Ideas and happenings in our community
The power of Meetup groups, fun, and finding motivation in what you love: Mark relights the fire to an old hobby and is happily surprised when he finds he is far from alone in it!
Colienne wonders why our economy doesn’t work like the rest of nature: in sustainable, regenerative loops, like the leaves that fall and fertilize the trees.
Cohort member Daniela presents a series of quotes she collected from the female entrepreneurs that she turns to for inspiration as she build her business.
Gabby kicks off Cohort 8’s Student Blog series from her vantage point as a participant in Groundswell’s Build program. She remembers to follows her own advice of putting time for reflection and restoration ahead of your other tasks to be a better friend, colleague, and be more effective at everything else you do.
Some people are just bursting with can-do attitude and back it up with an incredible range of hard earned expertise and experience. Meet Groundswell mentor and big-hearted Tiffany Shen. Entrepreneur, tech whiz, foodie, tea geek.
Are you thinking about taking the LEAP into social entrepreneurship? You’re in luck! Our co-founders Gilad Babchuk or Paola Qualizza would like to offer you a chance to book a FREE 40-minute, one-on-one conversation where you can ask them all your burning questions around starting a social business, understanding the marketing engine that drives your venture forward, all the legal and accounting bits in between. Let’s do this!
On Friday September 7th we spent a wonderful day co-creating the first Groundswell in a Day. Check out this slideshow for a few photos and some lovely participant feedback!
Groundswell is looking for someone who will join our core team to help organize, build, and run various support systems and perform a variety of administrative tasks to allow Groundswell to scale its operations efficiently and work intelligently and collaboratively towards our vision of growing a resilient social economy ecosystem.
Be sure to download and read Groundswell’s code of conduct and policies for promoting a respectful educational and collaborative work environment.
Want to see what Groundswell’s programs are like and if they’re a good fit for what you’re trying to accomplish? You’re in luck! Groundswell has created a new one day workshop where you can join a community of like-minded individuals who want to make a difference in the world.
When you dream of starting your own social venture, what do you imagine yourself doing? Probably not accounting. (Unless you’re an accountant?) Join Jessica Somers of Cordova St Consulting for an accessible accounting seminar for the rest of us!
Energy, power, and vision. Meet Build program lead educator and marketing strategist Emily Chow.
Discover how you can receive a $350 bursary to use towards your BUILD tuition!
Whether it’s personal development and clarity of concept or hard skills like budgeting and financing, Groundswell’s 5-month BUILD program has everything you need to turn your big idea into a socially-conscious small business.
Each Groundswell cohort member writes their own reflections and ideas while they are in the Build program. Read about their experiences and learnings here: