Bootcamp for Social Entrepreneurs, Creatives & Artists

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Entrepreneurship is not a job or a role in a company, it is a collection of tools we use to get our product or service into the marketplace. It is a vehicle that has many different parts to make it run from handling cash flow to sales to sharing your story.

Then you have to find a lawyer, accountant, insurance broker, and a banker!

It’s true, the struggle is real and you won’t have to go it alone when you attend ATB’s Bootcamp for Social Entrepreneurs, Creatives, and Artists. We will cover the business fundamentals like understanding your cash flow and lean marketing but the secret sauce is in the connections you will make - giving you time to work ON your business.

It’s not just about the business either; it’s about the person running it - diving into the why, your impact and the support you need to make it happen.

Over 2 days, we will tackle the following: 

  • Business Fundamentals: looking at your cash flow to build a sustainable business

  • Lean Marketing: different marketing channels and how to reach Your Audience

  • Social Media Tips & Tricks

  • The Best Business Tools and Apps

  • How to share your story and your community impact

  • Talk Nerdy to me: meet the experts from accounting to law to finance

  • Creatives “Ask Me Anything” panel - where creative entrepreneurs share their struggles and how they got through them.

  • Community Connections: Get connected to other like minded people and community supporters to get feedback on your model & grow your network.


I was blown away! It was impressive to me that the facilitator had a ton of personal experience in business too.

This gave me a lot of insight on the areas in my business that I can improve in, but also ensured me that I am doing some things right.

Owning a business can be a lonely place sometimes, I left this camp not feeling so lonely and super inspired.
— Sylvia Johnston of

Edmonton - Half Full:

Location: ATB Branch for Arts & Culture in the CKUA Building downtown.

Wednesday, November 14th: 815 am to 6 pm - the focus on the first day is on the business tools we all need like cash flow, discovering who your audience is (marketing) and then connecting with like minded people. Lunch provided & appetizers.

Thursday, November 15th - 9 am to 5 pm: get all the tips and tricks from business to social media, plus get your questions answered by our “Talk Nerdy to Me” and “Creative Entrepreneurs” panels. Lunch provided.

Friday, November 16th - Community Connection Event. Art Mentorship Society of Alberta - AMSA 4th Annual Birthday Celebration & Art Gala at 5:30 pm. ATB will cover your ticket and first drink.



Location: Edmonton Downtown

DATE TBD - Jan or Feb 2019 - it will be the same format as Edmonton, please sign up below to get on the waitlist and we will email as soon as a date is secured.

I feel empowered to take the next steps in my business - knowledge is power! There was no fluffy BS, it was all actionable items that made total sense. I’d recommend this to those who are clear about what they want to do but need some support on how to do it right. Come join a table of people who move, make and hustle!
— Carlie Rioux of