Three successful social enterprises in British Columbia pitched their plans to scale up at 6th annual Social Enterprise Heroes event on April 16 in Vancouver. Shown above, presenters and attendees gather enthusiastically to celebrate prizes that will advance their social enterprise missions.
SE Heroes event provides established ventures opportunity to grow impact

VANCOUVER - Social enterprises are reshaping the cultural fabric and understanding of the economy, said Kevin McCort in his closing remarks at the 6th annual Social Enterprise Heroes (SE Heroes) event hosted by Enterprising Non-profits (ENP) April 16. There are thousands of stories like the three shared at the event’s pitch competition among the 22,000 charities in B.C., says the president and CEO of the Vancouver Foundation.

Michelle Strutzenberger

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On one of my last evenings in Barcelona a few of us gathered at a cozy shop in an old part of the city called La Villa de Gracias (the Village of Gratitude) to talk over mango milkshakes and crepes.

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Imagine it’s 2030. The world’s greatest generation of entrepreneurs, the baby boomers, have retired from the more than 600,000 small- and medium-sized businesses they founded. Due to the thousands of companies that went up for sale, and an awareness of the gravity of the transition, a significant number of business owners chose to sell their companies to their employees.