Category: Programs

Health Impact Investor Challenge: A partnership between Spring Activator and Telus Pollinator Fund for Good
Posted on: November 25, 2021 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Spring Activator delivering new Health Impact Investor Challenge presented by the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good

A special edition of our Impact Investor Challenge, the new program aims to accelerate early-stage healthcare solutions and stimulate impact investing in inclusive healthcare innovation. On a mission to accelerate investment in impact startups driving social, health, and environmental change to make the world a better place, Spring Activator launches the first-ever Health …

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 …

A banner introducing the Top 20 startups of Spring Activator's fall 2021 Vancouver Impact Investor Challenge.
Posted on: September 28, 2021 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Meet the Top 20 Companies of Our Fall 2021 Impact Investor Challenge

Fall is in full drive and we’re excited to have recently kicked off our third Impact Investor Challenge based in Vancouver and dedicated to supporting the impact investing and entrepreneurship ecosystem in British Columbia. This means that it’s time to find out which impact startups were selected into the fall …

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 …

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 …

Spring Activator's 2021 Launch Challenge
Posted on: April 17, 2021 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Announcing the Launch Challenge: A $10,000 Grant for B.C. and Yukon Entrepreneurs

In July 2020, Spring Activator announced the launch of its Business Resilience Program, an initiative to build collaborative partnerships to help educate entrepreneurs and small business owners in British Columbia and across Canada about resources available to them to help navigate economically challenging times. In less than a year after …

ISV 6 - Blog Banner Image
Posted on: April 12, 2021 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Introducing a New Cohort of Impact Entrepreneurs Relocating their Businesses to Canada

We are thrilled to welcome the following group of purpose-driven entrepreneurs into the Spring family and wider Canadian business community! Eager to scale their impact businesses across North America, these venture founders are participating in the IMPACT Startup Visa Accelerator (ISV) Program—a program supporting entrepreneurs seeking to immigrate to Canada …