Want $20,000 to Change the World? Founder of Lululemon Ready to Help

Photo credit: Urban Mixer | Flickr

Photo credit: Urban Mixer | Flickr

Have an idea to change the world but just need a bit of seed money to get it off the ground? Vancouver’s own Chip Wilson may be able to help.

The founder of Lululemon, who recently left his position as chairman of the company, has announced a new initiative: a Dragon’s-Den-style contest to identify, fund and advise the best charitable projects.

Dubbed the Accelerator Fund, the program will provide from $5,000-$20,000 in funding to winning projects selected by Wilson’s panel of expert advisors, according to an article in the Vancouver Sun.  Winners will also receive guidance from special mentors to make sure their projects get off the ground.

The initiative is part of Wilson’s imagine1day charity, which focuses mainly on supporting education and school construction in Ethiopia.   Continue reading:
Want $20,000 to Change the World? Founder of Lululemon Ready to Help

Stuff the Bus!

3 years ago Landsea Tours and Adventures – a locally owned and operated sightseeing company – started the Stuff The Bus Charity Drive.  In the first three years of this awesome event they have filled ELEVEN of their busses full of clothing and blankets for Vancouver’s Homeless Transitional Shelters operated by St James Community Service Society. Last year alone, they filled SIX busses.

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Stuff the Bus!