The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub offers a dynamic space to accelerate social venture growth by bringing together university resources, peer learning, and business networks. Our passionate community and collaborative environment define the program.
If you are ready to accelerate your impact, we want you to join our program! Participation in the program is free, although we do ask for your full engagement in all program components.
The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub offers promising social ventures:
- Co-working space
- Business coaching and advising services
- Access to knowledge capital from the Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing, the Sauder School of Business, and Entrepreneurship @ UBC
- Peer learning and support
- Mentoring from industry experts
- A full-time summer student intern
- Opportunities for exposure and access to networks.
Applications must be received no later than midnight November 2, 2015
If your enterprise meets the following criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub social venture accelerator program:
The primary mission of your venture is to create social or environmental impact on individuals or communities.
An innovative idea
You have an innovative product, service or approach to address a social or environmental problem or are applying an existing approach in an innovative way.
Stage of Venture
You launched your business in the last 1 to 3 years, and it has great potential. You have a plan for your venture to become financially sustainable, including how to generate sufficient revenue to operate, grow, and repay any investors.
You are able to prove that your venture’s activities create real and measurable impact. Moreover, your enterprise takes into consideration the impact of its operations on the environment, people, and communities in which it operates.
Your venture can take any legal form.
Individual entrepreneurs or founding teams of up to three may apply.
Entrepreneurs must be willing and able to work out of the accelerator’s co-working space for a 12month period (Jan 2016 to Dec 2016) and commit to participate in all program activities.
Participation in the program is free for all entrepreneurs, although we do ask for your full commitment to actively engage in all the program’s components.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, we want to hear from you!
Attend the open house to learn more or come to the Social Venture ReVue to meet the current ventures.