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Social Enterprise Bootcamp Fall 2020

Your community needs you: Enlist in Social Enterprise Bootcamp today! 

Enrollment is now open 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?  

Test the market viability of your concept at Social Enterprise Bootcamp, a results-oriented, impactful, 10-session workshop series held over 12 weeks and beginning September 9th! 

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

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!

Need this information on the go? Download our one-page information sheet to print or share with others who might be interested!

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 

Details for The Fall 2020 Bootcamp 

Sessions begin September 9 and take place Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. MST on: 

  • September 9, 16, 23, 30
  • October 7, 14, 28
  • November 4, 18, 25 

Classes will be delivered online via Zoom
. The Edmonton CDC will continue to monitor Alberta Health recommendations concerning COVID-19, and if the possibility arises, we will engage with participants as to whether or not to present some sessions in-person. 

Why take this Course? 

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 an online, one-hour Introduction to Social Enterprise to help our participants assess if Bootcamp is right for them at this time.  

If you’re interested in registering, we require you to first take the Introduction, and, once you’ve done so, we will email you a link to our online registration if you choose to proceed.    

Take the Introduction Today!

Please keep in mind that registration is limited to 25 participants, so if you’re considering registering for our Fall 2020 session, please take the Introduction to Social Enterprise as soon as you are able. 

Registration Fees 

Registration for the Fall 2020 Social Enterprise bootcamp is $395 + GST and can be paid using credit card or Paypal at the end of the online registration process. Please remember that you are required to take the Introduction to Social Enterprise in order to receive a link to the registration form. 

NOTE: If you reside in one of the City of Edmonton’s Neighbourhood Revitalization communities, you may qualify for a $250 subsidy from the City. Email Greg Brandenbarg to inquire and get your Coupon Code.

The City’s Neighbourhood Revitalization Neighbourhoods are: Alberta Avenue, Cromdale, Delton, Elmwood Park, Parkdale, Spruce Avenue, Westwood, Balwin and Belvedere, Central McDougall, Queen Mary Park, Inglewood, Britannia-Youngstown, Canora, Glenwood, West Jasper Place, and McCauley.

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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