The first biennial What’s Next YYC was held in November 2019 and from the outstanding pool of 10 finalists, Beaverlodge was one out of three Judge’s Choice recipients, receiving $25,000 in prize money. Beaverlodge makes it easier for people to get bulk discounts as they make their homes more efficient. The user follows a series of steps on their phone and they end up with a road map to reduce their emissions by 50%.
Among the 10 impressive What’s Next YYC finalists who are using the power of business models to solve social problems is the Indigenous-run social enterprise Colouring It Forward. Colouring It Forward produces and sells colouring books and other products developed with Indigenous artists and elders to help to share (and preserve) the beautiful artwork and ancestral wisdom of our Indigenous peoples and promote reconciliation through the arts.
Congratulations to Skwachàys Lodge, recipient of the national Social EnterPrize, and Beaverlodge, CMNGD, Universal Access, and Deepwater Farms for receiving the What’s Next YYC awards.
“These 10 may well be the most amazing collection of Calgary social entrepreneurs I have ever seen. Their diversity, ingenuity and momentum confirm Calgary is a hub of social entrepreneurship activity.” says Dan Overall, Executive Director of the Trico Charitable Foundation.
Announcing Charmian Love as What’s Next YYC Judge: International Veteran of Social Entrepreneurship Will Also Offer Coaching to Four Recipients
Trico Charitable Foundation and the Haskayne School of Business are extremely pleased to announce Charmian Love as the judge for What’s Next YYC at the Social EnterPrize event on November 21st, 2019. Charmian is also offering the four lucky recipients of What’s Next YYC one hour of one-on-one coaching, which is a huge bonus for any social entrepreneur.
Applications Now Open for “What’s Next YYC”: Award helps local social enterprises with four $25,000 prizes
What’s Next YYC will showcase ten exciting Calgary and area based social enterprises that have already won awards or successfully completed a local social enterprise support program.