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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 […]

A Conversation with Cynthia Watson

Cynthia Watson likes to say that she “reverse-engineered” her career path. She started in palliative care, working with people in end-of-life care. Then she moved to the Repsol Sport Centre, where her focus was on high-performance athletes. Now, she’s in her third year as CEO—that’s Chief Evolution Officer—at Vivo for Healthier Generations. At Vivo, the […]

Customer Journey Mapping with Cynthia Watson

“Often, as an entrepreneur, we fall in love with our idea. And of course everyone’s going to love it, but we have trouble narrowing down who our target market is. We want to serve everyone, and then we serve no one. Customer Journey Mapping helps us take off our “expert” hat and co-create/experiment with different […]

WeAble sees potential in adults with special needs

WeAble — a day facility for adults with special needs — was created by a devoted father’s desire to give people like his daughter a chance to thrive.  Vahid Ghomashchi’s 20-year-old daughter, Sara, is non-verbal and has a developmental disability. When she finished high school, Ghomashchi and his wife – like many parents of adults with special needs — struggled to find a suitable day […]

Local Investing YYC looking for new investments

Riding the high from its successful capital raise of $520,000 in February, Local Investing YYC is looking for new Calgary businesses to invest in for 2020. “We’re looking to raise between $500,000 to $1,000,000 for two to four local businesses that we can help scale their social and environmental impact through new capital,” says Barb […]