Groundswell Build Application
Please select which start date you are applying for:
February 25, 2019
Your website, LinkedIn, Twitter handle, or other that you'd like to share.
How did you find out about Groundswell?
From a friend / word of mouth
From a friend / Referral name
Please let us know the name of the person or organization that referred you to Groundswell so that we can thank them!
Tell us about yourself
What do you care about? What things do you like to do? How are you involved in your community? What are your aspirations? Note: If you are accepted into the program, this will be the bio we share on the participant profile webpage (you will have the chance to make changes before it's published). (Approximately 250 word maximum)
What are your particular non-professional interests? What do you read? Watch? Talk about? Do?
Tell us about your business or project idea and what stage you're at in it's development. What is it? How long have you been working on it? What sort of work have you been doing on it?
When you think about being part of an independent project run by yourself or with some friends/colleagues, what's the first thing that comes to mind? What is the thing that worries you the most?
What's something that you helped make happen because of your will and determination?
Such as a project, event, initiative, personal experience, etc.
Please check the boxes you can answer YES to.
ready to learn by doing and take action on your idea?
ready to contribute to a collaborative learning environment with a diverse peer group?
ready to be accountable to your peers?
able to commit to the class schedule of Mondays 9:30 - 4:30 pm, Wednesdays 3 - 7:30 pm
able to commit to two daytime Saturday workshops during the course of the program - dates TBC
If you have any comments regarding the questions above, please share them here:
Groundswell is guided by values of social, environmental and economic justice. It's not business as usual here. How do you envision creating a more just, healthy and happy world through your work?
What do you hope to achieve as a participant?
What do you need from us?
What do you expect, demand, request and/or hope for from our facilitators and mentors?
Which of the following do you identify most with?
We realize that two could be very close, just go with one that most resonates with you.
Visionary - See an idea and what's possible.
Exciter - Getting others engaged around a project/idea. A storyteller.
Implementer - Manage the project details to ensure it gets done.
Researcher - What is the data out there that will inform our work?
Strategist - Design a plan to get us from A to Z
What are 2 skills or gifts that you have to share with others?
What 2 skills or subject areas would you like to learn from others?
On a scale from 1 - 10, how much do you feel called to build your venture in Groundswell's community at this point in your life?
A 10 means, "It's my number one priority in life until it's over" and 1 means, "I'm not really serious about taking the program anytime soon"
What is one question you have for us?
Groundswell offers accessible tuition financing in partnership with Vancity. If the cost of this program is a barrier and you’re interested in getting financing assistance, let us know.
Yes, I'm interested in financing.
No, i do not require financing.
I'm not sure right now.
Please tell us any scheduling restrictions you have that we can consider if you are offered an interview.
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