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#TheStruggleisReal - Take 2

  • Global Business Centre 120 8 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 5P6 Canada (map)

Do you ever wonder if entrepreneurs get second chances? At our next #TheStruggleYYC night, you’ll hear about three entrepreneurs and business owners who survived tough situations, brushed themselves off and started all over again. Sometimes it takes more than a tweak or pivot, and these panelists have had the courage to go back to the drawing board. So if you’re thinking about your Plan B (or Plan E, F, G), you won’t want to miss this conversation!

Kim Smith, Senior Manager of Community Partnerships, formerly at the helm of Capital Ideas

Chris Prefontaine, CEO of Fratello Coffee Roasters
Ron Bettin, Co-founder of ReSourceYYC
Karen Unland, President of Alberta Podcast Network


They say that being an entrepreneur is a roller coaster ride, but you probably hear more about the highs than the lows. The struggle is indeed very real. We’re creating a safe space to share the real and raw stories of starting and running a business. The good, the bad, the ugly. And those little moments that keep you going against the odds. Because you don’t have to go it alone.