Be a Changemaker Challenge Venture Pitch
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Youth Venture Changemaker Challenge
brings together business leaders on Nov. 23rd
Watch UBC and SFU students pitch their social ventures to win up to $1,000 in seed funding!
We invite you to The Be a Changemaker Challenge Selection Panel to watch the top teams of SFU and UBC students pitch their ideas for creating their own social ventures. The Selection Panel will bring together six business and social entrepreneurs who will select the winners. Panelists include: James Tansey (ISIS, Sauder School of Business, UBC), Tom Lawrence (Beedie School of Business, SFU), John Nicola (Nicola Wealth Management & Ashoka Support Network Member), Shannon Vanderwoerd (Starbucks Canada), Elisha Muskat (Ashoka Canada) and an Ashoka Fellow (TBD). Please join us alongside business and social venture leaders from around B.C. to hear the newest ideas from the next generation of changemakers! Event details:
Be a Changemaker Challenge Selection Panel
UBC Robson Square, Theatre (C300), 800 Robson Street
6-8 p.m. - Selection Panel
8-9 p.m. - Drinks, appetizers, networking & announcement of winning teams
Be a Changemaker Challenge - Overview
This exciting opportunity is brought to you by Ashoka Canada and Ashoka's Youth Venture, hosted by University of British Columbia (UBC) & Simon Fraser University (SFU) and powered by Starbucks, with the vision to enhance the social entrepreneurship experiences of all students.
This challenge consists of:
- University-wide call to action across the SFU & UBC campuses for students to create, launch and sustain social ventures.
- Action plan development by students with resources such as, a user-driven online learning platform, staff support, and mentorship.
- Selection of up to 10 teams for the seed funding of $1,000 at the Be a Changemaker Challenge Panel
- Ongoing post-launch support and fellowship for students’ social ventures as well as changemaker skills development and leadership with a global movement of 100,000+ Changemakers in the Youth Venture network
Follow and contribute to the conversation on Twitter #CMChallenge.
When & Where
Ashoka Canada & Ashoka's Youth Venture
Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems.
We are redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, we create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.
To date, we have elected more than 2,700 social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, in 72 countries in five continents. Across Canada, we have elected 36 Fellows since 2002. By working with our network, we have identified the key principles of transformation. We are working with business entrepreneurs, corporations, government agencies and universities to create a new reality. For more information , please visit http://canada.ashoka.org/.
Ashoka's Youth Venture
Ashoka’s Youth Venture leads an international community of young people who are powerful changemakers. An offshoot of Ashoka, the pioneer of the social entrepreneurship sector, Youth Venture inspires and invests in teams of young people to create and launch their own sustainable, community-benefiting ventures. Since its inception in 1996, Youth Venture has launched, supported and welcomed into its network nearly 3,500 youth-led ventures across 18 countries that have had impact on over 1 million people. For more information, please visit www.genv.net.