Libro Social Enterprise Incubator - Applications NOW OPEN - Fall 2020

Starting something* new? Give yourself the best chance of getting your new venture off the ground by immersing yourself in the right environment.

*A business, nonprofit/charity, or program

Sponsored by Libro Credit Union,
our Social Enterprise Incubator gives you a front seat into the world of social enterprise.

The Fall 2020 cohort is open for applications and will run from October 2020 through March 2021 (with benefits that extend until September 2021). Participants will work with a Pillar Social Enterprise Coach, Libro Credit Union staff, the Innovation Works community, and each other.  

Please note that all workshops and coaching sessions will take place online. 

**Applications are due Monday, September 7, 2020**

APPLY NOW!

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

  • 3-day onboarding intensive sessions to kick-start your social enterprise planning 

  • 3 months weekly social enterprise & business development workshops (Thursdays, 3-5 PM)

  • 6 months of 1-1 social enterprise coaching 

  • 12 months free access to Innovation Works 

  • 12 months free Pillar Nonprofit Network membership 

  • Access to online databases of legal documents, business plan templates & other social enterprise resources

  • Connection with Pillar's network of social enterprises and nonprofits at all stages of development

Check out what our past participants have to say!
 

ELIGIBILITY & SELECTION CRITERIA: 

  • Open to nonprofit, co-operative & for-profit social enterprises

  • Open to individuals & teams

  • Applicant has a social enterprise business idea they want to explore/grow

  • Model uses earned revenue (selling products/services) to fund a significant part of operations

  • Model has a strong emphasis on addressing a social and/or environmental problem that is currently “stuck”

  • Applicants do NOT need to have existing revenue, but must have a goal of earning revenue during the 6 months
     

KEY DATES:

  • 3-day Onboarding Intensive Sessions: October 7, 8, 9
     
  • Weekly workshops: Thursdays, 3-5 PM, October 15 - December 17
     
  • Applications are due Monday, September 7, 2020
     

INVESTMENT VALUE OF THE PROGRAM: There is no fee to attend the incubator thanks to Libro Credit Union. The true value of this program if you were to pay for this yourself would be $3500.00.  It is important that if you sign up for this program that you are committed to attending and completing the incubator.  

  • 1 year Pillar membership

  • 1 year IW flex space

  • 15+ hours of coaching 
     

Fill in the APPLICATION FORM and tell us how being a part of the Social Enterprise Incubator would benefit you. The application may take up to an hour to complete.
 

Questions? Want to learn more? Not sure if you qualify? Book a 15-minute question session with Rachel Berdan, Social Enterprise Program Manager & Coach, register for Socialpreneur Chats on Friday, August 28th, 9:30-11 AM (via Zoom), or reach out to rberdan@pillarnonprofit.ca.

 

Thank You to Libro Credit Union for making this program available to Social Entrepreneurs!

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