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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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.

KAST Investment Readiness Training PITCH SHOWCASE

May 12, 2022 | 1 PM PST | 4 PM EST

To conclude the KAST Investment Readiness Training program, delivered in partnership with Volition, we invite you to the KAST Pitch Showcase - an event showcasing the six up-and-coming tech startups in the Kootenay Region who were selected for this program's first cohort. On May 12th, join us as we celebrate them and their accomplishments over the past nine weeks!

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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.

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.

Coming Soon

  • YUKON Investment Challenge Pitch iFINALE – May 16th – 4 to 6 PM PST

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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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IMPACT Startup Visa Accelerator: Immigrating to Canada Under a Startup Visa in 2022

March 23, 2022 | 9 AM PST

An information session, where we go over the what, how and why behind the Canada Startup Visa Program. You'll hear from our friends at Lakehouse Immigration who are immigrants themselves, and are passionate about supporting others fulfill their dream of starting a new life in Canada. Details | March 23, at 9 am PST 

Scaling Your Food & Beverage Business Info Session

March 9, 2022 | 11 am PST / 2 pm EST

We’re launching a 4-week sprint on how to scale your food & beverage business. The program will cover everything from manufacturing and supply chains, financing and cash flow to hiring and managing teams and growth strategy. If this sounds like the support you’ve been waiting for, join us for this upcoming info session and learn more! 

Yukon Investment Challenge: Investor Info Session

March 8, 2022 | 1 - 2 PM PST
A place-based edition of Spring Activator’s Investor Challenge is happening and we're looking forward to building a culture of early-stage angel investing and purpose-driven entrepreneurship in the Yukon. Join us on Tuesday, March 8th from 2PM - 3PM MT to learn more about the program investor track and engage with the Spring team and fellow investors.

Yukon Investment Challenge: Company Info Session II

March 2, 2022 | 3 - 4 PM PST
The deadline to apply for the Yukon Investment Challenge it's just around the corner and we want you to get all your questions answered and get ready to start your journey into the raising capital process. This online session will begin by walking you through early-stage investing and the investing landscape. If you are considering the program but would love to learn more, or still wondering whether your company or project is a good fit, this session is for you.

Sustainability & the Waste Problem: Action

February 23, 2022 | 11 am PST / 2 pm EST
The third part out of four workshop series on how businesses can create a greater positive impact, this session will take a close look at how your waste reduction strategy can actually help you save money and increase sales! Together, we will examine case studies so you leave with a number of strategy and marketing ideas. Details | February 16 at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST 

Impact Investor Workshop: Measuring and Evaluating Impact in Healthcare

February 16th, 2022 | 3–5 PM PST
Do all health initiatives create positive impact for society? How should we think about measuring outcomes in health with such diverse sub-sectors from digital health, to medical devices, to mental health services? Come join us for a session hosted by Spring Activator and the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, and walk out with the answers to these and more questions on the topic.

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Sustainability & the Waste Problem: Profit

February 16, 2022 | 11 am PST / 2 pm EST
The third part out of four workshop series on how businesses can create a greater positive impact, this session will take a close look at how your waste reduction strategy can actually help you save money and increase sales! Together, we will examine case studies so you leave with a number of strategy and marketing ideas. Details | February 16 at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST 

Angels for Climate Solutions 2022 Pitch Night

February 15, 2022 | 4 - 7 PM PST
Watch the Top Ten Selected Live - The pitch night is part of Angels for Climate Solutions, 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 $100,000 in investment. This pitch night will narrow down the list of contenders from 19 to 10.

Yukon Investment Challenge: Info Session for Entrepreneurs

February 10, 2022 | 3 - 4 PM PST
A place-based edition of Spring Activator’s Investor Challenge is happening and we're looking forward to building a culture of early-stage angel investing and purpose-driven entrepreneurship in the Yukon. This online session will begin by walking you through early-stage investing and the investing landscape. You will also hear from purpose-driven entrepreneurs who have participated in a Spring's Impact Investor Challenge Program. 

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Sustainability & the Waste Problem: People

February 9, 2022 | 11 am PST / 2 pm EST
The second out of a three workshop series on how businesses can create a greater positive impact, this event will take a close look at how you can integrate waste reduction practices into your supply chain while simultaneously giving back to your community! Details | February 9 at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST 

Spring's Annual Day

February 2nd, 2022 | 4 PM PDT
Join us to learn about the impact we were able to create in the last 24 months. An exclusive opportunity to understand how the Spring team works behind the curtains along with learning from some of the community leaders (and amazing businesses) in the global impact ecosystem. This event will bring together all our alums, community partners, clients, mentors and well-wishers. Stay tuned for more details!

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Sustainability & the Waste Problem: Planet

February 2, 2022 | 11 am PST / 2 pm EST
The first out of a three workshop series on how businesses can create a greater positive impact, this event focusses on what sustainability means so you can avoid accidental greenwashing! We will also examine the waste problem and how your business plays a role. Details | February 2 at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST

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Workshop: Get Due Diligence Ready

January 27th, 2022 | 12–1:30 PM PDT
Gearing up to pitch your business to investors in 2022? Get ready to knock your fundraising out of the park! Join our live workshop for fundraising entrepreneurs, and you’ll be able to put your best foot forward with investors when it comes to the due diligence process and preparing your data room. You'll also have the chance to learn more about applying for and participating in our Impact Investor Challenge entrepreneur track.

How to Integrate Impact into Your Food Business

January 26th, 2022 | 11 PM PDT / 2 PM EST
Join Spring Activator for a working session to help you define impact and take a look at how your food business plays a role in a sustainable economy. From plastic packaging to carbon offsets and upcycled ingredients, there are lots of ways you can develop an impactful food business! It can be overwhelming to navigate all these topics so we’ve got Spring’s Food & Sustainability guru Lucy Cullen leading this session.

Health Impact Investor Challenge: Investor Summit

January 25th, 2022
How can investors help fuel this much-needed impact forward? What does it mean to be an impact investor focused on the healthcare industry? What does this space look like beneath the surface, and what kinds of companies are emerging as leaders? Join us virtually, along with impact investing experts and leading entrepreneurs from across Canada, to explore these questions, expand your network, and walk away empowered to make a difference in healthcare solutions and beyond

Actionable Strategies to Get You Seen, Loved, and Selling Online

January 25th, 2022
You didn't start your business to spend all your time trying to figure out marketing. And, writing content for social media? This can often feel like a stressful, overwhelming chore. It takes so much time day after day to create content that connects, creates relationships, and converts. Thankfully, there's a solution. This presentation will dive into 3 key aspects of social media to help you target your ideal customer with words and content that make them say, “OMG, it's like you’re in my head!”

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Women Founders Looking to Move to Canada and Scale Their Impact

January 20th, 2022 | 9 AM PDT
Are you currently considering scaling your impact in North America through the Canada Startup Visa Immigration Program? Do you believe in the power (and empowering effect) entrepreneurship has on creating a bottom-up approach to making the world a better place for all? If you've answered 'yes!' to either one or both - this session is for you!

Health Impact Investor Challenge: Company Information Session

January 17th, 2022
Besides the dollar investment, what other fundamental characteristics should you look for when raising early-stage capital? Do you know how to communicate your company's impact to investors? In this online session, you will hear from healthcare purpose-driven 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.

Canadian Market Dynamics: Food & Beverage

December 13th, 2021 | 11 AM PDT
Join us with Business Development Canada to discover how changing market dynamics affect the industry and learn about trends and opportunities that can help manufacturers revisit the drawing board and rethink solutions from an impact lens.

Increase Sales with the Right Video Content

December 8th, 2021 | 12–1 PM PDT
Join us and Jennifer Madani, Executive Producer, UpMedia to get hands-on tips and tricks on how, where and why to leverage video marketing and uncover growth for you and your business.

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Fall 2021 Impact Investor Challenge Pitch FINALE

December 1, 2021 | 4–7 PM PDT
Join us virtually for this live closing event of our fall 2021 Impact Investor Challenge to witness the Top 5 impact ventures pitch to the graduating investor cohort for chance to win $100,000 in investment. After the pitches you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and get to know the founders behind British Columbia's top emerging impact startups.

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Fall 2021 Impact Investor Challenge Pitch Night

October 13, 2021 | 4–7 PM PDT
Join us virtually for this live opening event of our fall 2021 Impact Investor Challenge to witness the Top 20 impact ventures pitch to the investor cohort for a spot in the Top 10. After the pitches you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and get to know the founders behind British Columbia's emerging impact startups.

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IMPACT Startup Visa Accelerator: Why Immigrate to Canada Under a Startup Visa

September 22, 2021 | 10:30 AM PDT
Join us for this live event featuring Rafael Marques and Rodrigo Maior from Lakehouse Immigration, who will walk you through the entire Canada Startup Visa immigration process and answer any questions you may have.

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Attracting Your Ideal Customers: Inbound Marketing Strategies That Work

September 15, 2021 | 12–1 PM PDT
Join us and Jani Tsui, Co-Founder, TF Creative and Director of Marketing at Vancouver Startup Week, to get hands-on tips and tricks including eight inbound marketing strategies that work, to uncover growth for you and your business.

2021 Cleantech Impact Investor Summit
2021 Cleantech Impact Investor Summit

September 14, 2021 | 4–6 PM PDT + Networking
Hear from impact investing experts and leading entrepreneurs from across Canada and learn how you can make a difference in clean and climate tech to accelerate the innovation our world needs.

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How to Approach Raising Capital for Your Purpose-Driven Business in 2021

September 8, 2021 | 12–1 PM PDT
Besides the dollar investment, what other fundamental characteristics should you look for when raising early-stage capital? Do you know how to communicate your company's impact to investors? Join us to discuss these questions and learn more about our Impact Investor Challenge.

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