Partners & Collaborators

 Groundswell could not exist without our funding partners and sponsors whose contributions and support make our community vibrant and our programs accessible:

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Guest Speakers

Dozens of entrepreneurs, professionals, industry experts and community leaders provide deep and diverse experience to the Groundswell Social Venture Program as guest speakers.  Here are some of the people who have supported our entrepreneurs:

Toby Barazzoul Eclipse Awards, Strathcona BIA |  Shelley Bolton East Van Roasters  |  Peter Bruckman City of Vancouver | Sarah Common Hives for Humanity  |  Melanie Conn Common Thread Coop | Elvy Del Bianco Vancity  |  Sheila Evani Lawyer  |  Ross Gentleman CEO, CCEC Credit Union |  Charles Tsai  Ashoka Fellow  |  Tom Wanklin  City of Vancouver |  Denise Williams First Nations Technology Council  |  Brigette DePape  SHD/TruthFool  | Cease Wyss Raven & Humingbird Tea Company |  Seth Klein  Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives  | Dylan Goggs CleanStart  |  Cameron Gray DeCentral Vancouver | Lorelei Hawkins First Nations Elder  |  Kalamity Hildebrant Social Justice, SFU  |  Puneet Jain Vancity  |  Am Johal SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement | Meriko Kubota MEC  |  Ilana Labow Fresh Roots Urban Farm  |  Norm Leech First Nations Technology Council  |  Claudia Li Hua Foundation  |  Elizabeth Lougheed-Green  Vancity  |  Catherine Ludgate Vancity  | Ken Lyotier United We Can  |  Erie Maestro Mosaic  |  Melanie Matining Queer Pinay Activist  |  Marcia Nozick Embers |  Ajay Puri Changemakers Vancouver | Andrea Reimer City of Vancouver Councillor  |  Amy Robinson LOCO BC  |  Mike Rowlands Junxion Strategies |  Tiffany Shen Entrepreneur  | Carla Shore  C-Shore Marketing Strategies |  Adrian Sinclair Transformation Projects  |  Ryan Spong |  Colin Stansfield Potluck Cafe & Catering  |  Jeremy Stone Community Economic Development  | Wendy Szeto Vancity  |  Jennifer Yong Lawyer  |  Shaun Loney Community Economic Development, Author  | Mikaela Ben Dori Entrepreneur |  Jordan Berrner Mission Possible  |  Jamie Biggar Leadnow | Jennifer Johnstone  Central City Foundation | Jill Kelly  President, Canadian Cooperative Association  |  Kira Gerwing Vancity  

We are grateful to dozens of supportive individuals and organizations in the community.  A big thank you! to our partners and appreciation to everyone who is adding value to the Groundswell community.