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April 2018

RAISE Collective, BLG’s DRIVEN BY WOMEN & Spring Presents: How to Negotiate with Tough Investors and Close Big Deals for Female Entrepreneurs

April 17 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am PDT
BLG, 200 Burrard Street 1200 Waterfront Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia V7X 1T2 Canada

On behalf of RAISE Collective and in conjunction with BLG's DRVEN BY WOMEN, Spring will be facilitating a workshop for female entrepreneurs to help them navigate their unique challenges of raising capital and better understand the fundraising process. This is a female exclusive workshop, if you are a male entrepreneur, you are welcome to join our Virtual Funding101 Webinar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/funding101-understanding-how-to-raise-capital-from-investors-and-alternative-options-virtual-tickets-42537804719   Managing your business’s operations and raising seed capital can feel like a balancing act. As a founder, you’re essentially juggling…

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By the Numbers: Lean Finance for Startups

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Spring – Buzzer #9020, 23 West Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1R3 Canada

To better understand your business, make better decisions and fewer mistakes, it is crucial that entrepreneurs comprehend the underlying financial metrics and and key concepts that drive sales, revenue and growth.  Join Spring and our expert speaker, Connor Aylwin of Cultivate Advisors, in this essential course for business owners who want to have a better understanding of their financial information and learn best practices or a profitable and successful business. Connor has owned & consulted businesses that required wearing every hat…

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May 2018

Smart Hiring: Find your Ideal Candidates (Online Workshop)

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

How do you find the best candidates to join your team? What is the best interview strategy and how can you assess responses to evaluate your applicants? Getting to the essence of what you want to uncover is crucial to finding employees who have the technical chops, contribute in a meaningful way to your team and most importantly, are motivated for the work. Join our expert, Crystal Henrickson of Talent Collective, to level up your interviewing skills. Crystal has played key…

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Impact & Your Business: A Panel Discussion

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Spring, 90-425 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6E3 Canada

Join Spring and two of our community members, Annalea Krebs of Social Nature and Denise Taschereau of Fairware for a candid panel discussion on how to integrate impact into your business.  At Spring, we love working with entrepreneurs who are changing the world. Our community is all about being socially conscious and delivering impact - but how do you incorporate impact into running your business and how do you measure good?  This session will be an open discussion and exchange of…

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Writing to Win: High Conversion Copywriting For Growing Businesses

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Spring Activator, 23 West Pender Street Buzzer: 9020
Vancouver, BC V6H 1H5

Are you a business owner who wants to get a better return on your marketing investment, whether it’s online or offline advertising? Are you frustrated with the poor results from your current advertising efforts? Maybe you want to grow your business but aren’t acquiring enough new customers to scale. Maybe your cost per lead is too high. Or, you don’t want to write your own advertising copy but don’t have someone to do it for you. Or maybe you're willing to write…

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Preparing your Books for Business Growth

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Spring, 23 West Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6E3 Canada
Minute Books

As a startup or small business owner, not understanding the numbers, or not having the right accounting support can be a downfall as you expand your operations. Successful business owners consistently evaluate the performance of their company and assess their financial statements. Learn about the role accounting plays in your business growth and ensure you have the appropriate systems in place to succeed. Our expert speaker, Bethany Hochstein Hill brings her experience from the Private Enterprise group to share her top…

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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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