As part of Entrepreneurship Week at UofT, The Agency is offering this free session on social entrepreneurship.

Yes, lots of organizations balance doing good while earning a profit. Join this primer to understand how you set up a social enterprise. We’ll use examples to show how these for-profit and non-profit companies and organizations work and what they do, how they measure their impact in both financial and social measures. We’ll look at B Corps and other certifications, partnerships and specific funding available to social entrepreneurs.

  • What is a social enterprise
  • Legal structures to set up a for-profit/non-profit business
  • Measuring success for sustainability

Then we’ll workshop your ideas – our experts will help you think through balancing doing good with having a sustainable organization.

Free to all students, beginners welcome.


  • Welcome

  • Social Entrepreneurship 101 covers the basics then our legal expert explains how to set up your social enterprise

  • Case studies by students who will talk about their experience starting a social enterprise

  • Workshop to help audience members through their ideas and questions; each panelist will take a table

Date: Tuesday March 28, 2017

Time: 5:30PM-7:00PM

Location: The Best Building (Main Floor: Room 114C)

Robert Wakulat
is a business lawyer whose practice focuses on working with social innovators and entrepreneurs. Robert specializes in providing practical business and governance solutions to a wide range of organizations operating in the social enterprise sector.


Shilbee Kim
is the Manager at Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Regent Park.
CSI is a social enterprise with a mission to catalyze social innovation in Toronto and around the world by providing their members with the tools they need to accelerate their success and amplify their impact. Collectively they are building a movement of nonprofits, for-profits, entrepreneurs, artists, and activists working across sectors to create a better world.

Tricia Jose
MASc candidate, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering | University of Toronto

Tricia is the co-founder and CEO of Vicis Labs, a Canadian FinTech startup focused on financial empowerment. Previously, she co-wrote and directed “Right Here, Write Now!,” an original non-profit musical that has raised over $200,000 for international  and local community development, and founded a social good e-commerce clothing store.


Nuha Siddiqui
BComm Candidate, Accounting Specialist, Rotman Commerce, University of Toronto

Nuha is the President of Enactus University of Toronto, a team of over 75 students that use the power of entrepreneurial action to design and implement projects to address social issues within Canada. She is also the co-founder of EcoPackers, a social enterprise that develops eco-friendly packaging using corporation bi-products.

Zaid Atto
BASc (Bachelor of Applied Science) in Engineering Science—Biomedical Systems Option, in his 4th year

Zaid is passionate about commercialization of medical technologies and social innovation. He is leading a team (Medial) that aims to improve the language and employment prospects of refugees by integrating volunteers into the workflow of settlement workers. Medial is participating in the Hult Prize regional competition in London, UK.