You’re Trying to Sell What to Who? Lessons from the Sharing Economy
Nov
21
5:30 PM17:30

You’re Trying to Sell What to Who? Lessons from the Sharing Economy

Build it and they will come? Well that depends. You might have an amazing, innovative or new product/service. But if you don't tell the right people, at the right time, in the right way - you could be out of luck. In this interactive session, you’ll hear from Selena McLachlan, Director of Marketing & Communications at Modo Co-operative, on her experience marketing products and services in the social purpose and co-operative business space.

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Doing it Differently: LGBTQ2S+ In Business
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Doing it Differently: LGBTQ2S+ In Business

What can we do to create a world where everyone can celebrate and offer their talents without discrimination? This is why Groundswell wants to hold space for a conversation about being queer and/or trans in business. Let’s celebrate the unique talents, experiences and creativity of the LCGTQ2S+ community that can make our city and culture flourish - and learn how to amplify them!

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Meet the Mentors | Groundswell Potluck Social
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

Meet the Mentors | Groundswell Potluck Social

It’s not only about developing the hard skills needed to run a business. Social entrepreneurs also need emotional resilience and community, and that is where our team of mentors comes in. Mentors bring real hard-won life experience to the discussion, an invaluable resource to our students. Join us for our monthly social and meet some of the Groundswell mentors, each of whom are successful entrepreneurs in very different fields.  (Also they are funny and insightful and kind people too, just saying.) 

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Validation Workshop and Info Session - Groundswell Clubhouse
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Validation Workshop and Info Session - Groundswell Clubhouse

Are you an entrepreneur at heart? Do you need resources but ‘business school’ is NOT your jam? Do you have a strong desire to support yourself and make a change in the world? Groundswell might be a good fit for you. We invite you to be our guest at this awesome 3 hour workshop (valued at $150), then join Groundswell co-founder Gilad Babchuk for an informal information session.

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Real Stories of Starting Up | Potluck Social
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

Real Stories of Starting Up | Potluck Social

What does a day in the life of a social entrepreneur really look like?

Meet these courageous, young Groundswell alumni who have taken the change they want to see in the world into their own hands.  They are putting their heart and sweat into building cooperatives, small businesses and social enterprises, and they want to share then ups and downs of this rollercoaster reality of entrepreneurship with you!

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Real Stories of Starting Up | Potluck Social
Apr
24
5:30 PM17:30

Real Stories of Starting Up | Potluck Social

What does a day in the life of a social entrepreneur really look like?

Meet these courageous, young Groundswell alumni who have taken the change they want to see in the world into their own hands.  They are putting their heart and sweat into building cooperatives, small businesses and social enterprises, and they want to share then ups and downs of this rollercoaster reality of entrepreneurship with you!

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Social Venture Showcase #7
Mar
6
5:30 PM17:30

Social Venture Showcase #7

Join us to celebrate and immerse yourself in our community as we launch brand new social ventures with our 7th cohort of budding social entrepreneurs.  They'll be showcasing projects that are making a difference with everything from ethnic dinners by subscription to sex toys by special order.  Come for the intriguing ideas and pop-up marketplace, stay for the company and cash bar!

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Open House: Education for the New Economy
Mar
2
3:30 PM15:30

Open House: Education for the New Economy

Let's talk about the new realities of work: What job market are people coming into? Why is social entrepreneurship on the rise? And, what does someone need to actually create their own work in Vancouver?

Come for discussion, share your stories, and learn about new trends in work and how you can participate in making socially conscious, sustainable livelihoods an achievable reality for all.

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