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Discovery Foundation Business Activate Program

The resources, skills and mentorship early-stage entrepreneurs need to grow a thriving impact business.

Early-stage entrepreneurs wear a lot of hats – which is why we developed this dynamic and accessible virtual program!

Through Activate, you’ll have access to resources, mentorship and expertise around funding, talent, digital marketing and other topics relevant to running your impact-focused business. The goal is to build your confidence as an entrepreneur and provide actionable insights to activate your growth and impact.

Plus, access is FREE and unlimited for members of our program partners and sponsors. You can assess your eligibility for free access HERE.

What's included in this membership?

How this membership will activate your growth.

✔️ Access to themed sprints – libraries of online masterclasses that are refreshed monthly 

✔️ Optional mentorship and 1:1 chats with seasoned entrepreneurs & investors

✔️ Actionable worksheets and resources to create an action plan based on learnings

✔️ Monthly webinar sessions led by experts, with live Q&As and replay options

✔️ Access to Spring’s online community workspace

✔️ Continuous flexible learning on an array of relevant topics, with a focus on impact

How this membership will activate your growth.

Each month, we release a new library of themed virtual masterclasses to be viewed at your own pace.

Engage at your own pace

Entrepreneur life is busy – which is why we curate a combination of synchronous and asynchronous programming. Tune in live for connection and mentorship, then fit in a virtual masterclass when it works for you.

Learn how to wear “all the hats”

The role “Entrepreneur” has no job description. You learn to wear all the hats and swap between them quickly. This is why we introduce a fresh sprint topic and complementary webinar every single month.

Results-oriented and impact-focused

This is our commitment every month. Our resources are actionable and digestible – not an info dump. The teachings are rooted in the belief that growth is not at the expense of impact, but rather, complementary to it.

What topics we are diving into during Fall 2022.

Each month, we release a new library of masterclasses on a given topic.

The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing & E-commerce

Sometimes the internet is a daunting place, but it doesn’t have to be. This month explore how to get seen and selling online.

Circular Economy & Sustainability

Examine your business and supply chain and discover ways to make it more sustainable and ethical for a better business and planet.

Self Care in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship can be rewarding but can also be equally taxing.Gather some tools on how to strike a balance and set realistic boundaries that do not impede your bottom line.

Want to improve your work-life balance as an entrepreneur?

Are you a small-business owner who loves what they do but doesn’t have enough time to rejuvenate?

Avary Kent is hosted a FREE webinar on November 23, 2022 at 12PM PT focused on work life balance as an entrepreneur.

Sign up for the program to access the webinar!

Access this program for FREE thanks to our partners!

 

We offer these incredible resources for FREE to members of our program sponsors Vancity, Sunshine Coast Credit Union and Coast Capital Savings. Plus, complimentary access to this program is delivered to residents of the Sunshine Coast through the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.

If you are not an entrepreneur, business owner or non-profit that works with our partners, you can register below for just $18 a month.

Don’t belong to a partner organization? You can sign up for just $18 per month.

Participant Success Stories

Impact entrepreneurs that have used the program to propel their growth.

Meet Entrepreneur Margot Jantz!
 
Margot is the Director of Operations at 32 Lakes Coffee Roasters. She participated in the first iteration of this program, the Business Resilience Program. This is what she shared about her experience:
 

“Going through the program reminded me that being connected to other people in business is really important… In terms of our growth, we’re excited to take our sales and expand them to Vancouver Island! I want to say a huge thank you to Spring and the amazing program they’ve created. It’s been a huge help!”

 

Meet Entrepreneur Andrew McKillop!

 

Andrew is the Founder of Mill+Commons. When we asked about his program experience, this is what he said:

“I joined the Activate Program for two reasons: Firstly, I wanted to get actionable pieces of advice. Something that I can incorporate into my business right now as we are growing. Secondly, I wanted to hear how local entrepreneurs grew, where they started. I really wasn’t disappointed with these videos.”

FAQs

This program is a natural extension of the Resilience Program! The Resilience Program was created to support impact entrepreneurs as they navigated the global pandemic. The Discovery Foundation Business Activate Program is a natural extension of this that fosters growth and impact in 2022 and beyond. 

If you participated in the Resilience program, the Discovery Foundation Business Activate Program is an excellent next step. 

A sprint is a library of virtual masterclasses on a given topic. Each topic is curated based on our assessment of the entrepreneur needs, common skill gaps or areas of improvement and topics that our cohort requests.

Sprints are 100% virtual. The masterclasses within the Sprint can viewed and replayed at your own pace.

We believe the Discover Foundation Activate Program is a foundational resource for ALL early-stage impact entrepreneurs. Typically, this is who we see engaging the most:

  • Entrepreneurs conducting research development, marketing research, and product business development
  • Businesses continuing to stabilize either production or product quality
  • Businesses continuing to situate systems and formal planning
  • Businesses that are pre-launch
  • Businesses with that are pre revenue-$100,000 in revenue
  • Entrepreneurs running a small business with 1-5 employees including self and friends/family volunteers

If you are looking for more information about the program, you can download the brochure here.

Each monthly sprint’s resources and content are available on our learning management system when you sign up for the program.

Yes there are recordings for the monthly webinar sessions available to members enrolled in the program. These can be accessed on our learning management system when you sign up for the program or sign back in to the program.

If you are not a member of our partner communities, you can sign up for a subscription at $18/ month. If at any point you wish to cancel your subscription you can do so by emailing with “ATTN: Cancel Activate Program Subscription” as the subject line. 

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