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Give and Get Paid: Creating Multi-Million Dollar Social Enterprises in Calgary
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-calgary-presents-give-and-get-paid-creating-multi-million-dollar-social-enterprises-in-calgary We are pleased to continue our annual tradition of having the final Startup Grind Calgary event of the year focus on social enterprise. This year we are honored to host fireside chats with two of the top social entrepreneurs in the country: Kevin Davies of Hop Compost and Kaylee Astle of MobSquad. Both are multi-million dollar certified B Corporations headquartered in Calgary. Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment. Kevin Davies is the Founder of Hop Compost, which uses patented technology to build inner-city compost facilities. Under Kevin’s direction, Hop’s innovative service has saved more than 20 million pounds of food waste for clientele such as Starbucks. Using food waste as its primary ingredient, Hop produces a record-setting organic compost, sold across Canada by retailers such as Whole Foods. Since inception in 2015, Hop has averaged three-times annual revenue growth, and has expanded from Calgary to four Canadian cities. Kaylee Astle is a Co-Founder and the Head of Communities of MobSquad, an innovative Calgary-based start-up that forms remote teams of high-caliber developers in Canada that are paired with US-based clients on an exclusive, long-term basis, effectively rendering the remote developers their full-time employees. MobSquad’s Canadian-based developers obtain the opportunity to work with the most compelling start-ups in the world, backed by globally recognized venture capitalists and be mentored by leading serial entrepreneurs – all from Canada. Join us November 28th! Agenda 6:00 pm: Cocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres 6:30 pm: Introductory Remarks 6:45 pm: Year in Review: Startup Grind Calgary impact Report 7:15 pm: Feature Startup: Kaylee Astle of MobSquad 7:35 pm: Q&A 7:45 pm: eature Speaker: Kevin Davies of Hop Compost 8:05 pm: Q&A 8:15 pm: Cocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres --- Speakers Kevin Davies - Hop Compost (Founder) Kevin Davies is the Founder of Hop Compost, which uses patented technology to build inner-city compost facilities. Under Kevin’s direction, Hop’s innovative service has saved more than 20 million pounds of food waste for clientele such as Starbucks. Hop has averaged three-times annual revenue growth, and has expanded from Calgary to four Canadian cities. Kaylee Astle - MobSquad (Co-Founder and the Head of Communities) Kaylee Astle is a Co-Founder and the Head of Communities of MobSquad, an innovative Calgary-based start-up that forms remote teams of high-caliber developers in Canada that are paired with US-based clients on an exclusive, long-term basis, effectively rendering the remote developers their full-time employees. Host Chad Ford - Startup Grind Calgary (Chapter Director, President) --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsorss Sunexo Solutions Inc. (http://www.sunexoinc.com) Sunexo Solutions (Sunexo) is a software company that provides cloud-based solutions which enable organizations to better manage their engagement with stakeholders impacted by their projects. Our vision is to use the power of technology to improve stakeholder engagement. Thereby supporting economic growth and social cohesion. Helcim (http://www.helcim.com/ca/https) At Helcim, we believe in empowering you by offering merchant services and business software so you can simplify business operations and credit card processing. Our talented team creates beautiful, powerful and simple tools to make it easier to run your business while keeping you connected to your customers. Partners HustleCo Workspace (https://hustleco.space/) The HustleCo Workspace is a coworking and event space in Calgary with a superior motivational and engaging work environment optimized for entrepreneurs, freelancers and gig economists. HustleCo’s mission is to inspire its members and followers to grow everyday and challenge the norms by embracing the HustleCo Workspace and lifestyle. Social Booth YYC (http://www.socialboothyyc.com) Social Booth YYC is photo booth service company. Our photo booths are open air, digitally integrated, and fully customizable. We provide fun, engaging, and photo experiences for event guests. Our services are a great marketing tool addition in helping companies to retain and attract customers, increase brand awareness, and experience business growth in a fun and engaging way. Our services are open to all occasions, and we are all about building and supporting communities. Ana Shahnovich (https://www.instagram.com/ana_shahnovich/) Ana is a highly experienced and sought after photographer in Calgary. We are fortunate to have her working with us at Startup Grind Calgary events! Empowering Video (https://www.empoweringvideo.com/) Empowering Video specializes in creating videos for speakers & entrepreneurs that inspire action in 60-seconds or less. We empower your personal brand with short stories that get results. Astronomic Audio (https://www.astronomicaudio.ca) Astronomic Audio makes your big ideas sound even bigger. Specializing in broadcast quality audio editing and sound design, Astronomic Audio handles everything from basic noise-removal and audio cleanup to launching new podcasts, or even custom sound effects and foley work. Astronomic Audio ensures your audience hears you loud and clear. Caswell Aviation (http://www.caswellaviationyyc.ca/) Caswell Aviation Ltd is focused on providing aerial drone photography, video, and mapping for real estate, sporting events, entertainment industry, construction inspections, agriculture, exterior home / business building inspections, and the oil industry operations. We are Transport Canada-licensed and insured to operate within urban areas and within a 9km radius of airports. Junction (https://junctionyyc.com/about/) Junction is a venue where delicious food, tasty cockails and variety of different entertainment comes together – at the Junction. Stagehand (https://www.stagehand.app/) Stagehand makes it easy for Artists and Venues to work together to create and promote events. Burgandy and Oak (https://www.burgundyoak.com/) Burgundy Oak repurposes authentic wine and whiskey barrels into unique furniture and home décor before distributing to over 500 stores across North America. The company was founded in a 2 car garage by 4 partners in 2015, and has since expanded to a team of 16 full-time employees, operating out of an 8,300 square foot facility. Recently they become the first Canadian based licensee for Jack Daniels, and secured a deal with Manjit Minhas, Lane Merrifield, and Arlene Dickinson on CBC’s Dragons Den Minuteman Press Beltline (http://www.calgary10.minutemanpress.ca/) High-quality products. Timely service. Competitive prices. You can expect these and more when you partner with Minuteman Press for your design, printing and marketing needs. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-calgary-presents-give-and-get-paid-creating-multi-million-dollar-social-enterprises-in-calgary

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