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

  • Programs
    • 321 Sales Academy

      321 Sales Academy

      Supercharge your sales with 321 Sales Academy. Using a lean approach, this series will help you align your entire organization - including sales, marketing and product - to drive more revenue, faster.

      Learn more Register
    • 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. 

      Learn more Register
    • 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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  • 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.

      Learn more
    • 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. 

      Learn more
    • RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator Program

      RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator Program

      Applications are closed

      The RBC SEA #2 is a six-month program designed to accelerate startups whose mission is to create social impact while ensuring that profitability is core to their business model. This is a competitive program for startups, specifically those with a focus on health and nutrition, persons with disabilities, youth, education, new arrivals, the environment and affordable housing.

    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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    • 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.

      Apply

    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.

      Enquire
    • 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.

      Learn more
    • 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.

      Enquire
    • KICS Prototyping Lab at SAIT

      KICS Prototyping Lab at SAIT

      A facility and program that helps Alberta innovators and researchers design, prototype and test their proprietary technologies.

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

      Learn more Apply

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Programs and services designed to build your entrepreneurial and business skills.

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  • Programs

    • 321 Sales Academy

      Supercharge your sales with 321 Sales Academy. Using a lean approach, this series will help you align your entire organization - including sales, marketing and product - to drive more revenue, faster.

    • 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. 

       

    • 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. 

       

    • 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. 

    • Go-To-Market

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

  • Services

    • 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 roundtable provides "just-in-time" advice on current issues, enhances accountability and accelerates actions/decisions. An experienced facilitator holds members' feet to the fire and leads the process.

    Learn more

    • Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA)

    VMSA provides world-class mentoring to entrepreneurs throughout Alberta; this program offers a safe environment where mentors have no conflict of interest or financial interest. VMSA strongly believes that emerging entrepreneurs who are matched with experienced entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed.

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    • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) Law Clinic

    In partnership with the University of Calgary Faculty of Law, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Innovate Calgary, startups can access affordable legal services and support.

    • Funding Support

    Having a plan to fund your business from many sources, which may include equity investors, is just as important as your business plan. A financing plan that fits the needs and maturity of your business is a major part of your overall strategy. This service will help identify the appropriate funding options for your company, assist with grant applications, and develop your pitch. When your venture is ready, we will connect you with our funding and investor partners who can support your growth.

    Apply

  • Accelerator Programs

    • Kinetica Ventures

    A unique industry-driven program that helps to bridge the energy industry with energy technology enterprises to accelerate world-class energy solutions.

    Learn more

    • TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator

    A bridge builder between the commercial medical world looking for new and improved health products.

    Learn more

    • TELUS Technology Accelerator Program

    We are no longer accepting applications for 2017. Please contact us below for more information on our next cohort. 

    TTA2 is 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. Applications are especially sought from companies focused on 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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    • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Social Enterprise Accelerator

    We are no longer accepting applications for 2017. Please contact us below for more information on our next cohort.

    The RBC SEA #2 is a six-month program designed to accelerate 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 six startups, specifically those with a focus on health and nutrition, persons with disabilities, youth, education, new arrivals, the environment and affordable housing.

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  • Intellectual Property Management

    • Intellectual Property Protection & Management (IPM)

    Professional patent management services for preparation, filing, and prosecution. Our team guides all aspects of obtaining issued patents by leveraging our Canadian and U.S. patent firms.

    These services are at no cost to University of Calgary researchers and are charged on a fixed-fee basis for non-University of Calgary entrepreneurs.

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    • Licensing

    For innovators looking to licence their innovation to an existing company.  Our team can work with you to identify the best licensing option (licensing agreements describe the rights and responsibilities related to the use and exploitation of intellectual property) while managing the expenses and revenues associated with your licensing agreement.

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  • Space

    We offer space to match your company needs. Our spaces will expose you to our vast innovation ecosystem of service providers, peers and resources.

    • 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.

    Enquire

    • 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 desks, this monthly membership offers you the flexibility you need to move your business forward.

    Learn more

    • Tenancy

    Flexible leasing terms of office space from 250-square-feet to 3,000-square-feet.  

    Be part of the Alastair Ross Technology Centre community, a 120,000-square-foot facility where 40+ technology companies operate their business. Tenants have access to meeting rooms, business centre resources and reception services. 

    Enquire

    • Wet and Dry Lab Space - KICS Prototyping Lab at SAIT

    KICS is a facility and program that helps Alberta innovators and researchers design, prototype and test their proprietary technologies.

    Learn more

     

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