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Posted on: April 26, 2022 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Meet the Food Entrepreneurs Ready to Scale Their Businesses

We’re excited to spotlight the following group of companies and their Founders who are currently wrapping up their participating in Spring’s Scaling Your Food & Beverage Business sprint series.  The program is for consumer packaged product (CPG) entrepreneurs who’re currently selling in small quantities and are dreaming of scaling into …

Posted on: January 17, 2022 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Reducing Waste in the Food Industry, an Interview with Lucy Cullen

Meet Lucy Cullen, Spring’s food business innovation consultant and whiz when it comes to maximizing efficiency and reducing waste.  With over six years of experience as a social entrepreneur, Lucy has founded 2 startups focused on addressing the food waste problem. Her first venture which she co-founded, Terus, helped restaurants …

Viridis Research and Brave Technology Coop Receive Impact Investor Challenge Prizes
Posted on: December 13, 2021 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Viridis Research and Brave Technology Coop Receive Impact Investor Challenge Prizes

On December 1, 2021, we at Spring Activator hosted the Finale of our 3rd annual British Columbia Impact Investor Challenge, an investor and entrepreneur training program designed to accelerate impactful innovation. This particular Impact Investor Challenge Finale marked a number of milestones and firsts. The program, which has thus far …

Spring Activator celebrating B Corp recertification
Posted on: November 17, 2021 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

What We Learned from Our B Corp Recertification Process

Spring Activator just got completed its first B Corp recertification! What does this mean? B Corp certification indicates that a business meets a set of high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency as set out by the non-profit B Lab. It means that the impact of our …

Posted on: September 30, 2021 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Meet the IMPACT Canada Startup Visa Program Participants of Fall 2021

We are so excited to welcome the following cohort of impact motivated entrepreneurs into the Canadian startup ecosystem and, of course, the Spring family!  After a challenging (almost) two years since the start of this pandemic, these business owners applied and got selected to participate in Spring’s IMPACT Startup Visa …

Moment Energy at Spring's 2021 National Impact Investor Challenge
Posted on: August 16, 2021 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Transforming the Dragon’s Den Narrative: How the Impact Investor Challenge is Building a More Collaborative Investing Ecosystem

In 2019, Spring Activator launched its very first Impact Investor Challenge. Since then, we have successfully run four Challenges, leading to $350,000+ made in direct investments to the winners, thus far spanning four women-led and co-led ventures across cleantech, healthtech, and independent media. The program has also catalyzed approximately $4.8 …