East Kootenay Social Enterprise Incubation Project

Learn how to start a successful social enterprise, build a business model, discover customers, and find market fit.

39 Lessons
10 Enrolled
10 hours

About Course

Do you want to make a real difference in your community and make money while doing so to sustain yourself and your impact? You’re in luck! This self-paced Social Enterprise Development Course is the roadmap you need to create initiatives that tackle complex problems and make a real impact. We’ll show you how to start small, validate your ideas, and grow purposefully. With a perfect blend of critical insights and practical steps, you’ll learn how to build thriving social enterprises that contribute to positive social and environmental change and bring you some income! Whether you’re a budding visionary or a seasoned entrepreneur, this course will give you the tools to build sustainable social impact enterprises from the ground up.

What makes this course so unique?

Course Contributors

Buckle up for mind-expanding learning on social entrepreneurship! Our course isn’t just textbooks and lectures; we’ve got a crew of trailblazing social entrepreneurs and leaders from around the globe, contributing their hard-earned wisdom and experiences. The course will take you on a journey of diverse perspectives and insights into the exciting world of social enterprise development.

Kelly D. King (StartEd, New York)

Erich Schlenker (Managing Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Appalachian State University)

Kyle Satinitigan (Wesolve, Makati, Philippines)

Drew Edwards (Pangea Education Consult, Chicago)

Owonikoko Olusola (Stanforte Edge, Nigeria)

Kirsten Brosbol (Founder of 2030Beyond, Former Minister for Environment and Danish Member of Parliament, Denmark)

Dr. Segun Fatudimu (Founder and CEO at Impact Toolbox, Canada)

Min Ngo (Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada)

Lisa Ngo (York University, Canada)

Akina, New Zealand

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What Will You Learn?

  • Social entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial journey
  • Problem and solution analysis and validation
  • Developing a theory of change
  • How to align a social enterprise with the SDGs
  • Customer segmentation and competitive analysis
  • Designing business models and customer discovery
  • Creating minimal viable products
  • Finding product-market fit using the lean methodology
  • Navigating startup challenges and incorporating a social enterprise
  • Financial feasibility analysis and business planning

Course Content

Module 1: Creating a social impact model

  • Live session one: Introductions
  • Start with the problem
  • What is a theory of change?
  • Components of a theory of change
  • Creating your theory of change

Module 2: Thinking Global: Aligning your social enterprise with the global goals

Module 3: Finding your competitive edge

Module 4: Analyzing customers and proposing value

Module 5: Developing the business model

Module 6: Developing a minimal viable product and customer development

Module 7: Financial Feasibility Analysis

Module 8: Bringing it all together

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