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TRICO Presents: Social Entrepreneurship Day

September 16, 2016 @ 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
Venue 1008 (A Calgary Social Enterprise)
1008 14 Street SE, Calgary, AB

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TRICO Presents: Social Entrepreneurship Day #socent

Good science is good for the world. An incredible array of partnerships are bringing together some of the planet’s most innovative and creative minds to offer you a day filled with inspiration. They will show how they’re using that stunning brain matter to make our world a better place – and still meeting the bottom line!

$25 per individual session
$50 full day (includes lunch)


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Can't make it to the whole day? Individual session tickets are available below -seating is limited!

Your day includes the following sessions:

7:30AM - 9:00AM
Michel Gelobter Keynote
Lean Start-ups for Social Change: Insights and Perspective for Social Purpose Organizations
Tickets: $25

Michel Gelobter is one of the country's leading sustainability and climate strategists, author of the acclaimed “Lean Startups for Social Change: The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact” and founder of his own social purpose organization. He has contributed to four books, including Lean Startups for Social Change, and is excited to share his views on using Lean Startup thinking to drive social and technical innovation!

Click here to read praise for "Lean Startups for Social Change"

Click here to learn more about Michel’s book "Lean Startups for Social Change"

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11:30AM – 1:00PM
How Doing Good in the World is Great Business
Tickets: $25

With the inventors of wearable technology that read emotional cues, bikes that are warm pods in winter, and other smart inventions, Kim Smith (Community Manager for Capital Ideas Calgary) leads this lunch of rapid-fire discussion and world changing ideas is more than food for thought! Includes lunch. Register online.

CLICK HERE to learn more about our presenters.

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6:00PM – 8:00PM
Local Social Venture Pitch Contest
Tickets: $25

Calgary's top entrepreneurs and innovators. An award-winning panel of judges. A $10,000 prize to make their world changing dreams a reality, and a panel on “the art of the pitch”. Have we caught your attention yet?

Hosted by Craig Elias, resident entrepreneur for the Chiu School of Business, Bow Valley College, this pitching contest may just have the potential to make our world a better place.

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This day of social and scientific stimulation is brought to you by: TRICO Charitable Foundation, Beakerhead, United Way of Calgary and Area, Capital Ideas, ATB BoostR, Calgary Economic Development, Innovate Calgary, Chiu School of Business, Bow Valley College; Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Mount Royal University; Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary; and The Calgary Foundation.