March Social Venture Showcase

What a night! 

Groundswell's third cohort shared their budding social ventures of all shapes and sizes with the community this March, filling the room up to the brim with energy and fuelling the movement towards social impact & change making entrepreneurship in Vancouver.   Review the photos and some virtual shoutouts below to experience the night, and check out all the new ventures this cohort of Groundswell participants have created together over the last 6 months, on the alumni projects page.

Showcase Podcast

Co-op Radios's Each for All Show recorded the event and interviewed 2 recent alumni, Amanda Slater of Rebel Soup, and Conlan Mansfield of Salish Sea Movement Society, with Paola Qualizza, co-creator at Groundswell, on a recent show - tune in to hear what these two emerging social entrepreneurs have been up to in the weeks since the Showcase (a lot!) and what Groundswell has planned for the upcoming months...

Here are some of the night's highlight images, tweets and shout outs:

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The room is buzzing w energy at #Groundswell2016 Social Venture Showcase. Intros by partners @Vancity @VancouverFdn Heather Mann ‏@HeatherSocEnt  Mar 8 
#Groundswell2016 Namaste @lorettacella @HilaryKilgour @emmhuynh @smithshawn @411Regan @BrentSeal @humairahamid! So many here! #changemakers Ajay Masala Puri ‏@masalapuri  
 @Groundswellyvr #Groundswell2016 woot! woot! Wes Regan ‏@411Regan  Mar 8 

Love herosplay real play for the modern child #Groundswell2016 - redefines #epicwin  Mar 8 

Is That #Armour? Checking Out Some Of The Social Ventures At The #Groundswell2016 Showcase Last Night! Danielle Carr ‏@RadResearcher  Mar 9

When you have a gift or an obsession you shouldn't keep it to yourself. Share it with the world Andrea Woodhouse ‏@AndreaWoodhous3  Mar 8  

V. Proud to see fellow Powell Riverite Caitlin Bryant showcase all that's gr8 about @EYexhibitions #groundswell2016 Kamilah ‏@CoastalKamilah  Mar 8 

Not many can claim to do social innovation in a way where the output is even more social innovation #groundswell2016  Andrea Woodhouse ‏@AndreaWoodhous3  Mar 8 

I've been catching up on #Groundswell2016 tweets from last night. Reminds me how much more creative Vancouver is with social impact. Rickie J ‏@RickieWrites  Mar 9

Big thanks to everyone in the room for your support of Groundswell, for bringing that energy to our ventures and participants, and for spreading that energy outward with your tweets, photos and shoutouts!

Slideshow photos above from our friends on Twitter & Instagram:
@beyondmaybe (our #Groundswell2016 photo contest winner!)

Special thanks to our funding partners - thanks for believing in Groundswell's mission & vision!