Ashoka's Be a Changemaker Challenge: Nov 23, 2011

Changemaker Nov

We invite you to The Be a Changemaker Challenge Selection Panel to watch the top teams of SFU and UBC students pitch their ideas for creating their own social ventures. The Selection Panel will bring together six business and social entrepreneurs who will select the winners. Panelists include: James Tansey (Sauder S3i, Sauder School of Business, UBC), Tom Lawrence (Beedie School of Business, SFU), John Nicola (Nicola Wealth Management & Ashoka Support Network Member), Shannon Vanderwoerd (Starbucks Canada), Elisha Muskat (Ashoka Canada) and an Ashoka Fellow (TBD). Please join us alongside business and social venture leaders from around B.C. to hear the newest ideas from the next generation of changemakers! Event details:

WHERE: UBC ROBSON SQUARE, 800 Robson St, Vancouver.
WHEN: NOVEMBER 23, 2011 [6-8pm Selection Panel  |  8-9pm Networking reception and Announcement of Winning Team (appetizers & cash bar)]

Be a Changemaker Challenge - Overview

This exciting opportunity is brought to you by Ashoka Canada and Ashoka’s Youth Venture, hosted by University of British Columbia (UBC) & Simon Fraser University (SFU) and powered by Starbucks, with the vision to enhance the social entrepreneurship experiences of all students.

This challenge consists of:

  • University-wide call to action across the SFU & UBC campuses for students to create, launch and sustain social ventures.
  • Action plan development by students with resources such as, a user-driven online learning platform, staff support, and mentorship.
  • Selection of up to 10 teams for the seed funding of $1,000 at the Be a Changemaker Challenge Panel
  • Ongoing post-launch support and fellowship for students’ social ventures as well as changemaker skills development and leadership with a global movement of 100,000+ Changemakers in the Youth Venture network


The Be a Changemaker Challenge Selection Panel is open to the general public, so please join us alongside business and social venture leaders from around BC to hear the newest ideas from the next generation of changemakers! 

Follow and contribute to the conversation on Twitter #CMChallenge.