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Fireside Chat with GreenHouse

panel of GreenHouse alumni sitting in tall chairs, talking to an audience

There was no fireplace at the February 13 fireside chat cohosted by GreenHouse and the Entrepreneurship Society on the idea of creating social impact, but the room was warm with honest, robust discussion and practical insights from the panellist of GreenHouse alumni who are all now pursuing social ventures.

Recognizing that the idea of social purpose businesses might be new for some in the room, panel moderator and GreenHouse Program Coordinator Lexi Salt began by asking the panellist what social impact meant to them.

GreenHouse hosts Think Tankathon

Students and community members sharing ideas at the Think Tankathon.

What do you get when you put a group of students together with some socially minded venture capital partners and some non-profits and social enterprises facing a challenge? A whole lot of energy, networking, and solutions.

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.

Amy's Blog: Diving into the startup world

Amy

I describe this week as my dive into the startup world. Not only was I working on my own startup, I was also training as a social entrepreneur to work for other local enterprises through the GreenHouse co-op program.

Want to innovate? Here's why we need young people now

Ilona Dougherty with the Social Impact Fund recipients

Young people are key to the health of both our economy and society, said Ilona Dougherty, a social entrepreneur who was recently named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network.

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