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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

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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.

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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.

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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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Introducing Our Newest Partnership with Family Owned & Operated, Karl Jung Financial Services Ltd.

Welcome, Karl Jung Financial Services Ltd. to our thriving community, we’re excited to have them on board! They are a family owned and operated financial services provider run by a father and son team, Karl and Adam Jung. As independent brokers, they help families and small businesses find the most appropriate life and disability insurance solutions, along with group benefits packages and pension fund management.

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Jonathan Natavio, CEO & Founder of Porter, Wins The Built In Kamloops Contest

After receiving over 40 applications from 8 different countries, we are excited to announce Porter as the winner of the Built in Kamloops Contest! CEO and Founder of Porter, Jonathan Natavio is also one of our Spring Alumni who graduated from our Inspire and Launch program and is currently in our software focused Founders Mastermind.

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Show Me The Money: How To Close The Best Round Of Equity Capital For Your Business

Over the last several years I’ve had the pleasure of supporting a number of outstanding entrepreneurs who have raised equity capital for their business. Taking a moment to reflect, I found the following seven characteristics were present with each one as they raised full rounds with fewer, more strategic investors, at higher than average valuations. Want to know their secrets? Read on!

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