Our Community Blog
Inspired by none less than Einstein, a current cohort member applies this inspiration to the realm of social enterprise:
To live a fulfilled life as a social entrepreneur, consider Einstein’s thoughts and start the process from a place of calm and modesty as your heart wrestles with injustice (rest / compassion); find a way (passion); think of creative solutions with trusted counsellors (action); promote the good of the community (mission).
What does Mother Nature have to do with business? Not only you can get inspired and re-energized after a walk in the woods…if you pay careful attention, you’ll see that all what we need is already there!
Cohort member Silvia Di Blasio applies permaculture principles to start-up development and finds wisdom in natural systems.
"I believe that NO ONE should have to feel trapped (in depression) by their mental state", reads the first sentence of my social venture purpose statement. However, upon researching this area I discovered that; as an attempting entrepreneur; I am actually placing myself in the path of depression, which has prompted me to write this blog.
Cohort member Cass King finds an important lesson for entrepreneurs in an unlikely place, and gets one assumption after another proved wrong, with delightful results.
In August 2017, a group of young changemakers from across western Canada came together to ask: what will the next 150 years of Canada look like? We learned On the Land about colonization, indigenous culture, reconciliation, and how to take this important work forward in our personal and professional lives. Meduh to Curtis Rattray, Darian Dennis, Huey, Christine, Elder Nancy, and all the locals who shared their land and teachings with us in Tahltan.
"I don’t have a magic formula to find the ‘perfect career’. However, my team and I have learned that, more than a platform, algorithm, or tool, it’s a the right mindset that helps career seekers and aspiring entrepreneurs alike to build the future they’re looking for."
roundswell is excited to announce our newest team member, Isaiah Baldissera, who will be leading the Build segment of the Social Venture Program. Isaiah is joining us from a background in technology, education and meaning seeking in his own career and in helping others find their career path. He's got a heart of gold and an impressive skill set that is helping Groundswell be better than ever at what we do, and we are delighted to have him join our community!
Did you know that your old car’s worn-out timing belt can still be made into something useful? Have you ever thought of choosing reclaimed wood for your home or office furniture? Looking for bike gear to help you cycle from point A to point B?
Groundswell's makers got you covered.
Read Vancouver Courier's feature on our community based, people first approach to business; our way of working towards a collaborative economy.
Writer John Kurucz so beautifully describes it: "Folks at the Groundswell business school want nothing to do with the traditional dog eat dog mantra often found in the corporate world. Instead, they’d rather help you take your dog for a walk and even help plan the route in advance."
We'd love for you to get to know our Groundswell Market Community members more.
This week, read about a social venture promoting directly traded and ethically sourced coffee from the Philippine highlands. Be among the first to try this brew at the Groundswell Market on Granville Island!
Groundswell is moving to Granville Island! Here's a clue as to why:
Granville Island is a zone of public possibility. It bridges our history with our collective creative potential. It is a place to escape the expected. - HCMA Land Use Report Vision Plan