Community

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Spring Founder’s Mastermind

The Facilitated Peer Roundtables at Spring are aimed to accelerate the launch and growth of early-stage startups.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Spring Sales Workshop

A 5-hour intensive course to help companies build a sales process, understand the process of selling Business to Business (B2B), and providing fundamental sales training on techniques and methodologies.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Spring Funding Workshop

A five-hour workshop designed to provide the training, tools, and knowledge to ensure that founders can raise the right money at the right time for their companies.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

WEB Alliance

A consortium of women’s business networks in BC that serves as a resource for professional women’s groups and women in business and the trades to connect, elevate and educate the business community. Member organizations work together to utilize existing resources and services and collaborate rather than compete to serve the women of BC.

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Canada, United States, International
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For Profit
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Early, Growth

CoFounders Lab

CoFounders Lab provides services to entrepreneurs and startups through its online platform. The company is currently one of the largest matchmaking service platforms for entrepreneurs in the world.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

The Raise Collective

The RAISE Collective is a community of female investors with a purpose to change the gender ratio in innovation and funding by leveling the investment playing field.

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Canada
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Early

seCatalyst

seCatalyst is a network of people and organizations interested in building a strong social innovation and social enterprise sector on Vancouver Island.

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Canada
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Not-For-Profit
Business Stage
Early

10 Carden

10 Carden is a community hub offering not for profit groups, businesses and individuals affordable and accessible shared space.

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Canada
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Early

Centre for Social Innovation

CSI is catalysing social innovation in Toronto and globally, through co-working space and a community, and is currently home to over 1000 non-profits.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Island Chefs Collaborative

http://www.iccbc.ca/

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Canada, United States
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For Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

Investors Circle

Investor’s Circle looks for enterprises that are both for-profit and offer social and/or environmental solutions. IC companies strive to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges through creative, sustainable and scalable business models.

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Canada
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Not-For-Profit
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Early, Growth

Community Investment Fund

CIF invests in affordable housing and community enterprises in the region and on Vancouver Island, supporting local sustainable jobs, housing, economic and social opportunities.

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United States
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit
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Early, Growth

SOCAP

Network of impact investors + entrepreneurs, that culminates in a global annual conference in San Francisco

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Canada, United States
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For Profit
Business Stage
Early

Social Venture Network

Network of impact investors + entrepreneurs, focused on larger businesses (less startups).

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Canada
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For Profit
Business Stage
Early

Hubcap

B.C.’s online social innovation community, a place to find tools and resources, learn about new and ongoing social innovation projects, and connect with innovators, entrepreneurs, educators, funders, and public policy makers.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

My Great Neighbourhood Grant

The My Great Neighbourhood Grant program was created to help residents of Victoria animate public space, develop and enhance a sense of community and leave a positive legacy in our neighbourhoods.

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit, Cooperative
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Early, Growth

Community Economic Development Fund

The mission of the Community Economic Development (CED) Funds is to contribute to financial security for Canadians and their communities through community economic development. The Funds support community economic development initiatives that lead to job creation and/or enhanced employability for marginalized populations.

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Canada
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Not-For-Profit
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Early, Growth

Coast Capital Savings

Supporting local communities is important to Coast Capital Savings. Their promise is to help build a richer future for youth in communities and they’re looking to award Community Investment Grants to local non-profit and charitable organizations that can help them deliver on their promise.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

The Watershed

A comfortable, creative and affordable work space that houses a diverse community with a variety of backgrounds and abilities.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

SpaceStation

A purpose-built, managed workspace with 3 private workspaces, coworking space, with shared amenities.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Victoria Makerspace

A member-operated shared space where people come together and collaborate while sharing tools, resources and knowledge.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Island Roots Market Cooperative

Island Roots Market Co-operative is a registered Community Services (Not-for-Profit) Co-operative supporting local food.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

VIATeC

Connecting people, knowledge, and resources to grow and promote the Greater Victoria technology sector,

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Groundswell

Groundswell is a training network for people starting alternatives-to-business together, and recreating the economy based on values of community and social impact.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Forum for Women Entrepreneurs

Mentorship & networking for female entrepreneurs.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

theDock Victoria

theDock Victoria is a home for community builders, social entrepreneurs, creatives and engaged people.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Start-Up Nanaimo

Startup Nanaimo is a place for budding and seasoned entrepreneurs alike to gather, learn from each other and get access to invaluable resources, and programming.

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Canada, United States, International
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Growth

Entrepreneur Organization

EO is the only global network exclusively for entrepreneurs. EO helps leading entrepreneurs learn and grow through peer-to-peer learning, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and connections to experts.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Ashoka

To support social entrepreneurs who are leading and collaborating with changemakers, in a team of teams model that addresses the fluidity of a rapidly evolving society. Ashoka believes that anyone can learn and apply the critical skills of empathy, teamwork, leadership and changemaking to be successful in the modern world.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

LOCO BC

LOCO BC is a non-profit local business alliance working to strengthen communities, grow the local economy and build strong, sustainable businesses by encouraging a shift in local purchasing by consumers, businesses and institutions/government.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

C100

A short-term, intensive Silicon Valley program for technology-centric businesses at the starting and growing stages.

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Canada
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For Profit
Business Stage
Growth

Venture Acceleration Program: Accelerate Tectoria

VAP is a ‘paid-for’ structured venture development service designed to guide, coach and grow ambitious early-stage technology entrepreneurs. It is delivered by a team of Executives in Residence (EIRs) and supported by a province-wide network of mentors.

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Canada, United States, International
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Early, Growth

Rocket Hub

A social networking and technology company offering networking, funding and business growth opportunities.

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Canada
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Cooperative
Business Stage
Early

Regional District of Nanaimo

To provide funds on a District-wide basis to organizations requesting financial assistance to offer recreation programs, special events or projects, which would benefit specific communities or the District as a whole; either youth specific (11-18 years) or to other populations.

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Canada
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Galiano Fund

The Fund was created by Galiano Islanders who have come together as lenders to the Fund to support borrowers in the community. Eligibility Criteria: http://galianofund.ca/page3/page3.html

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Canada
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Early, Growth

New Market Funds

New Market Funds is a specialized fund manager that takes an integrated approach to deliver market competitive investment performance with long-term community benefit.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Tech Entrepreneurship at SFU

New Market Funds is a specialized fund manager that takes an integrated approach to deliver market competitive investment performance with long-term community benefit.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Centre4Growth

Centre4Growth operates with the main goal of helping your company grow revenue faster with the help of mentorship and global connections.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Communitech

A hub that supports, fosters and celebrates a community of nearly 1,000 tech companies at all stages of growth and development from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies and large global players.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Tricelerate

Tricelerate aims to impact the economic development of the Tri-Cities by accelerating the growth of entrepreneurs through leveraging the communities’ resources and provide impactful programming and business resources.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Spring

A global start up school for entrepreneurs who want to do better business. From the idea stage, to launching, growing and raising capital, Spring supports entrepreneurs on their journey.

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Canada, United States, International
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Global Giving

A global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world to raise money to improve communities.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

BC Shellfish Growers Association

BCSGA has been the voice of the shellfish industry for over 55 years.

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Canada
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Early

Young Professionals of Nanaimo

A not-for-profit organization for young professionals in the Nanaimo area who wish to network, socialize and continue to develop professionally.

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Canada, United States, International
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Business Stage
Growth

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Platforms at the regional and global level to highlight and advance leading models of sustainable social innovation in close collaboration with stakeholders of the World Economic Forum.

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Canada
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For Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

Innovation Central

Resource for tech startups in Northern BC providing programs and events.

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Canada
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For Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

Canadian Business Network

Government guide with resources and information to help Canadians get their businesses going and growing.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Board of Change

Board of Change works to engage the business sector in the integration of sustainability into business practices and economic thinking. As a founding member of the Board of Change, Vancity recognizes the value of advancing Vancouver’s local, green economy.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

Pacific Impact Investors Network

The Pacific Impact Investors Network provides members with support through each stage of the impact investment process

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