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Mar 13
Ideation Workshop for Social Enterprises

Time 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location HMC - Room B390, 4180 Duke of York Blvd., Mississauga

Brought to you by EDGE, the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs Social Enterprise Partnership, Ryerson Social Venture Zone and MaRS SVX.

Are you interested in starting a social enterprise or learning more about how to do so effectively?

A challenge facing social innovators (and, indeed, innovators of all types) is that they often leap to a solution without having properly researched and defined the problem. This can negatively impact the venture at later stages where issues that should have been known much earlier can cause significant delays or even stop the venture in its tracks.

The Ideation Workshop will help innovators further refine their ideas to create a viable social enterprise. Using tools and worksheets developed by Alex Gill, Director and co-founder of the Ryerson Social Venture Zone, participants will work through their ideas using a range of methodologies.


  1. Help participants explore and deepen their initial social business ideas by using a variety of creativity and innovation tools;
  2. Capture and deepen their ideas via Ryerson’s “Ideation Canvas” that will outline all initial aspects of their social business idea;
  3. Learn about the major mistakes that early stage social entrepreneurs make – and how to avoid them.

Event Details

Date: March 13, 2019
Time: 5- 7 pm
Location: Room B390, Hazel McCallion Campus

Click here to register.

Ideation Workshop poster