Youth Venture Labs


Ashoka Canada and Starbucks have teamed up to support young changemakers in Vancouver with training and seed grants to launch innovative projects.

Starbucks Partners and university students in the Lower Mainland are invited to attend a daylong bootcamp at the Vancouver Public Library on October 13, 2012.

Following the bootcamp, attendees are asked to submit action plans and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges on December 8 from 4-7pm. Top teams will be awarded up to $1000 to fund their ideas.


Top teams will be awarded up to $1000 to fund their ideas.


Winner is Announced

December 8, 2012
  • Launch
    October 13, 2012
  • Entry Deadline
    November 16, 2012
  • Winner is Announced
    December 8, 2012

Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. We are redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, we create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems. To date, we have elected more than 2,700 social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, in 72 countries in five continents. Across Canada, we have elected 44 Fellows since 2002. By working with our network, we have identified the key principles of transformation. We are working with business entrepreneurs, corporations, government agencies and universities to create a new reality. The Ashoka University Program fosters, incubates, and accelerates new and effective approaches to high quality social entrepreneurship teaching, research, and action in universities and across campuses. More information on Ashoka Canada and its programs can be found at


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Top teams will be awarded up to $1000 to fund their ideas.