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Thrive to merge with Momentum

Thrive is excited to announce some big news. This fall, the Thrive team will merge with the Momentum team. This means that the Thrive brand will be immediately decommissioned, but the important work of Thrive will continue, and is perhaps more important than ever.   As you may know, Thrive has been operating as a separate area of work […]
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10 Women-owned Thrive alumni making a difference for all

International Women’s Day is on March 8th, and this year we wanted to highlight some of the fierce female entrepreneurs whose social businesses are furthering this year’s theme of “Each for Equal”: Alora Boutique – This handmade jewelry company is dedicated to uplifting women out of poverty. Through jewelry sales going to homeless and women’s […]
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Gifts that give back to Calgary

The holidays are upon us, and in the hustle to get something for everyone on your list, we encourage you to consider purchasing meaningful gifts from social entrepreneurs such as those from Thrive’s business development programs!  This holiday season, give the gift of community economic development:  Alora Boutique designs meaningful jewelry with sustainably-sourced gemstones, recycled brass and silver. With each sale, 5% goes […]
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Incubator graduate fights human trafficking with beach bags

Thea Caye is changing the world for women, one beach bag at a time.  A passionate feminist and advocate for those living in poverty, founder Carlie Rioux partners with a Fair–Trade factory in Nepal, hiring women to sew beach bags at a living wage — all of whom are survivors of human trafficking.  “Human trafficking is the fastest-growing […]
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VIDEO: Apply now for the Fall 2019 Incubator

Incubator is a free 24-week program to help start-up and aspiring entrepreneurs flesh out their ideas and build a full-fledged business plan with the help of hands-on class time, peer support, and one-on-one business coaching. The next cohort begins on October 1 and we can’t wait to help you make your business idea into a […]