SocialJournal.net is the blog documenting of the story of SoJo. Here we are sharing our journey as we turn an idea into action. At SoJo, we believe the journey needs to be celebrated and encouraged. Written by SoJo's founder and Chief Catalyst, Kanika Gupta, this blog shares our journey in an honest and candid fashion, with the goal of inspiring other young changemakers to follow their passions and build their own journeys of making social change happen.
The story behind Social Journal
SoJo is an innovative early-stage start-up that works at the intersection of technology, social change and online education. Through web-based applications, SoJo is developing online learning tools that guide social innovators through the process of taking their ideas for social change into action. SoJo is an web-based learning tool that provides youth passionate about social change with the tools and informational resources needed to turn their ideas into reality and supports them in their journeys of building social ventures.
SoJo – Laying the
SoJo was originally named Social Journal - with the vision of being a platform that will better facilitate connections and share information to inspire the next generation of young changemakers to take action and convert their ideas written in their journals into tangible, functioning social projects.
The idea for SoJo was conceived in the Fall of 2010 by Kanika Gupta. For her Master's thesis, Kanika conducted a Canada-wide study on the Factors Influencing the Start-up of Youth-initiated Social Ventures. While speaking with over 50 individuals from coast-to-coast who had initiated a social venture or community project as a young adult, not only did Kanika gather an amazing repertoire of information - she committed herself to finding a good platform to share of all of that information in a meaningful way. There is no need for anyone wishing to start a project to go at it alone, thus SoJo was born! SoJo has since expanded its mandate to support all social innovators to develop and implement their ideas to solve some of our world’s most pressing challenges.
there is no such as thing as a “conventional” start-up, SoJo believes we have
an exceptionally exciting story. We encourage you to follow our story on this
Blog and be a part of something revolutionary in the making.