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May 2018

The Essential Insiders Guide to Fundraising (Online Workshop)

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Enter the world of capital raising and enhance your understanding of the tools, resources, and process of raising growth capital for your business. Spring has mentored countless startups through capital raising, and we’ll showcase tips and tricks on how to be strategic in your investment-seeking process. Key topics covered in this online workshop include: Fundraising as a sales process Finding your best investors: friends & family, angels, venture capital, debt Key types of investment: equity, convertible debt and non-dilutive funding…

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Creating A Successful Customer Development and Discovery Process (2 part workshop)

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Spring (Evening and Weekend Workshops), 23 West Pender Street Buzzer: #9020
Vancouver, BC V6B 6E3 Canada

Who is your customer? (Think about it)… If your answer is: “Everyone”, then we need to talk. As a social entrepreneur, your mission is to solve your customers’ problems. One of the biggest reasons why startups die is because of their failure to understand their customer. Customer Discovery is the growth hacker’s approach to market research and can dictate the future of your product/business. Join us for an in-depth 2 part workshop where you’ll learn how to find the perfect…

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Leaders Roundtable Social

May 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
7Gate Venture Capital, #401- 68 Water Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1A4 Canada

13 Groups, 88 members - You've been seeing all the exciting posts from other entrepreneurs in our other groups, it's about time you got a chance to meet them! Agenda: 5.30PM - Registration & Networking 6.00PM - 60s Introductions 6.30PM - Breakout Activity 7:00PM - More networking till 8.30PM Feel free to share this event with other entrepreneurs who would benefit from being a part of our community! Each member will be able to bring another entrepreneur as their guest.  …

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How to Negotiate with Investors and Get to a Close – Spring + VanTec Workshop

May 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am PDT
VentureLabs, 555 West Hastings Street #1200
Vancouver, BC V6B 1M1 Canada

This workshop is offered in partnership with VanTec Angel Network, exclusively to entrepreneurs who have pitched or who have applied to pitch at VANTEC. Managing your business’s operations and raising seed capital can feel like a balancing act. As a founder, you’re essentially juggling two full-time jobs at the same time! And with this added time and stress, you may feel inclined to put your funding goals on the backburner. Our advice?: Don’t! If you take a half-hearted approach to fundraising,…

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Constructing Pitches that Close: Engineer your story (Online Workshop)

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

This is not your average pitch training. In this workshop we deconstruct the pitch to ensure it helps you convert and move to the next stage with investors. Come to our workshop if: You are a co-founder of an early-stage startup You are raising a round of capital You will learn about: Crafting an effective elevator pitch How storytelling fits in your pitch, and how you’re guaranteed to make it work Tips & tricks + Dos and Don’ts Standing out…

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June 2018

Getting Buzzworthy Media Coverage for your Startup

June 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Spring (Evening and Weekend Workshops), Buzzer #9020 23 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6E3 Canada

Looking to create that buzz to increase publicity for your business and help propel you to stardom? Getting the right kind of media coverage for your startup can be challenging, especially if you're on a tight budget. No matter what you may have heard, we're here to show you that a small startup can pull off a solid media relations strategy with the right tools and knowledge. Join our expert Kathleen Reid from Switchboard PR who will share her media…

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IMPACT Career Fair

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Chinese Cultural Centre, 50 East Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 3V6 Canada

How can you impact the world and your career be the catalyst to do so? Come to the Impact Career Fair to meet do-good businesses of all sizes who are actively recruiting and explore the career opportunities that exist in the impact economy in Vancouver. Come chat with non-profits, government agencies, for-profit companies, and BCorp organizations that are all making an impact with their organizations. This event is for everyone from students looking for the "what's next" to seasoned professionals who's looking…

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Spring’s Leaders Roundtable – Meet & Greet Successful Like-minded Entrepreneurs

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
The PROFILE Coworking Business Club, 535 Thurlow Street #Suite 100
Vancouver, BC V6E 3L2 Canada

90% of startups fail in the first year of operations. Don’t end up as another statistic! Join us on March 6th to learn more about Spring’s Leaders Roundtables. Without the proper support system of peers and mentors, you’re missing out on a crucial factor of success. If you’re an entrepreneur working on a business that will change the world and improve the lives of many, you might have realized that entrepreneurship is not all unicorns and rainbows. They say it takes…

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Investor Due Diligence: Making it work for the founder (Online Workshop)

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

From our experience helping companies fundraise, having an organized due diligence package is a key factor of success. Depending on your seed round, you will be in contact with anywhere from 20 to 50 investors at once. Staying organized could make or break your chances of getting the funding your business needs. Do you want to walk into your investor meetings, with a comprehensive due diligence package? Do you want to prove that your company is ready for funding?  Do you…

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Value Pricing: Attract Customers, Win Against Competition, and Make a Profit

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Spring (Evening and Weekend), 23 West Pender Street, Buzzer #9020
Vancouver, BC V6B 1R3 CA

Value Pricing: Grow. Win. Profit. If pricing is a black box, how do you know how much you're leaving on the table. In this fast, interactive workshop, Steph Sharp will give you a new perspective on value pricing, exploring questions like what is value and why is pricing so hard? Learn how to use value pricing to attract more ideal customers, win against the competition, and still make a profit! Finally a step by step approach to pricing that's simple, intuitive, and…

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