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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


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


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


Announcing New Dates for Capital Raising Bootcamp!

Have a growing company and beginning to look for investment? Our Capital Raising Bootcamp is designed to help you learn all you need to know about raising a successful round and putting your investment plan into action. APPLY NOW Email Nikki@spring.is a little bit about yourself and where you are in the investing process. Is The Capital


Meet Spring: Laura Mar

Next up, half Masterchef, half launch guru, our Kick Coordinator Laura!   Laura in a Nutshell:  With a French culinary background Laura moved to Vancouver to become a registered holistic nutritionist. Thereafter starting her own business combining her passions of food, health and wellness.  Later scouted by food-based startup Foodee, Laura took on the role


Meet Spring: Nancy Chapman

Next up, our very own COO-in-Residence, Nancy Chapman!   Nancy in a Nutshell:  Nancy brings 15 years of business strategy, operations improvement and change management experience to Spring. She has worked with dozens of companies, from the Fortune 500 mainstays to technology start-ups, establishing scalable business processes that foster growth, cultivating high performance teams and


Meet Spring: Keith Ippel

We’re starting a new blog series this week to help all of our new Kicksters and co-workers get to know the Spring team a little better! First up, Spring co-founder Keith Ippel:   Keith in a Nutshell: With over 15 years experience as a leader in technology centric businesses, Keith has accelerated the growth of


Introducing KickX

Spring is taking Kick online! “We were officially selected to be part of a top 3 accelerators in NYC!   And we couldn’t have done it without Kick!” – Jennifer Li, Founder and CEO of MuseFind. We are proud to announce the launch of KickX. After by the success of our 4 in-class cohorts, we


FREE events in the next week-ish

Free education, networking opportunities, and in some cases…free food! What could be better? Non-Dilutive Funding Roundup (For Early Stage) ***ONLY 10 TICKETS LEFT!*** When: Thursday March 19th (that’s tomorrow!) 6-8:30pm What: Learn about non-dilutive funding and other free resources for entrepreneurs, straight from the source(s): features speakers from Vancity, OSME, NRC IRAP, NRC Concierge, and Futurpreneur.


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