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Meet the Mentors | Groundswell Potluck Social

Work is changing: 50% of people in BC now have to find their own way in the gig economy.

Creating your own livelihood is not only about developing the hard skills needed to run a business. Social entrepreneurs also need emotional resilience and community, and that is where our team of mentors comes in.

Join us Oct 24 to Meet the Mentors, each of whom is a successful entrepreneur with a lot of lived experience to share. (Also they are funny and insightful and kind people too, just saying!)


Gilad Babchuk

Co-Founder of Groundswell with over 25 years experience establishing, developing and running various progressive businesses and organizations, Gilad has founded numerous alternative schools, social enterprises and NGOs.

Jim Barker

Another Groundswell Co-Founder, Jim is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience and an international portfolio and that includes employment training and recruitment, travel management, bars, restaurants and computer software/financial services.

Madeleine Shaw

Madeleine, the co-founder of Lunapads and founder of Nestworks, brings over 25 years of experience as a social entrepreneur interested in product development, progressive business practices and reimagining work-life balance.

Tiffany Shen

You know how some people just seem to be born entrepreneurs? Tiffany Shen is one of those can-do, must-do, make-sh*t-happen magic people. Tiffany is an entrepreneur, consultant and creative strategist. Her professional interests include consulting, teaching, networking and helping startups. Founder of KAPOW NOW!

Moderated by Build Instructor Emily Chow!

Stay afterwards for a potluck social and meet the community!

Later Event: November 7
Info Session