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CEO Perspective: Q&A on Living at Peak Potential with Keith Ippel

Curious about what living at peak potential means to Keith, Summit organizer and Sea to Sky Startup Society President Michelle Martin shared her questions with Spring’s CEO who has established more than 30 campus locations worldwide and accelerated the development of more than 200 companies.


10 Top Tips about Goal Setting to Grow your Business

As an entrepreneur, you probably have a huge laundry list of to-dos. You might even use project management tools to organize your thoughts. From my experience, I’ve learned that entrepreneurs who set goals and track processes turn out more successful and create stronger company cultures.

In this blog post, we’ll go over why goal setting is important, and how to stay on top of your biggest tasks.


Mobile Application Development: How Long does it Take?

So how long does it really take to build a mobile app? After the planning, strategizing, and organizing stages, most information technology (IT) companies will say that development can take anywhere from two to six months—but really it takes much longer than that.


Save Money: Perks & Discounts For Spring Members

Becoming a Member at Spring comes with a whole bundle of opportunities for growing entrepreneurs. For example, you can talk strategy with our Entrepreneur in Residence; get legal, accounting, and insurance advice from partners; and attend exclusive startup events in the Vancouver area.

We’ve also partnered up with a whole range of companies that offer useful services, tools, and products to offer you a selection of perks and benefits that will help you save money whilst building your business. Check them out below!


Meet The Team: Lyndon

Meet Lyndon, past entrepreneur, music geek, and Spring’s new Marketing Coordinator!   Tell me about your career path and how you got to Spring. This May, I graduated from Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business, where I specialized in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. After starting my own company in 2015 and volunteering at the SSB’s Centre


Get Your Finance Questions Answered by Vancity

One of the many benefits of joining Spring’s Global Impact Community Membership Program is the range of support available to you at whatever stage you are in building your business.

As a member, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with industry experts 1-on-1 who can provide you with support on topics such as accounting, law, financing, and more.


Why Are Foreign Entrepreneurs Moving To Canada?

Vancouver, BC, has consistently been ranked as one of Canada’s most collaborative cities for entrepreneurs. The 2017 Startup Ecosystem Report, lists Vancouver as Canada’s #1 startup ecosystem for its impressive market reach and talent pool. It is no wonder that business owners abroad see Vancouver as an opportune market to test their ideas, and acquire funding.

Here are four reasons why impact entrepreneurs are looking to Canada to build their business.


Meet Our New Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Mike Winterfield

Over the years, our community of social entrepreneurs has grown to over 400 strong. In order to best support our members and continue to scale our efforts internationally, we’ve decided to bring on a new member to the Spring team! We’re excited to finally introduce to you, Mike Winterfield, our new in-house Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR) at Spring Startup School!


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