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Posted on: April 29, 2020 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

COVID-19 and the IMPACT Startup Visa Program

Spring, along with many other businesses, is striving to continue evolving the provision of its services in a manner appropriate during the time of COVID-19. We seek to provide our programming and support safely without compromising on our standards of quality and excellence. The IMPACT Startup Visa (ISV) Accelerator Program, …

Posted on: April 15, 2020 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

How to Recession-Proof Your Capital Raise

Raising money: it’s something that most companies need to do at some point in their journey to launch, finding product-market fit, and unlocking growth. When you’re raising equity investment for your business it’s important to know that this aspect of business is prone to be impacted by a crisis or …

Posted on: March 17, 2020 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

COVID-19: Update for the Spring Community

Dear Spring Community: We’re living in wild and different times right now with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For most of us, this global pandemic has affected both our daily lives and the work we do as we’re trying to adapt and learn to work remotely. Like many other teams across the world, …

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: 0

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: March 28, 2019 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

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 …

Spring Wide Impact
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 …

Gonzalo Tudela - Vandrico
Posted on: September 7, 2018 Posted by: Spring Activator 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 …