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EmergeHUB lifts barriers to entrepreneurship in Greater Forest Lawn

With over 500 home-based businesses in Greater Forest Lawn in mind, EmergeHUB – a coworking space on International Avenue — has created some unique programs to help them grow. “We were looking for forward-thinking, innovative ways to address the challenges Greater Forest Lawn faces,” explains Mark Shields, project manager at International Avenue BRZ. “There seemed […]

New program explores economic tools to create social change

Economics of Social Change is a new certificate program that explores how to use economic tools to create social change. It’s the latest collaboration by Thrive and the Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University. “We wanted to work with Thrive on this because Thrive has an amazing network of practitioners and organizations that […]

Local Investing: mutual benefit over mutual funds

Local investing is the magic of people investing in people — their neighbours and local businesses, and it’s making a sizeable impact across Alberta, keeping more money in the local economy and creating local jobs. Thrive is looking to raise capital for Calgary businesses through Local Investing YYC, a local investment co-op. Members of Local […]

Who’s who in Thrive Accelerator: Spring 2018 cohort

The twice-yearly Thrive Accelerator is designed for existing businesses to scale their social impact while strengthening their financial sustainability. In six months participants gain new skills to up their business aptitude while growing their understanding of how to address social issues through business. The spring session kicked off on March 13, and we are excited […]