18th Annual Social Venture Institute, Hollyhock

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18 September, 2013 to 22 September, 2013

September 18th-22nd, 2013
Hollyhock Centre, Cortes Island, BC

SVI Hollyhock is presented by Renewal and Social Venture Network (SVN).


Eighteen Years Experience Creating Forums for Change

Since 1996, SVI has offered leaders of social purpose businesses a forum in which to air their business problems and receive advice and mentoring. Founded by Gary Hirshberg, President and CEO of Stonyfield Farm, SVI was designed to provide an interactive and affordable way for entrepreneurs to explore creative ways to succeed.

Intentionally Designed to Foster Growth

The format of SVI is highly interactive and experiential. Participants present their business problems to a panel of experienced business leaders and fellow participants. In return, they receive advice, tools, and resources to strengthen and grow their enterprise in a socially conscious way. Based on evaluations and testimonials, participants uniformly reflect that SVI is one of the best investments they’ve made in growing their social purpose enterprises.

Supportive and Experienced Network

The combination of high quality mentors, a confidential and supportive environment, and a practical problem-solving format enables participants to acquire a rich portfolio of skills, a plan to grow their social purpose organization, and a network of contacts to support their enterprise. SVI participants are first or second-stage entrepreneurs who face challenges in growing an enterprise while maintaining a social mission.


Social Ventures Institute Hollyhock
Cortes Island  British Columbia