CALLING ALL SOCIAL ENTERPRISES; Social Enterprise Incubator Applications now open!

Current round of applications due are September 5th, 2019 for the Libro Social Enterprise Incubator, a program of Pillar Nonprofit Network starting October 1st, 2019.

Starting a social enterprise? Embedding social values into an existing business? Creating a sustainable model for your non-profit? Give yourself the best chance of success by immersing yourself in the right environment. Sponsored by Libro Credit Union, our social enterprise incubator gives you a front seat into the world of social enterprise.

Apply now!

Participants will join us at Innovation Works and work with Pillar social enterprise coaches, Libro Credit Union staff, volunteer Business Advisors and the Innovation Works community. 

Key highlights:
- 3 Day Orientation Bootcamp to kick-start your enterprise planning
- 3 months weekly social enterprise & business development workshops (October to December)
- 6 months of bi-weekly 1-1 social enterprise coaching (October to March)
- 12 months free access to Innovation Works (October to October)
- 12 months free Pillar Nonprofit Network membership (October to October

PLUS:

- Access to online databases of legal documents, business plan templates & other social enterprise resources
- Connect with our alumni network of social enterprises at all stages of development

Check out what our past participants have to say!

Criteria:

- Open to nonprofit, cooprerative & for-profit social enterprises
- Open to individuals & teams
- Applicant has a social enterprise business model they want to explore/grow (from idea to growing startup)
- Model uses earned revenue (selling products/services) to fund a major part of operations
- Model has a strong social and/or environmental impact in the community
- Applicants do NOT need to have existing revenue, but must have a goal of earning revenue during the 6 months

Meet our Spring 2019 cohort.

Key Dates:
- 3 Day Bootcamp; October 2nd, 3rd, 4th
- Weekly 2 hour workshops October to December (Time TBD)

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 should take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Questions? Want to learn more? Not sure if you qualify? Reach out to jforrester@pillarnonprofit.ca.

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