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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.

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    • 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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  • 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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    • 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.

      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.

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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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    • 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.

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    Space

Advancing research to market

IT'S TIME TO SHARE YOUR INVENTION WITH THE WORLD

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Innovators and Research

Services designed to commercialize your research/discovery.

It's time to share your innovation with the world.

  • Services

    • 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.

    University of Calgary Invention Disclosure Form (Non-University of Calgary) Invention Disclosure Form

    • Express Assignment

    Express assignment is a standard contract for University of Calgary startups. It is designed to minimize negotiation time, complexity and transaction costs for innovators and their startup teams.

    University of Calgary Invention Disclosure Form (Non-University of Calgary) Invention Disclosure Form

    • Licensing

    For researchers 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.

    University of Calgary Invention Disclosure Form (Non-University of Calgary) Invention Disclosure Form 

    • 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 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.  

  • Programs

    • Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) Program - for University Researchers

    COSIA is an alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating the pace of improvement in environmental performance in Canada’s oil sands.   This program facilitates collaborative opportunity with COSIA, its members, and University of Calgary researchers. 

    Research initiatives that address one of COSIA’s key challenges are encouraged to connect with us for an initial consultation.

    Apply COSIA Events

    • Western Canadian Innovation Offices (WCIO) - for University Researchers

    Through this consortium, academic institutions and other research-based organizations from across the West have partnered to drive opportunities for innovation and research.  The WCIO program is responsible for identifying industry needs and matching opportunities for collaboration with other WCIO member institutions including the University of Calgary, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge. 

  • 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.

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    • TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator

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

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    • 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

    This eight-month program is designed to accelerate Calgary-based sstartups where a social impact is core to its mission and profitability is core to its business model. This is a competitive program open to startups with a focus on inclusive finance, poverty alleviation, affordable housing and immigration integration. 

    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.

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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

    • 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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