An accelerator for early-stage social enterprises with promising products, services, and technologies that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Social entrepreneurs are turning the climate crisis into an opportunity to build the more resilient, clean, and low-carbon economy of the future.
Over two years, the Centre for Social Innovation is supporting 38 enterprises working on climate change solutions. Meet our second cohort!
HOW WE SUPPORTED THEIR SUCCESS
We supported these climate change-fighting enterprises with:
BUSINESS AND IMPACT EXPERTS
Top-rated, seasoned coaches to accelerate their growth and amplify their impact.
Personalized support to help them develop and track impact metrics, including GHG reductions.
Advisory services from senior leaders, connection to our 2,500 members, and pitching to investors and partners on Demo Night.
Take part in an enterprise bootcamp, workshops, monthly progress reviews and peer circles.
Free workspace for 12 months.
Over $20,000 in cash awards, access to microloans, and connections to funders and investors.
Recognition as an Agent of Change, and promotional support to increase their reach.
MEMBERSHIP AT CSI
All the benefits of membership at CSI, including access to exclusive programs, member socials, discounts, and events.
Past cohorts of Agents of Change have seen impressive growth over a one-year period such as a 461% increase in revenues, and 214% increase in paid staff in Agents of Change: City Builders, and a 195% increase in revenues, and a 97% increase in the number of people impacted in Agents of Change: Community Health.
The 2017 cohort of startups have made incredible progress, such as securing investments, growing their revenues, hiring new staff, winning awards, and most importantly, towards reducing carbon emissions.