While the project is formally known as Capital Ideas, it’s also Postmedia’s Edmonton Experiment.
As well as a virtual space, Capital Ideas is a physical meeting place for Edmonton’s entrepreneurs. Monthly meetings allow for members of the city’s business community to connect and share ideas.
This doesn’t mean bringing in academics and consultants, but people who are already active in the business community.
“We’re based on idea that everyone who’s in business has learned a lot and wants to learn more, and that we can use the loud voice and the broad reach and the credibility of the Edmonton Journal to help them do that,” Karen Unland, Capital Ideas’ project lead, said in an interview.
Audio: Hear Karen Unland describe Capital Ideas and how it’s received by the community[audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/97083863/Unland_final.mp3]