JANUARY 27, 2021 | 5–8 PM PST

Empowering investors. Catalyzing impact.

Spring Activator

Growing the Impact Investing Community

At Spring Activator we empower purpose-driven entrepreneurs, investors, and entrepreneurship ecosystem actors with the knowledge and tools to help them address local challenges and build a better world through innovation.

Our Impact Investor Summit is a boutique virtual gathering to convene the impact investor community and activate capital for good.

Whether you’re a seasoned impact investor, curious about impact investing, or anywhere in between, you’re invited to join us on January 27th starting at 5 PM PST to gain inspiration, connections, resources, and tools to help you maximize the impact of your money in 2021.


Keynote Panel

From gender lens investing to cleantech and agritech, learn about trending industries in the impact investing space from our expert guest speakers.

Breakout Sessions

Choose where you want to dive deeper and learn from and challenge one another in breakout sessions hosted by our speakers and partners.

Quiz the Expert

Dive into deal structure and paperwork best practices for tools and resources to advance your impact in a session led by our partners, DLA Piper and MNP.


Meet fellow impact investors—from established to emerging—along with key actors in the ecosystem to expand your networks for amplifying impact.


Leah is an Investment Director for the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, which brings a dual-lens approach to investing in the next generation of startups that are leveraging technology to build solutions towards positive social, health, and/or environmental outcomes. She drove the strategy and execution for launching the Pollinator Fund, and now leads the sourcing, evaluation, and execution of Fund opportunities. Most recently Leah was with TELUS Ventures, one of Canada’s longest-standing corporate venture funds, where she helped drive growth into new markets and served as a strategic advisor. Leah also actively mentors entrepreneurs and aspiring VCs.

Leah Nguyen

Leah Nguyen

Investment Director, TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good
"I believe that profit and purpose aren’t mutually exclusive in business and that companies who take a triple bottom line approach will do better in the long run—they’re driving innovation to tackle the world’s biggest social and environmental challenges, which means they are addressing large markets, and building more resilient businesses and communities that will benefit generations to come!"
Narinder Dhami

Narinder Dhami

Managing Partner, Marigold Capital
"I believe in the power of investment to lift up Women and Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. That is what drives us at Marigold Capital."


Narinder is a Managing Partner at Marigold Capital, which focuses on funding companies tackling large social challenges. She has dedicated her life to catalyzing large-scale change for social ventures, having also served as Managing Director of LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact, and worked with Acumen Fund to deploy impact investments to social enterprises across Ghana and Nigeria. As a lecturer at the University of Toronto, Narinder created the first course in Impact Investing and currently teaches at Ryerson University in Social Innovation and Social Finance. In 2019, she was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.


As a Program Director at Spring, Mari leads impact investing programming to make impact investing mainstream while removing the barriers between entrepreneurs and investors and diversifying the impact investing landscape. In her early career, Mari spent more than a decade living internationally as she worked in business development, marketing, and partnerships. While living in Norway, she co-founded Outtt and raised close to $1 million while driving the company to nearly a million active users. Now back in her hometown of Vancouver, Mari devotes her global experience to building purpose-driven, innovative startup ecosystems.

Mari Mathews

Mari Mathews

Impact Investing Program Director, Spring Activator
“At Spring we want to facilitate and support individuals to invest in what they value. Interest in impact investing is on the rise, and in elevating it and empowering investors we can impact the success of purpose-driven entrepreneurs and in turn of the communities they serve.”
Impact capital is a key driver in catalyzing the changes we want to see in a thriving global economy.

Quiz the Expert

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Interested in mingling with the impact investor community and stepping into 2021 impact-first? Get your free ticket today!

Please note that this Summit is strictly for the investor community. If you’re an entrepreneur seeking to mingle with investors, we’ll be hosting separate opportunities for this in 2021. Thank you for respecting this.


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