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ChangeUP: Presented by Valley First

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Okanagan Centre for Innovation Theatre

460 Doyle Avenue

Kelowna, BC V1Y 0C2

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Come and Celebrate Social Entrepreneurs at ChangeUP: Presented by Valley First

ChangeUP, brought to you by Valley First and Purppl, is a pitch style event for social enterprises on February 28, 2018. Featured social enterprises will share their stories and solutions for some of the toughest community, social, and environmental challenges. Selected social enterprises will have the opportunity to win one of two spots in Purppl's six-month acceleration program.

The six social enterprises that will be sharing their stories are at this year's ChangeUP are: Change Gamers, Do Some Good CCC, Elevation Outdoors, Habitat for Humanity Okanagan, One Big Table, and Start Fresh.

A social enterprise is an organization that sells goods or services to help achieve community, social, or environmental initiatives. It can be for-profit, not-for-profit, or a hybrid, but a majority of the profits must be directed to achieving social objectives.

Don't miss your chance to be inspired, make connections, and learn how local social enterprises are making an impact in the community.

Doors open at 6:00pm for networking with some light snacks and refreshments. The event will start at 7:00pm.


Keynote Speaker Brian Smith

In addition to the pitch portion of the evening, Purppl is thrilled to announce that Brian Smith, CEO of Persephone Brewing and Rhiza Capital, will be the guest speaker.

Brian is a social entrepreneur, farmer, and community organizer. His career has taken him from the co-op movement, to working with people with disabilities, to ten years in community economic development in the downtown eastside of Vancouver.

Brian has been recognized as one of the Top 40 under Forty (2009), a Celebration of Excellence Award (2014), Land Award (2016), Widening Our World Award and Social Enterprise of the Year (2017), all attributable to his work in the field of social venture and impact investing. Brian was also a co-founding Director of SoleFood Street Farms, the Hastings Crossing BIA, and Gibsons Public Market.


*No refunds will be given, but we can transfer your ticket if needed!

For more information, contact amanda@purppl.com.


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460 Doyle Avenue

Kelowna, BC V1Y 0C2

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