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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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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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