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VEC Startup Alley at IMPACT: Introducing Our Finalists

  IMPACT is just around the corner! We’re excited to finally announce the amazing impact startups we’re admitted into the VEC Startup Alley! We’ve tried to pull the best of the best from Vancouver and beyond who embody #VanIMPACT15’s philosophy of Purpose +  Profit + Technology. A special shoutout to Kick incubator alumni MyGreenSpace, LeftStuff, and

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Spring Activator x Kamloops Innovation

This week, Spring co-founder Keith Ippel left the city behind and headed up to Kamloops to help drive the #innovationbus at Kamloops Innovations’ new space where he was able to meet one-on-one with aspiring entrepreneurs and head up a talk on weaving impact into your business. Kamloops Innovation is a non-profit society that serves the

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Announcing FledgeX, the First Virtual Impact-Only Accelerator

Spring and Fledge are co-launching FledgeX, a virtual accelerator for impact-focused companies around the world to have access to top international mentorship. VANCOUVER, BC, AUGUST 4, 2015 – Spring Activator and Fledge are launching FledgeX, the world’s first virtual accelerator targeted solely at impactful and mission-driven startups. This program is the first of its kind for impact-based companies and aims to

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Kick Turns 1

Happy Birthday Kick! Our incubator program, Kick, has been through a lot in such a short amount of time. We’ve had the pleasure of mentoring 65 Kicksters from all over Canada, Venezuela, and Brazil. They represent 13 industries ranging from education and healthcare to food and the green economy. Some highlights include: Jen Li and

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MuseFind Team Takes on the Big Apple

This article is reposted with permission from UP Global and Lynn Shinto, see the original here: In the Vancouver startup community, you never know if the next person you meet will go on to become the next breakthrough startup entrepreneur. Startup Weekend is one of the key outlets for aspiring entrepreneurs to not only come

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Inside the Mind of a VC – Dos and Don’ts

No matter who you are, who you know, how much you need, what round you’re raising, or how innovative your startup is, getting funded is HARD. So to help you out, we’re sharing some of the DOs and DON’Ts gleaned from pros Vivian Wu and Katherine Barr, who were our favourite speakers at Metabridge earlier this

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The #SpringFam is Hiring!

The #SpringFam is hiring! We only work with the best, so trust us when we tell you that THESE are the companies to work for! Here are the companies in the #SpringFam that are hiring top talent: Prollster Prollster is “The go-to discussion forum for online learners”. Basically, if you’ve ever tried to go it

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Meet The Team: Bonnie Foley-Wong

And rounding out our #MeetSpring series, the other half of our intrepid co-founder duo, Bonnie Foley-Wong!   Bonnie in a Nutshell: Bonnie combines her 15 years of experience in finance and investment to provide social ventures with the financial acumen necessary to raise capital, make investment decisions, and generate business models. She founded her current investment

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Meet Spring: Juliette Miremont Morton

Next up, another new face to the Spring family,our new  CMO-in-Residence Juliette Miremont Morton! Juliette in a Nutshell: Juliette brings 15 years of international consulting and digital experience to Spring, in both top tier multi-national corporations and as a founder. She started her career  in the US and Europe, before being driven by the vibrant streets of

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Meet Spring: Jennifer Chin

Next up, the newest member to join the Spring family, our new Marketing Coordinator Jennifer Chin!   Jen in a nutshell:  Jen is a graduate from UBC’s Sauder School of business, earning a BComm in Marketing and Sustainability. She found her passion for startups and community management while working for Foodee and Trulioo and couldn’t

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Meet Spring: Ilya Brotzky

Next up, Kick Director and startup whisperer Ilya Brotzky!   Ilya in a nutshell:  Ilya is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about education and career development as tools to reduce poverty. Since graduating from Cornell’s Dyson School of Business in 2010, Ilya has spent 4 year working in the Brazilian startup community where he

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Meet Spring: Nikki Wong

Next up, Spring’s Program Director and wearer of 100 hats, Nikki Wong!   Nikki in a nutshell:  Prior to Spring, Nikki balanced her talent for communications and strong sense of social responsibility by splitting her time between agency work helping businesses hone their operations and marketing strategy, and volunteering with The Looking Glass Foundation to facilitate mental

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