The following technologies have been assessed and reviewed by our expert team and are currently available for licensing or sponsored research.

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


      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


      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


      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.

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    • TELUS Accelerator Program

      TELUS Accelerator Program

      We are currently not accepting applications. Contact us for more information about our next cohort.

      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. 

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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)

      Created to provide world-class mentoring to entrepreneurs throughout Alberta, this program will provide participants with a safe environment where mentors have no conflict of interest or financial interest. VMSA strongly believes that entrepreneurs matched with experienced entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed.

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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.



  • 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.

    • 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


      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.

    • 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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The Queen of Hearts crowns a new champion of Tech Showcase 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Queen of Hearts crowns a new champion of Tech Showcase 2015

Tech Showcase 2015It was a wonderful day for science, innovation and entertainment at the 2015 Tech Showcase. Over 40 exhibitors and attractions were on display, as some of Calgary and areas most exciting technologies and start-ups. The event culminated with the coveted “Most Promising” technology award being named.

“We had such a great mix of innovation today,” said Innovate Calgary, board member, Pierre Doyon. “I love seeing what is new and up-and-coming, but one group really stood out for us as a clear winner of the award.”

Selected by a team of judges, made up of respected investors, entrepreneurs, and experts, including Doyon, Enthrill was named the “Most Promising” technology 2015.

“We chose Enthrill because they have so much potential. We feel their technology will thrive from the expertise being offered within the championship prize package,” furthered Doyon. 

The package included: a trademark and patent availability search from Bennett Jones, a marketing and branding package from Reality Engine, a one-year Connected Membership with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, admission to attend the Traction Conference in San Francisco, an ASTech Nomination workshop, and a voucher to services at Innovate Calgary.

“We asked exhibitors to pitch to us where they saw their company down the line, five or ten years from now, and with the proper support we feel that Enthrill have a realistic vision. One this prize package will absolutely help them to achieve,” said Doyon

Because this was the 15 anniversary of Tech Showcase there was a real buzz around the event. That was in part due to the theme of Alice in Tech Wonderland, which really took guests down the rabbit hole, and it might have had something to do with Canadian astronaut, David St. Jacques, who came to see some of the great technology we have to offer. 

“We were excited to present our company at this year’s showcase, given the progress we’ve made since attending the event last year, says Kevin Franco, Enthrill. “Our team has worked very hard over the last number of months to position Enthrill for this coming holiday gift buying season and the years ahead. To be selected as “most promising” technology at this event is an honor that everyone at Enthrill can be proud of.”

Enthrill walked away with over $19,000 in prizes today and are on their way to great things with their ebook delivery technology which can put an ebook on any device, regardless of platform. To learn more about Enthrill visit, 

Our next big event is TechRev Innovators on October 7, 2015 for another evening highlighting innovation within our community  

Tech Showcase 2016 is a year away and the wheels are already turning for what the theme will be.

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