Pivot on Purpose (POP) reimagines business models to solve social problems and is the place to connect with Canada’s leading social enterprises. Pivot on Purpose is where you will connect, learn and advance your social entrepreneurship skills. POP brings together a conference, student case competition, gala and awards for social enterprises including Social EnterPrizeWhat’s Next YYC and the NU Student awards. Join us in for the announcement of prizes totaling over $200,000 including an audience choice!

Save the date (November 18 to 20) in your calendar today! More information and registration information will be available in the Fall.

November 18 – conference, virtual networking, and awards

November 20 – student case competition

Social entrepreneurship = social x entrepreneurship.

At its core, social entrepreneurship uses business models/ markets to solve social problems. Regardless of whether it’s an individual or an organization, regardless of their choice of incorporation- non-profit or for-profit, these elements are the driving and amplifying force.

We support social entrepreneurship.

We are a private foundation that believes in supporting social entrepreneurship through programmatic, grant making, and partnership approaches. We take a systems view to every decision we make and foster social entrepreneurship by supporting the ecosystem and providing social entrepreneurs with capacity building resources.

We are entrepreneurial.

We believe in making social entrepreneurship mainstream. We know we can’t do it alone. Which is why we don’t just fund organizations; we work with them and learn with them to move the sector forward, taking risks along the way.
“Ask Me Anything About Social Enterprise” Webinar Series Launches

“Ask Me Anything About Social Enterprise” Webinar Series Launches

Are you curious about social enterprise? Trying to figure out how to solve a social problem using a business model? What burning questions do you have?

At this Ask Me Anything about Social Entrepreneurship session, a team of experienced professionals will be available to answer your questions (or help you find the resource you are looking for). 

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Now Open: $25,000 National Student Award for Outstanding Social Entrepreneurship

Now Open: $25,000 National Student Award for Outstanding Social Entrepreneurship

❤️Are you a Canadian post-secondary student (see details below)?

❤️Are you using business models to solve social problems?

✨You could win $25,000 or $10,000 to support you on your journey!

The NU Community Board has just opened up the application process for our first ever national award for student social entrepreneurs. The 2021 awards will be presented at the virtual Pivot on Purpose (POP) summit. The NU awards seek to celebrate the best and brightest student social entrepreneurs in Canada. Our hope is to advance education and encourage academic excellence by celebrating excellence, best practices, high standards, advances in, and/or new knowledge relating to student social entrepreneurship.

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First Recipients of Alberta Student Social Enterprise Awards Announced

First Recipients of Alberta Student Social Enterprise Awards Announced

The NU Community Board is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the inaugural NU Alberta Student Social Entrepreneur Awards. These awards celebrate the best and brightest Alberta students that are pushing our understanding of how business models can solve social problems. The board members were impressed by the number of applications received, as well as the depth of understanding and careful execution exhibited by all applicants.

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aGRO Systems Inc.: A What’s Next YYC Update

aGRO Systems Inc.: A What’s Next YYC Update

Founder and CEO of aGRO Systems Inc. (aGRO), Victoria Ross, found her passion through wanting to solve a problem that struck close to home. Victoria’s father has been a beef cattle rancher for almost 50 years. While completing her Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Calgary, Victoria found that around half of all Canadian farmers need a second job to make ends meet, similar to her family’s own experience. This spurred the creation of her social enterprise, which provides service and grain bins to breweries, distilleries, and cideries to transform their waste into affordable livestock feed that is sold to local farmers. aGRO is helping make family farmers more profitable, improving the global food system, and reducing carbon emissions from livestock.

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