Social Entrepreneurship

The SHIFT Program

Through shifting business mindsets, we're creating businesses with impact.

FastStartDC’s SHIFT program stream is designed to help Durham College students who are looking to launch social enterprises that have positive impact on environmental, social or economic issues affecting communities.

The SHIFT program stream is closely tied to EnactusDC. While our student entrepreneurs access expert support from FastStart to develop their social enterprises, some business ideas turn into EnactusDC projects that the team works on over the course of the year and beyond. EnactusDC helps SHIFT businesses further their community impact while FastStart helps our students build sustainable business models.

Do you have an idea for a social enterprise? Send us an email to get started today.

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The EnactusDC Team

Enactus Durham College; building the leaders of tomorrow by creating positive impact today.

We are a community of dedicated students that strive to create a better, more sustainable world. Together students create innovative solutions and projects to address social, economic, and environmental issues within our communities.

Our team is a 100% student lead organization, allowing our members to not only create meaningful impact but gain leadership skills and experiences that are essential in our ever-changing world. Enactus is an opportunity for like minded students, faculty and industry leaders to connect as they become a part of the worlds largest network of social innovators.

Interested in getting involved? Send us an email or visit the EnactusDC website to learn more about current projects, and to get more information about joining the team!

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