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RAISE Collective, BLG’s DRIVEN BY WOMEN & Spring Presents: How to Negotiate with Tough Investors and Close Big Deals for Female Entrepreneurs

April 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am PDT

On behalf of RAISE Collective and in conjunction with BLG’s DRVEN BY WOMEN, Spring will be facilitating a workshop for female entrepreneurs to help them navigate their unique challenges of raising capital and better understand the fundraising process.

This is a female exclusive workshop, if you are a male entrepreneur, you are welcome to join our Virtual Funding101 Webinar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/funding101-understanding-how-to-raise-capital-from-investors-and-alternative-options-virtual-tickets-42537804719


Managing your business’s operations and raising seed capital can feel like a balancing act. As a founder, you’re essentially juggling two full-time jobs at the same time!


And with this added time and stress, you may feel inclined to put your funding goals on the backburner.


Our advice?: Don’t!


If you take a half-hearted approach to fundraising, three things are guaranteed to happen:

  • Your business’s growth potential will be compromised
  • You will feel overwhelmed managing multiple investor negotiations
  • You will risk the possibility of closing equitable investor deals


If you want your best shot at tough investors, negotiations skills will be crucial to achieving your numbers.

Come to our workshop if:

  • You are a co-founder of a post-launch business
  • You are looking to raise capital for your company


You will learn about:

  • The most efficient ways to close your investment round
  • How to close the toughest investors
  • How to negotiate on the fly with multiple investors
  • How to hit or exceed your fundraising targets

Let’s take the risk out of raising your round, and maximize your chances of success.



8:30AM – Doors Open & Registration

8:45AM – Workshop will start ON TIME

10:00AM – Q&A

10:30AM – End

About the Speaker:

Keith Ippel, CEO and Co-Founder at Spring

With over 15 years experience as a leader in technology centric businesses, Keith has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies, launched new products, and raised over $20m in angel investment and venture capital. He has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs, employees, and investors to deliver amazing products to the market. Keith is passionate about creating opportunities that previously did not exist for people and co-founded Spring to bring that into the social venture space.

Thank you to our Strategic Partners: Vancity, Dentons, MNP, Radical I/O Technology, App-Scoop, Karl Jung Financial Services, Jones Brown, Active Impact Investments, Fledge and Blanko.

Thank you to our Community Partners: Volition, Women’s Enterprise Centre, Futurpreneur, The Amp

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April 17, 2018
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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200 Burrard Street 1200 Waterfront Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia V7X 1T2 Canada