Tag: founder

Posted on: March 23, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Funding Roundup – Mar 23, 2018

This instalment of the funding roundup includes a couple of big investment centric conferences, an update on grant funding in Canada, and a pitch event for BC entrepreneurs. 1. Big Ideas to Change the world: Meet funders at Katipult Katipult Future Fest 2018 is happening in Oslo May 14-16th. Join this …

How to Meet Influential People
Posted on: March 16, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

How to Meet Influential People

As an entrepreneur, you’re fearless when it comes to your business – you get it done! So why does connecting with successful and influential people seem so daunting? We debunk that myth by breaking down the steps it takes to actually meet that ideal investor, partner or mentor. If there’s …

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 …

Spring Activator Weekly Idea Roundup
Posted on: February 8, 2018 Posted by: Chin Chang Comments: 0

Weekly Tech Roundup: Feb 8, 2018

Our Tech Roundup this week looks at the process of reducing churn within your business, a few Vancouver companies, Avigilon and Just Order Enterprise, Mr. Amaozon, Jeff Bezos and how to make your next one-on-one meeting more effective. 1. A Systematic Approach to Reducing Churn Understanding the core drivers of …

Posted on: February 6, 2018 Posted by: Hope Yi Comments: 0

IMPACT Startup Visa Spotlight: Pineapple Prints

As we continue to feature each of our IMPACT Startup Visa companies, we’re excited to introduce Pineapple Prints from Poland!   The Beginning While planning their own wedding a few years ago, Kate and Kamil couldn’t find any unique and original wedding invitations that suited their taste. They decided to …

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 …