Who We Are

If you’re looking to discover or level up your businesses’ impact, you’ve found your tribe. Be Local is, unapologetically, not your average business network. 

We believe buying and selling from each other is just the beginning. We’re about building a community of passionate people that support and inspire eachother (and have fun doing it)

We believe meaningful impact extends far beyond writing a cheque. It means innovative collaborations and intentional partnerships.

We believe how we bring people together is just as important to us as what we bring together people about. That means outdoor activities, live music, art, bonfires, meditation and embracing the unconventional. 

We believe in dreaming up new possibilities that we can only achieve together.


Membership Benefits

Current Offerings

  • Quarterly networking events with the best social entrepreneurs in Calgary
  • Bi-monthly capacity building workshops with peer panels & experts (on topics including living wage, social procurement, social financing and more) 
  • Support identifying and setting annual community impact goals 

Programs Coming Soon

  • Design your Impact Program—A 16 hour program for entrepreneurs that help business owners identify, implement and scale sustainable impact 
  • MasterGroup5— A multi-month engagement rooted in practical peer support, problem solving and connection
  • The Council of Experts—Opportunity to tap into the wisdom of some of Calgary’s best social venture minds
  • The Problem Weekend Intensive—Get away from distractions and into nature with a group of entrepreneurs for the sole purpose of tackling your businesses biggest problem 


Is it for you? 

Be Local isn’t for everyone and that’s okay! But if it is, you’ll be in great company. Our network is made up of energetic, ambitious, heart-led entrepreneurs committed to changing the world.