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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Women-led Impact Investor Challenge Finale

November 29, 2022 | 3PM PT

We are ecstatic to see these companies reach their next level of growth, with one finalist venture earning a $100k+ investment! Join us virtually to find out who it will be.

Investor Info Session: Angels for Climate Solutions

December 5, 2022 | 11AM PT

Join our session to learn more about the Angels for Climate Solutions Program; an education and training program for impact-curious investors with a focus on climate solutions.

Impact Startup Visa Program Info Session

December 15, 2022 | 9:30AM PT

Are you interested in immigrating to Canada with your impact business? Do you want to chat directly with the ISV program team about the opportunity to do so? Join us at our info session!

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Mission Possible: Work Life Balance as an Entrepreneur

November 23, 2022 | 12PM PT

Are you a small-business owner who loves what they do but doesn’t have enough time to rejuvenate? Avary Kent is hosting a FREE webinar on November 23, 2022 at 12PM PT focused on work life balance as an entrepreneur.

Food Impact Challenge Pitch Finale

November 22, 2022 | 3PM PT

Tune in for the Pitch Finale of Spring Activator’s 2022 Food IMPACT Challenge! We are ecstatic to see these companies reach their next level of growth, with three winners receiving prizes of $15k, $10k or $5k at this event! Join us virtually to find out who it will be.

Sustainability & Profits: How to Improve the Financial Success of Your Business Through Sustainability

October 19, 2022 | 12PM PT

Lucy Cullen - Food & Sustainability Program Manager at Spring Activator and Founder & CEO of Earthpup is hosting a FREE  webinar on how to improve the financial success of your business through sustainability.

Kootenay Investment Challenge Pitch Night Presented by KAST

October 13, 2022 | 3PM PT

Throughout a series of pitches, the incredible cohort of tech ventures will deliver live pitches and the investor cohort awards $40,000 to $50,000 in investments to the winning tech entrepreneur at the Finale. Register to see who becomes a finalist LIVE!

E-commerce 101: How to Set Up Your E-commerce Store & Start Selling Online

September 28, 2022 | 12PM PT

This is Part 2 of a free webinar series presented by the Discovery Foundation Business Activate Program. Join Vivian McCormick, Co-Founder & CEO of Flax Home, as she walks through what to consider before setting up your ecommerce store front, the steps to take to set up your store and how to optimize your site for sales.

Digital Marketing Fundamentals for Your Small Business

September 21, 2022 | 12PM PT

This is Part 1 of a free webinar series presented by the Discovery Foundation Business Activate Program. Join Ray Wang, Principal at RW Digital, as he walks through digital channels to market your small business, the pros and cons of available digital channels and tips for SEO in 2022.

Investor Info Session: Impact Investor Challenge

September 8th, 2022

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.

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.

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.

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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