Category: Impact

Sarah Stevens Impact Investor
Posted on: April 16, 2023 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Impact Investing Interview with Sarah Stevens on Making a Difference

“[Impact investing] is a newer phenomenon and speaks to the times we’re in—the emissions, the Paris Accord—there’s a shift in the culture to care about these things.” – Sarah Stevens Sarah Stevens is a consultant and founder of Innov8 Green, a real estate holding and investment company. As an investor, …

Posted on: February 2, 2023 Posted by: Marlubi Gomez Comments: 0

Interview with Sonya Bell: an impact-first investor, who recognizes that the company’s mission is what matters most

The Importance of Impact-led Investments and Social Responsibility in Solving Global Problems “Impact investing is a neat way to bring some of the values of charitable giving over to the for-profit world, and support early- stage companies doing high-impact work.” This is one of the statements made by Sonya Bell, …

Posted on: May 9, 2022 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Angel investing in the Yukon: an exciting road ahead

Spring Activator is partnering with YukonUniversity Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Yukonstruct, and Yukon Venture Angels to develop the ecosystem of early-stage angel investors in the Yukon. Since the start of 2022, these organizations have partnered to launch the first Investor Challenge in the territory. The goal has been to foster interest …

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 …

Campbell River Impact Investor Challenge Top 5 Ventures
Posted on: April 29, 2021 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

The 2021 Campbell River Impact Investor Challenge Top 5 Ventures: Get to Know the Cohort

The second Pitch Night of the 2021 Campbell River Impact Investor Challenge has taken place and the Top 5 startups proceeding into the core program alongside the investor cohort have been chosen! Starting with 20 top British Columbian impact companies, this place-based Challenge has so far taken participating investors through two difficult …

Posted on: February 3, 2021 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 1

Meet the Winners of Spring’s Build Back Better Challenge

As part of the Business Resilience Program, Spring’s month-long #BuildBackBetter Challenge has come to an end and we are excited to spotlight the winners! In light of the unforeseen challenges experienced throughout 2020, Spring launched the Business Resilience Program with support from communities and credit unions. Resilience is an online …