A new approach to business acceleration that’s centered around community learning.
Curriculum based programs and lectures only help with getting a basic understanding of strategy, process, and structure.
We’ve found that entrepreneurs learn fastest and feel best supported when they’re able to discuss their opportunities and challenges in a safe but constructive environment. You’ll want to be around others who have real life experience and aren’t afraid to provide honest and transparent feedback.
Roundtables are nothing new:
The concept of surrounding yourself with likeminded peers has been well proven to be an effective way to foster success. They will provide brutally honest feedback, hold you accountable, and push you to greater heights.
It takes a village to raise a business
Raising capital from investors has always been viewed as a mysterious and an unknown process; let us unlock and bring clarity to it.
Every day in raising your round is different. Why? Every business, every investor, and every conversation is different. This is why we’ve found that roundtables are the best way to support companies that are actively raising capital.
Each Roundtable has 6-8 companies that are raising similar rounds and facing similar challenges in their fundraising journey. We match an expert facilitator who has successfully raised capital. The group is there to support you with your challenges and provide a safe space for you to address questions like:
Who Is It For?
Our Online Funding Roundtables are accessible to anyone in our global community that meet the following criteria:
Never raised from angel investors?
Fundraising isn’t easy, let us help you eliminate unnecessary friction by avoiding rookie mistakes.
Learn from seasoned entrepreneurs who have raised capital and invested in other companies.
CEO @ 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.
Chief Impact Officer @ Spring, Founder @ RAISE Collective
Sana brings a rich global background in impact investing, investment banking and equity research, with leading roles at Renewal Funds in Vancouver and EFG-Hermes in Dubai. At Spring, she guides our high growth entrepreneurs in their capital raising journeys. In addition, Sana is the driving force on all things impact at Spring and is committed to fostering an innovative impact entrepreneurship ecosystem as we change the world for the better.
Facilitator @ Spring, Principal @ Good Company Business Advisory
Vivian was a practicing lawyer in Vancouver for over 10 years, first with a national law firm and then as in-house counsel with Business Development Bank of Canada. As a result of her work with BDC, she decided to take her knowledge and experience further into the business realm as an advisor. She now guides entrepreneurs through various stages of their business, from inception to growth, with a focus on optimizing operations to maximize efficiency and prepare companies to scale.
Facilitator @ Spring
Mari Mathews begun her career working internationally for 10+ years in the ski & tourism industry in business development, marketing and partnerships doing business in numerous destinations across the globe. In Oslo, Norway she co-founded Outtt raising over 4 million NOK and driving the company to over seventy thousand monthly active users and 40+ paying customers. Now back in her hometown of Vancouver, Mari devotes her time to helping entrepreneurs navigate raising capital for early stage growth.
Entrepreneur in Residence @ Spring, Founder @ Active Impact Investments
Mike exclusively supports small to medium sized social ventures scale their impact and profit through investments, advising and consulting. He has spent the last decade in a variety of executive roles scaling companies from start-up to $300M by building high performing teams committed to core values. With over 20 years of experience in tech (services and SaaS products) and enterprise sales, his background includes President of Traction Rec, COO of Traction on Demand, President of Randstad Professionals, and VP of Western Canada at Sapphire just to name a few. He has also been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 during a decade of executive roles with multiple award winning companies.