Join Groundswell BUILD & be market-ready this Summer!

Groundswell offers Social Venture BUILD, a 4-month intensive program that takes budding entrepreneurs with developed ideas and early stage ventures to the next BIG step with socially conscious curriculum, mentoring and hands on business development, plus access to the Groundswell Marketplace on GRANVILLE ISLAND, providing:

  • Access to market for exposure and product/service testing
  • Space / real estate
  • Investment / funding opportunities

Stop waiting.  Start creating.  APPLY NOW.

Groundswell is:

  • (Alternative) Education.   Get the tools you need to bring your venture, project, or creative pursuit to the next level.  Groundswell provides hands-on learning, training, validation tools, group facilitation, and one-on-one mentoring. Learn from inspired and inspiring social enterprise leaders, startup innovators, and radical thinkers and doers.
  • A Marketplace.   Groundswell cohort participants get early access to real estate / space at the Groundswell Social Venture Marketplace in Granville Island, which is happening this summer (June-September 2017).
  • A Community.   Get connected to a community of heart-led ‘unlikely’ entrepreneurs who are on a mission to create a meaningful livelihood for themselves, and contributes positively to society.  We believe that doing important work of building a new collaborative (instead of competitive) economy requires solidarity and a unified effort to make things happen.  We believe you can do your good work with a community of support!

Learn more by attending Groundswell Tuesdays!

Stop waiting.  Start creating.  APPLY NOW.

  • Deadline of applications and interviews: February 10, 2017.
  • Shortlisted applicants announced February 15, 2017.
  • BUILD starts February 20th 2017.