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Posted on: April 16, 2019 Posted by: Keith Ippel 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: Keith Ippel 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 14, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Vietnam

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 …