Lift off! We were delighted to launch Empowerwriting Social Ventures and meet so many wonderful people at the Groundswell Social Venture Launch Party, held at Performance Works on Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada on March 6, 2019!
This event saw 13 entrepreneurs, including M. Marcel of Empowerwriting, launch brand new social and environmentally-friendly businesses with the help of Groundswell education society, a Vancouver-based social business incubator.
A selection of the ventures launched at the showcase: circular economy ✴︎ art markets ✴︎ zero proof spirits ✴︎ coming of age ceremonies ✴︎ vegan comfort food ✴︎ impact measurement ✴︎ diversity in tech ✴︎ board game design.
This showcase marked an important milestone for Empowerwriting, as we continue our journey of translating our ideas and passions — to give everyone who wishes the opportunity to share their story and find their unique voice through writing — into a sustainable social venture.
As part of the evening, we asked participants, “What was the first thing that made you truly happy?” – and received a diverse range of responses! This topic will form our first monthly Empowerwriting Blogathon in April 2019! We will be asking participants of the Empowerwriting Community to contribute a blog – in the form of an anecdote, story, or poem – on a moment in their lives that brought them joy.
We had the opportunity to share our progress on the building of our online, 6-week Memoir Writing program – EXPLORE. We are working hard to develop the content and materials to launch this course with you in spring 2019. We have a few FREE spots of 25 offered left in our Showcase Account Program (offer valid until June 1st, 2019 only), so register early to book your seat.
M. Marcel also announced Empowerwriting Social Ventures will be developing writing as therapy programs – in collaboration with researchers and health practitioners – to tackle the pervasive issue of mental health and well-being in society. More news on that to come.
We extend a big thank you to our fellow visionary entrepreneurs and the organizers for a memorable evening.
Whatever graced us with your presence in our empowerment writing community we welcome you with open arms!
Never stop creating your life story. Happy writing! ✍🏽😀📖