Apply for SVI Vancouver

SVI Vancouver takes the core SVI model and packs it into three days of learning from experts, peer networking and business case study problem solving to equip attendees with new skills to build thriving sustainable enterprises.

The registration cost for SVI Vancouver is $575, with a 10% Discount for non-profits, students and seniors. There is an Early Bird discount for registrations before January 31, 2018. Registration includes meals throughout the conference, with the exception of dinners.

This year’s conference takes place at SFU Woodward’s Campus in Vancouver, BC April 18th – 20th, 2018 .

For the 2018 conference, all  participants apply to attend as part of a pre-approval process.

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.

2. Space is reserved for emerging enterprise leaders, social change leaders, artists, consultants and specialists in fields and areas that connect and crossover into the social venture space.

3. Hollyhock’s Social Venture Institutes are committed to supporting access to both its island campus and satellite conferences 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.

Not sure if this you? Please apply and share as much as you can about yourself, your work, the communities you serve through your business and why you want to attend Social Venture Institute Vancouver.

We anticipate receiving more applications than spots available. Returning alumni are invited to apply through the same channels as new applicants. You will want to block off the conference dates on your calendar: April 18-20, 2018. If you have any questions, please email We look forward to connecting with you!

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