Impact Investor Summit


Catalyzing Innovation to Change the World

Spring Activator

Accelerating Innovation in Clean and Climate Technology

At Spring Activator we have witnessed many entrepreneurs leading the charge in clean and climate tech with excellent ideas—ideas that require funding and mentorship to accelerate the global transformations they seek to make. 

How can investors help fuel this much-needed impact forward? What does it mean to be an impact investor focused on clean and climate tech? What does this space look like beneath the surface, and what kinds of companies are emerging as leaders? 

Join us virtually this fall, 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 clean and climate tech.


Keynote Panel

Moderated by Open Ocean Robotics Co-founder & CEO Julie Angus, hear from expert guest speakers about the latest trends in cleantech impact investing.

Cleantech Showcase

Witness the pitches of some of Canada's top emerging cleantech startups and learn about the impact these entrepreneurs are making.

Breakout Sessions

Connect with our speakers and pitching entrepreneurs in themed sessions where you will have the opporutnity to ask questions.


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


Jane is a recognized leader in sustainable innovation and has extensive experience growing successful companies at the intersection of business and sustainability. She co-founded, grew, and profitably sold a renewable energy company, and leverages over 25 years of experience in venture capital, cleantech, and sustainability to help build businesses that matter. Jane is a co-founder of the CanadaCleantech Alliance, sits on the board of Clear Blue Technologies International (TSXV: CBLU) and Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation I, II, III and IV (NASDAQ: DCRB, DCRB, DCRC and DCRD), is an advisory board member for StandUp Ventures and Amplify Ventures, and is a member of the Expert Panel on Clean Growth for the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices. She holds an MBA from Columbia University.

Jane Kearns

Jane Kearns

VP, Growth Services & Senior Advisor, Cleantech
MaRS Discovery District


Sylvain has spent the last 25 years thinking, writing, building, and investing in emerging technologies. A self-proclaimed nerd, socialist, and pragmatist, Sylvain believes in technology as a means to transform complex systems (even if he knows it is quite hard), and loves investing in ideas and people aiming to transform sectors and industries. He is Senior Director at SecondMuse Capital in Montréal, where he focuses on entrepreneurial climate innovation. Previously, he served as a General Partner at Real Ventures from 2014 to 2020, where he is still a Venture Partner. He also has a decade of experience being a CTO and co-founder.

Sylvain Carle

Sylvain Carle

Senior Director
"A lot of people think it’s about technology – but first and foremost, it’s about people."
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In addition to being Partner & CFO of Cindicates—a Victoria-based Seed VC Fund focused on providing early funding to local startups and supporting the local tech economy—Stephanie is also a Founding Partner of Women’s Equity Lab and Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Capital Investment Network (CIN), a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the local angel investment community. She is the former VP of Finance at TIMIA Capital, and was previously Associate Partner, Diligence at Espresso Capital, an innovative financial firm that provides tax credit and recurring revenue financing to growing technology companies.

Stephanie Andrew

Stephanie Andrew

CFO & Partner, Cindicates
Founding Partner, Women's Equity Lab
Driving regenerative development for our ecosystems through investing in cleantech is not something we should see simply as a trend, but as a necessity.


Join, learn from, and grow with a community of individuals looking to mobilize capital towards positive environmental and social impact. 


Graham Day

Graham Day

Impact Investing Program Director
Spring Activator
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Julie Angus, Co-founder & CEO of Open Ocean Robotics

Julie Angus

Co-founder & CEO
Open Ocean Robotics
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Keith Ippel

Keith Ippel

Co-founder & CEO
Spring Activator
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Richard Muller Impact United

Richard Muller

Impact United Senior Adviser
Social Venture Connection
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Whether you’re an experienced impact investor, just thinking about getting started, or anywhere in between, you are welcome at this boutique gathering as we build forward better, together.

We also invite you to attend if you’re seeking to make an impact in this space as a foundation, or corporation.

See the full agenda and get your free ticket today!


Impact United is a national peer-led movement and community of investors seeking to mobilize capital towards social, economic and environmental justice, comprised of individuals, family offices, faith-based organizations, foundations, and other asset owners.


Spring empowers entrepreneurs, investors, and entrepreneurial ecosystem organizations to change the world through innovation.


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