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Moment Energy at Spring's 2021 National Impact Investor Challenge
Posted on: August 16, 2021 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Transforming the Dragon’s Den Narrative: How the Impact Investor Challenge is Building a More Collaborative Investing Ecosystem

In 2019, Spring Activator launched its very first Impact Investor Challenge. Since then, we have successfully run four Challenges, leading to $350,000+ made in direct investments to the winners, thus far spanning four women-led and co-led ventures across cleantech, healthtech, and independent media. The program has also catalyzed approximately $4.8 …

Posted on: March 22, 2021 Posted by: Spring Activator Comments: 0

Discovery Foundation Selects Spring as One of Four Technology Education Program Partners in 2021

SPRING BLOG Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print Some news! The Discovery Foundation has selected Spring Activator as one of four Technology Education Program partners to support the growth, sustainability, and resiliency of the BC science and technology sector. We’re incredibly …

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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: 0

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 …

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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 …

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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 …