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Insights into entrepreneurial journeys and a social venture showcase will headline “Propelling Social Ventures 2014: From Ideas to Impact,” the annual conference hosted by Sauder’s Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub.


The conference attracts the business community, innovators, social entrepreneurs, students and policy makers, who will come together on April 15 at the Yaletown Roundhouse to discuss how social ventures can be developed from basic ideas into full-fledged businesses.

Propel 2014’s keynote speakers are Daniel Epstein, the founder of Unreasonable Institute, and Ken Banks, founder of FrontlineSMS and kiwanja.net.

In 2012, Inc. Magazine named Daniel Epstein as a “30 under 30 entrepreneur” and Forbes featured him on their list of the “top 30 most impactful entrepreneurs”. In 2013, he received the prestigious “Entrepreneur for the World” award at the Global Entrepreneurship Forum.

Ken Banks is a PopTech Fellow and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, who recently published his first book, “The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator.”

Other speakers include Ryan Dick, co-founder of GIGAbase, and Ethan Wilkes, director of Communications at Reboot.