The registration cost for SVI Women is $550. Registration does not include meals and accommodations which need to be booked separately through Earthrise Institute.

We recognize that economic opportunity is not currently equal. To this end, we set up a scholarship fund specifically to support entrepreneurs from communities currently underrepresented including but not limited to communities of color, low income communities, the LGBTQ community and their allies. We welcome applicants from the United States and Canada.

All applicants must first apply and register for Social Venture Institute Women and secure their spot with a deposit. All applications are reviewed and considered. Priority is given to those who demonstrate financial need, and diversity.

Scholarships will cover all ($550) or part ($225) of the registration fee – both full and half scholarships will be awarded. Scholarships do not cover travel or lodging costs.

How does the Scholarship apply to Social Venture Institute Women?

Once approved, a scholarship is applied to the cost of your conference tuition. Scholarship recipients are responsible for paying the balance of tuition, the full cost of travel to the conference, any accommodation costs you may incur during your stay and taxes / fees associated with attending Social Venture Institute Vancouver.

What Do You Ask of Scholarship Recipients?

We may ask for your help to spread the word about SVI Women and post-program, we’ll invite you to share a quotation or testimonial about your experience.  We also welcome assistance on site with room changes, etc.

How Do You Apply for a Scholarship?

When you apply to attend, please indicate on your application that you intend to apply for a scholarship. We will send you a scholarship application form and walk you through the process from there.

When Will You Hear From Us?

Our Scholarship Committee meets weekly from October to March. You can expect to hear back from us within 2-3 weeks. An automatic email confirmation is sent out for every application received, however, spam filters and other technical reasons may result in you not receiving the email. If you do not receive the auto receipt, please contact

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