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SeCatalyst 2016 - What a Success!

It was a great night filled with energy, excitement and some serious prizes being handed out. Here’s this year’s winners and the prizes they took home:

CRTA_JaneJamesUsedTackShopJane James Used Tack Shop & Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association

The used tack store was initiated in 2011 in response to 1) the need diversify and self-generate income to support the charitable work of the program, and 2) the large surplus of used equestrian equipment and apparel (“tack”) donated to the program each year.  Our current resources limit capacity, and as a result the project has hit a plateau. CTRA has identified a number of clear opportunities to expand the initiative and would like use this event to showcase our project and request support (both cash and technical) to help us grow this social enterprise to its full potential. Learn More

 

Prizes Received:

  • $8000Vancity, CCCU, Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
  • Marketing Consulting ($500) Better Mousetrap Marketing
  • Sales Plan & Communication Tools – The students and faculty in both the Marketing Communications and Creative selling class in the Bachelor of Business program at Camosun College will work with the client to create a sales plan resulting in a full sales call to 10-15 businesses for sponsorship support and community awareness and will develop sponsorship communications tools to support this e.g. promotional video or poster design.    The students and faculty will work with the organization to determine the needs specific to the organization.   The prize must be used during the January 1st to April 15 winter term. Camosun Marketing Program
  • Social Venture Leadership Training – The prize is a 50% tuition discount to SVI Vancouver, taking place April 19-21st in downtown Vancouver at SFU Woodward’s. SVI Hollyhock
  • Online Sales – ThrivingLocally “full service webstore” FREE 4 LIFE as well as personal assistance in setting up their shop and online retail coaching. Thriving Locally
  • Chamber of Commerce Services – 1 complimentary Monthly Speaker Series Luncheon  – valid to June 2017. Banner advertisement on the Chamber homepage for 6 months. Cowichan-Duncan Chamber of Commerce
  • Photography – 1, two hour outdoor portrait session – Naomi Devine Photography

JamesBayCommunityProject_CommunityClosetCommunity Closet Thrift Store – part of James Bay Community Project

The Community Closet Thrift Store sells good quality used clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories at very affordable prices while providing volunteering opportunities for approximately 35 volunteers of all ages, and funds to support programs and services of the James Bay Community Project in Victoria BC. It also serves as a “connection hub” in our neighbourhood for those who may feel isolated, and a gateway to the supports and resources of the James Bay Community Project.

The challenge is how to expand the store in every respect in order to fulfil its untapped potential in terms of social impact and financial profits, with the latter being channeled into expanding the social services provided by the James Bay Community Project. Learn More

Prizes Received:

    • $9000Vancity, CCCU, Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
    • Marketing Consulting ($500) Better Mousetrap Marketing
    • 2 X supporting membership – One day of desk time per month (12 per year); 6 hrs of meeting room time per year. – The Dock
    • Technical Assistance – An initial analysis of the enterprise’s business needs that we may be able to assist with. This could include providing resources and tools that we can offer to support the banking, insurance, wealth management and/or business services needs of the organization. Coast Community has expertise to offer in the areas of: business operations, financial planning, organizational development, human resource planning and other business development services. – Coastal Community
    • Online Sales – ThrivingLocally “full service webstore” FREE 4 LIFE as well as personal assistance in setting up their shop and online retail coaching. Thriving Locally
    • Retail Consultation – 1 day of retail consulting (value $800) – Onbelay Collective
    • Photography – 1, two hour outdoor portrait session – Naomi Devine Photography

CowichanGreenCommunityCowichan Green Community Society

The Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm will be the first of its kind seed production training farm. The enterprise will directly address the unmet demand for regionally adapted, open source, and ecologically produced seed by training new and aspiring farmers in the skills and knowledge necessary to become seed farmers. In addition to training new seed producers, the farm will serve as a seed education centre and community seed bank. Our challenge is to develop an enterprise that teaches seed production, seed business development, and generates its own revenue through sales and education opportunities. Learn More

Prizes Received:

      • $8000 Vancity, CCCU, Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
      • Marketing Consultation ($500) –  Better Mousetrap Marketing
      • 2 X supporting membership- One day of desk time per month (12 per year); 6 hrs of meeting room time per year. –The Dock
      • Display Space – Free display space at Seedy Saturday, Victoria January 14, 2017 – Haliburton Farms
      • Travel – Return airfare for two (2) persons, on any scheduled flight to/from Victoria Harbour to this event. – Harbour Air
      • Online Sales – Thriving Locally “full service webstore” FREE 4 LIFE as well as personal assistance in setting up their shop and online retail coaching. Thriving Locally
      • Two Digital Event Tickets – Join us LIVE & online for a 2016/2017 workshop or event! Valid for 2 digital tickets for any SoC-produced event of up to 4 hours. Expiry Dec31/2017. Stream of Consciousness
      • Legal Consultation – A free legal consultation with Rachel Forbes of Legal Eagle and Sharp Six on navigating the Canadia Revenue Agency’s regulations about what types of businesses charities can run as a social enterprise. Legal Eagle and Sharp Six.
      • Chamber Services – 1 complimentary Monthly Speaker Series Luncheon – valid to June 2017. Banner advertisement on the Chamber homepage for 6 months – Cowichan Duncan Chamber
      • Photography – 1, two hour outdoor portrait session – Naomi Devine Photography

seCatalyst

Centre for Trades Innovation & Education, Camosun College, Victoria

Don't miss this Event!

November 24th, 2016 (6:00-9pm)

Key Note Speaker?

Shaun Loney

Tickets Now on Sale!

...and limited seating!

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