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Sunday, January 18 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Harnessing the Citizen-Entrepreneur: Aligning Personal and Business Values

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Why should you be involved in a social enterprise? What are the opportunities and challenges of founding or working for a social enterprise?  What do young entrepreneurs need to do to better harness opportunities and be successful? Why is this an exciting time for social entrepreneurs: will they eventually outperform traditional businesses?

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Jory Cohen

Managing Director, Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund
Jory Cohen is passionate about applying market-based solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. He is the Managing Director of Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI for short), an early stage impact fund. YSI invests in young entrepreneurs that drive the creation of sustainable financial, social. and environmental impact. In 2011, Jory lived in East Africa and developed a sustainable business model based on the fair-market-value... Read More →

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Rafiatu (Nafisa) Adams

Social Entrepreneur, Beads of Hope
Nafisa Rafiatu Adams joined Kumvana to grow her skills as a social entrepreneur and community leader. Her business, Beads of Hope, had modest beginnings as a ten-person operation and has since grown to employ nearly fifty women – many of whom were previously her community’s most vulnerable: rescued child brides, teenage mothers, and girls engaged in child prostitution. Nafisa is proud that her beaded jewellery has been able to offer... Read More →
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Miles Adongo

Operations Manager, SilverRose Company Limited
Miles Adongo is an imaginative business leader with big goals – he wants to change both the agricultural and development sectors in Ghana. He is already leveraging the resources of his mechanized family farm to help small-scale farmers improve their livelihoods and he sees more potential for stronger public-private sector partnerships. Miles sees the Kumvana program as an opportunity to explore ways of making positive change for vulnerable... Read More →

Cécile Branco-Côté

Centre Magnétique
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Anita Nowak

Director of Operations, McGill's Social Learning for Social Impact MOOC, The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation & McGill University
Anita is passionnate about inspiring widespread empathic action and is committed to scaling social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Canada. She is currently a Senior Fellow at Sauve Foundation and serves McGill’s Teaching & Learning Services team as Director of Operations for the Social Learning for Social Impact MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). She is also an advisor to the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation on RECODE, an... Read More →
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Mina Shahid

Chairman, Numida Technologies
Mina has spent most of the past seven years working in Zambia, Uganda and Ghana to improve opportunities for smallholder farmers and African agribusinesses. His bottom line that service is love in action has guided him to live a life of service to those whose potential is systemically constrained. Mina is currently an Acumen Global Fellow, and the COO of SiembraViva; an e-commerce company connecting resource-poor Colombian organic farmers with... Read More →
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Heather Tay

Interim Executive Director, Imagination Catalyst
Heather Tay is the Interim Executive Director of the Imagination Catalyst at OCAD University, an entrepreneurship hub for the university and the Greater Toronto Area with a focus on creative and social enterprise entrepreneurs.

Sunday January 18, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Fontaine D 900 de la gauchetière ouest

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