We are committed to recruiting the perfect mix of attendees to make the magic happen! Therefore, everyone must apply prior to registering for SVI (even alumni).

These four community commitments guide the approval process:

  1. The SVI agenda focuses on strengthening and supporting entrepreneurs in the second stage and beyond of their business growth.Not sure if that’s you? Share your profile with us at
  2. Space is reserved for emerging enterprise leaders, social change leaders, artists, consultants, and specialists in fields that connect and crossover into the social venture space.
  3. SVI is committed to supporting access among diverse communities across gender, race, and socio-economic status.
  4. The producer team aims to create a mix of seasoned pros and emerging entrepreneurs working with for profit, not-for-profit, cooperative, and hybrid models.

We invite you to share about yourself, your work, the communities you serve through your business, and why you want to attend.

If you think you might need financial support to attend SVI, please indicate in your application. Visit the scholarship page to learn more.

If you have any questions, please email We look forward to connecting with you!

Social Venture Institute Hollyhock Application (2020)

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    We recognize that economic opportunity is not equal. To this end, we have a scholarship fund specifically to support entrepreneurs from communities that are currently underrepresented including, but not limited to, communities of colour, low income communities, the LGBTQ+ community, and their allies. We offer partial scholarships that cover part of the registration fee, and a limited number of full scholarships. Priority for scholarships will be given to individuals from underrepresented communities and those who demonstrate financial need.