Author: Keith Ippel

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 …

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 …