Impactify

 

Impactify

Please register for this series by clicking here.

Do you see social, cultural, or environmental problems which can be solved in innovative ways? Or do you want to impact the world in a positive way while doing your future job? You can be that change maker. You can be the social innovator. Join this series to make your impact on the world, and make it a better place.

Impactify is a 6-session program designed to give students the skills and the confidence needed to be the next generation of change-makers. It will help students gain awareness of social innovation & entrepreneurship, build a common vocabulary around it, and develop practical skills by taking them on a guided journey of hypothesizing a social venture of their own.

Interested? Open to all, this program doesn’t requires you to have an idea of your own. The only thing required is the passion for change.

The program will start from November 25, and end in a Pitch Day event on March 10. And there are prizes of $3000 to be won!

Note that session will take place primarily virtually. There will be a couple of in-person networking and group collaboration events.

Program Schedule:

Session Date Time Topic
Session 1 25 November ’21 5 pm – 7 pm Introduction to Impact economy and Impact assessment
Session 2 1 December ’21 5 pm – 7 pm Theory of change, Impact, and growth metrics
Session 3 6 January ’22 5 pm – 7 pm Customer discovery & Value proposition
Session 4 20 January ’22 5 pm – 7 pm Impact Business Modelling
Session 5 3 February ’22 5 pm – 7 pm Impact Funding and Pitching
Session 6 17 February ’22 5 pm – 7 pm Forming a team and Next Steps
Practice Day 3 March ’22 5 pm – 7 pm Practice Pitch Session
Pitch Day 10 March ’22 5 pm – 7 pm Pitch Session

Eligibility

  • Be a student at an Atlantic Canadian university or college
  • Be available for the sessions listed above
  • Have a passion for change

Benefits to Students

  • $3000 of cash prizes to be won on the Pitch Day
  • Refreshments will be provided for in-person events
  • Got introduced to the impact economy and social innovation
  • Prepare for further Dal Innovates programming
  • Network with other entrepreneurs

Program Facilitator:

Narinder Dhami, a Canada Top 40 Under 40 2019 honouree, has worked across sectors and silos, bringing depth, perspective, and rigour to her work in North America and the Global South.  She is the President of the Sonor Foundation, Executive Lead of New Power Labs, Managing Partner at Marigold Capital and an Advisor to Justice Fund.  Narinder has been recognized as a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader. Across the last decade, she designed and scaled two social ventures: as the Managing Director she built LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact, an innovator in venture philanthropy, and as the founding Executive Director of Rise Asset Development she built a microfund for individuals with a history of mental health and addiction challenges. Her work spans to the Global South where she helped grow the Première Agence de Microfinance across Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and worked on the portfolio team with Acumen in Ghana and Nigeria.  She is a lecturer at Ryerson University and Narinder co-created the first course in microfinance and impact investing at the University of Toronto. Narinder also currently serves on the board of Community Foundations of Canada, Acumen Canada, Venture for Canada, The Circle and CAFIID.

Registration Details: You can register for this series here. Please feel free to attend all the sessions, or drop in for the sessions which you feel are the most relevant to you.

Further questions: Please email Harsimran Malhi, Program Manager at harsimran.malhi@dal.ca if you have any questions, or in general.