Events at Spring Activator

Explore our upcoming and past events for entrepreneurs, investors, ecosystem-builders, and the broader community! We regularly hold workshops, info. sessions about our programs, Impact Investor Summits, demo days, and more. If you’ve missed an event, browse some of our available recordings!

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Recruitment in a Time of Uncertainty: How to Build a Team That Stays & Thrives

August 17th, 2022 | 12 PM PST | 3 PM EST

Florence Navarro is hosting this FREE webinar to support your recruiting efforts during these uncertain times. She will be sharing expert insights on building out teams in early-stage businesses.
This webinar is brought to you by the Discovery Foundation Business Activate Program.

Entrepreneur Info Session: Ontario Impact Investor Challenge

August 15th, 2022 | 9 AM PST | 12 PM EST

The Ontario IIC provides Ontario-based entrepreneurs with with access to the resources and support they need to raise capital for their impact venture. Join us at our upcoming info session to learn more.

Investor Info Session: Impact Investor Challenge

September 8th, 2022 | 2 PM PST | 5 PM EST

The IIC provides investors with with access to the resources and support they need to start connecting capital directly to entrepreneurial solutions they care about - regardless of their impact investing experience. Join us at our upcoming info session to learn more.

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Marketing For IMPACT: How to Tell Your Business Brand Story For Greater Impact & Customer Engagement

July 20th, 2022 | 12 PM PST | 3PM EST

Are you a small business owner interested in learning more about marketing with the intention of creating an impact? In this month's FREE Q/A webinar we will dive into why stories matter for your business, how to craft and share an impactful brand story, plus a simple framework for crafting your narrative.

Entrepreneur Info Session: Women-Led Impact Investor Challenge

July 14th, 2022 | 12 PM PST | 3PM EST

Are you a woman entrepreneur growing an impact startup that is ready to seek funding? Join us at our entrepreneur info session to learn more about how the Women-Led Impact Investor Challenge could support your growth.

Investor Info Session: Impact Investor Challenge

July 13th, 2022 | 12 PM PST | 3PM EST

The IIC provides investors with with access to the resources and support they need to start connecting capital directly to entrepreneurial solutions they care about - regardless of their impact investing experience. Join us at our upcoming info session to learn more.

Fundraising 101: Master Your Options, Gain Credibility and Learn How to Secure Funding

June 22nd, 2022 | 12 PM PST

Are you a small business owner interested in learning more about fundraising and getting investment-ready?
In this FREE online session, we'll focus on investment-readiness training. It's essential that entrepreneurs learn how to prepare before they approach investors. You'll learn how to master your options, gain credibility and ultimately secure funding.

Health Impact Investor Challenge TOP 5 PITCH FINALE

June 8, 2022 | 3 PM PST

Tune in to the Finale of Spring Activator’s 2022 Health Impact Investment Challenge presented by the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good. Over the course of the program, our investor and venture cohorts work together to learn the ins and outs of impact investing and fundraising, gaining valuable insights from guest speakers and key players in the ecosystem. Hop online with us on June 8th as the top 5 ventures deliver 5-minute pitches in the final competition round to secure the grand prize: up to $100,000 in investment by the graduating impact investor cohort.

KAST IIC Investor Info Session

June 1st, 2022 | 12:30 PM PST

At Spring Activator and KAST, we are ready to witnessed many entrepreneurs leading the charge in tech innovation in the Kootenays with excellent ideas—ideas that require funding and mentorship to accelerate the transformations they seek to make.
Join us virtually in this FREE Info Session along with impact investing experts to explore questions around investing in the Kootenays, expand your network, and walk away empowered to make a difference in the Kootenays and beyond.

KAST IIC Entrepreneur Info Session

May 31st, 2022 | 4 PM PST

The KAST Impact Investor Challenge will work with Kootenays-based investors interested in stepping into locally-focused investing.
In this FREE online session, you will hear from entrepreneurs who have participated in our Impact Investor Challenge Program, and have the opportunity to ask questions about their journey, experience, insights, and next steps.

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IMPACT Startup Visa Program—Live Alumni Spotlight Event

May 25, 2022 | 9 AM PST

We’re excited to feature David Alva, Co-Founder of Proximity and a recent IMPACT Startup Visa Program graduate on our upcoming info session! You’ll hear about David’s journey from Peru to Vancouver and how and why he started his impact business.

How Your Food & Beverage Business Can Achieve Its Sustainability Goals With BCorp

May 11, 2022 | 1 PM PST / 4 pm EST

Many entrepreneurs are choosing B Corp to help monitor their sustainability progress and clearly define their impact. This event is for founders in food and beverage interested in learning more about becoming B Corp certified! The session will feature 2 B Corp food entrepreneurs who will share about their journeys and answer questions.

Health Impact Investor Challenge TOP 20 PITCH NIGHT

April 20, 2022 | 3 PM PST

This year, we're excited to be running this national Challenge in partnership with the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, and continue our dedication to supporting the impact investing and entrepreneurship health ecosystem across Canada. Join us for this exciting milestone event of the 2022 Health Impact Investor Challenge and witness the cohort of the top 20 purpose-led ventures deliver their pitches with one winner moving closer to the grand prize of up to $100,000 in investment.

Funding Your Food & Beverage Business | Info Session!

April 14, 2022 | 11 AM / 2PM EST

Our food business experts, Lucy Cullen and Allison Gibson go over program goals and details. This info session is an opportunity for you to get to know them, hear about the workshop series, and listen to others interested in applying, ask their questions and get answered—in real time!

Angels for Climate Solutions FINALE

April 5, 2022 | 4 PM PST

Join us for the Angels for Climate Solutions Finale Pitch Night, a program designed to accelerate investment into climate solutions by empowering a diverse community of startups and investors with new connections and shared values, and ultimately awarding a single startup from this cohort with $122,000 in investment. Watch the Top Startup take the Prize – Live.

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