The public is invited to our:
GRAND OPENING of NABI Commons!
St. Albert's newest co-working/drop-in space! Our new space features low-cost shared offices and desks. These versatile spaces can accommodate all types of events and is ideal for startups, small businesses, freelancers, and visiting consultants.
Come and enjoy pizza and beer with our team and reserve your spot at NABI Commons co-working space!
For more info on NABI Grand Opening contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-460-1000
NABI Commons – Where ideas collide, opportunities arise, and business comes to life.
We would like to thank everyone who was able to attend the Grand Opening of NABI Commons on Friday, June 16th. The event marked an incredible achievement, and we were pleased to see so many people who support and benefit from NABI come together for the inauguration of our newest initiative. The space was filled with our valued colleagues, associates, clients, and contacts, as well as some special guests, including MP Michael Cooper, MLA Marie Renaud, St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse, and St. Albert City Council members. Everyone in attendance was able to view the space and get a real sense of the project’s development and goals, and how Commons will benefit local business owners and entrepreneurs.
At the Grand Opening, we introduced some of the core concepts and aims of the project. NABI Commons is a co-working space and support program designed to help entrepreneurs develop and grow their businesses. NABI’s Managing Director, Dar Schwanbeck, spoke to the success of NABI’s two central offices, which have seen hundreds of businesses “graduate” with remarkable expansions and successes. The new Commons space will allow NABI to work on a foundational level and offer a full support system to budding entrepreneurs who are ready to expand their horizons, and take on new opportunities and challenges. Commons will also be essential for businesses graduating from their home-based offices, offering a convenient alternative to long-term leases and high rent and setup costs.
Featuring a bright, open-concept office with shared desks, Commons also provides entrepreneurs with a tech-friendly boardroom, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a separate office for private phone calls. Businesses will have all the necessary tools and services on hand (including high speed internet), as well as a collaborative environment for networking and idea-sharing, and the full support of NABI’s highly skilled business coaches and mentors.
NABI Commons is now officially open for business, and ready to help our first clients kick-start their growth, expand their networks, and foster new business opportunities. For more information, or to inquire about drop-in or monthly desk rentals, please visit nabi.ca or call us at 780-460-1000.
Above all, we want to thank everyone involved in this project, and everyone who attended the Grand Opening!
The development of NABI Commons has itself been a collaborative effort. The project has required a great deal of coordination, funding, and effort from our team, the City of St. Albert, and multiple other levels of government and key contacts. NABI wants to thank everyone who has contributed to a successful startup. We look forward to the bright future of NABI Commons, and to the positive impact it will have on our community, and our local businesses and entrepreneurs.
The Grand Opening of NABI Commons is still ten days away, but we are pleased to announce that we are officially open for business! NABI Commons is St. Albert's newest co-working/drop-in space. Our new space features low-cost shared offices and desks. These versatile spaces can accommodate all types of events and is ideal for startups, small businesses, freelancers, and visiting consultants.
Come on down and check us out, find out more about our space, and reserve your spot ahead of the crowd! Find us here.
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How NABI can help...NABI has the expertise you need to walk away with the next steps needed to Grow your business, manage your risk with NABI.
Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures: Voucher Program
The Alberta Innovation Voucher program, offered by Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures, helps small technology and knowledge-driven businesses in Alberta get their ideas and products to market faster. The program facilitates the movement of Alberta companies from the concept and formation stages into the growth stage, preparing them for success.
If you are looking for a service provider to assist you with your Vouchers, or any other project, NABI has Certified Management Consultants (CMC) and the expertise you need.
Business Coaching & Counseling
Whatever challenge you are facing in your business, whether you are starting up or expanding, NABI's experienced and competent business coaches can provide you with the advice and direction you need.
The best solution is found through one-on-one, face-to-face interactions with someone who has been where you are and can help you get to where you want to be. Our coaches can provide you with proven methods for success and lead you step by step on the pathway to success. NABI's Business Coaching will give you the advantage you need to build, grow, and succeed.
Book your FREE initial 90-minute high quality session with one of our experienced Business Coaches. At the end of the coaching sessions you will walk away with the next steps needed to Grow your business, manage your risk with NABI.
Business Plan Programs
Whether you are just starting out or an established organization, an up to date business plan is a valuable asset to any company. Our programs have flexible start dates with many different payment options. Set up a meeting with a NABI Coach to decide what path to take.
IDEA Breakfast Series
Join NABI over breakfast while we will Inform, Discuss, Examine, and Advise local business owners, managers and potential entrepreneurs on a variety of topics that have a direct impact on your company's bottom line. This new series from NABI will occur twice monthly with each bi- monthly session exploring a common theme.
The IDEA Breakfast Series is highly interactive and will encourage you to explore ways to increase the success of your business and create repeat, happy customers.
Management Advisory Services
The Northern Alberta Business Incubator has been a hub for business learning, mentoring and advising for 25 years. At any one time, hundreds of entrepreneurs representing a wide range of industries and stages of development are actively
connected to NABI and to each other through structured workshops and informal hallway conversations, one-on-one coaching sessions and in depth feasibility reviews.
NABI is also a great place to battle test our advisors. Few consultants have the opportunity to interact with individuals and companies as diverse as can be found in NABI's offices and classrooms. The wide range of business challenges and opportunities found here attracts advisors and mentors already capable of addressing them. This experience broadens and deepens their capacity to offer meaningful market and operational insights and useful business guidance.
NABI Business Venture Lab
Venture Lab is based on Wendy Kennedy's program So what? who cares? why you?®, which has been adopted internationally in 9 countries and is used by more than 10,000 entrepreneurs, inventors and scientists.
In the past 5 years, we've helped entrepreneurs, inventors and startups from all fields, including technology, retail, non-profit, food services, engineering, and more. Some of our most successful participants have taken their products to Dragon's Den and made deals with the Dragons!
Events & Workshops
Walk away with new insights, new skills, and an awareness of new possibilities! Our guest speakers are experienced professionals; the topics of the lunch & learn workshops vary from workshop to workshop and are determined by demand. Business education workshops vary in duration from 1-hour sessions up to a half day on different business related topics. Start learning the basics or take your skills to the next level!
Need more information on our NABI programs click here. Grow your business, manage the risk with NABI get started today! You can also contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780.460.1000.
Imagine a blank canvas. Now imagine four walls being painted, a vibrant co-working space being designed, business coaches and resources being added to the picture, and eager individuals filling the room. This image is being brought to life in the community of St. Albert.
The Northern Alberta Business Incubator is excited to announce the development of our newest incubation resource – NABI Commons. It will be a place where entrepreneurs, program partners, community members and mentors come together to embrace and explore the world of business.
“We’ll have coaching, programs and events going on, as well as public drop-in time,” explained Aaron Budnick, Program Director, NABI. “It will be a space where there is always someone to talk to, bounce ideas off of and learn from.”
NABI Commons is considered a collision zone where entrepreneurs can gather to utilize incubation resources, share office space, engage in peer mentorship, build connections and host private meetings to enhance or kick start business.
Some of the building amenities will include:
“It’ll be something really unique, especially in St. Albert,” expressed Budnick. “There are similar types of spaces in downtown Edmonton, but not everyone wants to go to downtown Edmonton. NABI Commons won’t have an industry focus, it will be an open and vibrant multi-use space, and the location is super accessible for people within the Capital Region.”
The facility is expected to launch in January. Stand by in anticipation as NABI transforms a blank canvas into a place where ideas collide, opportunities are born and business incubation lives.
Stay tuned for more information on this new co-working space. Learn more about NABI click here
On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, NABI celebrated its 25th birthday at the Apex Casino with friends, supporters, tenants, and board members, past and present. Over 200 attendees gathered at the casino at 5 PM to mingle, reminisce, and cut the cake!
Attendees at NABI's 25th birthday
We were thrilled to welcome four of our tenants to showcase their businesses: Synergy Prosthetics, ITR Polygraph Testing, Priority Management, and Wilson Analytical Services. It really gave guests a chance to see the fascinating work our tenants do everyday.
Ken Schmidt of Wilson Analytical Services showcasing his latest innovations.
NABI staff member (and former tenant and board member) Gerry Hood was our emcee for the evening. Guests were treated to remarks from St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse, Spruce Grove-St. Albert MLA and Minister of Finance Doug Horner, St. Albert MLA Stephen Khan, Rollie Dykstra from AITF, NABI Board Chair Joe Becigneul, St. Albert Chamber of Commerce President Lynda Moffat, past NABI directors Lorne Ross and Judy Johnston, and current NABI managing director Dar Schwanbeck. What a line-up!
NABI Board Chair Joe Becigneul and St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse
NABI Board Chair Joe Becigneul and Managing Director Dar Schwanbeck receive an art piece from Minister Doug Horner and MLA Stephen Khan
NABI Board Chair Joe Becigneul with St. Albert Chamber of Commerce President Lynda Moffat
Three of NABI's managing directors, past and present, toasting to 25 years
One of the highlights of the evening was a performance from Zandra Bell, in character as Shirley Best. She provided us with a humorous look at entrepreneurship, and the ups and downs of NABI's 25 years. From opening up a new building to going "batty" over an animal in our offices, she served up the laughs!
Zandra Bell as Shirley Best at NABI's 25th birthday
And lastly, Dar Schwanbeck provided the moment everyone was waiting for - cutting the cake!
NABI's birthday cake from Grandin Bakery
A big thanks to all of our NABI staff, tenants, volunteers, board members, speakers, and attendees. It was quite a fantastic night of business incubation celebration. If we're going to top it, we'd better start planning for the 30th birthday now!
Northern Alberta Business Incubator Society (NABI)
13 Mission Avenue
St. Albert, AB T8N 1H6
200 Carnegie Drive
St. Albert, AB T8N 5A7
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
Directions to NABI: Click Here