Lunapads Named One of BC's 20 Most Innovative Companies

BCBusiness presents twenty organizations, large and small, that are shaping the province with the power of one good idea. Lunapads, SVI Alumni and Renewal investee, are named one of BC's 20 Most Innovative Companies by BCBusiness.

Social Venture Institute (SVI)

September 14 – 18, 2011
Hollyhock, Canada's Lifelong Learning Center, Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, BC

Join mission-based entrepreneurs at Hollyhock for a dynamic gathering to share business challenges, successes and experiences. For 16 years, SVI has created a supportive environment with inspiring mentors and practical, problem-solving results. Participants gain a rich portfolio of skills to grow their social purpose organization and an invaluable network of peers.

Women Entrepreneurs for Social Change - Hollyhock in Vancouver

May 13 – 14, 2011
SFU, Vancouver, BC

Women Entrepreneurs for Social Change will be an intensive, interactive Vancouver based gathering that focuses on ways to lead a successful, socially conscious enterprise. This unique forum offers women from small and large organizations the chance to explore their business challenges in an intimate and inspiring environment drawing on the successful Social Venture Institute (SVI) model. SVI is a practical, problem-solving, alternative “business school” that creates a confidential, supportive and inspiring setting.

Minerva Seeking Applicants for Women Leading the Way

The Minerva Foundation is seeking applicants from all across British Columbia for Women Leading the Way (WLW) - an exciting and innovative three-year pilot program that will take women who want to lead through a part-time, year-long, advanced leadership development training program, beginning in January 2011.  The project will involve hundreds of individuals, organizations and communities throughout BC and beyond. Participant applications are due by September 15th.

SVI Hollyhock Call for Case Studies

Case Studies are the core of the Social Venture Institute model and where some of the greatest learning happens. They are a powerful way for SVI attendees to gain a wealth of practicalideas and suggestions that help to manage the challenges of running a socially responsible enterprise.

Better Business: Can a 500-Year Vision Help Save the World? - Part 2

Better Business: Can a 500-Year Vision Help Save the World? (Part 2)
Huffington Post

By Julia Moulden
An interview with Joel Solomon, President and CEO of Renewal Partners.

SVI Call for Case Studies Extended to June 26th

Case Study Applications for Social Venture Institute (SVI) Hollyhock, September 9-13, 2009 are being accepted until Friday, June 26th.

Finding Coral Expedition Sets Sail in June

Renewal friend, Executive Director, Jennifer Lash, and her team at Living Oceans Society are launching a first of its kind in BC “Finding Coral Expedition” in search of deep sea corals off the coast of British Columbia on June 8. The expedition aims to find out where B.C.’s coral forests are located and what mysterious creatures live there. It is very likely that there will be species of fish, invertebrates and corals that have never been seen before.

2009 Hollyhock Programs Available Online

Stuck on your New Year's Resolution? Try committing to spend some time focusing on you and your personal growth this year by attending one of Hollyhock's inspiring programs. Check them out online at:!
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