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Bessie joins Junction with Platform Calgary

Platform Calgary is helping Bessie get food on your table.

Update (10/3/19): Financial Post published this press release (Business Wire).

Think of Bessie as a giant puzzle. The pieces are the components that make up our business, and Platform Calgary’s Junction program is guiding us on how to put it all together.

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Bessie founders Shanika and Spencer in their fresh Junction T's! (image: Platform Calgary)


The program helps local Calgary companies learn and grow alongside other startups to diversify the local economy and scale our services to reach the rest of Alberta and beyond.


The foundations (plus a bit more!). Junction is a 9 week program that combines hands-on ‘Bessie work’ with advisor coaching to build meaningful tools for Bessie to better serve our farmers, our customers, and our families.


Bessie is the friend of a friend that can get you healthy food direct from the farm. To bring back the human connection to our food, we must ground ourselves in the local community of explorers, thinkers, and eaters! Junction program is a start.

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Platform Calgary's Junction Cohort 3...getting goofy! (Platform Calgary)

Special thanks to the Platform Calgary team as well as other Platform partners including the City of Calgary, the Calgary Chamber, University of Calgary, Start Alberta, Calgary Innovation Coalition, Connectica,, Creative Destruction Lab, Startup Calgary, and Rainforest Alberta.

THIS IS A BIG TEAM OF FRIENDS! There’s more too. We will keep you updated on what we learn and who helped us out :).

Interested in Platform Calgary?
Ask us about it. Send us a message via our contact form.
Want to be in the next Platform Calgary cohort? Learn more here.