Millennials: Taking charge and changing business

Millennials: Taking charge and changing business

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:30am to 9:30am
Blink Restaurant & Bar
111 8th Avenue SW

This event is part of Small Business Week Calgary.

Millennials – one third of Canada’s population – are changing companies just like they’re changing everything else. 

Corporate charity is passé. Company purpose is king. Millennials want their companies to be not just among the best in the world, but the best for the world. They’re using profitable business models that create social and environmental benefits. 

Come hear the stories of three inspiring next-gen entrepreneurs.  You’ll learn:

  • Why they’re succeeding in the new market they’re creating
  • How they’re using tech for social good
  • Why businesses need to adapt to millennials to ensure the survival of their business
  • Why the business certification they use - Beneficial corporation (B Corp) -  is different and more powerful than others
  • How millennials are growing the global movement of this kind of business

Times are changing.  Adapt your business and thrive!

About Craig Ryan

Craig is Director, Social Entrepreneurship at BDC, the only bank in Canada devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. He leads its efforts to promote social entrepreneurship by growing the B Corp movement.

Craig has more than 20 years’ experience in the public, private and civil society sectors. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School and is a guest lecturer at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. For more info contact Craig directly at or view his linkedin profile.