Thoughts From Cappsule Tribe’s UnConference: Defining & Measuring Success

by Ben Kostiuk I recently spent my Saturday attending the Cappsule Tribe Conference at the Garneau Theatre in Edmonton on May 28th. Despite my cynical reservations, as it describes itself as an “un-conference” and “Millennial as ****,” this networking and entrepreneurial connected me with similarly driven people and changed my attitude towards building a resume and achieving future ambitions. Indeed, too often I look for … Continue reading Thoughts From Cappsule Tribe’s UnConference: Defining & Measuring Success

Mayday Dogs – Edmonton’s New Best Friend

by Monika Viktorova Hot dogs are the newest ‘lowbrow’ street food to get a gourmet makeover. And if hot dogs are a foodie’s Cinderella, then Justin Benson is the Edmonton food scene’s edgy, tattooed Fairy Godmother. And he’s here to deliver gourmet but accessible dogs to Edmonton’s downtown core with his newest project, Mayday Dogs. When asked why he wanted to make hot dogs, Justin … Continue reading Mayday Dogs – Edmonton’s New Best Friend

Splash Poke Already a City Favorite

by Zosia Czarnecka Edmonton is well known for its delicious food scene and extensive network of world-class restaurants. Unfortunately, given our location between the Rocky Mountains and prairies, we often miss good quality seafood. Despite the city’s numerous sushi restaurants, Edmontonians have been longing for a Poke spot for a while. So it came as no surprise when last Tuesday, for Splash Poke’s grand public … Continue reading Splash Poke Already a City Favorite

Edmonton’s Interlacing of Urban Design and Academia

by Zosia Czarnecka On May 27th, Cappsule will be hosting a full day of conversations to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship among millennials. One of the invited speakers is Robin Mazumder – a Vanier Scholar studying at Waterloo. His PhD explores the impact of urban design on mental health. Yesterday, The Wanderer had the opportunity to speak with Robin on the phone about his research and … Continue reading Edmonton’s Interlacing of Urban Design and Academia

AccelerateAB: My Golden Ticket

by Jared Zamzow THE SETUP I first heard of AccelerateAB back when I started my first company, Rhynopack. It was billed as a 2-day conference, bringing together ambitious young founders, seasoned investors, government funding officers, creative agencies, and the entire gamut of Alberta startup stakeholders. At the time, I was in the nascent stages of launching my former business, and the more I learned about … Continue reading AccelerateAB: My Golden Ticket

Six Resources Available to Edmonton Entrepreneurs | By Nenad Dumanovic

Edmonton is a great place to be an entrepreneur: the people are open to new ideas, it’s easy to find talented individuals to work with, and the regulatory environment is decidedly business-friendly. However, one of the most understated benefits of doing business in the “City of Champions” are the many resources available for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs. Whether you’re looking for funding or seeking out affordable … Continue reading Six Resources Available to Edmonton Entrepreneurs | By Nenad Dumanovic

How to Successfully Pitch Your Idea | By Juanita Gnanapragasam

There seems to be a saying going on right now: “If you can’t find a job, make one.” More students are looking to their creative side to start business ventures and pursue careers where they can be their own boss. But going from an idea to a solid business plan is no cake walk; a lot of blood, sweat, and tears are shed by these students along … Continue reading How to Successfully Pitch Your Idea | By Juanita Gnanapragasam

Underserved and Ignored: Millennials and the Rise of Financial Technology | By Nenad Dumanovic

As Canada continues to undergo drastic demographic change, millennials and their needs and ambitions are becoming an important topic as society grapples with accommodating a demographic radically different from its predecessors. From politicians embracing social media to major corporations spending billions to create products specifically for millennials, every sector of economic, political, and social life is undergoing rapid change to make itself more millennial-friendly. Every sector except banking that is. While banks have been busy innovating … Continue reading Underserved and Ignored: Millennials and the Rise of Financial Technology | By Nenad Dumanovic

Greed: How Much Money is Needed for Happiness? | By Abisola Ojikutu

Recently, I can’t seem to avoid one question that keeps coming up in my conversations: “How much of an annual salary will make you happy?”  My roommate asked me this question on a quiet Sunday evening as we both had a casual chat about our work week, discussing the highs and lows of being a recent, yet not so recent, university graduate. “Well…I have very expensive taste,” I … Continue reading Greed: How Much Money is Needed for Happiness? | By Abisola Ojikutu

The Startup Grind: My Year in Review | By Neha Kumari

Startups seem so glamorous these days, don’t they? We have all read the familiar narrative of an awkward twenty-something tucked away in his dorm, hacking on the next million dollar, or if he’s lucky, billion dollar platform that is sure to disrupt an entire industry. We see headlines of some of the most outrageous startup ideas being funded and achieving astronomical valuations pre-profit. Throw in Oscar nominated … Continue reading The Startup Grind: My Year in Review | By Neha Kumari