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Weekly Idea Roundup Spring
Posted on: February 19, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

Weekly Marketing Roundup: Feb 19, 2018

This week’s Marketing Roundup will take a look at advertising on Facebook and LinkedIn, a Marketing Optimization Week resource, Landing Page science and B2B writing. Enjoy! 1. The Official Facebook Advertising Playbook 2018 Let’s face it, there’s a ton of noise in the advertising space right now, especially advertising on …

Spring Activator Weekly Idea Roundup
Posted on: February 15, 2018 Posted by: Chin Chang Comments: 0

Weekly Tech Roundup: Feb 15, 2018

Check out this week’s Tech Roundup! 1. How much should I charge? Pricing tips from an experienced freelancer Here are some real-deal tips on how to price your services as a freelancer (and don’t worry, I use actual numbers – none of this vague “charge what you’re worth” stuff). Read …

Posted on: February 13, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

THRIVE — The Vancouver Social-Startup that grew by 2,800%

Jamie Smith, founder of THRIVE Art Studios and Tara Galuska, co-founder are both current members of the Spring Leaders Roundtable Program. They started a local community of visual artists who meet monthly and provide each other with support, accountability and motivation called the THRIVE Mastermind. What began as a group …

Spring Activator Weekly Idea Roundup
Posted on: February 8, 2018 Posted by: Chin Chang Comments: 0

Weekly Tech Roundup: Feb 8, 2018

Our Tech Roundup this week looks at the process of reducing churn within your business, a few Vancouver companies, Avigilon and Just Order Enterprise, Mr. Amaozon, Jeff Bezos and how to make your next one-on-one meeting more effective. 1. A Systematic Approach to Reducing Churn Understanding the core drivers of …

Posted on: February 6, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

IMPACT Startup Visa Spotlight: Pineapple Prints

As we continue to feature each of our IMPACT Startup Visa companies, we’re excited to introduce Pineapple Prints from Poland!   The Beginning While planning their own wedding a few years ago, Kate and Kamil couldn’t find any unique and original wedding invitations that suited their taste. They decided to …

Spring Activator Weekly Idea Roundup
Posted on: February 2, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Weekly Funding Roundup: Feb 2, 2018

Hi everyone, here’s the latest installment of my Funding Roundup. 1. Funds and investors leading in diversity2. A global movement of funding and startups in Africa3. Practical advice post-round4. A pitch opportunity for CleanTech Companies at the Globe 2018 Conference. 1. Diversity, and accountability, in VC Funds I had the opportunity …

Spring Activator Weekly Idea Roundup
Posted on: February 1, 2018 Posted by: Chin Chang Comments: 0

Weekly Tech Roundup: Feb 1, 2018

1. Government Accepting Applications for $400 Million Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative The Canadian government is accepting expressions of interest for its $400 million Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative starting today. The $400 million — managed by BDC over three years — will be given to VCs that meet specific criteria. Read …

Posted on: February 1, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

Alumni Spotlight: The Dinner Party

Andrea Hill “I help people have a more enjoyable and rewarding dating life.” What is The Dinner Party? The Dinner Party is a heart-centric dating service that connects like-minded and relationship focussed singles, over an amazing meal. Personally curated events are hosted around the city of Vancouver, which entails a …

Posted on: January 31, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

IMPACT Startup Visa Spotlight: Lolaguide

This week, we are pleased to introduce our next IMPACT Startup Visa company – Lolaguide! Lolaguide is a Brazilian/Canadian Startup founded in 2015. Initially, their main goal was to provide the best platform for Brazilian travellers to experience the world through awesome and unique activities conducted by local guides. Now, …

Posted on: January 30, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

Making Calgary a Social Enterprise City

Spring is thrilled to be partnering with INTONOVUS Canada to bring social enterprise and the Leaders Roundtable Programs to Calgary. Learn more about INTONOVUS and what they plan to launch as a part of this exciting new partnership with Spring. Who is INTONOVUS? INTONOVUS Canada is a federally registered not …