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“Not-only-for-profit” Fiasco Gelato to speak at SVI

Hot off the heels of his 10-year anniversary of taking over Fiasco Gelato, CEO James Boettcher will serve as a case study at Social Venture Institute (SVI) Alberta 2019.  “Often I underestimate the power of sharing our journey over the last 10 years in building a purpose-driven company that has been through so many ups and downs,” Boettcher says.   SVI […]
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Refugee-owned soap business gets a boost

Saraphy Bath and Spa is a natural soap company founded by a refugee, to help other refugees through employment. Thandar (Tanda) Htun came to Canada from Myanmar – where she had also been running a similar social enterprise selling handmade soap. She founded Saraphy Bath and Spa in May of 2018 alongside her brother and […]
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Support these local businesses partnering with Local Investing YYC

Local Investing YYC is a for-profit investment cooperative with a mandate to get capital back into local businesses that are generating financial returns while creating positive social and environmental change in Calgary. They recognize the power of mobilizing community wealth to strengthen the local economy and create positive change. “We are on the cusp of […]
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Where are they now? Catching up with the Thrive Incubator graduates

In the spring of 2018, Thrive launched its first-ever Incubator cohort with 12 aspiring social entrepreneurs seeking to create social impact through their business. We were fortunate to catch up with five of these inaugural graduates, and this is what they’re up to now: Ely Ryan, Tradeslife Ryan had first incorporated his business in 2013 […]