From MMA to compost queen -- a guide to social entrepreneurship | Lisa von Sturmer | TEDxKPU

04/11/2014 13:12:58

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. As our culture shifts towards sustainability, more and more people will hear the siren call of sustainable entrepreneurship and take the first steps to embark upon a personal journey of freedom and legacy. After years of dreaming about entrepreneurship myself, I set off in a minivan filled with compost to change the world and never looked back. Now, I'm sharing the lessons learned along the way and what every new social entrepreneur needs to know as they help change our economy and communities with their visions and passion.

Having started her career in television working for an MMA fight show and other various creative agencies as an editor, Lisa von Sturmer realized that she wanted to spend her life doing something positive that had a tangible impact on the community. In 2010, she quit her successful editing career, founded Growing City and never looked back.

Now an award-winning entrepreneur and official CBC Dragons’ Den Slayer and “Game Changer”, Lisa von Sturmer has founded and co-founded two companies and one non-profit in the past 4 years. She spends time speaking to youth groups and students on how to create businesses they love and shares the lessons she’s learned along the way.

An active advocate for youth entrepreneurship, Lisa is a Canadian Delegate for the G20 Youth Entrepreneurship Summit where delegates from each G20 nation come together in tandem with the G20 to discuss policies governments can implement to encourage entrepreneurship as a solution to global youth unemployment.


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