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Social Venture Showcase #7

  • Performance Works (map)

It takes a village to raise a social venture - and this is the town hall party!

Tickets are by donation - Pay What You Can and support the movement by building our bursary fund!

On March 6th, we invite you to celebrate with us and check out the incredible hard work of Vancouver's newest big-hearted, budding entrepreneurs.  This creative crew has spent the last 6 months working deep in their communities and will now reveal their social ventures, stories and projects to you from the stage and invite you to be some of their first fans from their marketplace tables. There will be something for everybody....

We've got writers, art parties, builders, multicultural and raw food eats, a space in the future for gender queer folk,  skill sharing communities and (viewer discretion is advised) custom sex toys.  See a full list of the new ventures and who's in the pop-up alumni marketplace below.

What's happening at Performance Works on March 6th:

5:30: Doors open - don't forget to get your name on the list and register!

5:30 - 9:00: Marketplace
Check out demo booths for the new ventures, meet the entrepreneurs and see what a few of our past program participants are up to with a special mini alumni market!

6:00 - 7:30: Presentations
Each member of this year's Social Venture cohort will share their story and social business idea to the world for the first time!

9:00: Marketplace and bar sales close.

There will be a cash bar, food for sale, and complimentary snacks.   

Come see what these fine folks have built for themselves and their community over the past 6 months!

Come see what these fine folks have built for themselves and their community over the past 6 months!

Bring your friends and grow the movement with us!  This is our chance to show the world who we are and what we beleive in: a more beautiful world that we're building together with social ventures like the ones you'll meet tonight where all of our unique talents get to shine in a local, vibrant, and collaborative economy.  Tonight you'll also get the chance to become a Groundswell member, learn more about our refreshed social venture and self employment programs, and get a taste for our unique Test Market model.

We're looking forward to meeting you there!

Tickets are by donation - Pay What You Can and support the movement by building our bursary fund!

The new ventures:

Flavours of Hope: Every Dish has a Story. Celebrating the food, culture and stories of immigrant and refugee women in our communities through pop-up community dinners, cultural cooking classes and subscription ethnic meals. 

Mojo Emporium: Custom fit your sex life! An online store and design studio that provides an ethical, accessible way to shop for sexual health goods in a way that aligns with your values. 

Made to Fly: Where Woodshop and Wellbeing Come Together.. Combining services: 1. Design & manufacture of reclaimed products 2. Mentor programs for 15-25's facing emotional/mental challenges. 

Conscious Kitchen: Ethical Meal Solutions for Busy People. 3 prong business offering 1. Batch Prep Menu Planning Subscription 2. Cooking / Meal Prep classes/groups of 10+ people using SOLE ingredients 3. Meal Prep/Personal Chef Services based on foods sourced sustainably, organically, locally and ethically. 

Artswell: Creative community ventures: Supporting local artists and connecting art curious and art shy folks with their inner artist. Host of Art Jam!

Jeremie Yared: Professional writer and translator (French, English, Spanish) using words for the common good

minivillage: A platform marketplace for hyperlocal services that helps anyone create a team of skilled neighbours and social connections. Social connections and skilled neighbours are just a few clicks away!

And a special performance by Fae Isreal: bringing you into the metaverse of the future

Alumni mini marketplace:

Amacata: a slow fashion advocates with natural dyed textiles using ancient Japanese methods.

Wood Shop Coop: a workers coop making reclaimed wood furniture.

Fare Kitchen Literacy: getting people closer to their food through hands on education.

Feral Strength: an inner city training gym for the mind and body.

Coffee Aid/kape: direct fair trade Philippine coffee.

Do What U Luv: a charity turned social enterprise bringing accessible, creative arts programs to kids in school.

Later Event: March 21
Info Session