Author: Spring Activator

Posted on: November 25, 2019 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

6 Ways of Funding a Business Before Talking to Investors

When it comes to funding a business, raising from investors seems to be a popular option. But it’s not the only one! As you launch and grow your business you want to consider all possible opportunities – also known as non-dilutive options because they don’t involve giving up equity – …

Posted on: November 21, 2019 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

City of Richmond Launches an Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

The City of Richmond Economic Development Office in collaboration with Spring is pleased to be presenting The Future of Richmond: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop Series. This Series will connect entrepreneurs with information, access to resources and support to help with common challenges for startups – including raising capital, commercialization and …

Posted on: October 16, 2019 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

New cohort of international entrepreneurs aims to change the world from their new home in Canada

The Spring team is thrilled to be welcoming 18 purpose-driven entrepreneurs from 13 different countries for cohort #3 of our IMPACT Startup Visa program (ISV). This time around, our global impact entrepreneurs come from countries spanning Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and the USA. Please join us in extending them …

Posted on: September 25, 2019 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 1

Spring’s Global Impact is Growing!

In the past 3 years, Spring has grown a vibrant ecosystem practice supporting foundations, donors, governments, incubators, and accelerators. During this time, we’ve advised and supported more than 70 organizations in 30 communities around the world. From ecosystem development to program design and implementation, we’re excited about the impact we …

Posted on: April 16, 2019 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Spring on the road in Q1 2019

Peru In February, Keith was in Peru working with the team at Swiss EP, a program with Swiss Contact, and the ecosystem. During that visit to Pera and Lima, Keith worked with the organization and with several incubators and accelerators to map out the next four years. This involved building …

Posted on: March 28, 2019 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 1

Impact Investor Challenge Kickoff

We’re excited to be kicking off our new Impact Investor Challenge next Wednesday!   What is the Impact Investor Challenge? A social Impact mindset is on the rise and businesses are starting to be more mindful of ethical practices. There has been an increasing demand from investors to understand how …

Posted on: December 11, 2018 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Checking In With Our 2nd IMPACT StartUp Visa Cohort

Spring’s IMPACT StartUp Visa Program is the first in Canada to focus on global impact businesses looking to move to Canada and make the world a better place through their ventures. Vancouver is the Canadian leader for impact entrepreneurship, and is the #1 ranked startup ecosystem in Canada. Learn more …

Posted on: November 14, 2018 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Meet our New Members

With every new intake, we find new and exciting entrepreneurs who are changing the world. We launched two new roundtables this month and are happy to share their story with our community. If any of these member’s catch your eye and you would like an introduction, we are happy to …

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Posted on: September 27, 2018 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Moving the Dial: Spring Activator Releases Inaugural Impact Report

At Spring Activator, impact means fostering social, environmental, and financial sustainability into all of the businesses we work with. Since 2014, we’ve supported 700+ entrepreneurs, helped created more than 300 companies and jobs and enabled early-stage funding of over $16 million to be raised. Today, we are thrilled to release …