SVI 365: Business Problem Solving (Online)
With Maria Jose Palacio and Hollyhock Leadership Institute
December 8, 2021
“SVI is an amazing catalyst for any social venture. This amazing community of people will inspire you, give you gifts you never expected and point you in new directions. Don’t miss out!” – SVI Virtual 2020 participant
At Business Problem Solving Sessions, you’ll take part in a model for collective learning and community problem-solving. Contribute your own insights and learn from others as you gain powerful and tangible skills to run a more effective, sustainable organization.
In this session, Marie Jose Palacio will give an overview of her enterprise Progeny Coffee and describe a key challenge she’s facing. Next, we’ll open it up for clarifying questions from attendees. We then transition into sharing wisdom, presenting advice, and offering feedback to the entrepreneur.
Interspersed through the session are opportunities to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and to apply learnings to your own venture.
About Maria Jose Palacio
Maria Jose Palacio, a fifth-generation Colombian coffee farmer who was born and raised in a famous coffee region in Colombia. After several years working in the design field in New York City, Maria decided to change careers and return to coffee in 2016 after seeing her friends and family in Colombia struggle to maintain a viable living through their coffee farms. Maria’s passion for uplifting others helped her to overcome small business obstacles and build a flourishing business as a distribution platform with the mission of empowering coffee farmers and lifting them out of poverty and helping their communities. Maria believed that Progeny needed to bring in education and entrepreneurship to these communities.
Maria has been recognized on Forbes Next 1000 list, 100 Female Founder of 2020 by Inc Magazine, Mujeres Imparables by Telemundo, 12 under 35 Breakout Talent to Watch by SFA, and the latest book “The New Latina – 100 Millennials shaping the World”.
About Progeny Coffee
Progeny Coffee was built with the mission to bring Colombian coffee farmers out of poverty. Our unique Beyond Trade platform seeks to create a sustainable coffee chain, allowing Progeny to control the entire chain while delivering impact, quality, and revenue. We go beyond what Fair Trade and Direct Trade has to offer. Being co-founded by the 5th generation coffee farmer, we are able to speak from the source and bring the farmers forwards, closing the gap between consumer and farmer.
“SVI is a community of humble, resilient, extraordinary leaders seeking to make this world better. The knowledge sharing, and encouragement that happens at SVI gatherings is like nothing I’ve experienced before in my professional life. I am so grateful to have found this powerful community” – SVI Virtual Participant
Business Problem Solving Schedule
Wednesday, December 8
2:00 – 3:30pm PT
This event will take place on Zoom, a video conferencing tool. You may download the application for free. You will also need a device with speakers, microphone, video, and internet connection. You may test your Zoom connection in advance. A short tutorial for Zoom etiquette will be provided at the beginning of the event.
SVI 365 events are highly interactive and confidential. Sessions will not be recorded.
Social Venture Institute 365
For over 25 years, attending the Social Venture Institute (SVI) conference at Hollyhock has been a rite of passage for mission-driven entrepreneurs. It is hard to convey the impact that SVI has had not only on the lives and businesses of the 3,000+ people who have attended, but on the very landscape of social enterprise in Canada.
More than a conference, SVI is a movement, with the reach and influence to plant seeds with like-minded, interconnected people. SVI shapes sectors by normalizing progressive, sustainable, and equitable business practices. Participants are exposed to ideas that inform their own operations, rippling out to impact the broader business world.
Join SVI 365 to enjoy bite-sized morsels of the best of Social Venture Institute year-round: real-time problem-solving, inspiring stories, and above all, the opportunity to connect with like-minded leaders seeking to make positive change through venture.
Each session features facilitated networking, core content, and opportunities to deepen your connection to the social venture ecosystem.
Upcoming SVI 365 Events Schedule
- May 26 True Confessions (with Charles Chang)
- June 16 Business Problem Solving Session
- October 13 Peer Coaching Circles
- November 10 True Confessions
- December 8 Business Problem Solving Session
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Maria Jose Palacio, a fifth-generation Colombian coffee farmer who was born and raised in a famous coffee region in Colombia. After several years working in the design field in New York City, Maria decided to change careers and return to coffee in 2016 after seeing her friends and family in Colombia struggle to maintain a viable living through their coffee farms. Maria’s passion for uplifting others helped her to overcome small business obstacles and build a flourishing business as a distribution platform with the mission of empowering coffee farmers and lifting them out of poverty and helping their communities. Maria…
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