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Innovation Hub 2013
 

The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub offers a dynamic space to accelerate social venture growth by bringing together university resources, peer learning, and business networks. The program is defined by its passionate community and collaborative environment.

How to find out more about the Social Venture accelerator program:

October 8: Join us at the Social Venture Re-Vue to celebrate our current cohort of ventures.

October 15: Come to the CCS iHub Info Session to learn how you can be part of this exciting program.

CCS iHub Re Vue 2013 Video

The organizations selected for the 2014 program are:

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Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

Fresh Roots builds and maintains neighbourhood market gardens with institutions and neighbours. The food we grow is sold back into the community and the space becomes a place for learning and engagement. We help institutions transform their spaces into community focal points, bringing together multicultural and intergenerational communities to learn, celebrate or simply experience the joy and wonder of growing, and eating, food.


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Mealshare

Mealshare allows you to share a meal with someone in need when you dine out. When a customer chooses a Mealshare item from a participating restaurants’ menu, a meal will be donated to a person in need. Mealshare donates to international and local charities in their efforts to help the millions of people who are food insecure globally.


Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub Natural Source   

Natural Source Vending

Natural Source Vending designs, builds and manages, free-to-staff nutritious food stations, providing offices with high quality, locally sourced and all-natural snacks to keep employees energized. Natural Source Vending is strongly commitment to the environment. All food service equipment is not only high quality but also Energy Star rated, and all facilities are powered by wind.


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Shifting Growth Garden Society

Shifting Growth Garden Society has a mission to transform vacant spaces into temporary community gardens and growing spaces. They are becoming part of the solution for the long waitlists for the city’s community gardens. Shifting Growth can fill any vacant commercial and private property with removable garden beds, instantaneously creating a temporary community garden for the neighborhood.


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Skipper Otto’s

Skipper Otto’s is a Community Supported Fishery that connects local independent catchers directly to consumers, cutting out middlemen and increasing the income of the fishers. The CSF researches and educates both ends of the supply chain about the conditions for each type of fish to ensure sustainable yield each season without damaging the ecosystem.