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Social Finance & You: Innovative Ways to Fund Your Social Enterprise

July 22 @ 12:00 - 13:00 CDT

All about how to ease your financial heartaches so your enterprise can grow big, strong, and social.

Social finance seems like a high-flying alternative to banks, but it’s not. It’s you, and me, and places like Impact Hub Ottawa using the same financial methods but for the betterment of society.

For social entrepreneurs who might be bootstrapping their way to bedlam, social finance methods could give you some relief. Join this BBL to learn all about the different types of social financing available to you, and how to make them work for you!

Tina Crouse is the CEO and Founder of ANSWER.it, a platform of decision-making tools for government, foundations, and non-profits. She is an innovator and do-er. Her recent list of accomplishments includes several ‘first’s’ in Canada. She has continued to coach in social enterprise and social finance furthering her knowledge of 10+ years in the sector.

Justin Lazarus is a research assistant at ANSWER.it. Having graduated from McGill with Honours in Cognitive Science, Justin came to recognize the inevitable, detrimental impact of human biases on progressive projects. In 2019, his enthusiasm for the social economy led him to become a researcher in social finance and later, a participant at the 2020 Youth Summit on Sustainability.

Brown Bag Lunches are Impact Hub Ottawa’s weekly lunch & learns led by Hubbers, for members and non-members alike. Topics vary each week, but you’re always sure to learn something new!

Please note:

  • A link to register via Zoom will be provided once you sign up on Eventbrite
  • This event will be recorded and shared with Impact Hub Ottawa members and all who register

Tickets: In an effort to make this event as accessible as possible and to remove cost as a barrier to participating, we’re offering a tiered pricing system including a fully subsidized option. Upon checkout, please select the option that best suits your needs – no questions asked.

Looking for a home away from home? Perhaps a coworking membership is for you. Find out more here.

Consider becoming an Impact Hub Ottawa Virtual Member. This gives you access to our team of Coaches, community Slack, and all kinds of perks and resources to help you grow your business or career!


July 22
12:00 - 13:00 CDT
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