We believe that it is just as important to build great communities as it is to build great companies. Both are essential to sustain and constantly improve the standard of living Canadians have come to enjoy. XPV is a proud supporter of the following community initiatives:
ACE (Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship Inc.) is a national, not-for-profit organization that is igniting young Canadians to create brighter futures for themselves and their communities. Working in partnership with business and higher education, ACE organizes and motivates teams of university and college students who practice and teach others the principles and values of entrepreneurship and market economics.
The Artemis Project Top 50 Water Tech Listing is a lightening rod for tech start-ups that will matter in water. The Artemis Project is a non-profit dedicated to helping water technology companies emerge into the world markets.
Each year, the Artemis Project brings together a panel of industry experts to examine the most important start-ups in water. The jury reviews the company’s technology, its benefits in application and business viability. There is no fee for companies to participate. It is open to all companies that have completed development of a water resources management product and generate less than US $25M in annual revenues.
Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
Imagine H2O is a not-for-profit company with a mission to inspire & empower people to solve water problems. Their vision is to turn water problems into opportunities.
Imagine H2O hosts prize competitions for water innovation including their 2009 Water Efficiency Prize and upcoming 2010 Water-Energy Nexus Prize. They offer not only cash prizes for the best ideas, but also an incubator program to help competing entrepreneurs turn their plans into game-changing real-world solutions. The program helps innovators identify problems that have social impact and major commercial market opportunities, chooses the most promising plans, and brings together world leaders in water business, government, and social enterprise to help the contestants turn ideas into self-funding, high impact solutions.
The National Angel Organization (NAO) is the Canadian voice of Angel investors dedicated to promoting best practices and advocacy for Angel investors.
The NAO is an incorporated not-for-profit organization that provides Angel investors with a secure environment to network and learn from their peers, as well as the opportunity to be heard collectively on national issues. “By Angels, For Angels.”