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Meet the faces behind Spring who bring a world of knowledge and experience to the entrepreneurship community.

Keith Ippel
CEO & Cofounder

With over 15 years experience as a leader in technology centric businesses, Keith has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies, launched new products, and raised over $20m in angel investment and venture capital. He has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs, employees, and investors to deliver amazing products to the market. Keith is passionate about creating opportunities that previously did not exist for people and co-founded Spring to bring that into the social venture space.

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Chin Hing Chang
Head of Growth

Chin wants to change the world, and he believes that the best way to do that is to develop and empower other leaders to make sustainable and meaningful change. A serial entrepreneur with experience in mobile development, aerial photography, and import/export; Chin has also received multiple awards for sales achievements with Bell and WIND. Chin leads Growth at Spring by supporting with revenue diversification, market expansion, and fine-tuning our service offerings. He has mentored and helped launch over 120 companies through the various entrepreneurship programs we offer and works closely with our entrepreneurs to help them increase their revenue.

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Sana Kapadia
Chief Impact Officer

Sana brings a rich global background in impact investing, investment banking and equity research, with leading roles at Renewal Funds in Vancouver and EFG-Hermes in Dubai. At Spring, she guides our high growth entrepreneurs in their capital raising journeys. In addition, Sana is the driving force on all things impact at Spring and is committed to fostering an innovative impact entrepreneurship ecosystem as we change the world for the better.

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Maxine Bulloch
Operations Coordinator

Maxine loves working with people who are passionate about building community. With a background in public relations, project and event management, and photography, her heart and passion is in social impact and innovation. With this in mind, she sits on the board of two nonprofits that work to inspire and empower marginalized populations through photography. She is inspired by do-ers, by inventors, by innovators and by those who strive to make the world and its inhabitants a more caring, understanding, connected, sustainable, educated and empowered place.

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Orane Cheung
Orane Cheung
Community Coordinator

Orane joins Spring to inspire and connect entrepreneurs through community building. She helps develop relationships between Spring’s alumni, partners, and the rest of the world, one story at a time. Her background includes launching and managing Vancouver’s first student-run social media agency and education program. She loves to explore art and design, while learning about different ways of being.

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