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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Food, Nutrition, Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA)

December 1, 2019

FNSSA 2019 is an international scientific event which has been jointly launched and organized by the Agro-Food Industries Alliance (funded by Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt), World Food Program, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) Alexandria University, IEREK – International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange in collaboration with Springer as publishing partner

Pitch Night Calgary

June 25, 2019

Volition Events has hosted 60+ pitch events across Canada, the U.S., and Europe, and are looking forward to hosting our next event in Calgary. Our Pitch Nights provide a safe space for entrepreneurs to gain practical experience and valuable feedback on their 3-minute pitch in front of a live audience and industry panel. The audience votes on the top three pitchers, who are awarded valuable prizes from local sponsors and partners.

Thought Sketching: Visualize Your Ideas Using the Bikablo Technique

June 22, 2019

In this 90-minute workshop, you will learn the basics of the bikablo® visualization method, which is a structured approach to drawing & visualizing information. We will run through a series of activities where you will learn and how to apply this technique to your thinking and how to capture group conversations. Even if you believe you have no artistic talent, we will get you drawing and visualizing ideas in no time.

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

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.
13 February 2019

Alberta Government Invests $100 Million into Innovation

The Alberta government is investing $100 million to attract more artificial intelligence-based high-tech companies to invest in Alberta.

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