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A Social Enterprise Pitch Event

Change Up is a pitch style event for social enterprises to share their stories and solutions to some of our toughest community, social, and environmental challenges.

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What is Change UP?

Achieving Social Objectives

Come and Celebrate Social Entrepreneurs at ChangeUP.

ChangeUP, brought to you by Interior Savings, Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, the City of Kamloops, and Purppl, is a pitch style event for social enterprises on October 2nd, 2019. Featured social enterprises will share their stories and solutions for some of the toughest community, social, and environmental challenges. Selected social enterprises will have the opportunity to win a subsidized spot on Purppl’s acceleration program.

Doors open at 6:00pm for networking with some light snacks and refreshments. The event will start at 7:00pm.

Don’t miss your chance to be inspired, make connections, and learn how local social enterprises are making an impact in the community.

Applications to present at ChangeUP are now open. Apply here.

For more information, contact amanda@purppl.com.

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For the Social Entrepreneur

Share Your Story

Apply to present on stage at Change Up. Share your story about your business model and your impact model. Connect with a community of social entrepreneurs, wantrepreneurs, partners, customers, investors, and more.

Ask for Help

ChangeUP opportunity to ask for help. It’s not about the money – it’s about finding mentors, business partners, impact partners, customers, champions, and more. Make sure the community knows how they can help your sustainable impact model.

For the Community

Learn, Connect, Reflect

Learn about local social enterprises. Connect with other people who are interested in social enterprise and social innovation. Reflect on how you could play a part in building an ecosystem to support social enterprise development.

Support Social Enterepreneurs

Listen to the social entrepreneurs, their business models, and their impact models. As a community, we can all dig in to help in different ways. Can you buy, partner volunteer, sponsor, donate, invest, or even just share their story?

Since 2013

Social Enterprises Presented
Attendees Educated & Inspired
Social Enterprises Accelerated

Some Past Presenters

30 social enterprises have presented over the last five years. These social entrepreneurs are building sustainable solutions to big challenges like housing for everyone, food and water security, economic empowerment, accessible transportation, and climate change.

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Trellis - Purppl clients and alumni for social enterprise acceleration
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan - Purppl Scale Up Program clients and alumni
Current Taxi - Purppl success stories and alumni
Start Fresh Kitchen - Purppl community and social impact alumni
Kelowna Women's Shelter - Ending Abuse. Building Hope. Purppl clients and alumni valued partnership.

Upcoming Change Up Events

ChangeUp Kamloops 2019

Keynote Speaker

Colin Stansfield

With a passion for social justice and resilient local economies, Colin is a charismatic champion of all things “social”. Currently serving as Executive Director of the Gibsons Community Building Society, Colin brings talent and passion for the Society’s vision and experience in the management and governance of non-profit organizations. As Executive Director, Colin leads operations for the year-round Gibsons Public Market as well as the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre. In his previous role as Executive Director of Potluck Café in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, he acquired hands-on experience with delivering on a strong community and economic development agenda.

Presented By

Interior Savings - Valued partnerships empowering social entrepreneurs with Purppl
City of Kamloops logo - Purppl partnerships

Community Sponsors

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