Category: Spring Family

Spring Wide Impact
Posted on: September 27, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Moving the Dial: Spring Activator Releases Inaugural Impact Report

At Spring Activator, impact means fostering social, environmental, and financial sustainability into all of the businesses we work with. Since 2014, we’ve supported 700+ entrepreneurs, helped created more than 300 companies and jobs and enabled early-stage funding of over $16 million to be raised. Today, we are thrilled to release …

Gonzalo Tudela - Vandrico
Posted on: September 7, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

The 1 Golden Tip That Vandrico Used To Ensure That They Would Successfully Close Their Seed Round When They Started Raising Money From Investors

Raising money from is probably going to be one of the biggest challenges you face as an entrepreneur. It pushes you to understand your business and industry inside-out, and will be one of the most complicated sales deal you’ll have to navigate.   Why is it so complicated? As you …

entrepreneurship
Posted on: July 13, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Spring Around the World: Swiss Entrepreneurship Peer Exchange

I had the opportunity to spend a week in Switzerland for the Swiss EP Peer Exchange Program. 24 people leading incubators, accelerators, and coworking spaces around the world converged to help each other develop thriving ecosystems in their respective countries while creating sustainable organizations. Here’s what I took from that …

Vancity Conscious Public Relations
Posted on: July 4, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Vancity Member Spotlight: Sandra Nomoto

Vancity is one of Spring’s valued partners and is an active and dedicated supporter of entrepreneurs in Vancouver. Through their Impact Money Finder tool, and continued support of local organizations and events, they support startups and founders. How exactly are they helping entrepreneurs and what can you benefit from becoming …

Velometro 2
Posted on: April 4, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

Alumni Spotlight: VeloMetro

Have you heard of Veemo? It’s an exciting new way to get around and a pilot fleet has recently launched at the University of British Columbia campus! The service will serve up to 65,000 students, residents, and UBC affiliates in easily moving around campus. In this spotlight, we meet the company …

Life Lapse
Posted on: March 27, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

Member Spotlight: Life Lapse

Meet our Leaders Roundtable member, Sarah Boland and her innovative new video app. Life Lapse provides a new way to story tell & capture your journey. It’s kind of like a time-lapse and isn’t at the same time. Check it out! Sarah, why did you create Life Lapse and what is your …

Posted on: March 26, 2018 Posted by: Guest Comments: 0

Calculate ROI — Influencer Marketing: How To

By Jennifer Yemu Li Chiang, CEO and Co-Founder Most brands are interested in gaining exposure, and choose to measure impressions — the number of times a consumer sees a post. That’s one of our metrics. But we also track engagement (likes and comments on posts, divided by follower count) and other, more involved …

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 …