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Social Enterprise Spring Showcase (London)

  • Innovation Works 201 King Street London, ON, N6A 1C9 Canada (map)

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Join us for an evening exploring the challenges and opportunities of social enterprise in London. Start by hearing from David Thuss, Secretary Director of London Brewing Co-op, about the role of the co-op sector in the social enterprise movement. Then, join us for a social enterprise panel discussion, moderated by our Social Enterprise Coach, Julie Forrester.  Take some time to network with leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and individuals invested in positive community impact.

We'll end the night with a pitch competition from London’s latest startup social innovators, who will be graduating the Pillar Social Enterprise Incubator sponsored by Libro Credit Union.

During the event, we will be announcing our series of professional development workshops, delivered in collaboration with the ONE Social Enterprise Partnership - Southwester Region, coming in 2018 focused on social enterprise, which will include such topics as: Corporate Social Responsibility, UN Sustainable Development Goals, and Diversity & Inclusion.

Evening’s Activities

5:30pm
Welcoming remarks, Co-op conversation, Networking & Mingle 

6:30pm
Panel Discussion

7:30pm
Pitch Competition

Hosts:
Andre Vashist
Director Social Enterprise & Social Finance, Pillar Nonprofit Network

Daniel Fuentes
Manager Social Enterprise & Social Finance, Pillar Nonprofit Network

Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Ecosystem panel discussion:
Lore Wainwright   Director of Innovation Works, Pillar Nonprofit Network
David Billson   CEO, rTraction (BCorp)
Kay Habib   Owner, Skilled Accents
Steve Cordes   Executive Director, Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Megan O’Neil-Renaud   Project Manager for Prevention & Safety, Canadian Red Cross

Pillar Social Enterprise Incubator Pitch Participants:
Yotuni
SEED Learning 
Abilities in Motion 
Skilled Accents 
The Abby Fund 
Urban Roots
The Phoenix Canine Initiative