Where are you on your entrepreneurial journey?
Find helpful resources, offerings, community support and partners that fit you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
StartupFestJuly 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 FairJuly 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
CollisionJune 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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