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Social venture showcases


At the Social Finance Forum you’ll come face-to-face with the most exciting social ventures in Canada. Find the most promising new businesses to invest in or discover innovative social enterprises tackling old problems with new ideas – the full range of Canadian social innovation will be on display.

This year, the Forum will host two exciting showcases of Canadian social ventures.

Venture Showcase

The Venture Showcase is a test of business acumen, quick thinking – and a little showmanship. Canadian ventures currently fundraising will pitch their businesses live on stage. The first round will take place in front of an invite-only audience of investors. The top three ventures will move on to the final round, in front of the main stage audience and a panel of tough-to-please judges. Who will take home the $5,000 top prize?

Venture Showcase prize generously donated by RBC.

Venture Village

New for 2016: The Venture Village will be an exciting zone where visitors discover Canada’s next generation of impact ventures. Each venture will be given space to demonstrate their products, hand out samples or create a lively display to engage Forum participants in an informal atmosphere.