Global Academy Competition
The Centre for Global Citizenship Education & Inclusion is launching its’ newly revisioned Global Academy, a two-day experiential learning opportunity for students who are interested in social entrepreneurship. Do you have a business idea that can also make the world a better place?
The Global Academy is the place for you!
It will provide you with the opportunity to LEARN from a local social entrepreneur, CREATE an idea in our rapid innovation session, PITCH that idea to a panel of industry experts and NETWORK with like-minded people. Everyone will receive a Social Entrepreneur Starter Kit and the Winner of the pitch will receive an exciting Prize! All this, plus a tour to a local social enterprise company to gain first-hand knowledge of how to run a successful business.
What is social entrepreneurship?
Throughout the global community, changemakers are developing and implementing innovative solutions to address pressing social and environmental issues, combining industry-specific knowledge with entrepreneurial skills to advocate for social justice. These changemakers are at the heart of the growing field of social entrepreneurship.
Ashoka Canada defines a social entrepreneur as “an individual or group who applies business and management skills to tackle chronic societal problems with sustainable solutions…social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solves problems by changing systems, spreading the solutions, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.” Social enterprises are businesses that deliver goods and services in a competitive market, as would any other business. However, at the core of these enterprises is a social purpose and it is this purpose that drives the business.
Great examples of Social Enterprises
Register for the Global Academy
Please download the Global Academy Application form, fill out all the information and email it to gbedard@centennialcollege by February 16th, 2018, at 5:00 PM. You will be contacted if you have been chosen to attend the Global Academy.
There are only 20 spots available, so act fast and apply!