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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


      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

      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.



  • 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 Inc.



The Inc. Innovate Calgary

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The Inc., powered by Innovate Calgary, is a community helping entrepreneurs go from inspiration to market. The Inc. provides early-stage startups with space to work and grow through mentorship, support and guidance. This includes dedicated startup programs and one-on-one mentoring from experienced entrepreneur advisors and coaches. Our passion is to help you move your business forward. Apply Today

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Read about The Inc. expansion in the May issue of Business in Calgary magazine:

The Inc. Expansion - Bigger space for even bigger ideas


  • Our Team

    • Steven McIlvenna - Director, Entrepreneur Development 

    As Director, Entrepreneur Development, Steve is key in ensuring early-stage entrepreneurs receive timely coaching and mentoring, as well as effective programs to support both their professional and business development. Steve has also been awarded The Practice of Coaching badge by the Roy Group for succesfully completing coach training. This badge is awarded to leaders interested in tools for positioning others to amplify performance, learning and engagement. 

    • Kevin Franco - Executive Advisor

    With more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, Kevin brings a wealth of business expertise to the team. Throughout his career, he has developed focused knowledge on design, branding, retail sales, marketing and software. Kevin has also been awarded The Practice of Coaching badge by the Roy Group for succesfully completing coach training. This badge is awarded to leaders interested in tools for positioning others to amplify performance, learning and engagement.  

    • David Yiptong - Entrepreneur Advisor

    David has over 10 years of combined experience in sales, product development and design. He has worked in industries ranging from air compressors, optical disc manufacturing, optical and wireless networking. While working for Nortel he helped support and engineer telecommunications networks for major carriers and corporations around the world. 

    • John Pitchko - Entrepreneur Advisor

    John is a software developer, entrepreneur advisor and IT project manager. He is the CEO of Pitchko Technology Inc., a company that creates software for lean startups. John has worked in enterprise IT for over 10 years, managing IT projects in the retail and energy industries.

    • Saadia Syed - Entrepreneur Advisor

    Saadia is an experienced entrepreneur who has been involved in all aspects of business growth from business development, sales, HR, customer service and corporate development. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve their business goals and brings vast experience in working with pre-acceleration stage startups. 

    • Madeline Dowhaniuk - Programs Specialist

    Madeline is key in the planning and execution of Innovate Calgary's entrepreneur development seminars and workshops. 

    • Cayleigh Rook - Client Coordinator, The Inc. 

    As Client Coordinator for The Inc., Cayleigh helps to ensure overall client experience for members of The Inc., and is your key contact throughout your membership at The Inc. 

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