Entrepreneurs! We need you! Toronto needs you! The world needs you! Are you ready for an entirely new kind of challenge? Itching to bring your talents to a new set of problems? Are you looking for a way to give back to the city that has given you so much? Ready to #buildbackbetter?
The Centre For Social Innovation is embarking on a new experiment, the League of Social Entrepreneurs.
We are recruiting experienced and emerging entrepreneurs interested in using their skills and creativity to find solutions to some of our city’s most pressing social issues. And we need you – in the middle of a pandemic that is devastating those most vulnerable in our city – to help us build solutions, right now!
Essentially CSI is looking to remix a ‘change lab’ with a ‘social accelerator’ to create intentional economic solutions that put people and planet first.
We have 4 areas that we are looking for entrepreneurs in:
- Homelessness & access to hygiene in Toronto
- Affordable housing solutions
- Impact measurement and social technology
- Affordable delivery systems to support retail businesses pivoting online
Here is the idea….
You, the entrepreneur, join experts from government, NGO’s and people with lived experience to co-learn about the issue, the challenges, barriers, what other jurisdictions have done and the opportunities that exist to solve this problem. We will facilitate a change lab with the goal of identifying solutions that we will turn into prototypes that you are leading, to solve this challenge.
This isn’t easy work. It isn’t for the faint of heart. This might just be the challenge of a lifetime as you bring your problem solving skills, creativity, tenacity, and drive to evolve new solutions that will help Toronto Build Back Better.
So, if you are keen to be kept in the loop on these kinds of opportunities, please answer a few questions in our survey so that we can invite you to the right conversations.
At the very least, I promise that you will meet some other amazing entrepreneurs who give a damn about our future.