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Ideation Station

A workshop to develop your social enterprise idea.

Do you have an idea for a social enterprise? Are you passionate about reducing poverty, and making your Calgary community a safe, inclusive, and abundant place for everyone? Join us on July 13th for a FREE full day workshop, where we’ll spend the day further refining your idea towards a viable community change effort. By using a variety of tools, lean methodologies, and harnessing the collective wisdom of innovators in the room, you’ll leave with a deepened understanding of how to engage with a social problem and model a solution that truly creates sustainable impact.

Why engage with us? Thrive’s understanding of social issues run deep and creating social-change is all we do. Our heart is local. We have the connections in community you need to maximize your impact; whether that’s with residents facing barriers in Calgary neighbourhoods, or partner organizations that are effecting change today.

Join the change

Think we’ve found a match? You’re an open-minded innovator in the beginning stages of crafting a solution to a social cause you’re passionate about. You understand that creating sustainable social enterprises is an iterative process and are keen to dive right in. You value the feedback of your peers and flourish in a collaborative environment.

Give me the details!

Join a group of 15 change-makers on July 13th from 9:00am-4:00pm. Bring a water bottle, a lunch and a readiness to explore impactful ideas! This workshop will be held in partnership with Business Link Alberta.

Act now

Contact us if you’re interested in registering for Ideation Station. Each workshop is limited to 12 participants. The workshop is on July 13th 2019.


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Join the change

Think you got what it takes? You are an outside-the-box thinker with a great social business idea. You are a hard worker, ready to roll up your sleeves to innovate and challenge the status quo. You are passionate about community development. You know creating social impact is hard and to succeed, you’ll need a solid plan to bring your idea to life.

Give me the details!

Join a group of 10 change-makers in this practical hands-on program to bring your social-change idea to reality through business. Over 12 weeks you’ll attend business start-up classes to complete a full business plan that ensures your social cause is truly creating positive, sustainable social impact in your community. You’ll also meet with a business coach, 1-on-1, weekly for 24 weeks – all FREE! Your investments are your time, passion, commitment (to yourself, the community and your cohort) and lots of hard work.

Act now

Contact us if you are interested in applying for the program. Each cohort is limited to 12 participants. The next cohort starts April 2nd, 2019.

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