Author: Keith Ippel

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 …

Posted on: December 14, 2017 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

10 Days of Gratitude – Thank you, Jones Brown!

As entrepreneurs, it is important to manage health while juggling business. Today, we want to thank our insurance partner, Jones Brown. Not only have they provided our alumni with expertise, explanations and solutions around all things insurance they also support us during Advisory Hours for our entrepreneurs spanning so many …

Posted on: December 13, 2017 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

10 Days of Gratitude – Thank you, Dentons!

Today’s shout out goes to Dentons! They have been an incredible support in ensuring that everything runs smoothly for Spring’s Startup Visa program. This was no easy task with the number of complicated documents involved! The program will bring 7 participants from 6 different countries to Vancouver in January to …

Posted on: December 12, 2017 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

10 Days of Gratitude – Thank you, MNP!

All of our amazing and unique partners support Spring and the social impact community in different ways. Today we acknowledge another one of Spring’s partners – MNP LLP, a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. They are a key player in the innovation ecosystem not only as …

Posted on: December 11, 2017 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

10 Days of Gratitude – Thank you, Vancity!

2017 has been a great year for Spring and our community. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing sponsor and community partners. We start off our 10 days of Gratitude by sending love to our wonderful partner, Vancity. Vancity is a founding supporter of Spring and is committed to …

Posted on: December 8, 2017 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 1

Top Tactics to Promote Your Mobile App through Social Platforms

By APP-SCOOP  It will be 10 years for the biggest industry on this planet in 2018 – the Mobile App Ecosystem. It consists of millions app developers and billions of smartphone owners who use mobile apps daily and make this industry thrive. The Statistica forecast states that there will be …

Weekly Idea Roundup Spring
Posted on: November 29, 2017 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Weekly Funding Roundup: November 29th, 2017

Funding Roundup & the importance of supporting immigrant entrepreneurs Hi everyone, the next installment of our Funding roundup is here. 1. Funding immigrant entrepreneurs is critical to the growth of entrepreneur communities Immigrants play a vital role in job growth and empowering communities. Funding is one such area that needs to …