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One Big Table: Not Your Overnight Success Story

For Chef Giulio finding a permanent home for the One Big Table co-op grocery store has been many years in the making. With a shared goal to make a difference within the community, One Big…

The Boulder Thesis: A Theory for Social Entrepreneurs

The Boulder Thesis: A Theory for Social Entrepreneurs The approach to supporting entrepreneurs globally changed the moment Brad Feld, Managing Director at the Foundry Group, published Startup Communities in 2012. Community building and economic development…

Four Patterns for Building a Social Enterprise

Purppl is testing the assumption that sustainable business models can add predictable revenue into community driven social enterprises. We believe this will help organizations implement long term solutions to our communities’ toughest challenges. It’s a…

Featured Client & Alumni Stories

Social Enterprise Profiles

Social Enterprise Profile: Kamloops Music Collective

The Kamloops Music Collective is committed to building a vibrant and diverse music culture in Kamloops by offering music-based programs to youth in the community. Through their education and programs, the Kamloops Music Collective inspires…

Social Enterprise Profile: Elevation Outdoors

Elevation Outdoors is focused on breaking down barriers and helping young people find a passion to help them lead a healthy, happier life. Since their inception they have expanded their program offering to include snowboarding,…

Social Enterprise Profile: OGO Car Share Co-op

OGO Car Share Co-op is a social enterprise that launched in 2013 that gives Okanagan drivers a more affordable and environmentally responsible transportation option. Take a look at what Executive Director Christian Brandt had to…

Social Enterprise Profile: Clubhouse

NAME OF COMPANY: The Clubhouse Child Care Center TYPE OF ORGANIZATION: Registered Charity HEADQUARTERS: Kelowna NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 50 YEAR FOUNDED: 1996 THE PROBLEM: Children often do not get enough outside time for play and…