ Spring, collaborating with fellow Springers and getting tooled up on how to build your company into the best it can be.

LAUNCH

Armed with the tools, resources, and master plan; launch your startup and get going changing the world wherever you are. We’ll be keeping tabs on you with optional on-going mentorship, a sweet coworking space, and some Spring alumni-only events/perks.

MENTORSHIP

Fantasize about some quality one-on-one time with people like Boris Wertz? We bring the best in the business to mentor our entrepreneurs. Think Hootsuite, Version One Ventures, Unbounce, Axiom Zen, and more.

RAISE

And when you’re ready to take your startup to the next level we’re here for you. Our Capital Raising Bootcamp takes in a max of 8 founders per cohort and offers one-on-one coaching to help you get to close and spend your money the right way.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

Your master plan. Exactly how you’re going to vet investors and close deals.

DUE DILIGENCE

ABC. Always. Be. Careful. How to both pass an investor’s and conduct your own.

BUDGETING

You have to make it to close. Here’s how to build runway.

FORECASTING

Determining the value of your company and showcasing what you bring to the table.

NEGOTIATING TO CLOSE

Sealing the deal.

SPENDING WISELY

You earned your money. Now it’s time to make it work for you.

PITCHING

Pitch to win, learn to present and win over judges and investors.

IDEAL INVESTOR

How to target the right investor for your business.

OUR ALUMNI

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS?

KICK INCUBATOR – VANCOUVER

4 WEEKS, 2 WEEKDAY EVENINGS/WEEK OR  2 WEEKENDS

Learn how to clarify your idea and launch your business. Get connected with top mentors and become a member of our alumni network to access ongoing support throughout your startup journey.

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KICK INCUBATOR – GLOBAL

4 WEEKS, 2 WEEKDAY EVENINGS/WEEK OR  2 WEEKENDS

Start up online wherever you are with the help of Spring and our world-class mentor network. Learn what it takes to launch while learning and growing with your cohort and alumni members.

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CAPITAL RAISING BOOTCAMP- VANCOUVER

10 WEEKS, 3 HR CLASS/WEEK

We help you raise your first round of funding, whether it’s a grant, angel investment, VC money, accelerator acceptance or otherwise. Join 13+  alumni companies who have closed $4M+.

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CAPITAL RAISING BOOTCAMP – GLOBAL

4 WEEKS, 2 WEEKDAY EVENINGS/WEEK OR  2 WEEKENDS

We help new companies take advantage of North American money wherever you’re starting up. Get connected to curated investors, one-on-one pitch coaching, and learn how to close.

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COMMUNITIES

 

Our on-site programs are offered across Canada at our partner organizations and online offerings are easily accessible all over the world. We value accessibility at Spring and our goal is to enable anyone to become an entrepreneur so that they can launch, grow, and change the world! Connect with us in-person or online and meet like-minded entrepreneurs like you!

EASTERN CANADA – MASHUP LAB

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KAMLOOPS – KAMLOOPS INNOVATION

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NANAIMO – THE NETWORK HUB

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THE NORTH – YUKONSTRUCT

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WHEREVER YOU ARE  – SPRING

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Since 2014, Spring has produced IMPACT, Vancouver’s only conference combining the best of PURPOSE + PROFIT + TECH to create a powerful force for change and rapid business growth. In 2015, we welcomed over 400 attendees and 20 amazing speakers . Stay tuned for 2016!

SPRING IS LAUNCHING  ENTREPRENEURS CHANGING THE WORLD

Even after graduation our alumni continue to learn and grow together within the Spring network. We offer ongoing mentorship and support as well as a private peer-network that you will retain access to for life. Join our network of entrepreneurs changing the world today and count yourself among our amazing alumni!

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OUR TEAM
Keith Ippel

Keith Ippel

CEO

I’m passionate about helping entrepreneurs change the world by connecting their ideas with the right tools; resources, technology, and funding. I co-founded Spring to focus on early stage entrepreneurs with high growth potential who want to make the world a better place. Whether you call it social good, impact, conscious capitalism, do good, or social entrepreneurship – Spring is the place to transform your ideas into impact.
Jennifer Chin

Jennifer Chin

Community Manager

Jen shares Spring’s story with our growing community through a variety of channels, partners and content creators. She enjoys seeing good companies grow and is a fan of all things innovation. Have something to share? Shoot her a message at jen@spring.is
Chin Hing Chang

Chin Hing Chang

Business Development

Chin supports the growth of Spring through Business Development. He does this by building awareness in the community via strategic partnerships and through promoting our workshops and Incubator bootcamps. He is also the co-facilitator for Kick, a global Incubator program for budding entrepreneurs.
Nancy Chapman

Nancy Chapman

Advisor

Nancy has 15+ years of experience working with companies to define their business strategies, improve their operations and build a culture of performance. She has consulted to & worked with Fortune 500 mainstays and technology start-ups, helping to establish scalable business processes that foster growth, cultivate high performance teams and raise capital. Nancy is known for her creative energy and ability to translate strategic vision into action plans that build momentum.

Kevin Corkum

Kevin Corkum

Partner

Kevin helps Spring companies to get unstuck. Business model, customer discovery, product/market fit, co-founder issues…you name it. Mentoring, counseling, listening and sometimes even a shove are the tools of the trade. Most people need help creating the right question, not answer. And as a mentor for the Kick program, Kevin helps teach lesson plans and provide delightful anecdotes about the life of a fulltime entrepreneur.

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