Launch your social enterprise with E-180’s CEO

Posted on novembre 15th, by Christine in What's new?. No Comments

Formation entrepreneuriat social

You have a clear answer for a social need and you want to start-up your own business? You feel you are a social entrepreneur, but you don’t know where to begin?

The Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM),in partnership with the Centre de formation professionnelle des Riverains, is launching its « Business Start-Up » Program specifically adapted to the needs of social entrepreneurs. The subscription period for the third cohort is now open. * The program is given in French *

A Specialised Training

  • Given by Christine Renaud, co-founder of the social enterprise E-180 and M.Ed from Harvard Graduate School of Education, the pedagogy will definitely be participatory;
  • Facilitated by Olivier Lenoir, À go, on change le monde! program coordinator, numerous meetings with real social entrepreneurs are planned to amplify the transfer of knowledge;
  • A personnalised follow-up by experienced mentors, who are active entrepreneurs;
  • Content will entirely cover the program « business start-up », while being fully adapted to the specific needs of social entrepreneurs;
  • Access to the first online pedagogical tool specially designed for social entrepreneurs, in partnership with Imagination for people.

Duration of program, schedule and method

  • 330 hours of training in Downtown Montreal;
  • Program for a group of 12 to 15 entrepreneurs, from january 24th to april 25th 2014;
  • Costs of 200$;
  • Diploma: attestation of vocational specialization (attestation de spécialisation professionnelle/ASP) granted by ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec.

Participants Profile

  • Must be or desire to become a social entrepreneur (INM’s definition in French)
  • At the stage of pre-start, ideation or market research;
  • Interested by innovative and alternative pedagogies;
  • Proactive, autonomous and strong sense of values.

By the end of the training, participants will have :

  • A project aiming at social change, which was reflected upon, has been challenged to reality on the field and has come to maturation;
  • A business plan to present to potential investors or partners;
  • Knowledge on market study, marketing, social media, finances, communication, human resources, governance and social impact evaluation;
  • A desire to change the world and a network to support them doing so.

To submit your application, fill this form and send it to Olivier Lenoir before december 13th, 2013.


For more information:
Olivier Lenoir
À go, on change le monde! Program Coordinator
514-934-5999 extension 227


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