Category Archives: Competition

The Chimera of Impact Investing

Much has been written about the growing size and influence of impact investing for social enterprises.  I don’t disagree with the data or the pundits but is there too much marketing hype?  Will the good news ultimately blind the social finance movement … Continue reading

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The Risk of Isolation

As a mentor, I occasionally meet entrepreneurs with whom it is difficult to have a conversation about their venture because they don’t want to share their idea.  They’re afraid someone will steal it once it’s revealed.  I can understand the … Continue reading

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Powering Innovation

Magnus Sandberg,Vice President and General Manager for Social Capital Partners in Toronto, expresses his idea of innovation as a World’s Cup sailboat.  He spoke recently at part of our communityBUILD Speaker’s Series where he spoke about, “The Quest for Social Impact – … Continue reading

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So What’s communityBUILD?

I want to share the launch of communityBUILD with you.   Why is it worth sharing?  Because I believe that it has the potential to bring more social ventures to market that begin to generate revenue and social impact.  It will do … Continue reading

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A Memorable, Mind-Blowing Experience

Pictured on the left is the extraordinary group of competitors I met at The Canadian Global Impact Competition.   The event is the brainchild of Singularity University in Silicon Valley and takes place in 19 countries each year; Canada’s version happened … Continue reading

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