Kick-Off Weekend: September 15, 16, 17, 2017
Regular schedule: September 18, 2017 - March 13, 2018

Weekly schedule
Mondays 9:30 am - 4 pm: Lectures, workshops, mentoring.
Tuesdays 3 pm - 7:30 pm: Workshops, mentoring, guest speakers + occasional potlucks. 
+ 3 Saturday workshops, dates TBA

The program includes:

  • 180 hours of instruction and workshops
  • Weekly group and one-on-one mentorship
  • Access to professional networks,  Groundswell community perks and resources
  • Co-working space
  • Access to extremely affordable event space to support your venture
  • Access to the Launchpad Marketplace 


Early bird fee: $2700
Apply by June 23rd to save $200 on tuition and we'll start working with you early!
Application deadline: June 23

Regular subsidized fee: $2900

Accessible financing is available through our partnership with CCEC Credit Union.  
Email us for more information:

The Social Venture Program has an $8000 delivery cost per participant, but we are able to offer subsidized tuition to everyone thanks to our funding partners:


Groundswell is located on Granville Island, in Vancouver BC, on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish people.  
Visit us at the Groundswell Community Marketplace every Tuesday to the end of September in Triangle Square on Granville Island (between the Net Loft and the Public Market building).  Starting October 1st, 2017, you can visit us in our new classroom location: Unit #128 – 1689 Johnston Street (on the second floor of the Public Market building), on Granville Island.

 Details subject to change.  Any necessary changes will be updated on this web page.