'There's this entrepreneurial spirit': Calgary charts new course for its economic future — again

With arched windows and Edwardian pilasters, the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Calgary harkens back to a time when city fathers dreamed of a prairie metropolis as great as Chicago.

Today, the 105-year-old structure is alive again with the ambitions of another generation of Calgarians, one with an eye on Silicon Valley, not the Windy City.

It's the home of Nucleus, a not-for-profit hub where the users — ranging from startups to post-secondary schools to venture funds — meet, work, learn and discuss innovation.

If all goes well, it'll be a hotbed for Calgary's emerging technology sector.

Read the full story at cbc.ca.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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