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Social Entrepreneurs Wanted!

Are you a business owner looking to make more than just a financial impact?
Alberta BoostR is currently looking for business ideas that meet the following criteria:

  • Social enterprise at the ideation, early stage or growth phase
  • Looking to either get $, marketing, feedback, exposure or all of the above – must have a clear reason for the campaign though (can’t be to off-set debt or stay alive/working capital)
  • Alberta-based
  • For profit or non-profit with a revenue-generating arm
  • Social media savvy (have a decent online community they can rally around their crowdfunding campaign)

What’s Alberta BoostR?
Alberta BoostR is a rewards-based crowdfunding platform from ATB Financial for Alberta entrepreneurs and change makers. In addition to providing an online channel to raise funds, get marketing/exposure, insights/feedback and build a crowd, Alberta BoostR also provides a crowdfunding coach, promotes businesses through ATB channels and holds live pitch events. During these live pitch events – called the BoostR Stage – social entrepreneurs pitch in front of 350 Calgarians and a panel of judges about their social enterprise. Everyone in the crowd has $20 BoostR dollars that they’ll use to boost a business they hear from that night.  In total, up to $7,000 is up for grabs at each of these events!
If you know of anyone that fits the bill, email Philip LozanoWe are gearing up for the BoostR stage event on December 2nd at Theatre Junction where 5-6 social entrepreneurs will be selected to pitch and win up to $7000 in cash. Once social entrepreneurs have been identified, they’ll be supported by a BoostR Stage Specialist to launch their campaign.

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