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Community beyond the GreenHouse experience

Rachel and Richard smiling together at a Blue Jay game

One of the amazing but perhaps unexpected benefits of the GreenHouse experience is that the connections you make do not end when you finish the program. In fact, new connections seem to pop up even after graduation.

Social entrepreneurship meets sales training

Sales training participants around a table

While social entrepreneurs begin with a desire to do good, most training for social entrepreneurs focuses unnecessarily on developing a sense of mission — the social part of social enterprise. What is needed has to do with the second part of the equation — enterprise — equipping social entrepreneurs with solid business skills to enable them to do the good they intend.

Bringing the GreenHouse experience to my field placement

Seyni surrounded by community

Prior to leaving for Mzuzu, Malawi to work as a business management and entrepreneurship officer for the Ungweru Organization, I spent a term at St. Paul’s GreenHouse.

It takes a team

Bringing babies safely into the world requires a collaborative effort. An organization that improves maternal health also works better with the help of a team.

The art of cold-calling

For young social entrepreneurs, cold-calling is often a dreaded part of their venture.

"Many of us are really good students who know how to research and develop our product, but we get intimidated about calling prospects,” says Tina Chan, St. Paul’s GreenHouse Fellow alumna. “We’re students with ideas that weren’t validated yet.”

Summer vibes at GreenHouse

Renata Burns

The sun is shining, the convertible tops are down and the geese and their goslings are touring the campus. That’s right, it's spring term here at UWaterloo!

You don’t need a 'Big Idea' yet – just build off your interests

Alex Wong

At our Social Impact Showcase, St. Paul’s GreenHouse purposefully focused on showing that GreenHouse really can be for anyone, no matter what part of your journey you’re at – from nothing but ambitions, to seeded ideas, to ventures running at full speed. 

We all entered at different stages and many are now leaving (cue tears) at different stages.

Alex's Blog: The Fear and Power of DO

Alex Wong
I entered GreenHouse with the intention of doing something - anything. I read and I think and I talk a lot - but never before have I taken real action.

Alex's Blog: Moving back to campus!

Alex Wong
I first lived on campus in Mackenzie King Village in 2011. Four years later, I moved back onto campus this past January, to live in GreenHouse.

Amy's Blog: The power of networks

Amy Liou

As hinted, I have been asked before how I, as a student, can have so much energy to work on multiple tasks without burning out. Truth is, I do burn out. A lot. And I have experienced more stress than I should have in the past few months.

"I’ve learned, however, the importance of teamwork, and having a team working with and supporting me to achieve goals."