Cultivate: Social Impact



You are part of a for-profit business with a genuine interest in enhancing your social and ecological impact, you are an aspiring social enterprise, or you are involved with a not-for-profit and aspire to grow your impact using technology, business practices, and other supports.


Engage in a three-week series, with 3-hour workshops each week, specifically designed for founders and business leaders looking to bolster their commitment to sustainability, social responsibility, and ecological impact. You’ll receive hands-on support from experienced facilitators, connect with like-minded problem-solvers, and come away with a toolbox of resources to move forward with confidence.


By participating in this program, you will:

  • Acquire cutting-edge social impact frameworks, innovative thinking methods, and best practices to concept, validate and drive growth in your business.
  • Use tools and resources to refine your understanding of your business case for and return on investment (ROI) in prioritizing positive social and ecological impact in your business.
  • Develop creative ideas and practical steps to bridge the gap between your current business practices and a more sustainable and socially responsible future state.
  • Reignite your inspiration and motivation to make a significant positive social impact through your business endeavors.
  • Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs at the intersection of tech, and positive social and ecological impact.


Check back here for future registrations of this workshop.


We would like to recognize the many advisors and mentors that contributed their time and knowledge in creating this curriculum.

Original Content & Initial Prototype
Dr. Lindsay Cole & Lily Raphael

Mentors and Advisors
Gary Zander
Claire Theaker-Brown
Brooks Hanewich
Susannah Cameron
Omar Yaqub
Ashima Chopra
Allison Gibson 

This program is partially funded through the City of Edmonton and offered at no cost, thanks to Alberta Innovates, through the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network.

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