Author: Keith Ippel

Posted on: December 14, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0


An opportunity for impact and the Call to Action I’ve just come back from my second trip in Vietnam in 6 months. It’s an incredible place. With population close to 100 million (between official and unofficial estimates), a fast growing economy, close proximity to more than a third of the …

Posted on: December 11, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Checking In With Our 2nd IMPACT StartUp Visa Cohort

  Our IMPACT StartUp Visa Program is now accepting applications for the June 2019 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 …

Posted on: December 10, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Holiday Christmas Gift Guide

We have 56 active members who are all using their business ‘as a force for good.’ We want to celebrate them and their hard work by sharing their products with the world. Each of these companies is using  sustainable working practices and ethical production. You have to buy gifts, so …

Posted on: November 14, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel 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 …

Posted on: November 14, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Meet the New Spring Team

As Spring grows, so does our team. It’s about time you got to know the people behind all the new and exciting things happening at Spring.   Mari Mathews – Funding Facilitator Mari began her career working internationally for 10+ years in the ski & tourism industry in the areas …

Spring Wide Impact
Posted on: September 27, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel 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 …

Gonzalo Tudela - Vandrico
Posted on: September 7, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

The 1 Golden Tip That Vandrico Used To Ensure That They Would Successfully Close Their Seed Round When They Started Raising Money From Investors

Raising money from is probably going to be one of the biggest challenges you face as an entrepreneur. It pushes you to understand your business and industry inside-out, and will be one of the most complicated sales deal you’ll have to navigate.   Why is it so complicated? As you …

Posted on: July 13, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Spring Around the World: Swiss Entrepreneurship Peer Exchange

I had the opportunity to spend a week in Switzerland for the Swiss EP Peer Exchange Program. 24 people leading incubators, accelerators, and coworking spaces around the world converged to help each other develop thriving ecosystems in their respective countries while creating sustainable organizations. Here’s what I took from that …