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Tech 4 Impact Design Jam: Community Building in a Virtual World PART II

The conventional ways we exchanged ideas may no longer work in the new normal. Learn how to re-invent ways to build communities.

Community Building in a Virtual World PART II

Presented by the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship as an agent of the Discovery Foundation delivered in partnership with Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection.

By popular demand, we’re bringing you part II of the community building Design Jam held on June 27. Whether you joined part I and want to continue the discussion or you’re participating for the first time, the workshop takeaways will be immensely helpful as we navigate today’s world.

Community, belonging and virtual connections are top of mind as we move through strange times. The pandemic has caused marginalization but many are finding ways to connect and thrive. Following on the semantics defining what community building in a virtual world means, this Design Jam will emphasize empathy to look at what we need and what we already have to stay connected. We’ll consider context, social connections and mindset to find meaningful connections to flourish.

Date: Saturday, August 8

Time: 10AM – 1PM

Location: Zoom (the link will be sent to you after registration)

About the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship

The Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship is the interdisciplinary home and educational hub for high-impact entrepreneurship and innovation at SFU.

The Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship presents the Discovery Foundation Tech 4 Impact Program – a blended program of inspirational Design Jams, speaker and mentorship series, mentor sessions linked to the SPARK online early-stage entrepreneurship resources, and the highly successful Discovery Foundation Embedded Mentors Program.

About Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection

Western Canada’s first university business incubator, Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection® is a university-wide incubator, entrepreneurship training program for students and recent alumni. From the initial business idea through to validation, Venture Connection® supports individuals exploring entrepreneurship possibilities. The program offers an early-stage business incubator, mentorship, co-op education terms, competitions, networking opportunities, workshops and seminars. Venture Connection® collaborates with all SFU faculties and departments, including the Beedie School of Business, the Faculty of Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Communication Arts and Technology, Work Integrated Learning and a wide-range of external partners. The program is supported by professional staff, including Mentors-in-Residence with substantial experience in a range of industries.

About Discovery Foundation

A registered charity now governed by its own Board of Directors, the Discovery Foundation’s mandate is to promote and facilitate innovation and the development of the technology sector in British Columbia.

Its principal role is the delivery of the Technology Education Program (TEP) through selected Agents who educate technology entrepreneurs in British Columbia. Each year, industry organizations and educational institutions apply to be TEP Agents through a competitive process. This process ensures the delivery of the highest quality programs.

Discovery Foundation currently receives all funding through the independent and self-sustaining organization, Discovery Parks.

Discovery Foundation is dedicated to promoting and facilitating innovation and development of the technology sector in British Columbia. They focus on programs that encourage and support diversity and inclusion. Their management team comprises of passionate professionals who each bring a unique set of skills to the foundation.

Tech 4 Impact Design Jam: Community Building in a Virtual World PART II

Event Details

Tech 4 Impact Design Jam: Community Building in a Virtual World PART II

Date:
August 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location:

Organizer:
SFU Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection