Our Community Blog
Our Clubhouse might as well house a sports team going for the win: cohort member Jolayne finds training, coaches, teammates, and all the benefits of team work at Groundswell.
Congratulations to Groundswell alumna Karen Tomkins for winning second place at the Hopeful Economics' Social Innovation Challenge for her venture Springtail Soil Regeneration
Natural dyes and textiles make for one of a kind beauty and conscious consumption. 2017 Groundswell alumna Daphne Woo's slow fashion social venture Amacata is featured in an April edition of The Georgia Straight, written by Lucy Lau,
Evelyne explores what community is from her personal experiences tree planting, to business, to her experience in the Groundswell Social Venture program.
"Businesses do well to create a brand that might mimic the trustworthiness of a close friend or relative when offering services to create customer loyalty. But there is no substitute for authentic community."
Joey Zhang, a student in Groundswell's social venture incubator program, tells the story of discovering a whole new world through his courses, workshops, and classmates.
Find out where this road is taking him and what the most inspiring quote has been for him so far.
Nothing tells the story of business development like the story of a pivot. Eliza Boyce uncovers what a typical pivot looks like, and why hers is anything but.
Her social venture has taken an unusual pivot in the past few weeks of the Groundswell social venture incubator program...
A wrap up to cohort 5's journey through the Groundswell program, and a launch into the next evolution of their social ventures! We put some great photos from the night here and links to the ventures so you can connect and find out more...
"When you begin your life with a pristine vision of where you want to end up, and year after year you realize you haven’t arrived there yet, sometimes (if you’re in the right place) there can be an excitement of what’s to come - and other times, there can be a pervasive fear that nothing will ever come. A fear that you have been wrong all along."
Wood Shop Mobile aims to create more cohesive communities by offering mobile, trades skills workshops that bring our skills and our tools to your projects and your communities. It is a project of the Wood Shop Workers Coop, founded out of Groundswell in 2014. By Renee Michaud.