Author: Keith Ippel

Posted on: November 14, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Meet our New Members

With every new intake, we find new and exciting entrepreneurs who are changing the world. We launched two new roundtables this month and are happy to share their story with our community. If any of these member’s catch your eye and you would like an introduction, we are happy to …

Posted on: November 14, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Meet the New Spring Team

As Spring grows, so does our team. It’s about time you got to know the people behind all the new and exciting things happening at Spring.   Mari Mathews – Funding Facilitator Mari began her career working internationally for 10+ years in the ski & tourism industry in the areas …

Spring Wide Impact
Posted on: September 27, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Moving the Dial: Spring Activator Releases Inaugural Impact Report

At Spring Activator, impact means fostering social, environmental, and financial sustainability into all of the businesses we work with. Since 2014, we’ve supported 700+ entrepreneurs, helped created more than 300 companies and jobs and enabled early-stage funding of over $16 million to be raised. Today, we are thrilled to release …

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 …