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Best practice programs to support early-phase startups from idea to revenue.

  • Programs
    • Startup Primer

      Startup Primer

      Don't know where to start with your business idea? This workshop will prime you with the basics to help you move in the right direction. By the end of this workshop, you will walk away with a first draft of your business model, with input from an experienced startup advisor, which you can use to launch your venture. 

       

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    • Discover

      Discover

      Understanding customer behaviour is essential to your startup success. This applied program teaches how to engage customers and discover their motivations, preferences and needs. 

       

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    • Validate

      Validate

      This applied program will guide founders through the validation of a product and business model. By the end, you will have sufficient knowledge to decide whether the venture is viable, and if so, feel confident to begin sales and running a business. 

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    • Go-To-Market

      Go-To-Market

      Maximize successful execution in market entry, product launch and revenue growth by addressing marketplace challenges and focusing on strategy and implementation.

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    Programs

  • Accelerator Programs
    • Kinetica Ventures

      Kinetica Ventures

      Kinetica bridges the gap between the energy industry and energy technology developers/companies. We help to validate and curate energy startups making it easier for industry adoption or acquisition.

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    • TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator

      TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator

      TEC Edmonton's Health accelerator is a bridge builder between the commercial medical world looking for new and improved health products.

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    • TELUS Accelerator Program

      TELUS Accelerator Program

      Applications are now closed  

      A six-month program designed to accelerate your company's business model, technology and operational backbone. Its goal is to support the development of growth-stage companies with technologies that TELUS could potentially use, integrate or commercialize in the following areas: industrial internet of things, big data, digital health & wellness, seamless communication & entertainment experiences, last 100 metres, smart fleet & transportation, and smart cities. 

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    • RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator Program

      RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator Program

      We are no longer accepting applications for 2016. Contact us for more information about our 2017 cohort.

      This eight-month program is designed to accelerate Calgary-based startups whose mission is to create social impact while ensuring that profitability is core to their business model. This is a competitive program open to startups, especially those with a focus on inclusive finance, poverty alleviation, affordable housing and integrating new immigrants.

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    Accelerator Programs

  • Services
    • CEO Roundtable

      CEO Roundtable

      A monthly peer advisory forum for CEOs, board members and founders of technology companies to openly discuss their challenges in a confidential, safe environment. The goal of the roundtables are to provide "just-in-time" advice on current issues, enhance accountability and accelerate actions/decisions. 

      "This roundtable has transformed our company, period. There are not enough good things I can say about this group. Even banks recognize its significance toward the foundation for a strong company." - Jeremy Bridge

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    • Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA)

      Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA)

      The Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA) puts entrepreneurs first. This program focuses on individual entrepreneurs who are building businesses in our community. Our mentors don't give the answers, they ask a lot of questions, sometimes digging deep to help coach you through your startup experiences.

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    • Green Tech Mentors

      Green Tech Mentors

      Designed to accelerate the development of promising small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) with a focus on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Alberta and beyond.

      GT Mentors connects SMEs to world-class mentors, executives and board members.

       

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    • Intellectual Property Management

      Intellectual Property Management

      Professional patent management services for preparation, filing and prosecution. We guide all aspects of obtaining issued patents through our Canadian and U.S. patent firms.

       

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    • Funding Support

      Funding Support

      Prepare your approach to venture financing through performing a "12 Point Business Assessment".

      Having a plan to fund your business from many sources, which may include equity investors, is just as important as your business plan.

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    Services

  • Space
    • Corporate ID | Virtual Space

      Corporate ID | Virtual Space

      The Corporate ID Service allows you to move your business beyond your home address or local coffee shop. Corporate ID clients are provided with a professional address, access to meeting rooms, business centre resources and reception services for a monthly rate.

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    • The Inc.

      The Inc.

      The Inc. is a startup incubator program that combines one-on-one mentoring and co-working space to provide support and guidance for your unique startup. From open desk space to dedicated offices, this monthly membership offers you the flexibility you need to move your business forward.

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    • Tenancy

      Tenancy

      Be part of the Alastair Ross Technology Centre community. We offer flexible leasing terms of office space from 250-square-foot to 3,000-square-foot.

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    • Kinetica Innovation Centre at SAIT (KICS)

      Kinetica Innovation Centre at SAIT (KICS)

      A facility and program that helps clean energy technology startups and researchers design, prototype and test their proprietary technologies.

      KICS helps innovators move their idea from testing and experimentation to prototype development.

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Entrepreneur Essentials

Your resource for the startup development journey.

Adapted from the Startup Commons Startup Development Phases under the Creative Commons License

Ideating

Objectives

  • Explore the startup community
  • Gain entrepreneurial knowledge
  • Identify the problem you are trying to solve
  • Seek a co-founder or partner

Resources

How to build a startup | Startup Playbook

Offerings

Startup Primer | New Tech Meetup

Community Support


AlbertaIN  |  Startup Calgary

Concepting

Objectives

  • Identify your value proposition
  • Interview potential customers and people in the industry
  • Develop your initial business model

Resources

Customer Development Process  |  Value Proprosition Canvas
Business Model Canvas | Who do you Interview?
How To Do Early-Stage Customer Development

Offerings

Startup Primer |  Discover  |  Patent Search Assessment
The Inc.  |  New Tech Meetup

Community Support


AlbertaIN | Startup Calgary

Committing

Objectives

  • Agree on a vision for your venture
  • Form a balanced founding team
  • Develop an intellectual property strategy
  • Define milestones and runway (time)
  • Incorporate your business
  • Source seed funding

Resources

How to Determine your Startup's Vision  |  12 Key Questions
Team Formation Framework/Assessment  |  Financing Options
Google Patents

Offerings

Patent Search Assessment
BLG Law Clinic  |  The Inc.
New Tech Meetup  |  University of Calgary Express Assignment


Community Support


AlbertaIN 

Validating

Objectives

  • Determine minimum product features
  • Create a minimum viable product (MVP)
  • Iterate your product based on customer feedback
  • Define and measure appropriate metrics
  • Obtain your first sale

Resources

Build the Simplest MVP Possible  |  Getting the MVP Right
Pirate Metrics for Software Startups | Futurpreneur Playbook for Wining at Sales

Offerings

Validate  |  The Inc.
New Tech Meetup  | Kinetica Innovation Centre at SAIT (KICS)

Community Support


AlbertaIN  |  NRC-Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) 
Alberta Innovates Voucher Programs  |  Microsoft BizSpark 
Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (Red Deer College)  |  Cloud Technology: DAIR

Scaling

Objectives

  • Develop and execute marketing plan
  • Establish supply chain
  • Hire key staff
  • Expand sales to new markets
  • Develop a pitch deck
  • Aquire growth funding

Resources

12 Key Questions

Offerings

Go-To-Market  |  Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA)
CEO Roundtable  |  Pitch Development and Coaching
Investment Referral  |  The Inc.  | New Tech Meetup

Partners


AlbertaIN  |  NRC-Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
Alberta Innovates Voucher Programs  |  Trade Commissioner Service - Export
Grant Thornton (SRED Claims)  |  Collins Barrow  |  Robert Half

Establishing

Objectives

  • Develop new product lines
  • Acquire additional growth funding
  • IPO, acquisition/exit

Offerings

Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA)  |  CEO Roundtable
Investment Referral

Community Support


AlbertaIN  |  Trade Commissioner Service - Export
TSX Venture Exchange  |  The Canadian Securities Exchange

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