Lead with Renewed Vision
Social Venture Institute | October 13 – 16
Step into the new
Social Venture Institute | October 13 – 16
Emerge Stronger
Social Venture Institute | October 13 – 16
We are made for these times
Social Venture Institute | October 13 – 16

Join us in the movement to build back better.

Two decades ago, the idea of “social venture” – that business could be based in social mission and impact – was radical. Through 25 years of convening innovators and leaders, Social Venture Institute has contributed to an expansive and connected global movement of socially responsible entrepreneurship.

As we find ourselves facing the unique challenges of today’s world, we are again being asked to re-envision and step into the new, optimistically driving towards a just and green recovery.

Join us online this October 13 – 16 to take part in a dynamic gathering of mission-driven leaders who are committed to generating positive impact through venture.

  • "SVI was exactly what I had hoped for - a place to reconnect, be inspired, and be reminded with why I love business as a vehicle of change."

    Zoe Currelly Saltspring Harvest
  • SVI Virtual provided powerful tools to rekindle the fire of passion and stoke for my business venture. It made me feel deeply part of a community, helped me leap out of limbo, and created so many wonderful connections.

    Tove Redeby SVI Virtual Participant, April 2020
  • SVI Virtual was just the recharge that I needed to shift out of my quarantine slump. I feel energized and empowered to pivot my work toward our new future.

    Rhys-Thorvald Hansen SVI Virtual Participant, April 2020
  • During a global pandemic, at a dark, lonely, and difficult stretch of journey for everyone, SVI Virtual offered a ray of light, support, and community.

    Usha Devi Venkatachalam SVI Virtual Participant, April 2020
  • "SVI is redefining the conference landscape with dynamic programming and meaningful content."

    Robert Fisher Dogwood
  • "SVI helped me take charge of my business and put its destiny in my own hands. It helped me envision where I want my business to go and how I can design it to help build the life I want to lead!"

    Annelies Tjebbes
  • "SVI offered a caring, compassionate space to discuss the very real problems and challenges being faced every day by social ventures and organizations. The honesty and willingness to share, and the genuine desire to help and support, truly impressed and humbled me."

    Shannon Emmerson President, Forge & Spark Media Ltd.
  • "SVI allowed me to connect with others in the engaged in social purpose and purpose-driven work in an intense and comprehensive way that I have never experienced anywhere else."

    Matt Hessey Hessey Consulting + Architecture Inc.
  • "I was looking for a deep-dive into the social venture sphere: to learn, connect with leaders in the field, and come away with tools to help build a better world. SVI delivered."

    Adam Lynes-Ford Iron & Earth
  • SVI Virtual offers an accessible way for folks from all over the globe and at all steps of the entrepreneur journey to enter the SVI ecosystem and be connected to other business leaders who care more than just about the bottom line.

    W Bolm SVI Virtual Participant, April 2020

Program Content

 SVI is highly interactive and experiential.

This year features True Confessions from Adnan Durrani, Founder and CEO of Saffron Road, and from Karina Birch, CEO of Rocky Mountain Soap Company. Discover stories of how to lead through change with courage.

A leader openly shares a key business challenge they’re facing around updating business models for audiences with shifting financial resources. A panel of experts and the gathering as a whole offer constructive feedback and insights.

Skill-building workshops cover a range of topics from strategy, sales and marketing, to personal leadership and equity training.

One-on-One Coaching

Have a deep discussion with a subject matter expert about a challenge you’re facing.

Deep Networking

Connect deeply with like-minded leaders through breakouts and peer coaching circles.

Ongoing Community Support

Join the online SVI community to make asks, share ideas, and join in-person meetups when we can gather again.

Our Partners

We are grateful to our Partners and Sponsors who provide critical support to ensure SVI’s success and to increase accessibility by supporting the conference scholarship fund. If you are interested in partnering with SVI, please connect with us.

Joel & Dana Solomon Fund
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