Sustainability for Breakfast: Scaling with Purpose

Jan. 26, 2018
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Kensington Brasserie
1131 Kensington Rd NW

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Great businesses begin with great leaders. They take vision, gumption, and an ability to rally people around a higher purpose.

But how do you keep the magic as the business grows?

Join REAP for a Fireside Chat with James Boettcher, CEO and Chief Idea Officer at Fiasco Gelato. When James took over Fiasco Gelato in 2008 the business was struggling. Through brilliant marketing and unwavering determination, James has grown the company into one of the country's most respected and enjoyed artisanal foods. He believes that if you work hard enough for long enough, good things will happen. He has a long list of accomplishments to prove it.

Fiasco has been on The PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies - the country's most prestigious celebration of entrepreneurial achievement - twice in the past four years. It also received the Small Business Week Breakout Business of the Year and the ATB We Grow Alberta Award in 2016. Additionally, James himself was named one of Alberta's Top Young Innovators and is a Top 40 Under 40 (Class of 2013).

Operating the business as he would nurture a relationship, James has guided Fiasco to stay true to its core values no matter how rapid its expansion. By putting its values at the core of every interaction, Fiasco has successfully scaled up without losing its magic.

Join us for a delicious locally sourced breakfast, networking with Calgary's business leaders, and all of the inspiration and learning you can digest!

• Arrival, breakfast & networking 8:00-8:30 am
• Fireside Chat and interactive discussion with James Boettcher 8:30-9:45 am
• Wrap up 9:45-10:00 am

Food: Breakfast will include gluten-free and vegan options, coffee, and tea. Access: This venue is accessible for all people with limited mobility.

Parking: Street parking is located along Kensington Road and 10A Street around the building. It is free before 9 am. Please visit for transit options.

Registration: Payment is required at the time of your RSVP unless you wish to pay by Calgary Dollars. Please reserve one of these spaces by posting a comment.

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