• Spring's Fifth Year Anniversary Party

    Spaces - British Columbia, Vancouver - Space - Gastown

    From our humble beginnings 5 years ago to all the work we are doing around the world today, this is our opportunity to celebrate the forward thinking do-good entrepreneurs, partners, mentors, and investors who have allowed Spring to create the impact we have. This is an evening to celebrate and to share our vision for the future.

  • Spring's Fifth Year Anniversary Party

    Spaces - British Columbia, Vancouver - Space - Gastown

    From our humble beginnings 5 years ago to all the work we are doing around the world today, this is our opportunity to celebrate the forward thinking do-good entrepreneurs, partners, mentors, and investors who have allowed Spring to create the impact we have. This is an evening to celebrate and to share our vision for the future.

  • After Work Networking (Vancouver)

    Miku Vancouver

    Fill out LEARN-YOUR-BEST-MATCHES form below to attend / network. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1pcgryQLaWpA3JIaTHdeq_YRFHZfexQ_IhYrwgqUpktHZ0A/viewform (<= CLICK) This is a big city with so many great people to network with. But how valuable is it to be in a city with great networking opportunities if you don't get out and network. Meet new friends, eat in a restaurant, watch a movie and plan for the weekend! This is an open public free-flow CONVENIENCE NETWORKING event for business and technology professionals who like to be involved in social networking in the local area. Everyone is welcome. So, once you have received your match-making email about 3 hours before the event, we hope that you proactively reach out to your best target matches in advance, through whatever means/mediums they want to be reached, and we encourage you to make your own networking plans to meet one-on-one with your best matches at the venue. BEST PRACTICES: Before you plan to attend the event, you are supposed to reach out to other attendees whose interests are matching with those of yours, send invitations to those whom you like to meet, make your plan to meet one-on-one with them and get their confirmations to attend. Once you have set clear expectations, then you could plan well to spend your time at the event. Organizers can not guarantee how many attendees will attend or who will attend. Generally, 20%-30% of those who RSVP are likely to attend. There will be NO EVENT ORGANIZER at the venue to guide you. Be on your own. You are welcome to become an organizer if you figure out a way to coordinate with other attendees. If and when you arrive at the venue, search for other attendees, introduce yourself, share business cards, and plan your evening. NOTE: Use your best judgment and discretion and do your due diligence and research before you share your info with attendees and meet with them.

  • Discussion about China Souring and Exporting Business Opportunities

    Vancouver now has a Exporting & Sourcing from China to North America Meetup and WeChat group and our next meeting is August 20th. > For more information about the group and to RSVP for the next event, please go to: https://www.meetup.com/exportfromchina/events/253638137/ > WeChat group in the image QR code. Have you noticed that the majority of items in your household are likely to have been manufactured in China? Exporting goods from China to distribute in sell in North America has always been a big business and now, with the advent of e-commerce sites like Amazon and Shopify, there are many more channels available to distribute goods beyond the traditional offline retail channels. Why do people get involved in sourcing and exporting from China? Well, consider this scenario: suppose you work 80 hours/week and are paid $100/hour, in one year you’d make about $400,000. Many successful exporters are making millions of dollars of sales per year. The opportunities to scale are very good. The Exporting & Sourcing from China to North America is for people who are interested in getting involved in sourcing and export products from China to get together to discuss how to do it. We can offer advice, share stories, and even collaborate and help each other on projects. A secondary topic for this group is on how to sell your products in North America, covering e-commerce to finding or setting up distributors. > For more information about the group and to RSVP for the next event, please go to: https://www.meetup.com/exportfromchina/events/253638137/ > WeChat group in the image QR code. ---Next Meeting--- Our next meeting is Monday, August 20, 2018 at Sunflower Bubble Tea. This meeting will be part introduction and getting-to-know you, your goals, ideas and plans and part talking about opportunities that exist in exporting from China. We'll talk about what it takes to make it and succeed in this business and perhaps there may be an opportunity for some test project or collaboration between people. Please RSVP and make it a point to show up with your professional-hat on. What: Discussion about China Souring and Exporting Business Opportunities Where: Sunflower Bubble Tea, 5125 Joyce St Vancouver When: August 20th, from 6pm to 8pm. > For more information about the group and to RSVP for the next event, please go to: https://www.meetup.com/exportfromchina/events/253638137/ > WeChat group in the image QR code.

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  • After Work Networking (Vancouver)

    Lickerish Lounge

    Fill out LEARN-YOUR-BEST-MATCHES form below to attend / network. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1pcgryQLaWpA3JIaTHdeq_YRFHZfexQ_IhYrwgqUpktHZ0A/viewform (<= CLICK) This is a big city with so many great people to network with. But how valuable is it to be in a city with great networking opportunities if you don't get out and network. Meet new friends, eat in a restaurant, watch a movie and plan for the weekend! This is an open public free-flow CONVENIENCE NETWORKING event for business and technology professionals who like to be involved in social networking in the local area. Everyone is welcome. So, once you have received your match-making email about 3 hours before the event, we hope that you proactively reach out to your best target matches in advance, through whatever means/mediums they want to be reached, and we encourage you to make your own networking plans to meet one-on-one with your best matches at the venue. BEST PRACTICES: Before you plan to attend the event, you are supposed to reach out to other attendees whose interests are matching with those of yours, send invitations to those whom you like to meet, make your plan to meet one-on-one with them and get their confirmations to attend. Once you have set clear expectations, then you could plan well to spend your time at the event. Organizers can not guarantee how many attendees will attend or who will attend. Generally, 20%-30% of those who RSVP are likely to attend. There will be NO EVENT ORGANIZER at the venue to guide you. Be on your own. You are welcome to become an organizer if you figure out a way to coordinate with other attendees. If and when you arrive at the venue, search for other attendees, introduce yourself, share business cards, and plan your evening. NOTE: Use your best judgment and discretion and do your due diligence and research before you share your info with attendees and meet with them.

  • After Work Networking (Vancouver)

    Lickerish Lounge

    Fill out LEARN-YOUR-BEST-MATCHES form below to attend / network. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1pcgryQLaWpA3JIaTHdeq_YRFHZfexQ_IhYrwgqUpktHZ0A/viewform (<= CLICK) This is a big city with so many great people to network with. But how valuable is it to be in a city with great networking opportunities if you don't get out and network. Meet new friends, eat in a restaurant, watch a movie and plan for the weekend! This is an open public free-flow CONVENIENCE NETWORKING event for business and technology professionals who like to be involved in social networking in the local area. Everyone is welcome. So, once you have received your match-making email about 3 hours before the event, we hope that you proactively reach out to your best target matches in advance, through whatever means/mediums they want to be reached, and we encourage you to make your own networking plans to meet one-on-one with your best matches at the venue. BEST PRACTICES: Before you plan to attend the event, you are supposed to reach out to other attendees whose interests are matching with those of yours, send invitations to those whom you like to meet, make your plan to meet one-on-one with them and get their confirmations to attend. Once you have set clear expectations, then you could plan well to spend your time at the event. Organizers can not guarantee how many attendees will attend or who will attend. Generally, 20%-30% of those who RSVP are likely to attend. There will be NO EVENT ORGANIZER at the venue to guide you. Be on your own. You are welcome to become an organizer if you figure out a way to coordinate with other attendees. If and when you arrive at the venue, search for other attendees, introduce yourself, share business cards, and plan your evening. NOTE: Use your best judgment and discretion and do your due diligence and research before you share your info with attendees and meet with them.

  • After Work Networking

    Red Robin

    Fill out LEARN-YOUR-BEST-MATCHES form below to attend / network. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1pcgryQLaWpA3JIaTHdeq_YRFHZfexQ_IhYrwgqUpktHZ0A/viewform (<= CLICK) This is a big city with so many great people to network with. But how valuable is it to be in a city with great networking opportunities if you don't get out and network. This is a FREE open public NETWORKING event for people who like to be involved in SOCIAL networking in the local area. Everyone is welcome. The event is about Food, Drink, Social, Friends, Groups, Travel, Hiking, Camping, Sports, Arts, Music, Dance, Films, Culture, Health, Yoga, Fitness, etc. There will not be any event organizer at the venue, so you are on your own. NOTE: Use your best judgement and discretion and do your due diligence and research before you share your info with attendees and meet with them. Also, there’s no event organizer at the venue to guide you, so please be on your own and be proactive to find out other attendees, introduce yourself, share business cards, invite others to a movie and help yourselves with food.

  • After Work Networking

    Red Robin

    Fill out LEARN-YOUR-BEST-MATCHES form below to attend / network. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1pcgryQLaWpA3JIaTHdeq_YRFHZfexQ_IhYrwgqUpktHZ0A/viewform (<= CLICK) This is a big city with so many great people to network with. But how valuable is it to be in a city with great networking opportunities if you don't get out and network. This is a FREE open public NETWORKING event for people who like to be involved in SOCIAL networking in the local area. Everyone is welcome. The event is about Food, Drink, Social, Friends, Groups, Travel, Hiking, Camping, Sports, Arts, Music, Dance, Films, Culture, Health, Yoga, Fitness, etc. There will not be any event organizer at the venue, so you are on your own. NOTE: Use your best judgement and discretion and do your due diligence and research before you share your info with attendees and meet with them. Also, there’s no event organizer at the venue to guide you, so please be on your own and be proactive to find out other attendees, introduce yourself, share business cards, invite others to a movie and help yourselves with food.

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  • Closing your round: An AMA to get cheques in the door (Online Workshop)

    Online Webinar - RSVP Required

    Sign up for this session on EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/closing-your-round-an-ama-to-get-cheques-in-the-door-online-workshop-tickets-45748329485?aff=Calendars Cost: $20 *AMA - Ask Me Anything: A workshop specifically for the purpose of asking questions to our expert speaker. Managing your business’s operations and raising seed capital can feel like a balancing act. As a founder, you’re essentially juggling two full-time jobs at the same time! And with this added time and stress, you may feel inclined to put your funding goals on the backburner. Our advice?: Don’t! If you take a half-hearted approach to fundraising, three things are guaranteed to happen: Your business’s growth potential will be compromised You will feel overwhelmed managing multiple investor negotiations You will risk the possibility of closing equitable investor deals If you want your best shot at tough investors, negotiations skills will be crucial to achieving your numbers. Join our AMA session if: You are a co-founder of a post-launch business You are looking to raise capital for your company We will talk about: The most efficient ways to close your investment round How to close the toughest investors How to negotiate on the fly with multiple investors How to hit or exceed your fundraising targets Let’s take the risk out of raising your round, and maximize your chances of success. Links to the online meeting room will be shared 2 days prior to the session. About the Speaker: Keith Ippel, CEO and Co-Founder at 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.

  • Leadership Health & Wellness: Lunch & Learn

    HealthTech Innovation HUB

    Sign up for this lunch and learn on EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leadership-health-wellness-lunch-learn-tickets-45670510727?aff=Calendars Cost:$20 Be a leader to your own health and wellness! Stress from work can take a toll on you and your health, therefore, the Health and Technology in partnership Springbrings you the Leadership Health & Wellness: Lunch & Learn. Our speakers, Nadya Pecherskaya and Faris Khalifeh, will help you do your entrepreneurial ventures while keeping your health in check. This will help you live a balanced lifestyle (that’s practical) so that you can be more productive and efficient. We will also dive into factors that can affect your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing so that you can take necessary precautions when needed. You will learn: How choices from today can affect your wellbeing tomorrow To implement a Healthy Eating plan To understand that health is not only body, but also mindset and mental state To manage your energy and have more balance in life Agenda: 11:45am: Doors open – Lunch is served 12:00pm: Introductions 12:05pm: Leadership Health & Wellness 1:30pm: Q&A, Wrap-Up Please note that spots are limited – make sure you register today! Speaker: Nadya Pecherskaya BCom, Certified Nutritional Practitioner Nadya is the founder of the Entrepreneurs in Health and Fitness community and a serial health and wellness entrepreneur. She has been working as a self-employed nutritionist in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver and teaches business at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. She is passionate about creating a healthier Canada, and has made it her mission to do this by supporting Canadian health and wellness entrepreneurs grow their businesses to reach a larger audience. Faris Khalifeh BBA, Quiet Leadership Coach Faris is a Quiet Leadership Coach and named among the Top Six Life Coaches in Vancouver by Crowd Wellness. Coaching clients from all around the world with different backgrounds, cultures and industries, he focuses on uncovering what is true and unique about his clients and assists them in building on their key strengths. Additionally, he teaches business, leadership and personal development courses at various colleges, runs multiple mastermind groups, leadership roundtables and facilitates corporate training and seminars. He is former Board of Directors of the Vancouver International Coach Federation (ICF). Faris is also the founder of the Vancouver Quiet Leadership community and Meetup group where he hosts monthly events to support leadership among introvert personality types.