BE A PART OF A MISSION THAT'S BIGGER THAN YOURSELF

You shouldn’t be alone in your journey to change the world. 

Surround yourself with supportive and like-minded changemakers in our Roundtables.

What is it like being in a Roundtable?

Hear what our members have to say about their experience.

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WHAT ARE ROUNDTABLES?

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Community, Accountability, and Mentorship for Social Entrepreneurs

  1. Join a community of like-minded, high growth, social entrepreneurs.
  2. Keep yourself accountable and strive for excellence.
  3. Gain access to trusted mentors, business resources, and industry professionals.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with” – Jim Rohn

 Throughout history, great minds have banded together to share their wisdom and push each other to greater heights, below are a few examples:
 
  • King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table.
  • Franklin Roosevelt’s Brain Trust.
  • The Vegabonds (Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Warren G. Harding, Harvey Firestone).
  • The Inklings (C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien).

Why Join A Roundtable?​

Nick Chow of Axiom Zen - Spring Mentor

Mentors & Advisors

Access our business, legal, accounting, banking, business insurance, healthcare benefits, tech, and many more advisors.

Book a 1-on-1 meeting or call to get the advice you need from professionals. Save $ on paying consultation fees.

Get Unstuck

Access our in-depth in-person and virtual workshops run by subject matter experts and industry leaders.

Covering topics like Sales, Marketing, Funding, Recruiting etc. Our workshops are curated to provide you not only with the knowledge of what to do, but also the hands-on guidance of how to do it.

*50% off with Roundtable membership

Find Your Community

Meet others who believe and support you in the work that you do.

Share resources, tools, and get advice from a global community of impact entrepreneurs in our private slack channel.

Spring Discounts and Perks - Save Money

Save with Discounts & Perks

Get discounts to thousands in training and business tools that will accelerate your startup’s growth and help you stay healthy and balanced as a founder.

Hubspot, Unbounce, Mobi Bike Share, Conscious PR, RED Academy, Bean Around The World, The Floathouse, Moneris, Proto.io, LaunchBoard, Crowdfund Suite, Modo, Moment Meditation, App-Scoop, Camp Tech, CodeCore, Dayboard, Collage HR, Plazus, Sendpulse, Zenhub, The Hive, Freshbooks +++

Spring Vancouver Startup Events

Build Your Network

Join us for regular local and global community events, expand your network and get the word out about your venture!

Continue to Learn and Grow

Tune in to 200+ hours of member exclusive, expert-led micro classes.

Am I A Good Fit?

The Leaders Roundtable Is For You If You Are:

An Impactful Leader

You care about making a difference in society, solving real problems – for people and the planet.

Humble And Coachable

You realize that change doesn’t happen overnight and want ongoing coaching and help from others who are on the same journey.

A Committed Entrepreneur

You’ve launched your business, are operational, and you’re making more than $10,000 a month in revenue.

Action-Oriented

You understand WHAT needs to be implemented, but need guidance on the HOW.

Someone Who Gives First

We’re all about community, if you expect to just attend without contributing, this is not for you.

Looking For A Network

All your friends are professionals or you lack the support network and guidance from mentors.

You'll notice that the members in our community are different.

They’re committed to expanding their business even further so that they can not only make more money, but create greater positive impact.

They want to surround ourselves with others who are out to really make an impact in the world, they’re not looking to be mediocre.

If you are satisfied with your current level of success, or you’re not willing to accept help from others, then this is not for you.

The Roundtables Are Not Suitable For You If

  • You run a MLM venture.
  • Your business is illegal or unethical.
  • You’re in your business because you see it as an opportunity, but are not really passionate about it.
  • You have not launched your business and have no paying customers yet (our workshops are designed to prepare entrepreneurs and support them pre-launch).
  • You believe you are the exception and are not coachable, defensive, or willing to take advice and act on it.
  • You see others as inferior to you and are unwilling to help or like to complain (We want our members to provide brutally honest feedback, but that doesn’t mean we want people to be rude about it)

How It Works

  • Monthly 3-hour meetings (in-person or online) for leaders to support each other and accelerate the growth of their business.
  • Groups are carefully curated and limited to 8 people to ensure that every member will gain maximum value.
  • Dedicated time for your business challenges, known as Spotlights
  • Share your business challenges in a confidential and supportive environment.
  • Structured meeting to ensure that everyone has the right time and space to share and get the best feedback possible.
  • Receive actionable feedback from your peers and the facilitator, tailored to the needs of your businesses.
  • Minimum 12 months commitment required.

What is a Spotlight?

  • 1-2 Spotlights per meeting
  • 10 minute deep dive (peers refrain from commenting)
  • 10 minute clarifying questions (Q&A with the group)
  • 10 minutes feedback (person on the Spotlight is not permitted to respond)

Getting the most of a Roundtable

Prepare to be involved outside of the 3-hour meetings

All of our groups have a mid-month check-in (some break up into smaller groups, some do virtual meetings, some grab wine and dinner to get caught up).

Leverage the greater network

Across 13 groups, we currently have 94 entrepreneurs. Being a former incubator, we also have an extended network of over 300 mentors, advisors, subject matter experts, and investors.

Seek the support of Spring advisors

We have strong in-house advisors who dedicate hands-on 1-on-1 time to help you overcome your business challenges. Book time with them! Our philosophy is – no limits, we will let you know if it’s too much, push us as hard as you can if you want to see big results in your business.

Monthly Dues

$300 + tax/month

*12 month commitment required*

Monthly Roundtable Meetings

Access to 1-on-1 Spring advisory hours.

Discounts and Perks from our partners.

Access to all our workshops at 50%-off.

Monthly add-ons:

$100 + tax per co-founder participation

We recommend that co-founders join separate groups, this allows for them to share their challenges in full transparency and without fear of judgement.

$100 + tax Unlimited workshops

All team members get unlimited 100% discounted access to any of our events/workshops!

Our Application Process

Step 1: Submit an Application

We'd first like to get to know some basics about you and your business to determine if you're a fit. Even if you aren't, we're still happy to share resources and point you in the right direction for the support you need 🙂

Step 2: Schedule an Interview

Chin, our Head of Growth will Meet or Call you for a 15 minute interview to learn more about you, your personality, your goals, and what you hope to gain from the groups.

Step 3: Pay Your Deposit

If we both decide that you are a fit for our groups, and that the groups will truly benefit you, we confirm your spot with a $250 deposit (goes your 1st month's fee once the group starts)

Step 4: Onboarding and Starting

Get acquainted with Spring and our resources to ensure that you can make the most out of your experience and know how to get the support you need. You will be introduced to your group and facilitator closer to the start date.

Deadline To Apply For Next Intake

Vancouver – December 21st

I'm Concerned about...

I don’t have the time…

You always have the time, what you struggle with is prioratization. Are you really committed to improving yourself and your business? Or are there other priorities that are more important?

I can’t afford it…

Good advice is worth the money, and you’re definitely getting more than $250/mo worth of support. A simple suggestion in a meeting could lead to doubling your revenue or shaving months off trial-and-error.

The fee is more so a commitment to the group and a commitment to yourself to engage. Trust us, you wouldn’t want to be in a flaky, free group that’s not committed to supporting you.

We put every dollar to good use. Your investment fuels content development, workshops, and subsidizes entrepreneurship training programs in our partner cities in developing countries.

Will this be a fit for me?

Everyone who applies goes through an interview process to ensure that they are placed in the the best group. Groups are formed based on stage of the business and experience of the entrepreneur.

Shuffling of groups may occur over time as people and their ventures grow at different paces.

Frequently Asked Questions

Roundtables, also known as Masterminds, are an ongoing community of peers facilitated by leaders who will help you meet your goals, keep you accountable and authentic, and change the world together.

It’s not something new. Companies have Board of Directors/Advisors for the very same purpose — brilliant and mission-aligned minds can create powerful change that no person can accomplish alone.

Even the best leaders need a confidential and safe space to share their challenges, and get respectful and brutally honest feedback.

  • Monthly roundtables for 12 months with a group of 8 impact leaders
  • Access to advisors & mentors
  • Introductions through our network to potential partners, investors, and customers
  • Discounted/free access to workshops
  • Exclusive access to our online community

We try to match as best possible while taking the following into account:

  • We’ve found that industry specific groups tend to inhibit growth and creativity. People get caught into groupthink and settle for habits that are familiar in their space.
  • Grouping companies that are at similar stages works better, though there is benefit of having some diversity in stages too. (Early entrepreneurs are more creative, more resourceful, tend to be more driven. Later stage entrepreneurs have a wealth of experience, need less support on tactics, but need a more objective view on strategy).
  • Experience & personality of the founders will also affect the dynamics of the group.
  • Avoiding putting companies that directly compete with each other in the same groups.
  • 12-month long commitment 
  • Attend meetings
  • Prepare for each meeting to ensure you can get clear feedback
  • Participating in our community

We host in-person meetings in Vancouver and select cities. Online meetings are also available for members around the world who connect monthly via video with their group. 

Individual groups decide on a location to meet once they are formed.

Applications for our 2019 intake closes on Dec 21st, 2018. 

Global Roundtables

Spring supports entrepreneurs outside of Vancouver or the Lower Mainland by offering in-person Leaders Roundtables for members in the following cities. 

Spring provides facilitator training, community and entrepreneur engagement and ongoing support to these groups. 

If you are based outside of these communities, join our Online Roundtable meetings from the comfort of your own home or office.

North America

 

Vancouver, BC 
90-425 Carrall Street, 
Vancouver, BC, V6B 6E3, Canada

Campbell River, BC

Calgary, AB

Seattle, Washington
1700 Westlake Ave N Suite 200,
Seattle, WA 98109, USA

Central America

 

San Salvador, El Salvador

Nicaragua

Honduras

San José, Costa Rica

Africa

 

Lagos, Nigeria

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Asia

 

Manila, Philippines

Hong Kong

Seoul, South Korea

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Europe

 

Belgrade, Serbia
Makedonska 21,
Beograd 11103, Serbia

Online Roundables

If you are outside of our local and global areas, sign up for the Online Leaders Roundtables and connect from any location.

  • Meet online monthly with a trained facilitator and your curated group of peers via video
  • Access to any online workshops
  • Access to our global partners and benefits
  • Connect with Spring’s online community