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NEW! Ignite Your Venture with Futurpreneur, Catalyst 2030 and Grantful

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Journey to Impact 2024: Navigating the Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

YES invites you to “Journey to Impact 2024” where we unfold a chapter of opportunity, connection, and insight into the world of social entrepreneurship in Quebec. Each session is an immersive experience, offering a deep dive into the available resources – encompassing expert knowledge, skill enhancement tools, industry best practices, and essential financial guidance.

We’re connecting you with the leading figures and organizations in the field, including Balsam/D3, PME MTL, Futurpreneur, Pitch4Good, Startup Montreal, Catalyst 2030 and Grantful. Embark on this journey with us, and let’s explore the potential of social entrepreneurship together.

Your path to making a significant social and/or environmental impact starts here!


The third session in the “Journey to Impact 2024” series brings three unique organizations under one roof.

Dive into a world where Futurpreneur’s mentorship and financial expertise meet Grantful’s grant writing specialty and Catalyst 2030’s expansive network.

Whether it’s strategic advice, funding know-how, or connecting with like-minded innovators, this session is a treasure trove for anyone ready to take their social enterprise to the next level.


Maria Goyo | Senior Business Development Manager, Futurpreneur

Maria Goyo is a Senior Business Development Manager at Futurpreneur, a leading Canadian non-profit supporting young entrepreneurs. With a diverse background including managing a marketing agency focused on connecting Canadian brands with the Hispanic market and serving as an Account Manager for private companies, Maria excels in identifying and capitalizing on business opportunities. Her expertise spans business development, sales, strategic planning, communications, and marketing, reflecting a holistic approach to business.

Beyond her professional achievements, Maria is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion, leveraging her multicultural background to provide tailored content for multicultural communities. She holds degrees and certifications in Public Relations, Retail Commerce, and Integrated Communications Management from Concordia University, HEC Montreal, and Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela, respectively, along with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies and Journalism.

Tam Nguyen | Co-Founder, InHeartSight Community and Systems Thinking Expert, Catalyst 2030

Tam Nguyen, a Certified Coach and Systems Thinking expert, empowers aspiring changemakers and social entrepreneurs. She leads Empurpose and co-founded InHeartSight, equipping underserved voices to advocate for positive change. Tam also champions accessible career services within Catalyst 2030, a UN movement for sustainable development. Her talks offer valuable insights for building impactful social ventures.

Additionally, Tam actively contributes as a member of the Systems Learning Working Group within Catalyst 2030—a global movement championing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Her talk offers valuable insights to help you build ventures with the power to transform communities and drive lasting impact.

Amanda (AJ) Specht | Founder, grantful.ca

AJ Specht is a seasoned grant writing professional with over 15 years of experience. She’s worked as a Grant Writer at YES, a Research Grants Coordinator at Concordia University, and founded Granful.ca to empower entrepreneurs, artists, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs in securing funding. Her workshop will help you save time finding grants, boost your application output, and develop a confident approach to the grant writing process.

Transform your social enterprise today and sign up for only $20.00*

Pre-registration is required.

This workshop is available online.

Once you have registered for the online workshop, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log on a few hours before the start time of the workshop. Please check your Spam/Junk folder if you have not received your email with instructions 1 hour before the start time of the workshop.

*This low registration fee is only possible thanks to our generous funders and partners.

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