Category: Blog

Posted on: January 17, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

The Stranger Things of Closing Investors

By Paul BrassardManaging Partner – Volition Spoiler alert: this piece was inspired by Stranger Things – proceed with caution. I’m often asked how to close investors. To be honest, the way I do it is a bit upside down from what I know to be the norm. The norm that …

Weekly Idea Roundup Spring
Posted on: January 16, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Weekly Social Impact Roundup: January 16, 2018

I’m thrilled to begin a regular series updating you on the top stories, news, and trends in the world of impact entrepreneurship. Give me your suggestions and comments on what to share in future instalments! 1. Tell your story to the world  Next Billion, one of the most read blogs …

Weekly Idea Roundup Spring
Posted on: January 15, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

Weekly Marketing Roundup: January 15, 2018

This week’s marketing roundup looks at some actionable items to improve your marketing game. Improve your metrics, advertising copy, automate your marketing activities and create an effective launch.  1. 6 Engagement Marketing Metrics & How to Improve Them It’s not just about letting your customers feel heard. Engagement metrics, while often …

Feeding Growth - Spring Partners
Posted on: January 14, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

Catering to your Conscious Food and Beverage Business

Starting a food and beverage business is not easy. It can be even more challenging when you are producing a socially conscious, and progressive product. But with the right support, foodpreneurs can successfully build and grow their progressive food businesses. Feeding Growth Meet our incredible new partner, Feeding Growth. An initiative …

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

IMPACT Startup Visa Spotlight: Schoccolatta

Who loves chocolate? What about delicious SWISS chocolate? How about premium RAW, ORGANIC, VEGAN Swiss chocolate that is gluten free, nut free and uses a low glycemic sweetener?  Schoccolatta Meet Monika Wacker and Schoccolatta who are part of our IMPACT StartUp Visa program and have moved to Vancouver all the way from …

Posted on: January 12, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

Real World Projects, Real World Impact

As a startup or small business, aside from trying to make a difference in the world with your product or service, many of us have little time or resources to dedicate to website or app development or extensive marketing efforts. It can also be a challenge to find the right …

Spring Activator Weekly Idea Roundup
Posted on: January 11, 2018 Posted by: Chin Chang Comments: 0

Weekly Tech Roundup: January 11, 2018

In this edition of the Tech Roundup, we talk Uber, Michelle Obama and Spotify, UBC and the top advice for entrepreneurs. 1. Uber to address Vancouver all-party ride-hailing committee on Monday An all-party committee will hear from Uber and others with a stake in ride-hailing on  Monday as it prepares for …

Posted on: January 10, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

Bringing Spring’s Global Impact Philosophy to the Health Tech Industry

The Health and Technology District in Surrey is one of BC’s most rapidly growing and dynamic new health tech sector located in Surrey’s emerging innovation ecosystem. It is a unique collaborative cluster of multinational and start-up companies, international partners, clinical and research facilities, scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs, working in partnership to …

Posted on: January 9, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 2

Spring IMPACT StartUp Visa Program ready for inaugural cohort

Vancouver is one of the best places in the world to start and grow an impact business. Boasting a rich ecosystem of social enterprises, resources and community, it is an ideal home for committed and growing impact startups who want to make the world a better place. The Program Last …

Spring Activator Weekly Idea Roundup
Posted on: January 8, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

Weekly Marketing Roundup: January 8, 2018

In January, our team takes time to review and reflect on our marketing plan for the new year. In this roundup, you can read about marketing plans, strategy, content marketing, landing pages and email campaigns to get up to date with best practices for 2018.  1. The aftermath of the …