Building Entrepreneurial Skills
PROGRAMS TO MOVE YOUR COMPANY FORWARD
It's time to move your company forward.
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.
Understanding customer behaviour is essential to your startup success. This applied program teaches how to engage customers and discover their motivations, preferences and needs.
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.
Maximize successful execution in market entry, product launch and revenue growth by addressing marketplace challenges and focusing on strategy and implementation.
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.
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.
Designed to accelerate the development of promising small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) with a focus on the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Alberta and beyond.
GT Mentors assists Alberta's green tech entrepreneurs and SMEs through identifying and connecting them to world-class mentors, executives and board members. We source high-profile, respected talent from local Canadian networks including its global accelerator partners. We support SMEs in all green tech sectors including:
Clean Energy Energy Storage
Energy Efficiency Air & Environment
Clean Industry Water & Agriculture
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.
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.
A unique industry-driven program that helps to bridge the energy industry with energy technology enterprises to accelerate world-class energy solutions.
A bridge builder between the commercial medical world looking for new and improved health products.
We are currently not accepting applications at this time.
This six-month program is designed to accelerate your company's business model, technology, and investment attraction. This program is available to growth-stage startups who are working on priority areas including big data, health and wellness, smart cities and digital oilfields. There is no cost to apply, no equity will be claimed on intellectual property that is developed within the accelerator.
We are no longer accepting applications for 2016. Please contact us below for more information on our next 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.
The RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator is supported by partners including Ambrose University, Bow Valley College, Calgary Economic Development, Mount Royal University, Propellus and the Trico Foundation.
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.
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.
We offer space to match your company needs. Our spaces will expose you to our vast innovation ecosystem of service providers, peers and resources.
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.
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.
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.
KICS is a facility and program that helps clean energy technology startups and researchers design, prototype and test their proprietary technologies.