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

  • Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine
    • Natural Source Red Pigments

      Natural Source Red Pigments

      This naturally sourced red pigment is formed when an extract from a commonly cultivated plant is mixed with a small amount of alcohol.  This naturally sourced pigment can be used as a food colorant or for the cosmetic industry. It is water soluable and stable when exposed to extended periods of heat and light, as well as in mildly acidic or basic conditions.

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    Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine

  • Energy, Cleantech & Environmental
    • Flexible, Free-Standing NanoPorous Carbon Films

      Flexible, Free-Standing NanoPorous Carbon Films

      A new synthetic method to produce free-standing, flexible nanoporous carbon films from non-toxic, cheap, commercially available starting materials. Using a patent pending method, large-area films of variable thickness can be created with tunable pore size/distributions tailored for the desired application.  

      /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/284-16-flexible-free-standing-nanoporous-carbon-films-3.pdf
    • High Performance Materials for Reversible Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

      High Performance Materials for Reversible Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

      A new La0.3Ca0.7Cr0.3Fe0.7O3-8 mixed-conducting perovskite oxide as an oxygen and fuel electrode for reversible solid oxide fuel cells.  The material has been found to be excellent for reversible symmetrical fuel cells, working very well as oxygen and fuel electrode in both fuel cell and electrolysis mode.

      /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/284-23-High-Performance-Materials-for-Reversible-Solid-Oxide-Fuel-Cells.pdf
    • Inertial Navigation for Directional Downhole Drilling

      Inertial Navigation for Directional Downhole Drilling

      A method for dynamically re-aligning an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) used for directional downhole drilling.  IMUs are state-of-the-art devices for providing directional information and are widely used in ground, air, space and sea navigation.  This technology provides improved accuracy over conventional magnetometer-based navigation systems in a low-power, miniaturized device that is easily adaptable to current drilling assemblies.

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    • In Situ Groundwater Remediation

      In Situ Groundwater Remediation

      A new process to effectively and economically remediate ammonia and nitrates from contaminated groundwater. 

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    • Passive Diffusion Dissolved Gas Sampler for Groundwater

      Passive Diffusion Dissolved Gas Sampler for Groundwater

      A new device, method and system for the quantitative measurement of dissolved gases present in groundwater.

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    • Carbon Emissions Reduction In Situ Bitumen Recovery

      Carbon Emissions Reduction In Situ Bitumen Recovery

      A novel technique to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) process by applying a Natural Gas (NG) Decarbonization process.  This technology drastically reduces carbon emissions, reduces water footprint and has the potential to generate new income for the oil industry by producing carbon black as by-products.

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    • High Efficiency Simple Structure Uniflow Cyclone with Tangential Inlet

      High Efficiency Simple Structure Uniflow Cyclone with Tangential Inlet

      An efficient method to remove particulate matter from emissions or to collect particulate material from a gas carrier.

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    • Ceramic Based Mixed Proton-Electronic Conductor for Solid State Devices

      Ceramic Based Mixed Proton-Electronic Conductor for Solid State Devices

      Through a combination of unique chemical elements, inventors have discovered a novel series of ceramics with pervoskite-like structures capable of both proton and electron conduction at elevated temperatures.

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    • Reservoir Characterization Using Fuzzy Ranking and an Artificial Neural Network

      Reservoir Characterization Using Fuzzy Ranking and an Artificial Neural Network

      A novel algorithm to more accurately determine the physical properties of oil reservoirs than widely employed methods such as linear and non-linear regression analysis. Employing a combination of fuzzy ranking and artificial neural networks, this technology can accurately model reservoir characteristics such as porosity, permeability and saturation.

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    Energy, Cleantech & Environmental

  • Engineering & Physical Sciences

    Engineering & Physical Sciences

  • Laboratory Research Tools & Reagents

    Laboratory Research Tools & Reagents

  • Life Sciences
    • Diagnostics

      Diagnostics

    • Therapeutics
      • Novel Class of Molecules Targeting a Broad Range of Infections

        Novel Class of Molecules Targeting a Broad Range of Infections

        A library of small molecule pro-drugs that are converted into toxic metabolites by enzymes unique to bacteria and protozoa but not found in humans, potentially making these drugs less toxic to the host.

        /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/044-21-Novel-class-of-molecules-targeting-a-broad-range-of-infections.pdf
      • A Novel Class of Anti-Inflammatory Molecules

        A Novel Class of Anti-Inflammatory Molecules

        A novel anti-inflammatory molecule designed to treat inflammatory tissue damage associated with pathologic neutrophil recruitment.

        /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/316-7-A-novel-class-of-anti-inflammatory-molecules.pdf
      • A Novel Therapeutic Technology for the Treatment of Pain

        A Novel Therapeutic Technology for the Treatment of Pain

        A novel therapeutic for the treatment of neuropathic and inflammatory pain.

        /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/496-3-A-Novel-Therapeutic-Technology-for-the-Treatment-of-Pain.pdf
      • Novel Inhibitors of T-type Calcium Channels

        Novel Inhibitors of T-type Calcium Channels

        Synthesized novel compounds capable of treating neuropathic and inflammatory pain by inhibiting Cav3.2 ion channels.

        /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/496-4-Novel-Inhibitors-of-T-type-Calcium-Channels.pdf
      • Novel Anti-Fungal Azole Derivatives with Reduced Cardiotoxicity

        Novel Anti-Fungal Azole Derivatives with Reduced Cardiotoxicity

        An array of novel modified azole derivatives displaying reduced cardiotoxicity in vitro. These novel therapeutic agents exhibit comparable (or greater) anti-fungal activity compared to common anti-fungal agents such as miconazole.

        /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/910-3-Novel-anti-fungal-azole-derivatives-with-reduced-cardiotoxicity.pdf
      • Novel Methods to Treat Hypercholestrolemia

        Novel Methods to Treat Hypercholestrolemia

        This approach represents the first opportunities to inhibit PCSK9 using an endogenous human protein as opposed to exogenous antibodies or RNAi.

        /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/965-Novel-Methods-to-Treat-Hypercholestrolemia.pdf
      • Novel Proteins with Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Eukaryotic Activity

        Novel Proteins with Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Eukaryotic Activity

        Identficiation of a large set of proteins from the type 6 secretion system (T6SS) with anti-bacterial or anti-eukaryotic proteins.

        /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/1182-1-Novel-Proteins-with-Anti-Bacterial-and-Anti-Eukaryotic-Activity.pdf
      • Therapeutic for Multiple Sclerosis

        Therapeutic for Multiple Sclerosis

        The tricyclic antidepressant clomipramine as a potential therapeutic for multiple sclerosis.

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      • Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis Using a Combination of Approved Drugs

        Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis Using a Combination of Approved Drugs

        Discovery that a combination of minocycline and hydroxychloroquine can prevent the onset of symptoms in an MS mouse model.

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      • Therapeutic Treatment For Peripheral Nerve Damage

        Therapeutic Treatment For Peripheral Nerve Damage

        Therapeutic application of alphaB-crystallin promotes recovery from peripheral nerve injury.

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      • Novel Therapy for Opiate Withdrawl

        Novel Therapy for Opiate Withdrawl

        Novel therapy that is well tolerated with a low incidence of side effects.

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      Therapeutics

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    • Medical Devices
      • Acoustic Device for Monitoring the Function of Sphincters in the Gastrointestinal Tract

        Acoustic Device for Monitoring the Function of Sphincters in the Gastrointestinal Tract

        A minimally invasive acoustic device and associated method for ambulatory monitoring of sphincters in the GI tract.

        /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/331-33-an-acoustic-device-for-monitoring-the-function-of-sphinct.pdf
      • Minimally Invasive Approach to Full-Thickness Gastric Biopsy

        Minimally Invasive Approach to Full-Thickness Gastric Biopsy

        A new procedure that is less invasive than laparoscopy or laparotomy.

        /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/868-1-a-minimally-invasive-approach-to-full-thickness-gastric-biopsy.pdf
      • A Guide System for Optimal Hip Component Placement

        A Guide System for Optimal Hip Component Placement

        A surgical guide system which increases the accuracy of acetabular component placement during Hip Replacement Surgery.

        /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/941-2-optihip-a-guide-system-for-optimal-hip-component-placement-v2.pdf
      • Surgical Training Device

        Surgical Training Device

        A new device to more accurately simulate the complex angles involved in cardiac surgery or in the surgery of other internal organs.

        /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/1126-2bv-suture-simulator.pdf
      • Trans-esophageal Aortic Compression Balloon

        Trans-esophageal Aortic Compression Balloon

        /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/1178-1-transesophageal-aortic-compression-balloon.pdf
      • Pneumothorax Drainage Device

        Pneumothorax Drainage Device

        The pneumothorax drainage device incorporates features for depth control and cavity recognition to enable the proper positioning and draining of pneumothoraxes improving treatment in hospital and field by military and EMS/First Responders.

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      • Enhanced Recording of Neural Tissues

        Enhanced Recording of Neural Tissues

        Reusable three-dimensional microelectrode arrays that permit high-resolution, long-term recording with minimal tissue invasion.

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      Medical Devices

    Life Sciences

  • Manufacturing & Industrial Application

    Manufacturing & Industrial Application

  • Oil & Gas
    • Inertial Navigation for Directional Downhole Drilling

      Inertial Navigation for Directional Downhole Drilling

      A method for dynamically re-aligning an inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) used for directional drilling.

      /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/331-24-inertial-navigation-for-directional-downhole-drilling-2.pdf
    • JAGD: New Well Design & Thermal Recovery Method for Enhanced Recovery from Heavy Oil and Bitumen Reservoirs

      JAGD: New Well Design & Thermal Recovery Method for Enhanced Recovery from Heavy Oil and Bitumen Reservoirs

      Higher recovery from reservoir beyond cold production recovery.

      /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/729-1-new-well-design-thermal-recovery-method-for-enhanced-recov.pdf
    • Carbon Emissions Reduction in In Situ Bitumen Recovery

      Carbon Emissions Reduction in In Situ Bitumen Recovery

      A novel technique to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) process by applying a Natural Gas (NG) Decarbonization process.

      /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/729-6-carbon-emissions-reduction-in-in-situ-bitumen-recovery-2.pdf
    • Reservoir Characterization Using Fuzzy Ranking and an Artificial Neural Network

      Reservoir Characterization Using Fuzzy Ranking and an Artificial Neural Network

      A novel algorithm to more accurately determine the physical properties of oil reservoirs than widely employed methods.  

      /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/1066-1-reservoir-characterization-using-fuzzy-ranking-and-an-art-2.pdf
    • Bitumen Pellets

      Bitumen Pellets

      Low cost, environmentally safe transportation of bitumen.

      /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/bitumen-pellets.pdf
    • Ionic Liquids for Tailings Treatment

      Ionic Liquids for Tailings Treatment

      A synthesised new ionic liquid that has the potential to enhance current tailings treatment and management processes. This technology may have the ability to replace polyacrylamide as the treatment of choice for accelerated tailings settlement.

      /files/public-files/inca-categories-documents/ionic-liquids-for-tailings-treatment-non-confidential-marketing-1-pager.pdf

    Oil & Gas

  • Social & Clinical Innovation

    Social & Clinical Innovation

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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    • 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.

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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

      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.

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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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Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA) 

It's all about you, the entrepreneur.

We will dig deep and talk about your business, your partners, your employees, your contractors, your investors and everything else, but, VMSA is really about helping you become a better entrepreneur. 

Mentoring NOT Advising

Our mentors won't tell you how to run your business rather they are here to help and support you. The VMSA program is based on a team mentoring model developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and with a seventeen-year track record, they know what they are doing. Team mentoring connects you with two to three mentors giving you more expertise and diverse views during your mentor sessions.

Our mentors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences and are volunteers. They commit to a strict Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest policy to make sure you and your mentors build a relationship based on openness and trust.

Only Committed Entrepreneurs Need Apply

If you are fully dedicated to your business (full-time, drinking from the fire hose and are open to mentoring support) then you are ready for VMSA. Mentoring works best face-to-face so you need to be based in the Calgary area.

The VMSA program is FREE...but you must complete our program requirements to stay in. The requirements are not difficult or time-consuming, just structured communication with your mentors with some program management.

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Questions about the program? Contact Sarah Morrill at smorrill@innovatecalgary.com

 

  • Meet the Startups

  • Meet the Mentors

    • Alice Reimer
      • Alice Reimer brings a long history of accomplishments across the technology sector. In 1999, she co-founded Evoco, a web-based construction and program management software company, and as CEO, led Evoco through acquisition by Austin-based Accruent in 2012. Alice is a recipient of PROFIT’s W100 designation as one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs and was selected by Alberta Venture’s 2013 50 Most Influential People. Long committed to giving back, Alice mentors technology entrepreneurs as a member of the A100 and serves on the Board of AcceleratorYYC.

    • Brad E. Zumwalt
      • Brad Zumwalt is a seasoned entrepreneur and executive with vast experience founding, leading and exiting companies. He is a director of several technology companies and sits on several boards. Among his achievements, in 1994 Brad negotiated the acquisition of Image Club by Aldus Corporation, which in turn was acquired by Adobe Systems. Over the next four years he led a team of more than 200 employees through sustained revenue growth exceeding $40 million. In 1998, Brad founded EyeWire.com, an on-line visual content and design company which was successfully acquired by Getty Images. In 2001, Brad founded Veer Incorporated where he was Chairman and President, and in 2007 it was successfully acquired by Corbis, a privately owned company by Bill Gates.

    • Shawn Abbott
      • Shawn Abbott is a successful entrepreneur and innovator who, as CTO and then President of Rainbow Technologies, helped pioneer the Internet security space. He saw Rainbow Technologies grow ten-fold in profitability before being sold to SafeNet for close to $500 million. Previously, Shawn pioneered the CD-ROM locking used on several million discs and is published on hardware cryptography in the ICSA Guide to Cryptography. Shawn also holds an early patent as one of the inventors of the now widely used USB keys.

    • Carey Houston
      • Carey Houston is a strategic technology executive with more than 15 years proven consulting and operational experience. She is skilled in managing startup and high growth tech ventures, and brings a successful track record developing winning strategies, launching products, motivating and creating strong teams, and bringing discipline to planning and execution. 

    • Ken Moore
      • Ken Moore was a founder and President of TENET Medical Engineering. A company originating from the University of Calgary, TENET grew to international success as a designer and manufacturer of medical devices for orthopaedic surgery. Recently sold to Smith & Nephew, one of TENET’s primary goals was to contribute back to the University of Calgary. TENET donated more than $2 million for scholarships, fellowships and a fund to help commercialize startup companies. Prior to TENET, Ken played 12 years in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

    • Pierre Doyon
      • Pierre Doyon is passionate about helping people succeed and about putting in place the building blocks that enable companies to meet and exceed their business objectives. Most recently, Pierre was President and CEO, and a shareholder of Calgary-based Chariot Carriers Inc. where he led the executive team in a transformation of the company that included enhancing distribution agreements in Europe and the US, as well as developing a high performance team culture. In 2011, Pierre ultimately led the successful acquisition of Chariot Carriers by Thule Group, an international sports and utility transportation company based in Sweden.

    • David Edmonds
      • David Edmonds is an entrepreneurial executive with more than 25 years creating and developing breakthrough results for both emerging and high-growth enterprises. He is an experienced business leader and growth architect with an award-winning track record for taking organizations to the next level by defining the strategic vision, properly positioning companies in the market, and creating the optimal operating infrastructure.

    • Kerri McGovern
      • Kerri McGovern has a true passion for working with technology companies at the early stages of their lifecycle. With extensive expertise in securing initial customers, developing and growing partnerships and acquiring venture financing, Kerri is well-versed in dealing with the challenges and overcoming obstacles to startup success.  Most recently she led business development at Tynt, which sold to 33Across Inc. Prior to joining Tynt, Kerri managed the Innovation Center at Calgary Technologies Inc. (now Innovate Calgary) where she helped early stage tech companies develop their business model and financing strategy.  Kerri also spent five years with the BDC Venture Capital software team, investing in the country’s leading software firms.

    • David Cooper
      • David has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial and information technology experience, and enjoys working with startup ventures at the commercialization stage. Although he has the most experience in the IT industry, David has also worked with firms in oil and gas, education and hospitality. Currently, David is working as a Commercialization Associate with In-Viro-Drum™ under the Alberta Innovates Industry Commercialization Associate program, but has had several companies of his own.  The most recent was ITSportsNet which he took from the concept stage, through the development, trial stage to commercialization and finally acquisition. In addition to David’s practical entrepreneurial experience he holds a BA in Philosophy and an MBA in New Venture Development. Philosophy provides him with the analytical tools to work with and build innovative businesses and the MBA the best practices for leadership.

    • Juan Benitez
      • Juan joined Cenovus Energy in 2012 as a Senior Investment Advisor within the company’s corporate venture fund. His current role as Senior Specialist for Strategic Partnerships involves working with Cenovus’s Executive Advisor and managing Cenovus’s technology investment portfolio. Previously, Juan was an entrepreneur for 10 years where he co-founded and served as President/COO of Beyond Compliance Inc., a Calgary-based, venture capital funded enterprise software company with clients in North America and the Middle East. Prior roles include 15 years as an environmental engineer which provided him with a broad range of experience. Juan believes that innovative technology solutions are critical to systemically improve environmental and operational performance in the energy industry. He advocates for leveraging Canada’s diverse technical expertise and large talent pool to position western Canada as a leading global energy technology hub.

    • Dan Belostotsky
      • Dan Belostotsky co-founded the largest private digital media/billboard company in Alberta that was acquired by the Jim Pattison Group in late 2011. Dan later partnered with a Canadian media company (Cieslok Media), to lead their expansion into Alberta, which was acquired by Bell Media in early 2017. He founded Otto Capital Group, investing/advising startups as well as developing and holding real estate across Alberta. He is an investor/advisor in 500 STARTUPS Canada and the founder of a new real estate tech company, HonestDoor, set to launch in mid 2017. Graduated from University of California Los Angeles- real estate development(2014) & University of Alberta,B. Comm(2008). 

    • Manford Kwan
      • Manford Kwan is an entrepreneur and professional engineer with over 30 years experience in developing innovative solutions for the electric power grid industry. Manford founded a Calgary-based technology company in 2000. The company was acquired by the French unit of General Electric in 2012. Manford enjoys working with Alberta companies to develop their international growth strategy. 

    • Ben Snyman
      • Ben Snyman is currently the co-founder and CEO of SafetyVantage Inc., which specializes in online occupational health and safety learning. He holds a commerce degree (B.Comm), a postgraduate law degree (LLB), a Master of Business Administration (MBA), an advanced Taxation Certificate (Tax Law); and is admitted as an attorney of the Supreme Court of South Africa. Ben has held senior positions in large, multi-national organizations in Canada and South Africa. A common thread running throughout his career has been his ability to develop strategic plans to transform underperforming operations, start new businesses, or achieve rapid growth for existing companies. He was the founder, president and CEO of eCompliance Management Solutions Inc., a SaaS company which specializes in cloud and mobile based occupational health and safety solutions. It was successfully acquired in 2012. Ben is a member and serves on the Board of the A100 which hopes to inspire and support generations of Alberta tech entrepreneurs.

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