The Global Impact Accelerator at Spring is the first in Canada to focus on global impact businesses looking to move to Canada and make the world a better place through their ventures. Vancouver is the Canadian leader for impact entrepreneurship and is the #1 ranked startup ecosystem in Canada.

Spring’s Global Impact Accelerator is a comprehensive, 4-month program, under the banner of
the Start-up Visa (SUV) Program. SUV targets established, immigrant entrepreneurs with the
skills and potential to build high-growth businesses in Canada, spur innovation and create jobs
in the local economy.Spring’s program is focused on businesses in:
i) Healthcare
ii) Sustainability
iii) Arts
iv) Progressive Food
v) Cleantech

Spring’s Global Impact Accelerator Program is uniquely positioned to provide mission-based
businesses with a platform that encompasses the knowledge, networking, mentorship and
support needed to grow, scale and amplify one’s impact on the global scale. Spring’s program
will run on a cohort basis, with a maximum of 6 companies selected to participate. The first
intake will also include up to 2 Vancouver companies, so as to speed integration into the
community, provide richer market perspectives and increase the global competitiveness.

“We are looking forward to engaging with some amazing high-growth impact ventures and
leaders, providing them with the tools and support needed to unlock growth in the North
American market. We believe that not only will this elevate the start-up pool and talent here in
Vancouver, but also spur new innovation across the board”.

“In today’s global environment, where businesses are more closely inter-connected than ever
before, Spring’s Global Impact Accelerator Program, allows us to bring some of the world’s best
impact companies to Vancouver and continue to move the dial on Vancouver and Canada’s
position as a leading world-class, startup and impact ecosystem”.

About Spring Activator
Whether you are just beginning your journey or looking to grow, Spring provides the tools to
build a successful impact business. We know that starting a business and trying to change the
world for the better is not easy; our goal is to help you maximize your chance of success as an
entrepreneur. Spring has supported over 400 entrepreneurs, 200 companies, has helped create
more than 200 jobs in our local economy and enabled early stage funding of over $8.5mn to be raised. Many of our companies have been accepted into premier accelerator programs such as Techstars, Entrepreneurs Round Table, Futurpreneur, Fledge, CTA, Radius, CDL West, The
Next Big Thing (TNBT), and SRCTec.

About The Start-up Visa Program
Canada’s Start-up Visa (SUV) Program is intended to attract foreign entrepreneurs who wish to establish new, high-growth businesses in Canada which will support innovation and

The Start-up Visa program serves as an important tool for incubators and accelerators looking
to source international ventures. Start-Up Visa companies have enjoyed much success in
Canada, thanks to the quality of support provided by designated entities and Canada’s
business-friendly economic policies.

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