Where are you on your entrepreneurial journey?
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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.
321 Growth Academy: Marketing KickstarterDecember 3, 2019
Marketing Kickstarter is a half-day crash course in growth marketing for business and technical founders in both scale-ups and startups. This course gives you an overview of how to build a marketing engine to support revenue growth. You’ll assess where you’re at, identify your key gaps, and develop a high-level action plan of how to move forward.
321 Growth Academy: Sales KickstarterNovember 22, 2019
Sales Kickstarter is a half-day course on B2B sales for startups and scale-ups. We provide an overview of what a great “sales engine” looks like, walk you through an in-depth self-assessment of your company’s current sales capabilities, and lead you through development of an action plan to move you forward.
SFF x SWITCH 2019 - Alberta Trade and Investment Attraction Mission to SignaporeNovember 11-15, 2019
The government of Alberta is focused on attracting investment to the province, building international partnerships, showcasing our talents around the globe, and helping Alberta companies access international markets. To that end, the Asia Pacific branch organizes and leads trade missions aimed at facilitating export development and investment attraction from targeted international markets.
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