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Social Enterprise Bootcamp

Enrollment is now closed for the Social Enterprise Bootcamp Fall 2020. 

Do you have an idea for a business that will bring about positive social, cultural, or environmental change?  

Please email us if you’d like to receive email updates about future offerings of Edmonton CDC’s Social Enterprise Bootcamp!

And to learn more about Bootcamp, read on!

Thinking about attending Social Enterprise Bootcamp, but not sure if it’s right for you?

Check out our five-minute “Meet the Instructor” video below to learn about the Bootcamp from Instructor Anna Bubel:

About Social Enterprise Bootcamp 

The Edmonton CDC invites you to test the financial, operational, and market viability of your social enterprise concept.

At Social Enterprise Bootcamp, our focus is on turning hard work into actual results through applying core business concepts and skills to modelling your Social Enterprise in the real world.  

Workshop leader and experienced social entrepreneur, Anna Bubel, will lead participants in learning through interactive presentations, small-group discussions, guest lectures, tutoring, and a whole lot of independent learning.  

Within twelve weeks, participants will be fully prepared to write a feasibility study and investigate opportunities for financing their social enterprise!

Social Enterprise Bootcamp was the best (and most intense) ten weeks I’ve spent thinking about the viability of my enterprise!  

Yasushi, past Bootcamp participant 

Why enroll in Bootcamp? 

If you’ve been looking for a way to launch a business that will make the world a better place, the Edmonton Community Development Company wants to help you make it happen.  

Social Enterprise Bootcamp will provide all the tools you need to: 

  • Describe a conceptual framework for social entrepreneurship
  • Explore how enterprises around the world have achieved social, economic and environmental mission
  • Compare social enterprises, for-profit ventures, and non-profit programs at the level of mission, strategy, culture, management, and impact
  • Understand the range of organizational and legal options available to social entrepreneurs
  • Identify sources of financing, investment, and grant options available to social entrepreneurs 

Is Social Enterprise Bootcamp right for me? 

Great questionSocial Enterprise Bootcamp compresses a lot of learning into ten sessions, and your success depends especially on your learning activity outside of those sessions. We recommend budgeting up to five hours per week to get the most out of your  Bootcamp experience.

You deserve to know before you register if Bootcamp is in line with your goals as a social entrepreneur.  

To that end, our planning committee has prepared a free, online, one-hour Introduction to Social Enterprise to help our participants assess if Bootcamp is right for them at this time.  

Great balance between class time, group breakouts, guest lectures and videos! 

Meighan, past Bootcamp participant

Did You Know? 

In 2019, the Thomson Reuters Foundation published a global survey of the world’s 45 biggest economies that named Canada “the best country for social entrepreneurs” based on such criteria as government support, public understanding, and access to investment.  


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