Whether you're looking for a new path, playing with an idea or have a small social business you want to take to the next level, our Explore, Build, and Test Market programs meet you where you're at and give you the confidence, skills, and resources you need to create something new. Wherever you are on the journey, a Groundswell membership gets you connected to our ecosystem of resources and ongoing support.
Choose your starting point:
Have a product or service to test?
Late May start date
Want to find your next step?
Ready to turn your idea into something real?
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We've updated our website. Click the button to go to the new TEST MARKET program page.
Join a community of support. Whether you’re interested in learning about social enterprise or connecting with a values-aligned community, you’ll find the space and support to find, be, and create yourself.
Meet the people who can help you find a path to the work you’re meant to do.
Half-priced Groundswell workshops, co-working desks, and venue rentals.
Free access to monthly co-working mornings.
Access to TAG Teams (Together - Accountable - Goal Getting), peer led accountability circles to keep you motivated, on track and connected while building your social venture or new project.
Support and contribute to a grassroots movement for a more inclusive and vibrant local economy.
Surround yourself with a strong community of people who believe a better world is possible, and are working to create it.
Free access to monthly gatherings for potlucks, challenge jams, pitch sessions, and expert guest speakers.
A free 60-minute mentoring session with an experienced mentor, plus discounts on additional mentoring.
Annual memberships are available on a sliding scale:
$180 - Established entrepreneurs and professionals.
$95 - Groundswell alumni and other budding social entrepreneurs.
$35 - Queer, indigenous, people of colour, people with disabilities.
Note that these are not voting memberships.
Questions? Come to an info session.
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