Test Market


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The Groundswell Test Market happens every Tuesday, on Granville Island. Our participants are artists, makers, and food producers that are turning their products and crafts into a sustainable livelihood for themselves. This is a new hands-on learning model that blends business school with a marketplace, exclusively for socially and environmentally conscious products, art, food and crafts.


Find us!

At Chain & Forge on Granville Island

Tuesdays, June 25 - August 27, 2019

11am - 4pm



Are you ready to join the Groundswell Test Market in summer 2020 ?


What’s the Test Market about?

The Groundswell Test Market is designed to reduce the risk associated with early stage small businesses, giving participants access to business expertise and high traffic locations to make sales and learn from interactions with customers (you!).

Over the summer, participants receive a market booth on Granville Island for 10 days where they will meet with mentors, apply product testing techniques to make the most of their interactions with the public, and make sales!

These budding entrepreneurs also receive workshops and seminars on social media marketing, customer engagement, pricing, A/B testing, bookkeeping and business validation to evolve their businesses.

What better way to fine tune your business?


Check out our market vendors!