Accelerate

your business with a social purpose

Accelerator

Do business differently.

Why Thrive Accelerator?

Fast track your growth AND develop social change in your business. You’ll get done in six months what could otherwise take years to complete. You’ll build invaluable relationships with experts in social enterprise, learn with coaches who specialize in social innovation, and connect with fellow social entrepreneurs. You’ll become part of an amazing network of like-minded, change-makers who are also redesigning the way business is done in Calgary; friends to support you long into the future.

Thrive’s understanding of social issues run deep. Creating social-change is all we do. We have the connections in community you need to maximize your impact; whether that’s with residents facing barriers in neighbourhoods or partner organizations that are effecting change today.

Be the difference

Think you got what it takes? You are an entrepreneur operating an existing business. You are ready to roll up your sleeves to scale up. You have a holistic outlook, bringing your entire self to all that you do. You believe that making money and creating social impact are not mutually exclusive. You are passionate about poverty reduction in your community.

Give me the details!

Join a group of 10 social innovators and change-makers that meet weekly over 16 weeks to learn valuable business skills and explore how to create community impact. You’ll also meet with a business coach, 1-on-1, weekly for 24 weeks. The goals here are simple; to help you be more profitable and to reduce poverty in Calgary through the power of social entrepreneurship. This program comes at no financial cost to you. 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’re interested in applying for Accelerator. Each cohort is limited to 12 participants. The next cohort starts September 4th, 2018.

For more details about Accelerator, visit here.

Incubator

Make money and a difference.

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Why Thrive Incubator?

Launch your business AND create social change in your community. You’ll learn how to bring your vision into reality through practical business skills and meaningful community partnership. You don’t have to trail blaze alone; tap into a community of change-makers and be part of a growing movement that’s creating social change through business.

This is a first of its kind in Calgary, where business plans and entrepreneurial skills are developed alongside social impact and social innovation. Creating social change in the community is at the heart of all we do. Thrive stands firmly behind our values of local ownership, relationships, inclusion and prosperity that transform the economic well-being of all Calgarians.

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 October 2nd, 2018.

For more details about Incubator, visit here.