Welcome to part 2 of 5!
Last Wednesday I spent the evening being rather impressed with a number of social enterprise groups at the Social Innovation Hub, run by UBC and Coast Capital Savings Credit Union.
In a world where it’s hard to pin down a non-cynical definition of “social enterprise,” Wednesday night was refreshingly simple. Each enterprise was deeply personable. Each had their story, a compelling narrative that resonated with the audience. Each knows that in the 21st century, we are increasingly more aware of the values inherent in our consumption. We gravitate towards those who share our values and away from those incapable of expressing values.
This week, I’m going to share with you the 5 groups who presented last week. I love what each of them is doing. And you likely will too!
Second up on Wednesday night was…
Promo: Meatme is an online marketplace for consumers to connect with local farmers for healthy and honest meat. The company crowdfunds whole animals, then works with local butchers and logistic partners to deliver meat straight to customers’ doors.
- One of the best lines of the night: “the Tinder for farm-to-table meat consumption.”
- Cow/chicken/hog shares are a great idea, but if you don’t have one of those really big freezers, Meatme crowdsources the meat shares.
- If you have been wanting to develop deeper relationships with those who provide our food, it just got so much more logistically easier.
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