Groundswell is a non-profit society providing accessible education to support the creation of meaningful employment and social ventures. We provide space for young ideas and young ventures to connect, flourish, and contribute to the local economy. Our social venture training and mentoring programs put the emphasis on the individual and the community, helping people build sustainable projects with a little money and a lot of impact. Our program participants includes artists, makers, foodies, designers, educators, healers, and social service providers who are united by a desire to belong to something greater than themselves. Through Groundswell, participants and alumni connect to mentors, industry experts, professionals and other organizations using business as a tool to build better communities and working towards a more collaborative economy. Our vision is a regenerative, collaborative economy where each individual can contribute meaningfully and find purpose in their life through their work.