Social Enterprise 101 Coaching

Background EPIC Founders

More than ever before, we face several social and environmental challenges across the globe. These challenges are often complex, multilayered and have great impact on local and global communities and regions. Social entrepreneurship welcomes changemakers to be strategic and creative in tackling some of these challenges and are usually known for implementing widespread improvements in society.

Social enterprises primarily focus on a social purpose; it is a new lens through which we can view traditional businesses making a positive impact in the world. Our Social Enterprise 101 Coaching service, sponsored by Libro Credit Union, is aimed to support local community members who are working to start a social enterprise. Through this initiative, you will receive coaching, resources, tools and networks to help you build a thriving social enterprise.

This program is valued at over $500 and is free for all participants.

  • You have a basic understanding of social entrepreneurship
  • Your business idea is as a for-profit or non-profit social enterprise
  • You have an impactful vision/ solution to a social or environmental problem
  • You have a business model that will support your social mission
  • The business is (or will be) based in Southwestern Ontario

Social entrepreneurs are often moved by something they see in the world around them that is impacting the health or well-being of people or ecosystems. Our Social Enterprise 101 Coaching service is designed to help social entrepreneurs looking to build a thriving and flourishing business model. Participants in this program can expect:

  • Up to 3 meetings with a trained social enterprise coach covering topics such as testing your idea, finding your customers, designing your business model, planning for social impact, and securing funding
  • Access to exclusive tools and resources
  • Recommended additional support avenues
  • Connection with EPICentre’s network of entrepreneurs and community members

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from November 16th, 2020 until April 30, 2021.

Please click here to apply. 

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Contact sydney.thompson@uwindsor.ca with any questions.