Ideas and happenings in our community
Join us on June 17th at Main Street Car Free Day. It’s Groundswell’s 1st Market Day of the year for alumni and the latest cohort of Test Market participants.
Up to $15,000 in microfinancing for tuition and start-up costs is available to Groundswell participants and alumni through a special partnership with Vancity.
A mentor, advisor, and board member at Groundswell, John has been a true friend and invaluable member of our community.
Alumni Trixie Ling uses the power of shared meals to connect immigrants and refugee women to their new community through food and stories. Her first pop-up dinner sold out in 5 days - April 7th is your chance to get another taste of the experience!
Groundswell alumni Tania brings her outdoor photography inspired custom prints and eco-conscious slow fashion to several markets this year. And if you're a friend of Groundswell's she'll hook you up with a deal!
In the world of entrepreneurship, we hear about having to hustle, compete, and focus on achieving that ever important goal. But are these gendered expectations? Within the continuum of gender, Cori recognizes nuances between "feminine" and "masculine" energies. She finds her path and power by embracing her feminine energy, rather than homogenizing differences for the sake of "equality".
Meet the creative and passionate Madeleine Shaw, Groundswell advisor and mentor.
We hold entrepreneurs in high esteem because they do something extremely difficult: they manage dozens of roles singlehandedly in the midst of immense uncertainty. For those on the outside looking in, entrepreneurs may appear to be the ultimate multi-taskers. However, as I’ve found with this cohort, the most successful are those who maintain a relentless focus on the single most important task at hand
Experience and expertise aside, the simple (yet crucial) parts of launching a venture often remain the most elusive. More specifically, I’m referring to clarity of communication. It seems that crafting a clear message and communicating it effectively are still a challenge no matter your experience level.
My first year as lead educator of the Build program saw me overhauling the curriculum while simultaneously teaching it. This has been a wonderful way for me to test my own hypotheses surrounding entrepreneurial education with people with little or no business orientation.
An online store and design studio that provides an ethical, accessible way to shop for sexual health goods in a way that aligns with your values.
Where Woodshop and Wellbeing Come Together
Professional writer and translator (French, English, Spanish) using words for the common good