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Building and growing a social enterprise - revisiting your Business Model

  • Apr 16, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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We are pleased to dedicate this Meetup to helping you develop a strong and sustainable business model for your social enterprise.

At this Meetup, Michael Lachapelle will draw on his extensive knowledge and experience in business design to introduce a highly effective method for innovating and mapping out the essential elements of a successful business. Michael’s presentation will be based on the Business Model Canvas, developed by Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur and many practitioners and he will address some key considerations about social enterprise business models.

One important objective for this Meetup is to help you identify business collaboration opportunities to boost and speed up your success. Michael’s presentation will stimulate your thinking about such opportunities, and networking with other participant afterwards, could help with exploring your ideas and brining about new ones.

Note: this Meet up is intended for entrepeneurs who are planning to start, or who are currently operating a Social Enterprise.

About the Presenter

As an active member in the global community developing thought leadership in business design and innovation, Michael Lachapelle brings insight, experience and clarity to the effective use of the Business Model Canvas.

Michael’s company, Business Model Fulcrum is an Ottawa based consulting firm that provides support in design and innovation of business models to companies / organizations seeking to improve their bottom line, generate innovation, increase impact, or start up a new business. Also, as a keynote and sessional speaker, Michael provides knowledge, energy and enthusiasm to strategic thinking, business design and innovation.

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  • Paul E.

    I've had previous training with the Business Model Canvas and was very impressed by Michael's presentation and how he used the canvas to clearly identify different dimensions of a business - especially, with his example of It was great to also hear how the canvas fits with Deep Customer Insight, Prototyping / Validated Learning, and Iterative Development.

    I strongly encourage anyone who missed it to watch Micheal's description of platform business models using the Business Model Canvas on youtube (

    April 18, 2014

  • Kim L.

    All in all, a very worthwhile Meetup for social entrepreneurs. Thank you to Simin for taking the lead on this and thank you to Michael for his generosity and expertise.

    April 18, 2014

  • Roland

    My hat goes off to the organizers and the speaker, this was an execellent choice and to Mr. Lachapelle for giving an outstanding interpretation of the Canvas Business model approach.

    April 17, 2014

  • Simin F.

    It was great to see so many of our group members and to participate in a great discussion around business model design and startup. Thank you Michael for a very interesting and engaging presentation and thank you @Space for hosting our Meetup once again.

    April 17, 2014

  • Yumun S.

    Thank you Simin for organizing this meet up and Michael for a very interesting and engaging talk. Looking forward to the next one!

    April 17, 2014

  • MelissaHK

    Thank-you to Simin and Kym for making this session a reality! Not only is Michael a wise and knowledgable speaker, he gave an engaging talk. So thank-you, Michael!

    April 16, 2014

  • Roland

    thank you for the opportunity to learn and share

    April 16, 2014

  • Andrea RS C.

    This sounds like a fantastic workshop and I am sorry to miss it. Hope to catch you next time! Have a great event!

    April 16, 2014

  • Jonathan W.

    I am sorry to miss this event, as Michael is top of the field with respect to the business model canvas, and its potential application for social entrepreneurs.

    April 8, 2014

  • Simin F.

    To kick off thinking about Business Model Canvas and building a startup, our presenter Michael Lachapelle suggests this fun, but highly meaningful and helpful set of 6 mini video series called “From Idea To Business”:

    Each video is about 3-4 minutes.

    In addition to introducing the Business Model Canvas and business model dynamics, Michael will also share a great tool for developing deep customer insights and discuss the multi-sides of a social enterprise business model.

    Looking forward to seeing you all on April 16. This Meetup promises to be highly informative and engaging.

    April 7, 2014

  • Simin F.

    This Meetup is a great opportunity to take a fresh and creative look at the business model and plans for you social enterprise.

    March 18, 2014

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