Lucky Iron Fish (LIF) is a great example of how a social enterprise scaled up (no pun intended) and pivoted their business strategy as they became what seemed like an overnight success.
Recipient of the Social EnterPrize in 2011, the Potluck Café Society is featured in the latest edition of our case study series, our effort to more effectively tell the stories of amazing Canadian social enterprises.
Written by RADIUS of the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, the study demonstrates a social enterprise committed to extensive and ongoing evolution – from pivots in its models, to changes in leadership, to impact that ranges from serving sandwiches to systemic food security.
“Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever” Native American Proverb
Held at the MaRs Centre for Impact Investing Incubator, the 9th annual Social Finance Forum (SFF) event in November 2016 brought together Canadian social entrepreneurs, social finance professionals, and impact investors to discuss best practices of business and community building. Through discussions around key insights and highlights with several individuals who attended the event, it is clear the SFF stimulated two crucial themes: networking and unifying social enterprise knowledge across Canada.
A team of social entrepreneurs are striving to create an alternative protein source out of cricket flour with their venture Gryllies.
Happy New Year! The start of 2017 gives us the opportunity to reflect and learn from 2016. The past twelve months brought the Trico Charitable Foundation amazing partnerships, new programs, and important insights.
Our team was excited to support and attend the 2nd Indigenous Innovation Summit at the beginning of November. Here are some insights that have stuck with us.