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.

While our student entrepreneurs access expert support from FastStart to developtheir social enterprise, they will have the chance to pitch their idea to EnactusDC to launch theirsocial project as a part of Global Enactus initiatives. EnactusDC helps SHIFT businesses furthertheir 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.

Enactus Projects

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Founder’s Drive

Founder’s Drive is a student-produced global podcast that aims to inspire entrepreneurially-minded young people to explore starting and owning their own businesses.In doing so, helping to create a climate of inclusivity, honesty, trust, and accessibility.

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One People

Project One People has stitched together a branded clothing social enterprise for our partner theBackdoor Mission. The Mission is an integrated service hub in downtown Oshawa for those experiencing chronic homelessness, mental wellness challenges and addictions. Through various business pillars, project One People will empower members of the Mission community to create products, sell branded clothing and raise awareness for the Mission. A solution developed collaboratively with the community members it serves and keeping their values at its core.

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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