Social Enterprise Fund - Financing for Edmonton’s Social Entrepreneurs

Jan. 18, 2011

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When Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 5:30pm
Where University of Alberta, ETLC 2-009 (Colt Design Lab)
Link SEF

Description

Non-profits are struggling financially and are often dependent on grants with a thousand strings and tonnes of paper work attached. Mainstream business is exciting but often ham strung in its ability to make an impact on social and environmental issues due to profit.

But there's a new model for social change emerging: social enterprise.

Come out to a live presentation and connect with Edmonton's greatest resource for Social Entrepreneurs.

From Grameen Bank, to Oxford University, to Edmonton's Social Enterprise Fund (SEF), Social Entrepreneurs are making waves globally by combining their passion about making a difference in the world with the precision of professional enterprise. 

This new breed of Entrepreneurs approaches social and environmental challenges with the sophistication of venture capitalists, but designs businesses that maximize social/environmental impact rather than financial return. Meaning - it's not just all about the money.

In this presentation, we'll explore these new trends in Social Enterprise and reveal how you can tap into some little known resources in Edmonton to take your greatest ideas and world-transforming projects from just being idea to something real.

ALL WELCOME and FREE ADMISSION

Volunteer Opportunities

There are lots of ways to get involved!
If you are looking to help out with this event, a list of Volunteer Opportunities can be found here. Any time you can spare is appreciated!

Contact Erich, moc.liamg|nesrednahcire#moc.liamg|nesrednahcire, if you have any questions

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