Tag: impact

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Posted on: September 17, 2020 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Business Resilience in BC Receives Critical Support

This week, Western Economic Diversification Canada announced $2.2M in federal funding to help some of BC’s most innovative companies grow, create jobs, and recover from the impact of COVID-19. As part of that, the Discovery Foundation received $95,000 from Western Economic Diversification Canada to support the resilience programming of its …

Impact Investor Challenge 2019 Grand Finale
Posted on: September 2, 2020 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 2

Spring Activator’s 2020 Impact Investor Challenge Is Launching this Fall and Growing the Impact Investing Community

Kickoff for our 2020 Impact Investor Challenge is rapidly approaching! In just under a month, a group of investors and entrepreneurs will come together to deepen their knowledge of investing in and fundraising for impact businesses. This is the second year we’ll be running this challenge-based incubator. It’s also the …

Posted on: October 16, 2019 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

New cohort of international entrepreneurs aims to change the world from their new home in Canada

The Spring team is thrilled to be welcoming 18 purpose-driven entrepreneurs from 13 different countries for cohort #3 of our IMPACT Startup Visa program (ISV). This time around, our global impact entrepreneurs come from countries spanning Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and the USA. Please join us in extending them …

Spring Wide Impact
Posted on: September 27, 2018 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Moving the Dial: Spring Activator Releases Inaugural Impact Report

At Spring Activator, impact means fostering social, environmental, and financial sustainability into all of the businesses we work with. Since 2014, we’ve supported 700+ entrepreneurs, helped created more than 300 companies and jobs and enabled early-stage funding of over $16 million to be raised. Today, we are thrilled to release …

entrepreneurship
Posted on: July 13, 2018 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Spring Around the World: Swiss Entrepreneurship Peer Exchange

I had the opportunity to spend a week in Switzerland for the Swiss EP Peer Exchange Program. 24 people leading incubators, accelerators, and coworking spaces around the world converged to help each other develop thriving ecosystems in their respective countries while creating sustainable organizations. Here’s what I took from that …

Bench Bookkeeping
Posted on: June 19, 2018 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Welcoming Bench To The Spring Community

Vancouver-based Bench, the largest bookkeeping service for small businesses and independent professionals in America, announced in February that  it had expanded its services in Canada following a $18 million USD Series B-1 ($23 million CAD). Bench, co-founded 5 years ago by Vancouver native Ian Crosby, is British Columbia’s fastest growing …

Impact Hub
Posted on: May 17, 2018 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Welcome to new City Partner – Impact Hub San José, Costa Rica

We are absolutely delighted to welcome aboard Impact Hub San José as our newest City Partner. We will be working together to support the Hub in the development of their entrepreneur ecosystem which is thriving and growing by the moment. What are your main goals for the Spring and Impact Hub San José …

Posted on: March 23, 2018 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Funding Roundup – Mar 23, 2018

This instalment of the funding roundup includes a couple of big investment centric conferences, an update on grant funding in Canada, and a pitch event for BC entrepreneurs. 1. Big Ideas to Change the world: Meet funders at Katipult Katipult Future Fest 2018 is happening in Oslo May 14-16th. Join this …