Author: Keith Ippel

Gonzalo Tudela - Vandrico
Posted on: September 7, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

The 1 Golden Tip That Vandrico Used To Ensure That They Would Successfully Close Their Seed Round When They Started Raising Money From Investors

Raising money from is probably going to be one of the biggest challenges you face as an entrepreneur. It pushes you to understand your business and industry inside-out, and will be one of the most complicated sales deal you’ll have to navigate.   Why is it so complicated? As you …

entrepreneurship
Posted on: July 13, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Spring Around the World: Swiss Entrepreneurship Peer Exchange

I had the opportunity to spend a week in Switzerland for the Swiss EP Peer Exchange Program. 24 people leading incubators, accelerators, and coworking spaces around the world converged to help each other develop thriving ecosystems in their respective countries while creating sustainable organizations. Here’s what I took from that …

Vancity Conscious Public Relations
Posted on: July 4, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Vancity Member Spotlight: Sandra Nomoto

Vancity is one of Spring’s valued partners and is an active and dedicated supporter of entrepreneurs in Vancouver. Through their Impact Money Finder tool, and continued support of local organizations and events, they support startups and founders. How exactly are they helping entrepreneurs and what can you benefit from becoming …

Spring Activator Weekly Idea Roundup
Posted on: April 13, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Funding Roundup – Apr 13, 2018

Hi everyone, it’s time for the next instalment of the funding roundup. #FundingFridays 1. Understanding Silicon Valley & how it will help your round Serial Entrepreneur Michelle Messina and recovering Venture Capitalist Jonathan Baer give you an inside look at Silicon Valley. It’s a great read and the tips on …

Raising a Round
Posted on: April 9, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Slideshare: Making Time for your Round

Getting Ready to Raise a Round Getting ready to raise for a round can be daunting for an entrepreneur. The process can be time consuming, challenging and nerve wracking. We’ve created a Slideshare with our top tips and strategies for making time for a successful and fruitful round as well …

Posted on: March 30, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 2

Capitalizing on an Employee Stock Option Plan

Employee Stock Option Plans grant stock options to employees of a company and many organizations use them to compensate, retain and attract employees. Stock options give employees a sense of ownership in the company by offering employees the right to buy a certain amount of company shares at a predetermined …

Posted on: March 23, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Funding Roundup – Mar 23, 2018

This instalment of the funding roundup includes a couple of big investment centric conferences, an update on grant funding in Canada, and a pitch event for BC entrepreneurs. 1. Big Ideas to Change the world: Meet funders at Katipult Katipult Future Fest 2018 is happening in Oslo May 14-16th. Join this …

How to Meet Influential People
Posted on: March 16, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

How to Meet Influential People

As an entrepreneur, you’re fearless when it comes to your business – you get it done! So why does connecting with successful and influential people seem so daunting? We debunk that myth by breaking down the steps it takes to actually meet that ideal investor, partner or mentor. If there’s …

Posted on: March 2, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Top 13 Do’s and Don’ts of Business Introductions

First impressions are crucial for any business and can have a huge impact on your reputation and chance of success. Be memorable for all the right reasons with our top do’s and don’ts for introductions. Put your best foot forwards and make key connections with these guidelines. Keith Ippel, CEO …