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Spring Family: Jennifer Li, MuseFind

Welcome to our new weekly feature! Starting this week we’ll be showcasing members and organizations within the Spring Family and grilling them on the ins and outs of starting a business while changing the world for the better! Who: Jennifer Li, CEO/Cofounder of MuseFind and one of Spring’s first Kick Incubator alumni! Her and her team

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How to Personalize Mentorship at Scale

Need personalized mentorship NOW? Apply to Kick Incubator, next cohort begins January 19! One of the best parts of mentoring budding startups is the opportunity to meet so many amazing people from so many different industries and backgrounds. And they’re almost all at different stages of their lives. The eager students getting ready to take on

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Your 2015 IMPACT at Spring!

2015 has been another year of HUGE milestones, and with your help we’ve been able to accomplish so much more than we could have imagined. So here’s how you’ve made an IMPACT as part of the Spring Family this year: Thanks again and wishing everyone a bigger, better and even more impactful 2016!

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101+ Free Startup Tools to Make Your Dream a Reality

We’re incredibly excited to be able to say that Spring is now TheNextWeb published! Our article on 101 Free Startup Tools was picked up over the weekend by the amazing crew at TheNextWeb and so far, has amassed 882 tweets, and729 shares on Facebook! Check it out here! We’ve been thrilled with the response so

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2015 Startup Canada Awards – Entrepreneur Support Award

We had an amazing time at the 2015 Startup Canada Awards (like the Oscars but better!) and came home with some pretty slick hardware as well! As one of three amazing winners (Kamloops Innovation and Victory Square Labs included), it has been an absolute honour to see Vancouver’s startup community thrive and grow. We are

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This is Spring.

If you’re wondering why things are looking a little different over here at Spring.is you may have noticed our shiny new logo and website! To give you a little bit of a backstory on what’s changed, what hasn’t, and why we went through all the trouble, here’s our rebrand in a nutshell: The Logo: This

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Kick – Next Cohort starts on Oct 27th 2015

The Program Influenced by the Lean Startup Movement, Kick is designed to foster your ability to think differently in your startup journey towards developing innovative products and disrupting marketplaces. Taught by Vancouver’s  best instructors, this program delivers the knowledge you need to build a lean startup. You’ll also hone your ideas  generating and implementing skills.

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VEC Startup Alley Focus: HitchPlanet

Whether you’re still on the fence about joining us at IMPACT or counting down the hours till doors open, you’re probably curious about who’s actually going to be there and what you can learn from them. To whet the palate so to speak, we’re doing a mini series on some of the up-and-coming startups showcasing

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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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