Volunteer Opportunity!

In a couple of weeks we are proud to be hosting the YYC Social Enterprise Case Competition + Mini-Case Competition for Kenya Internship. This is allowing post-secondary students in Calgary to learn how to tackle poverty through markets, investing and businesses. On February 8 and 9 Calgary + Acumen is holding the first social enterprise case […]

Case Competition Workshop #2

Dear Student: Workshop #2 on Strategy and Implementation is just around the corner! Set out below is the information you need to prepare for and attend the workshop on November 23.   What to prepare: Review the Arthur Case and your notes thereon – BEFORE watching the video. (No longer have the Author Case and […]


SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS YEAR’S CALGARY+ACUMEN’S BIG EVENT! NOVEMBER 28 7-9PM @ ACAD   Calgary+Acumen Friends Please join us at Calgary 4 Dignity! Live Music + Global Photography Auction + Live Art= 1 Epic Evening Bid on art being created right before your eyes and share in music and conversation about how Calgarians can […]

Announcing DIGNITY sponsors… Village Brewery and Vine Arts!

CALGARY+acumen is delighted to announce and highlight our next pair of sponsors for DIGNITY – and those of you who enjoy a tasty pint or a delicious glass of wine will be delighted as well! Both Village Brewery and Vine Arts Wines and Spirits are on board, showing their support for CALGARY+acumen, DIGNITY, and the […]

Announcing Title Sponsor for DIGNITY 2012: Mawer Investment Management!

CALGARY+acumen is thrilled to announce that Mawer Investment Management has joined us as our Title Sponsor for DIGNITY 2012. Mawer’s founder, Chuck Mawer, was well known for saying “do the right thing.” A top tier investment counselor inCanada, Mawer is widely known for its professional and disciplined investment approach, its ethics, and the superior treatment […]

The value of ‘Why’

Every single person, every single organization on the planet knows what they do, 100%. Some know how they do it… whether you call it your differentiating value proposition, or your proprietary process or your USP. But very, very few people or organization know why they do what they do. –       Simon Sinek   It was […]

Nice to Meet You!

Private equity fund managers. Poverty advocates. Social entrepreneurs. Engineers.

It was an unusually diverse crowd that filled the basement of Melrose Café on Wednesday May 18th. Not really a group of people who you might be used to seeing gathering. So what was the impetus for this group coming together?

Some very cool ideas on tackling poverty.

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