A New Face on Small Business Lending.

Guest Blog: ATB LendR By: Chett Matchett In Alberta’s current economic state, we have all heard the message that now is the time to diversify, to support local businesses, to embrace innovation. At ATB Financial, we have found this message to be exciting, motivating, and ultimately one of the catalysts to start reimagining what the …

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Current Campaign – Awaken Holistic Health & Wellness

When Brian Lalonde, founder of Awaken Holistic Health & Wellness, got sick eight years ago, dozens of visits to the doctor’s office left him feeling like something was missing from his diagnosis. “A friend turned me on to the world of complimentary and alternative medicine, and that’s when I started seeing a difference being made. …

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BoostR Success Story – Shaunio Radio

Priscilla Cherry owns online radio station Shaunio Radio. When Priscilla first inherited the station, she decided to dedicate it to independent artists, in order to honour one of her family members who had passed away. She saw it as an opportunity to share his music around the world, and to share the music of other …

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BoostR Success Story – FREDsense

FREDsense Technologies lands coveted spot at Silicon Valley startup accelerator A startup in Calgary is making waves—by testing waves. FREDsense Technologies is a new Alberta-based business that engineers organisms to test water quality. The founders came up with a “bio-sensor” technology to engineer bacteria and put them in containers, much like USB sticks, which can …

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BoostR Success Story – Vin Gogh Paint and Sip Studio

Brenda Mahoney of Vin Gogh Paint and Sip Studio recently launched a successful crowdfunding campaign using Alberta BoostR, and her rewards really set her apart. Vin Gogh provides an experience that combines three of life’s greatest passions: art, wine and food. She used her ability to offer these experiences in a customized way to attract …

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Passionate pitches: BoostR Stage comes to YEG

Excerpt: Small business owners delivered their pitches to a crowd, hoping to win the judges favour (and $1,000). Adventure buses. Pantomime theatre. Ramen noodles. Moonshine. Wellness treatments. Under what magical roof might all these disparate ideas come together? Under the roof of the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, as a matter of fact, for the very …

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