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Meet The Spring Team: Maxine Bulloch

We are thrilled to finally officially introduce Maxine Bulloch who joins our small and mighty team as Operations Coordinator! Maxine has been essential in streamlining processes, both internally and externally, while working on Spring’s global expansion through City Partners in 30+ locations around the world. She’s a photography enthusiast, organization superstar, and future backup dancer for

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Olive the Senses: Infusing Values with Impact

Meet Emily Lycopolus, CEO of Olive the Sense, a family-owned and operated business based in Victoria, BC that specializes in fresh extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Emily is one of our latest #SpringAlumni graduates of the Grow program and we’re thrilled to share her experience of growing a values-based business as well as the

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Looking Forward: What To Expect From Spring In 2017

Good things come in three’s. In January, we’re celebrating our third anniversary, over 300 alumni entrepreneurs, and over 30 campuses around the world. As a team, we’re incredibly proud of these milestones and can’t wait to see where 2017 takes us next.

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5 Ways To Deal With Business Competition

Launching a new company is daunting, you’re up against a plethora of competitors who could easily squash you or steal your idea. If you’ve said to yourself, “I have no competitors, we’re first in the market” you’re probably not doing enough market research.

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Changing the World Through Entrepreneurship

2016 was a busy year at Spring. We grew from two to six full-time team members — with international backgrounds from Dubai, London, and Kuala Lumpur. Over 300+ alumni have gone through our programs, 200+ companies started over 13 different industries, 150+ jobs created, and $5.5M funding raised.

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Visiting Our Newest City Partner in Belgrade, Serbia

For the first time this December, Keith Ippel, Co-Founder at Spring, will be traveling abroad to visit Spring’s newest City Partner, Impact Hub Belgrade in the capital and largest city of Serbia. Over a total of five cities in twelve days, Keith will be putting Spring in front of entrepreneurs and the communities around the world making sure we’re delivering value and supporting them.

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How To Speak As A Leader In Everyday Conversations

Communication is one of the most important skills in life. Whether you’re pitching a potential investor, or sharing an idea with a colleague, the words you choose will determine the outcome of your conversation. How can entrepreneurs make sure they are connecting their ideas to their audience? Jess Tang, Speaking Coach and Motivational Speaker shares three habits effective leaders do in everyday conversations. That was the topic of her workshop last weekend at Vancouver’s YWiB Beyond Conference 2016.

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SOCAP Conference Recap: Impact Investing Not Just A Trend

SOCAP, a leading global conference on the burgeoning fields of impact investing and social entrepreneurship, is all about moving the needle on how impactful business is done, how mission-aligned capital can support those journeys and how innovative and impact ecosystems are built and fostered.

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