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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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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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[Speaker Series] Social Ventures in the Cooperative Movement
Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

[Speaker Series] Social Ventures in the Cooperative Movement

How can the co-operative movement benefit early social ventures? Join us for a discussion with Vancity's Program Manager of Co-operative Partnerships Elvy Del Bianco on Tuesday, April 25th!  Interested in learning more about how we can all work together? Come to this event, and bring any questions you might have!

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Turning Ideas into Numbers: Building Financial Projections for Social Enterprise Start-ups
Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Turning Ideas into Numbers: Building Financial Projections for Social Enterprise Start-ups

So you've got an idea... but how will that translate into financial viability for you and your business? On Tuesday, learn how you can turn ideas into numbers - in a friendly session on budgets and financial projections designed for social venture startups . Speaker: Realize Strategies CEO and Groundswell mentor John Kay. 

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Speaker Series: Growing a Local Economy through Social Enterprise with Colin Stansfield, Potluck Café Society
Jan
24
5:30 PM17:30

Speaker Series: Growing a Local Economy through Social Enterprise with Colin Stansfield, Potluck Café Society

This Tuesday, meet social innovator and Potluck Cafe Society's Executive Director Colin Stansfield as he shares his social venture journey; how social enterprises are building the local economy, and show ways we can all be a part of the bigger movement.

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Groundswell SocialS (& Potluck!) : Infusing your Brand with your Values | Toby Barrazuol
Dec
20
5:00 PM17:00

Groundswell SocialS (& Potluck!) : Infusing your Brand with your Values | Toby Barrazuol

Come join us for an afternoon of learning about 'building a Values-infused business' from Dream Leader of Eclipse Awards & social entrepreneur extraordinaire Toby Barrazuol. 

PLUS! We are making this Tuesday extra special by hosting a community potluck! Bring a dish to share, and invite your friends, and stay for a bit longer.  

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Groundswell SocialS: Kate Dunford - Knives & Forks Community Investment Co-op
Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

Groundswell SocialS: Kate Dunford - Knives & Forks Community Investment Co-op

When you become a member investor of Knives & Forks, you directly support the community in which we all live and work. Shop at the businesses you invest in. Socialize your investment with your neighbour. Become empowered in how your money is invested.  Learn more about this rad community investment co-op from K&F's Director, Kate Dunford, at next week's Groundswell SocialS!

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Melanie Matining - queer pinay activist & community organizer
Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

Melanie Matining - queer pinay activist & community organizer

A space to gather around good work, celebrate, and learn together.

  You are invited to the Groundswell SocialS: every Tuesday Groundswell hosts local entrepreneurs, community activists, and professionals who are making real positive change on the ground in Vancouver and are eager to share their experience and insight with you.  Come join the community!

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Sarah Common - Hives for Humanity
Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Sarah Common - Hives for Humanity

A space to gather around good work, celebrate, and learn together.

  You are invited to the Groundswell SocialS: every Tuesday Groundswell hosts local entrepreneurs, community activists, and professionals who are making real positive change on the ground in Vancouver and are eager to share their experience and insight with you.  Come join the community!

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