Build Better: Social Entrepreneurship 101

January 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hazel McCallion Campus, Room B212
4226 Duke of York Boulevard

Do you have a vision for a more just and equitable society?  Interested in learning more about social entrepreneurship? Social entrepreneurs use entrepreneurial tools and market-based strategies to achieve social or environmental impact.

Large companies and non-profits alike are increasingly using social entrepreneurship as an approach to generate profit while benefiting people and the planet (the triple bottom line!).  In collaboration with the Centre of Social InnovationEDGE invites you to a lunch and learn workshop to explore this growing sector.

As an aspiring social entrepreneur or anyone curious about the topic, you’ll consider how we define changemaking and social entrepreneurship, and explore what it takes to build a successful social enterprise.

Participants will:

  • Understand the definition and diversity of social enterprises
  • Explore how to clarify an idea and get the ball rolling on a social venture
  • Consider how to measure and tell the story of social and environmental impact
  • Connect with amazing, like-minded individuals


Marisol Fornoni

Guest Speaker: Marisol Fornoni

Marisol Fornoni is the Social Venture Coach at the Centre for Social Innovation. Marisol mentors social enterprise founders in Ontario to help them recognize, measure, and promote the social impacts of their ventures. Marisol is deeply committed to supporting social entrepreneurship grow in Canada and has been trained in the Lean4Flourishing approach. Marisol supported Lean4Flourishing to roll out its first entrepreneurial business model innovation accelerator in 2016 and has since worked with more than 60 entrepreneurs as a business coach using this approach.  Prior to this, Marisol worked with social enterprises in a variety of roles including as development officer, business developer, events coordinator and operations lead.



This is a free event. Seats are limited. Register now to save your spot!

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Paid parking is available on campus.

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