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Junction: Applications Open for Spring 2020!

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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Services

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

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

321 Growth Academy: Marketing Kickstarter

June 17, 2020

Marketing Kickstarter is our introductory course for founders and team members that want to better understand marketing – and how they can best support their company’s revenue goals. In a half-day (or evening), you’ll learn what marketing is and where it fits in your organization, and what your company can do to undertake marketing that drives revenue.

321 Growth Academy: Sales Kickstarter

June 10, 2020

Sales Kickstarter is our introductory course for founders and their team members that want to better understand sales – and how they can best support their company’s sales efforts. In a rapid-fire 4 hours, you’ll learn what sales is and where it fits in your organization, and what your company must do to drive sales growth.

Have An Idea?

We want to hear!

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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Startup Stories

Latest News

26 November 2019

Alberta’s Newest Innovators Take The Entrepreneurial Leap

Platform Calgary and The League of Innovators have joined forces to celebrate the achievements of the startup founders who have graduated from the fall cohorts of the League of Innovators (LOI) Labs in Edmonton, and Junction in Calgary. Founder Showcase takes place November 28, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown.
8 May 2019

Measuring Calgary's Startup Ecosystem

Startup hubs, clusters, and ecosystems are more than just buzzwords, they are the engines of growth for cities to accelerate innovation. To obtain a baseline measure of Calgary’s startup ecosystem, Platform and Calgary Economic Development partnered with Startup Genome to take part in the Global the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2019 (GSER).
4 March 2019

CTI Rebrands to Platform Calgary

On March 4, 2019 Calgary Technologies Inc. will begin rebranding to Platform Calgary. As Platform Calgary, our focus will remain on supporting Calgary’s innovation-driven companies by providing access to space, programming and advocacy, while also championing the vision for the new Platform Innovation Centre’s design, activity, and culture.

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