Upcoming 2018 Social Venture Events


Monday, March 12

Social Venture Collaborative general interest meeting

10am at Stone Soup, 4 King St, Worcester, MA


Tuesday, February 06

Social Business – Social Entrepreneurship – Social Responsibility

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM  |  Location: Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 80 William Street, Worcester, MA

The Venture Forum


Wednesday, February 7 (Snow date Feb 28)

Entrepreneurship for All: A Showcase of Local Refugee Businesses

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 80 William Street, Worcester, MA

Global Initiatives and Yunus Social  Business Centre @ Becker College


Wednesday February 21

Cooperation Worcester meeting

9am at Stone Soup, 4 King St, Worcester – cooperatives and supporters combining forces for advocacy, marketing, organizing and information sharing.


Sunday April 6th (save the date) 3pm

Cooperation Worcester presents a presentation with Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson and author of recently released book: Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi             Location To Be Announced

Continued on back


Saturday, February 24  |  9:30am to 4:00pm

Heart Health Seminar & Workshop

Village SDA Church, South Lancaster, MA

February is heart health awareness month! The number one cause of death in the entire world is heart disease for both men and women. Learn how to use food as medicine, natural remedies, and herbs for heart health!


Event details at


Sunday, March 18  |  2:00pm-4:00pm

Fermented Medicinal Foods Workshop

Leominster SDA Church, Leominster, MA

Probiotic rich foods are necessary for optimal mental health and strong immunity (gut brain connection). Join us to learn simple DIY recipes using fermented foods rich in probiotics.


Event details at


April – Dates, Times, Locations TBD

No-Dig Garden Bed Workshop

This November 2017 a team of local farmers got together to host the very first SproutChange No-Dig Garden Bed Workshop using eco-friendly agriculture methods. These workshops empower everyday people to sustainably grow their own organic healing foods! The benefits are less work, water conservation, and more crops in less space! Stay tuned for event details!


Event details at


CommonBound 2018 is being held in St. Louis, June 22-24


Fall 2018: Worcester Co-op Academy

Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm from September 6th to December 20th, 2018 at Becker College


Spring 2018 Co-op Workshop Series –

all FREE at Stone Soup, 4 King St, Worcester

Converting Businesses to Employee Ownership Curtis Burrowes, Worcester Roots

Dave Howland, 3Cross Brewing

12 noon – 1pm

Thurs. Feb. 15th

Meeting Facilitation and Consensus Decision Making Matt Feinstein, Worcester Roots 12 noon – 1pm

Thurs. March 15th

Anchors and Developers –

getting big contracts

Howard Lucas, Greenvitalize Urban Growers

David Minasian, Carpenters Union Local 107


Weds. April 11th

Business Plans and Feasibility Studies Facilitator To Be Announced 12 noon – 1pm

Thurs. April 26th

Cooperatives Information Session Worcester Roots 5-6pm

Weds. May 17th

Legal Workshop: Entity types, Intellectual Property, Leases, etc. Facilitator To Be Announced 5-6pm

Weds. May 30th