Social Impact Business Model




  • You have a social impact business idea, social enterprise, or business (does not have to be tech-enabled) 
  • You have a not-for-profit idea
  • You may not have a solid idea, but you’ve identified a problem you’d like to solve 
  • Own or work at an existing business that you want to innovate on or develop a high-level business model that’s relevant to social innovation
  • Have a general interest in the Lean Canvas process


In this two-hour workshop, you will focus on the Social Lean Canvas to develop a clear understanding of the social impact and value propositions of a business, social enterprise, or not-for-profit idea. Participants will learn how to fill out the canvas and refine their ideas based on social impact considerations. 


  • Hands-on support and feedback with experienced facilitators
  • Understanding the Social Lean Canvas and its relevance in social innovation
  • Define social impact and value propositions
  • Completion of your own Social Lean Canvas
  • Ready to move through Testing Business Ideas and Discover & Validate


Register today for this workshop where Business Model 101 meets Social Impact. 

Business Model 101 completion is not necessary for this program.

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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