SPRING: STARTUP 101 WORKSHOPS

Have an amazing startup idea? Launching your new business? Need a cofounder? Want to get funded? Want to change the world? 

Check out our free workshops/webinars for something that fits your startup needs!

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EQUITY CROWDFUNDING

KICK DEMO DAY

RSVP: MAR 3

EQUITY CROWDFUNDING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS - FEB 24, 5:30PM PST

Want to leverage your community to increase sales? Come to this session to learn how equity crowdfunding can support your growth!

But what is equity crowdfunding, you ask? Similar to conventional crowdfunding (like Kickstarter), startups create a campaign with the goal of hitting a certain amount of funding. But instead of giving out products or perks, they give out equity in their company.

Come learn the ins and outs of the industry with Frontfundr, Canada's first equity crowdfunding platform, hosted by Spring!

So far, FrontFundr has successfully closed rounds for Guusto ($50,000+) and Rentmoola ($2,000,000+). 

What You'll Learn:

  • How equity crowdfunding works
  • Its effectiveness in comparison and/or in conjunction with conventional capital raising
  • The future of equity crowdfunding in BC
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Have questions and need more answers? Email us at help@spring.is

RSVP: MAR 2

CAPITAL RAISING 101

RSVP: MAR 17

STARTUP 101

CAPITAL RAISING 101 - MAR 2, 5:30PM PST

Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge to align with strategic investors, raise capital, and grow your business. Keith Ippel, Co-Founder and Partner, Spring Activator, has mentored countless startups through capital raising, and now he’ll teach you how to be strategic in your investment-seeking methods.

What You'll Learn:

  • Goals of fundraising
  • Why investors invest
  • Control and anti-dilution
  • Types of investors: friends & family, angels, venture capital, debt
  • Stages of investment: seed, series A, exit
  • Key types of investment: equity, convertible debt
  • Non-dilutive funding sources
  • Getting to know your numbers AND your impact
  • Pitching

Interested in learning more and want to apply for our in-depth bootcamp? Find out more about how we've helped companies raise over $4 million in 2015 and email jen@spring.is to apply.

About the Speaker:

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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KICK DEMO DAY - MAR, 3 5:30PM

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Since June 2014 we’ve had over 130 aspiring entrepreneurs come through our doors with Kick, with 80+ companies launched and over 50 job created.  Come out and mingle with our Kick graduates and hear what they have to say about their businesses and progress! Our Kick Demo Day is an excellent opportunity for:

Who You'll Meet:

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs to network and learn more about how Kick can help you
  • People with a wide range of skills to find a company you're passionate to work with
  • Investors to find a new rising star to invest in.
  • Entrepreneurs to meet each other and share best practices and learnings over their journey of starting a business.
  • Entrepreneurs looking to meet Spring partners who can help you grow your business.

 

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur, investor, job seeker, or entrepreneur looking to grow your own business, we'd love to see you out!

STARTUP 101 - MAR 17, 5:30PM

Have a great idea and ready to throw your hand into the entrepreneurial ring but don't know where to start? We've got you covered with Startup 101! 

Whether you're having trouble with picking an idea, overwhelmed with information, or just can't wait to go out and take action, this free workshop is perfect for the new entrepreneur! Take the first step in your startup journey!

What You'll Learn:

  • How to define your customer's problem
  • How to create a customer discovery questionaire
  • How to get out and validate your market
  • What's the next step on your startup journey

 

What You'll Learn:

  • 5:30 - 5:45 - Sign in and grab your seat
  • 5:45 - 6:15 - Intro to Idea Validation Through Customer Discovery (The good stuff.)
  • 6:15 - 6:45 - Group Work Session (Putting that good stuff into action!)
  • 6:45 - 7:30 - Presentations + Question Period (Show us your idea has what it takes!) 

 

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