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Driving your startup.

Our passion is empowering people // building the next economy.

Where Do I Begin

Where are you on your entrepreneurial journey?

Find helpful resources, offerings, community support and partners that fit you.

Idea Formation

Ideating: You have entrepreneurial ambition and/or a potential scalable product or service idea for a big enough target market. 

Concepting: You are defining vision and mission with initial strategy and key milestones for the next few years.  

Lean Startup

Committing: You have a committed, skills balanced co-founding team with shared vision, values and attitude.

Validating: You are iterating and testing assumptions for your solution, demonstrating initial user growth and/or revenue. 

Scale Up for Growth

Scaling: Your focus is on KPI based measurable growth in users, customers and revenues and/or market traction and market share in a big or fast growing target market. 

Establishing: You've achieved great growth that can be expected to continue.

Sales Academy

Our Community

The innovation community is designed to guide entrepreneurs at different stages of their journey, from formation to validation to growth. Learn more about this community of passionate professionals who are supporting that journey and maximizing the success of each entrepreneur.

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We're working to make Calgary a global hub for startups and innovation and, whether you're looking for mentorship, advice or space to work on your startup, our efforts are focused on providing you with the right guidance to fit your current place in the startup journey. 

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Programs & events

We love founders and we believe that helping you build a strong foundation as an entrepreneur is key in helping you accelerate the success of your startup. Our programs are vetted by one question, “is it founder friendly?” This ensures we always deliver content and help based on your best interests.

Building a future on technology.

Opening 2021, the Platform Innovation Centre will move the city's best minds and ideas forward.

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Upcoming Events


July 14-18, 2020

Small enough to meet who you need to meet, big enough that everybody’s there!
More than just world-class content and a global attendee base, Startupfest is known for rethinking the standard event format. Crowned “a music festival for startups” by Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian, you’ll have tangible opportunities to make the connections you need, in one of the world’s most iconic festival cities.

2020 East Village Street Fair

July 1, 2020

EV Street Fair: Shaping Technology for Our Future
Join the East Village Neighbourhood Association (EVNA) as we host the 9th Annual
‘East Village Street Fair’. Our visitors will enjoy a huge variety of festivities, strolling
between events at the New Public Library, National Music Centre and Fort Calgary. The East Village


June 22-25, 2020

Collision is the fastest-growing tech conference in North America. Now in its seventh year, Collision has grown to over 30,000 attendees. Following the lead of our European event Web Summit, Collision has become a crossroads for the world’s most influential buyers, sellers, emerging companies, and policymakers.

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Let us help you on your startup and entrepreneurial journey.

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Looking for Startup or Office Space?

Tell Us About Your Space Needs!

From virtual space to coworking to your own square footage, we're here to support the physical growth of your startup.

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Latest News

27 February 2020

Platform Calgary’s Junction Program to Pilot KnowHow’s Software to Support Calgary Startups  

KnowHow and Platform Calgary are collaborating to empower Calgary-based startups participating in Platform Calgary’s Junction program.
18 February 2020

23 Alberta Startups in Silicon Valley

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the immersion program in San Francisco on behalf of Platform Calgary, for twenty-three Alberta-based startups.
20 December 2019

AREF, REFBC, and Platform Calgary Announce Partnership to Address Challenges in the Real Estate Industry

The AB Real Estate Foundation & the Real Estate Foundation of BC announce the first phase of a new partnership with Platform Calgary that will explore technology solutions to support the modernization of the real estate trust account process.

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