With making a difference in the world as one of its founding commitments, it’s no surprise that on-demand incentive solutions provider 360insights has continually found ways to support the local and global community since its inception in 2012.
Durham College (DC) is the latest recipient of the company’s generosity and support, having received a significant donation to its Building Something Amazing capital campaign. Funds raised through the campaign are helping replace the Simcoe building with the college’s new Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) scheduled to open in fall 2018.
Named honour of the company’s generosity, the 360insights Entrepreneurship Centre will be home to FastStartDC, a program that helps students and youth develop valid business ideas and plans to take their products and services to market quickly and successfully.
It’s a donation that hits close to home for one 360insights employee, who also happens to be a 2012 graduate from the college’s Sport Business Management (graduate certificate) program. Jenny Oldford began working as a data specialist after her graduation from DC and says it’s “very cool” that this donation creates a tie between her employer, alma mater and the broader community.
Given that 360insights actively works to foster innovation, she is really pleased the funds are being used to help build a local community of entrepreneurs and world-class students. “Innovation comes from people who aren’t afraid to take chances. Without it, we wouldn’t have the advances that we do.”
It’s a sentiment shared by 360insight’s founder and CEO Jason Atkins. “At 360insights we believe in living in the possible. This means we strive for excellence free of limitations for both our clients and employees, which is exactly what entrepreneurs do each day. We are thrilled that our donation will support the local community while also helping students and youth transform their limitless ideas into reality.”
As the finishing touches are put in place at the CFCE, the 360insights Entrepreneurial Centre is getting ready to welcome students with big ideas and even bigger ambitions to turn those dreams into reality and you can bet Jenny Oldford and the rest of the 360insights team will be cheering them on!