12th annual conference rejuvenates, inspires participants.
Friday September 14, 2012
MANSONS LANDING, B.C. - In 2005, Phil Klein was set to attend his first Web of Change (WoC), a conference for social change leaders mobilizing technology in their work. Then he learned he had cancer, and he gave up his spot to focus on what he was told could be the biggest battle of his life.
By Rebecca Cuttler on September 6, 2012 - 12:18pm
Ajay Puri and I were at a Vancouver social innovation beach party when I mentioned I would be attending this year's Web of Change.
The natural networker was one of the first people I met in Vancouver, and in my opinion is synonymous with using the Internet to generate real-world action. Ajay runs seven Twitter accounts, has over 2,500 Facebook friends, and has rallied people to causes as diverse as sustainability to healthcare innovation.
By Rebecca Cuttler on August 29, 2012 - 10:15am
The Renewal office group is proud of our friend and former office mate, Claudia Li, whose organization Shark Truth recently announced two great pieces of news.
By Rebecca Cuttler on August 17, 2012 - 10:59am
On August 16, Vancouver Is Awesome reporter Bob Kronbauer interviewed Joel Solomon as part of Kronbauer's 50 Coffees series. Please read on to hear their conversation.
By Rebecca Cuttler on August 9, 2012 - 1:10pm
It wasn’t as if the work Steve Rio was doing prior to founding his current design and communications agency was all that bad.
In fact, his previous web company turned away large projects if it couldn’t ethically support the company’s objectives. But, a moral code or mandate was never ingrained in the company’s mission or communications, and it left Steve thirsting for more.
In 2009, Steve attended Hollyhock’s Web of Change and Social Venture Institute (SVI) conferences, where he participated in a series of conversations that made him realize his work needed to be more meaningful. After SVI, Steve returned to Vancouver to start a new company called Briteweb with an overt mandate to work with companies changing the world.
By Pamela Chaloult on August 3, 2012 - 1:48pm
'Love plus competence is the ultimate success formula,’ says Fearless Financier Joel Solomon
By Heidi Hartman on July 26, 2012 - 11:22am
Article written by Camille Jensen, Axiom News. One of the first events I attended as a newcomer to Vancouver was Vert-ality, a once-a-year party for the sustainability movement. Entering the event I was handed a small booklet entitled “Hollyhock,” while overhearing fellow patrons strike up conversations about their most recent Hollyhock experience or upcoming course at the lifelong centre located on Cortes Island.
By Heidi Hartman on July 20, 2012 - 10:26am
A recent Axiom News article features SVI alum and La Siembra CEO Jennifer Williams.
By Heidi Hartman on July 20, 2012 - 10:19am
SVI Hollyhock was featured in a recent blog from Junxion Strategy.
By Heidi Hartman on July 12, 2012 - 4:39pm
The 17th annual Social Venture Institute at Hollyhock, September 12-16 is just two months away! If you are still on the fence about attending this September, here are five reasons why signing up NOW will give you a good reason to look forward to the end of summer: