Meg Ronson is the Project Manager for Legacy Leadership Lab, a team based out of the University of Waterloo. They are working on using social innovation labs to build up a network and tools to facilitate social acquisitions. Social acquisitions are a form of succession planning so that business owners can exit, and the businesses can be converted to co-ops or community owned businesses with social goals.
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Primer on social acquisitions: https://uwaterloo.ca/legacy-leadership-lab/sites/ca.legacy-leadership-lab/files/uploads/files/socialacquisitionprimer.pdf
Crowdsourced resource library: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-tTAXQahZzlEVHJa-1yhAjA7vKYnlcK4oQdpj1CCp2o/edit?pli=1
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Matthew Rempel is a social enterprise development coach, with a focus on marketing. He helps social enterprises focus in on the core values of their business, and present them in clear language for their customers and clients. He has connected and interviewed many social enterprise leaders in Canada and around the world. He is also a lifelong nerd, and will gladly use analogies from games and movies to explain complex topics.