Startup Canada Podcast: funding the future of social entrepreneurs with Wayne Miranda

Want to build a business that’s about more than a bottom line? Wayne Miranda, social finance investment readiness lead at the McConnell Foundation wants to help you do it.

Miranda’s passion is to grow ventures that generate a social and environmental impact. Presently, he’s leading the social finance investment readiness work at McConnell Foundation. This is a new program launched to help nonprofits, charities, co-operatives, and social enterprise for-profits access social finance to enhance their impact.

Prior to joining McConnell Foundation, he was the director of growth at the Centre for Social Innovation, managing director of TechSoup Canada, and founder and CEO of Growth Mosaic in Ghana. Miranda has helped put to work over $21 million USD to build hundreds of social ventures.

“Business as usual just isn’t good enough anymore, in this next century we need to recognize profit isn’t the end, it’s just a signal you’re onto something good,” said Miranda.

In this week’s episode of the #StartupCanadaPodcast, sponsored by Mastercard and Ceridian, Miranda discusses the future of social entrepreneurship and how to build a better world with business.

The Startup Canada Podcast Show is a production of Startup Canada, a grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement to bring together, celebrate, and give a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurship community. On the podcast, Startup Canada Digital Programs Lead Matthew Curtis speaks with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business, and share insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing, and why we need to think bigger to take our businesses global. Join Matthew Curtis for new episodes every Tuesday airing at 10 AM ET for lessons, trends, and opportunities in entrepreneurship from Vancouver to Fredericton; and Israel to Peru.

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