Author: Keith Ippel

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 …

Spring Activator Weekly Idea Roundup
Posted on: February 2, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Weekly Funding Roundup: Feb 2, 2018

Hi everyone, here’s the latest installment of my Funding Roundup. 1. Funds and investors leading in diversity2. A global movement of funding and startups in Africa3. Practical advice post-round4. A pitch opportunity for CleanTech Companies at the Globe 2018 Conference. 1. Diversity, and accountability, in VC Funds I had the opportunity …

Weekly Idea Roundup Spring
Posted on: January 16, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Weekly Social Impact Roundup: January 16, 2018

I’m thrilled to begin a regular series updating you on the top stories, news, and trends in the world of impact entrepreneurship. Give me your suggestions and comments on what to share in future instalments! 1. Tell your story to the world  Next Billion, one of the most read blogs …

Spring Activator Weekly Idea Roundup
Posted on: December 19, 2017 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Weekly Funding Roundup: December 19, 2017

Hi everyone, as we head into the holidays here’s a few important updates and trend signals for you. 1. Rise of impact Seed Funds Impact investing continues to grow, and the breadth and depth is starting to become really interesting for both entrepreneurs as well as investors that can come alongside. Read …

Posted on: December 18, 2017 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

10 Days of Gratitude – Jung Financial Services

A big thank you to Karl and Adam Jung of Jung Financial Services! They are always a helpful and welcome presence at the Spring events and have provided in-depth advice to our alumni who come to them with questions. We also want to show our great appreciation for all the hard …