The new Thrive Accelerator program officially kicked off March 14th with 10 great businesses wanting to grow their triple bottom line. This program supports small businesses with big hearts to create social change using the power of their business. In 4 months of weekly classes, participants delve deep into financials, marketing, strategic planning, defining and measuring social impact. Participants are matched with a business coach for 6 months, which allows for intense growth. At the end of 6 months, participants walk away with a strong plan on where they are going with their business, details on how they will get there, and tools to take those steps.
These 10 businesses make up the inaugural cohort of Thrive Accelerator:
Alberta Apparel: https://albertaapparel.com/
Forage and Farm: https://www.forageandfarm.com/
Go Green Mattress: https://gogreenmattress.com/
Highland Beef: http://www.mackillopbeef.com/
Lavish Bakery: https://lavishbakery.ca/
Sustainable Tourism Management Consultant
Tiga Design: https://tiga-design.com/
The Thrive Accelerator cohort is collaborating with the RBC Social Accelerator offered by Innovate Calgary through a monthly networking engagement. This is a group specifically for existing businesses who are looking to be more mission and purpose driven in their business. Participants from both programs expand their network and deepen relationships with others passionate about making real change.
The next Thrive Accelerator program will start in October 2017 supporting entrepreneurs to grow their impact and develop their business skills.