A social enterprise is a business that does good in addition to making money. The Start program is for people with very early stage ideas and for those who have not yet had time to work deeply on their ideas, organizers said in a statement. The Start programming helps people consider their ideas before committing.
The Start program offers: an eight-week online program; a weekly Q&A session with peers and instructor; and a final one-hour follow-up with a program mentor. Social Enterprise Institute programming will also be offered.
B4C Start is the earliest stage of the various programs offered by the B4Change Accelerator, which was launched in early 2014 by the Pond-Deshpande Centre at the University of New Brunswick. The aim is to address the challenges that prevent entrepreneurs creating sustainable, scalable social enterprises, such as lack of funding resources, a lack of connections, and lack of support networks.
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