What we need is a formula that recognizes the core elements of social entrepreneurship, moves us past the mentality of the simple ‘add on’, and celebrates the exponential power of social entrepreneurship when the core elements are truly blended into a mutual and synergistic whole.
The Trico Charitable Foundation is committed to this program as we believe that by bringing some of the best and brightest examples of social entrepreneurship from around the world to Calgary will help galvanize the local the conversation, bring business opportunities to YYC and, perhaps most importantly, showcase amazing local social ventures and help them gain the insights they need to take their efforts to the next level.
Here are some key insights from the 2016 edition of The World of Social Entrepreneurship.read more
Powerpoint Available for Lean Start-ups for Social Change: Insights and Perspective for Social Purpose Organizations
We were excited to share his views on using Lean Startup thinking to drive social and technical innovation and were honoured to have hosted him on Sept 16th, 2016 as the Keynote Speaker for Social Entrepreneurship Day.read more
Calling all Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions: the Global Challenge is Coming to Canada. Register your school!
The Skoll Centre at the University of Oxford; RECODE, an initiative of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation; and the Trico Charitable Foundation, are partnering to bring the Global Challenge to Canada. We’re inviting Canadian higher education institutions to run the Global Challenge at their school, with the support of tools provided by the Skoll Centre. The Global Challenge offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn more about the issues they care about and present their findings to the world – and win some awesome prizes!read more
Written by Andrea van Vugt
As a student studying business and social innovation I am intrigued by social entrepreneurship. To me, social entrepreneurship can be described simply as the place where the business and social sectors meet to create meaningful change.read more