For Individuals

Sessions

Social Enterprise 101 runs every month and can be attended in person or online through a webinar stream. Throughout this session social enterprise is defined, business models are reviewed and a series of existing social enterprises explored.

Participate in the new senco Series to take your first steps in building out a business based on impact, to prototype a new product or service, or to build the framework for a social enterprise using core concepts from the Flourishing Business Model Canvas. Each of the three Series has a different focus and each Series also has three session, or as we are calling them Colabs. Series 1 will tackle Ideation and Feasibility, Series 2 will dive into the Flourishing Business Model Canvas, and Series 3 is focused on Pitching, Scaling and Impact Measurement. Register here today!

Mentorship

Georgian’s Social Enterprise Mentor works with clients each week. If you are looking for expert advice and guidance complete the online form below. We will then follow-up with you to gather information on your stage of business, a summary of your initiative, and the area(s) you are seeking support.

Funding

senco’s TRACTION GRANT offer $500 – $5,000 to individuals and organizations looking to explore a social enterprise idea or initiative. Funds can be used for feasibility, testing, piloting or prototyping of a new social enterprise idea, product or service. senco’s TRACTION GRANT provides early stage funding so that social entrepreneurs can gain momentum or traction through creative economic experimentation in the growing sector of social enterprise.

senco’s TRACTION GRANT will be open for submission throughout 2019 and reviewed by one of seven localized Social Enterprise Sector Development Groups (SESDGs) supporting social enterprise development across Central Ontario. Key dates and additional information can be found on the senco TRACTION GRANT form.

Update: the senco TRACTION GRANT is on hold for the time being. We encourage you to subscribe to our monthly newsletter for updates on future funding opportunities.

Programs

Georgian College has recently designed two programs with strong ties to the social enterprise sector and geared for emerging social entrepreneurs:

A graduate certificate called Social Enterprise in the Non Profit. This certificate dives into Social Entrepreneurship as a valuable framework for community development and nonprofit sustainability.

A diploma called Community Development and Social Innovation. This program combines social justice and social change principles with strategic skills and knowledge from the non-profit, government and business sectors

Platforms

senco has partnered with the Social Enterprise Institute who provides a wide selection of online course all surrounding social enterprise. Let us know if you are interested in joining our group membership to complete a course or two.

Featured: Steps to Startup online platform

This world-leading startup program helps you to plan, build, and launch a successful social enterprise. It’s an interactive, video-based training program that you complete online at your own pace.

Georgian College is offering complimentary access to this course whether you’re a student or member of the community.

For more information or to register, please submit the form below.

senco can support you as an individual pursuing social enterprise. If you would like to find out more information, all you need to do is complete the online form below – we’d love to hear from you!

“Mentorship helped me gain clarity, turning my idea into a business.”

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