Does solving a pressing social or environmental problem light your fire? Does it keep you up at night? Have you ever thought of using a business model to make a difference?
You might just be a social entrepreneur—someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to create a venture that brings about social change.
If this describes you or anyone you know, you may be interested in Edmonton CDC’s 2020 Social Enterprise Bootcamp: A multi-week, part-time workshop designed to help you research, galvanize, and prepare your socially-beneficial business idea for financing and/or launch.
“Extremely well-facilitated with clarity on social purpose (how/why to make a difference), nuts and bolts, and stark realities.”
–2019 SE Bootcamp participant
Who should attend the 2020 Bootcamp?
Anyone who wants to create or expand an actionable social purpose business idea that addresses an issue they care deeply about.
Working in a collaborative environment, participants develop insights and test the feasibility of their social enterprise idea, including:
- workshopping your ideas for social change,
- conducting market research, and
- building financial models to determine whether or not you should proceed with a formal business plan.
Facilitated by Social Enterprise expert Anna Bubel, SE 2020 will also feature inspiring talks from other expert guest-speakers. Participants also receive one-on-one coaching and personalized feedback, and they leave with the tools needed to evaluate and develop a sustainable social enterprise.
Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m:
- March 4, 11, 18, 25
- April 1, 8, 15, 22
- May 13 and 20
Edmonton Community Foundation
9910 103 St NW, Edmonton AB T5K 2V7
(Note: Access to the ECF is via the alley between 103 and 104 Streets, south of 100th Avenue)
- Single Registration: $395.00
- Double Registration: $690 ($345 each)
Enrolment is limited to 25 participants.
NOTE: If you reside in one of the City of Edmonton’s REVITE communities you may qualify for a $250 subsidy from the City. Write Greg Brandenbarg (email@example.com) at the city to inquire. If you are not sure if you reside in a REVITE neighbourhood, all of the neighbourhoods are listed at the end of this page and also on the registration form.
If you do not qualify for a REVITE subsidy and need help to offset some of the registration fee, please message Mark Holmgren, Executive Director of Edmonton CDC.
Revitalization Areas and Neighbourhoods:
Balwin and Belvedere
Central McDougall and Queen Mary Park
West Jasper Place