SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MEETUP
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MEETUP

Social Entrepreneurship is an emerging space, so whether you are a seasoned social entrepreneur or exploring the space, this is your chance to network with others, learn about emerging trends and connect with others who are passionate about doing good in the community.   

It doesn't matter if you are a non-profit, co-op or for-profit, or if you are looking at how to make more of a social impact or become B Corp certified, this is your chance to explore the many different ways you can get involved in the community.

Facilitator: Hannah Cree is leading the social entrepreneurship strategy & education at ATB, and the co-founder of a social enterprise called CMNGD (COMMONGOOD); a local linen service providing living wage employment to people living in poverty.
 


You have the opportunity to jumpstart your social impact by participating in Lion’s Den with up to $5,000 of cash & prizes too! (featuring the author of Tackling Heropreneurship - Daniela Papi-Thornton)

If you are interested in learning more please go to CreatingSocialImpact.org and LionsDenAlberta.org

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CREATING SOCIAL IMPACT IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CREATING SOCIAL IMPACT IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

TURN YOUR PASSION FOR SOCIAL ISSUES INTO CREATING...


SOCIAL IMPACT

Whether you are interested in the Environment, Education, Human Rights, Poverty or the many other social problems that plague our world and communities, this is the place where you can connect with other like minded people and learn about how you can start making a social impact in your community and in business.

Facilitator: Hannah Cree is leading the social entrepreneurship strategy & education at ATB, and the co-founder of a social enterprise called CMNGD (COMMONGOOD); a local linen service providing living wage employment to people living in poverty.
 

You have the opportunity to jumpstart your social impact by participating in Lion’s Den with up to $5,000 of cash & prizes too! (featuring the author of Tackling Heropreneurship - Daniela Papi-Thornton)

If you are interested in learning more please go to CreatingSocialImpact.org and LionsDenAlberta.org

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN STARTING A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE?
Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN STARTING A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE?

Social Entrepreneurship is an emerging space with lots of different ways to get involved and create impact.

Whether you are looking to create a non-profit, co-op or for-profit, if you are looking at how to make more of a social impact or become B Corp certified, this is your chance to explore the many different ways you can get involved and the first steps in starting or exploring how to start your own enterprise. 

Facilitator: Hannah Cree is leading the social entrepreneurship strategy & education at ATB, and the co-founder of a social enterprise called CMNGD (COMMONGOOD); a local linen service providing living wage employment to people living in poverty.


You have the opportunity to jumpstart your social impact by participating in Lion’s Den with up to $5,000 of cash & prizes too! (featuring the author of Tackling Heropreneurship - Daniela Papi-Thornton)

If you are interested in learning more please go to LionsDenAlberta.org

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Volunteers needed at CMNGD Clothing Store
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Volunteers needed at CMNGD Clothing Store

We need your volunteer help this week! For the past 2 years, CMNGD has run a FREE clothing store in December at The DI.  This year, thanks to the Style Guys and Virgin Radio, this store has exploded! (Seriously we have 1000x more donations than last year!)

We need volunteers (all ages, incl kids are welcome!): 

  • Dec. 1 - 9 - 4 pm in the NE to sort all of the clothes - this is our biggest need, even if you can stop by for 2 hours - everything will help!
  • Dec 2. - set up the store 5 - 8 pm
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Thrive's 2016 Community Huddle
Oct
27
8:15 AM08:15

Thrive's 2016 Community Huddle

Join us at Thrive's gathering and mixer of community champions, entrepreneurs and local economy leaders.

Exciting changes coming to Thrive! 

We need your help to provide perspective and insight on some of the big changes we have planned. A network is nothing without people and the connections between those people. You are the vital link to influencing the interactions and decisions we make.  

Expect inspiring conversation, great connections and important information on the new direction of Thrive and how it impacts you and your community.

Please show up at 8:15am to connect with some awesome people and munch on some fantastic local food so we can get get things rolling at 8:30am on the dot :)

RSVP required. No paper tickets required at the door. Folks new to Thrive are always welcome!

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Know Your Brand
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Know Your Brand

Ever wondered what makes a good brand? From its design to its message? What sets them apart from you and how can you tap into that knowledge? It comes down to the nuances of design.

The UnAgency is proud to present the Getting To Know Your Brand series, built to help entrepreneurs, small businesses, and startups take advantage of 20+ years of combined experience in both design and digital marketing.

Understand the important of simplistic design, typography and colour theory. Save time with your printed assets by knowing the difference between .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .ai, .eps and many other file types that printers require to make your brand look amazing on paper. And finally, learn how to incorporate these pieces into your online marketing efforts, so you always have your best foot forward.

Branding isn't just a business card with your name on it, nor is it just throwing up a Facebook page. We live in a very visual world, so let's help you take advantage of it.

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Small Business Calgary Conference
Oct
20
12:30 PM12:30

Small Business Calgary Conference

Amazing things happen when entrepreneurs get together, and that's what Small Business Week is all about. This year the highlight of the week is a half-day conference that includes keynote speakers, learning workshops, a business showcase and the famous Awards show.

We call it the Small Business Calgary Conference, and it's the biggest celebration of small business in Canada.

This is an event you will want to bring your entire team to. Come celebrate our city'’s greatest small businesses with over 1000 other business leaders!

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SBW: FREE Sales Workshop
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

SBW: FREE Sales Workshop

Vinnie Lynch in conjunction with WorkNicer Calgary are hosting a FREE Sales Workshop to facilitate a discussion on some of the key current sales challenges facing many businesses. Discussion topics include:

  • Hiring sales people - Getting it right the first time
  • Avoid a "No" decision
  • Handling price negotiations
  • Addressing customer complaints
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SBW: Foodies fuel Calgary’s entrepreneurial renaissance
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

SBW: Foodies fuel Calgary’s entrepreneurial renaissance

Calgary used to be all meat and potatoes but these days, there's a foodie renaissance happening and it's being driven by local entrepreneurs. Join McLeod Law for an evening of up-close and personal interviews with four dynamic entrepreneurs who are leading the charge in redefining their industries, from right here in Calgary. 

You will hear from:

  • Jim Button, Co-founder of Village Brewery and Strategist at Evans Hunt Group
  • Jennifer Carlson, Co-founder and Director of Baby Gourmet
  • John Jackson, Co-chef and Co-owner of CHARCUT Roast House, charbar restaurant, Rooftop Bar @ Simmons, and Alley Burger
  • Jill Vos, Co-founder & Vice President, Product Development of Baby Gourmet

They'll be putting it all on the table for you, sharing their unique stories, insights and lessons learned in navigating the current economic climate and continuing to operate a successful business despite the odds.

This is one event you won't want to miss.

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SBW: Pitch Night with Startup Calgary
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

SBW: Pitch Night with Startup Calgary

Calgary's up and coming startups will pitch on Tuesday, October 18. These companies have demonstrated product market fit and an ability to attract users and they need your vote! Watch the companies pitch and then vote for Calgary's Top 10 best and brightest startups that will showcase at Launch Party in November.

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SBW: Tackling Canada’s productivity gap: It starts with entrepreneurs
Oct
18
7:00 AM07:00

SBW: Tackling Canada’s productivity gap: It starts with entrepreneurs

'Measure up! Shape your future' is part of BDC Small Business Week.

What's at the root of Canada's much-discussed productivity gap? How is this impacting the bottom line of our small- and medium-sized businesses and their ability to compete? What do the most successful entrepreneurs do to up their game?

Come hear the answers to these questions as Michael Denham, President and CEO of BDC—the only Canadian bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs—reveals the results of a comprehensive study on productivity of 1,500 Canadian business owners.

You will also hear about Canada's first ever business productivity benchmarking tool that BDC will be launching this fall. This free tool will allow business owners from all industries compare their productivity levels to those of other companies in the same sector, and learn where they can improve their performance.

Join us at the historic St. Louis Hotel for this insightful discussion on productivity in the entrepreneurial business.

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BoostR Stage YYC
Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

BoostR Stage YYC

BoostR Stage is ATB BoostR’s live pitch event.

Imagine local entrepreneurs pitching their business on a stage to a room full of 300 people. The fun part is that YOU are in the crowd and YOU get to decide how much money each entrepreneur will win that night!

Each $30 ticket includes:

  • Admission
  • Appetizers
  • $10 to boost a business of your choice that pitches that night

During the event, the audience uses a text-to-vote tool to vote for their favourite pitch. Each entrepreneur walks away with funds equivalent to the % of votes they received that night. The overall pitch competition winner is the one with the most votes. All funds from audience votes go directly towards the crowdfunding campaigns of the entrepreneurs pitching. So, YOU, the crowd have the power to BOOST local businesses - oh and watching the pitches is a ton of fun too! 

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SBW: Ignite Small Business Week YYC: Marketing in this Economy!?
Oct
17
3:00 PM15:00

SBW: Ignite Small Business Week YYC: Marketing in this Economy!?

Launch into Small Business Week armed with tools for marketing your business in a tough economy. Just because times are tough, doesn't mean your business can't succeed and grow!

Get inspired by our keynote, Ryan Townend, get advice from our panel of marketing experts, connect with small business resources available in your city, take a tour of The Commons AND walk out with a professional head shot!

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Wine Tasting & VIP Networking Experience
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Wine Tasting & VIP Networking Experience

Patrick Cappellini from Bottega Vinai will host a tasting of the wines from Trentino in the Northern corner of Italy. We'll talk about the family run vineyards, history of the winemakers and discover the wines of this often overlooked wine region.

Plus great networking opportunity to connect with other community members & Entrepreneurs. 

Hosted at Bricks Wine Company in Inglewood along with CMNGD (COMMONGOOD).

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What you need to know BEFORE Pitching to an Investor
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

What you need to know BEFORE Pitching to an Investor

It’s more than just pitching your business idea to investors. We will go beneath the pitch; discussing all the details of what you truly need to know BEFORE you pitch to investors like: cash flow, company valuation, raising capital, structuring a deal that is attractive to investors, etc. 

We will have a panel of investors from VA Angels and entrepreneurs that you can ask questions to, along with a couple local entrepreneurs showing us how it’s done by pitching their business to the crowd and investors for feedback.  We will even send out a sample pitch deck to attendees to those who attend!  

Panel:

Terry Booth, FCPA, FCA, CF, Partner - Collins Barrow Calgary LLP

Danny Way, President of The Viridis Group & member of VA Angels

Meghan Perry of CFO of HOP

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A Night of Radical Generosity
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

A Night of Radical Generosity

We invite you to join us for an evening of #radicalgenerosity, hosted by BMO, Bank of Montreal, in Calgary as they continue to power the SheEO movement across Canada.

Come out to get an update, bring a friend (we'd like to get 1000 Activators this time around) and connect with your fellow Activators from Calgary. You'll hear from Vicki Saunders, award-winning mentor, serial entrepreneur and global influencer and learn about SheEO and Radical Generosity's expansion across the United States and the excitement about Radical Generosity around the world. 

What is Radical Generosity? Founded by Vicki in 2014, SheEO is designed to radically transform how we support, finance and celebrate female entrepreneurs who are creating a better world. A thousand radically generous women Activators per region commit to a $1100 annual fee, 90% of which is loaned out to local women-led ventures, paid back over five years, and reinvested perpetually. With Activators as advisors, early customers, suppliers, connectors, and trusted follow-on investors, our ventures are set up for immediate and accelerated growth. Our community is the heart of SheEO’s wealth generation. By 2020 we will have $1 million women globally supporting 10,000 female entrepreneurs with $1billion perpetual loan fund.

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