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...

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...

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...

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...

Momentum Featured on CTV

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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...

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...

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...