Startup owners and entrepreneurs know that the environment you choose to grow your business in — from government support and public understanding to the availability of skilled employees and access to investments — matters towards growth and success. All of this matters even more if you’re a purpose-driven entrepreneur seeking to make an impact.
In 2019, Canada was recognized by the Thomson Reuters Foundation as the best country for social entrepreneurs among the world’s 45 largest economies.
With the pre-requisite infrastructure to help support impact businesses, Canada has seen an uptick in success for entrepreneurs focusing on creating a positive and lasting impact on the world. Many of these entrepreneurs are newcomers to Canada from diverse backgrounds.
At Spring Activator, we run a program to support impact entrepreneurs seeking to enter this environment and immigrate to Canada through the Canadian Start-Up Visa.
Our IMPACT Startup Visa Accelerator Program (now virtual!) combines the training, mentorship, opportunities, and connections your business needs to unlock growth and crystallize its impact on people and the planet. The program helps participants solidify Canada as the home base for their businesses while supporting their applications for Permanent Resident status in Canada.
Spring Activator is the only IMPACT-focused designated organization for Start-Up Visa applicants.
Interested in learning more?
Attend the information event we are holding as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week!
Our ISV Program Manager, Josephine Kwan, will dive into details about the program and you'll have the opportunity to ask your most pressing questions.
A certified B Corporation®, Spring is a global incubator, accelerator and advisory firm that empowers investors, entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurial ecosystem builders to build better businesses and change the world through innovation. Through our global advisory services, we have helped more than 70 different incubators, accelerators, foundations, and governments on 5 continents enhance their capacity to maximize impact both in their local communities and globally. With our impact programs, we have helped more than 700 entrepreneurs create 350 companies and raise more than $24M in funding.