Learn how to create and scale a successful food business while making a positive social and environmental impact
We design and deliver tailored business incubation and acceleration programs that empower entrepreneurs seeking to make the world a better place through food innovation.
The current global landscape provides an opportunity and invitation for entrepreneurs, SMEs and established companies in the food and beverage (F&B) space to revisit the drawing board and rethink solutions, from an impact lens.
At Spring, we help entrepreneurs in the F&B industry create and scale their ventures through our Food Innovation programming. What sets us apart is that we’re 100% committed to helping you make a positive social and environmental impact through your business.
Whether you’re upcycling food or providing access to plant-based meals, we’ll help you develop a successful food business that has a positive effect on your community.
In the Fall, we’re launching a 10-week food IMPACT challenge to help food businesses accelerate their impact. Businesses will apply a project idea to implement or accelerate the impact they’re already creating within their business. Total of $30,000 CAD in available prizes for successful projects! Think of it as a hackathon for food entrepreneurs working to make the world a better place through their businesses.
This 10-week Food IMPACT Challenge launching in the Fall is designed to guide entrepreneurs passionate about solving food-related obstacles in the categories of gender lens, food access and waste reduction. If this sounds like the challenge for you, watch our most recent info session and learn more.
A 4-week workshop series on how to fund your food & beverage business. This investment-readiness program will cover fundraising fundamentals, pitching and positioning, due diligence and getting to a close.
A 4-week sprint series to support entrepreneurs in food and beverage who are ready to scale. Our food business experts, Lucy Cullen and Allison Gibson cover everything from manufacturing and supply chains, financing and cash flow to hiring and managing teams and growth strategy.
Launched in 2020 and the first of its kind in Canada, this program supported Black women food entrepreneurs along their unique entrepreneurial journeys, and marked a pioneering approach to crafting food innovation programs tailored to the unique needs of participants.
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
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
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
The final part out of our February workshop series on how food businesses can create a greater positive impact, we’ll show you how you can integrate sustainability and waste reduction into your own business. We’ve covered all the important topics and ideas, now it’s time to put them into action! Details | February 23 at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST
Whether you are interested in partnering with us, sponsoring a program, being a guest speaker, or mentoring our program participants, we want to hear from you! Contact our Food Innovation Program Manager, Allison Gibson, to learn more about how you can get involved in our food innovation programming.