New Course! Impact Lab @ DeGroote (Commerce 3SJ3)

| March 11, 2020
Submitted by Greg Rombough for Student Experience

Enrol in a new course being offered this May: Impact Lab @ DeGroote. This four-day, three-unit intensive course will give you the opportunity to found and fund transformative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

We’re facing a growing range of adversities in the 21st century: the effects of climate change, increasing income inequality, limited access to quality healthcare and education (to name a few). This is the time to be ambitious, to be a change-maker, to dare to make the world a better place. This course will help you become a social innovator and investor, as you discover how you can have an impact.

As a ‘founder’, you will spend two days building mission-driven startups that propose game-changing solutions that aim, for example, to reduce our impact on the environment or reimagine the way we eat and dispose of food. You will formulate a business plan and pitch your start-up to a group of ‘funders’ with the goal of securing seed funding.

As a ‘funder’, you will spend the other two days of the course learning to become an impact investor, focused on investing in businesses that will generate compelling financial returns and positive outcomes for people and the planet. Build your own venture capital impact fund and determine which ‘founders’ will receive your funding.

This course will be led by Stacey Kline (Founding Partner, The Good Fund) and Rajanthi Manivannan (Past COO, The Rumie Initiative), and will include guest participation by venture capital investors and social entrepreneurs.

Enrol via Mosaic. You must be in, or entering, Level III or above.

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