Category: Videos

Learning from Local Entrepreneurs: UBER, pt 2

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Momentum is partnering with Launch Calgary to share the stories, successes, failures and lessons learned from some of our city’s leading entrepreneurs. Our hope is that these stories can provide inspiration to the entrepreneurs that we are connected to as well as inspire our wider community to support local businesses and build a stronger Calgary. We hope you enjoy the stories in this series. Learn… Read more

A Better Life, Episode 3: Conviction

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It takes conviction to overcome obstacles and work towards a better life. At Momentum, we witness this bravery on a daily basis. Watch episode 3 of A Better Life to meet a few people who have demonstrated this conviction. Up next week – A Better Life, Episode 4: Perseverance. Missed previous episodes of A Better Life? Watch them now: Circumstances Motivation

A Better Life, Episode 2: Motivations

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Many people would like to make changes or improvements in aspects of their lives but only some people actually work to make changes. What is it that motivates people work towards a better life for themselves? Watch A Better Life, Episode 2: Motivations on YouTube. Missed Episode 1? Watch A Better Life: Circumstances now. Up next week – A Better Life, Episode 3: Conviction

A Better Life, Episode 1: Circumstances

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The daily connection with people who want to leave poverty behind and a build better future for their families is at the core of Momentum’s work. Whether it’s through saving money, developing employment skills or starting a business, it is the journey of each of these remarkable people that inspires us. And that journey is never easy… Meet a group of people that are working… Read more

Momentum Featured on CTV

As unemployment in Alberta reaches 7.8%, the highest in 30 years, some Calgarians are launching their own businesses as a means to generate income. CTV recently featured one such local business, along with some words of wisdom from Momentum’s Business Development Coordinator Frank Wolever. Watch the segment here. Story starts at 10:54.

"Zero Preservative" Campaign has Launched!

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Pure Food Fresh made history by being the first Momentum participant-owned business to utilize Indiegogo. Karthick Babu is a current Self Employment participant and CEO of the new startup, which just recently used the wildly popular crowdfunding platform to launch a “Zero Preservative” Campaign. “We decided to use crowdfunding, because as individuals make decisions, we can get an idea of what they want before a product is developed,” said Babu…. Read more

Designs on the 2014 Calgary Home + Design Show

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Recently, I was wondering around the Calgary Home + Design Show, browsing booths of the latest trends and gadgets for the home, treating myself to some dairy-free gelato from the Fiasco Gelato food truck (so delicious) and hoping to catch a glimpse of HGTV host Bryan Baeumler as I have a weakness for do-it-yourself (DIY) and renovation shows. Sadly, I didn’t see Bryan Baeumler but… Read more

Necole Gains Momentum with the Canadian Women's Foundation

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Check out this fantastic blog post and video by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, featuring Necole Hines, Momentum participant alumni and Participant Ambassador. Thank you Necole, for sharing your inspiring story with others! Also, a huge thanks to the Canadian Women’s Foundation for your funding support, and for helping to make dreams into realities for women like Necole.

Hillhurst MicroFarms – Business Spotlight

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Jen Miller, awesome entrepreneur and owner of  Hillhurst MicroFarms, graduated from the Women’s Venture Start-Up Program (WVP) in the spring of 2014. Since then, she has been busy sod cutting, SPIN farming and selling her delicious, locally grown leafy greens at farmer’s markets and through She’s been passionate about gardening from a young age and is thrilled to finally make this hobby a business…. Read more

Benefits of Volunteering

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Volunteering has so many benefits! Regardless of whether you volunteer formally in a specified position, or help others on more of an informal basis, by volunteering you can connect with people and make a difference in your community… often while learning new skills and boosting your own personal sense of meaning and happiness! There are countless ways you can help out in your community. For… Read more