The communityBUILD Pipeline Pitch Competition saw great results and fantastic companies! The winners selected will now move forward in the personalized accelerator + incubator in partnership with York University, Seneca College and United Way Toronto and York Region.
Congratulations to these fantastic ventureLAB clients for making it into the Branham 300 Top 25 Canadian Up and Coming ICT Companies!
As the application deadline approaches for communityBUILD’s Social Venture Pipeline (April 15), I am having more calls with ventures asking about whether they’re a social enterprise. I find that I know a social enterprise when I see it. This means that I see that the mission permeates the culture of the enterprise and informs decision-making. However, it doesn’t overwhelm decision-making. The strongest social entrepreneurs are painfully aware of the balancing act they must master between the demands of running a business in a competitive marketplace and pursuing impact.
Focused Ambition founder Anna Gordon started her company after a few twists and turns and her real-life experience working in human resources and recognizing a gap in needs unique to millenials.
A big congratulations to Courtney Cole from ForaHealthyMe Inc. on being accepted into the spring 2016 cohort for the Canadian Digital Media;Network’s (CDMN) Soft Landing program.