Platform Calgary is strengthening and growing the city’s innovation sector, and focused on making Calgary THE place entrepreneurs want to launch their startups. This starts with supporting and encouraging young aspiring founders to pursue a career in tech and innovation and to build homegrown talent here in Calgary.
In spring 2022, Platform Calgary is opening the doors to Calgary’s first purpose-built home for innovators – the Platform Innovation Centre. The tech and innovation community has been instrumental in envisioning and establishing the Platform Innovation Centre; at the heart of it is the 10X Circle - a group of passionate Calgarians and community leaders who see a future for Calgary rooted in the growth of a vibrant tech sector.
As gratitude for their support and contributions, Platform Calgary is paying it forward with the 10X Future Founders Scholarship to inspire the next generation of innovators in our city.
The 10X Future Founders Scholarship
Platform Calgary is awarding 10 scholarships to grade 12 students across Calgary who are passionate about pursuing tech, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Nominations must be completed and submitted by a student's mentor, principal and/or teacher. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of entrepreneurs and leaders in the tech community.
Successful students will each receive a $1,000 cash scholarship, and be invited to attend a tour of the Platform Innovation Centre and meet and greet with local tech leaders.
Student Eligibility Criteria
To be nominated for the 10X Future Founders Scholarship the student must meet one of the following criteria at the time of nomination:
- Enrolled in grade 12 in 2022 at a high school in Calgary, AB
- Shows interest and initiative in tech, innovation and/or entrepreneurship as demonstrated by one of the following:
- Enrolled/enrolling in a Post Secondary Institution
- Enrolled/enrolling in alternative tech education programming (e.g. web development, coding education, accelerator program, apprenticeship, etc.)
- Has started or has plans to start a company
Students must be nominated by a teacher, principal or mentor before Friday, April 1, 2022.
If you’re a student and want to be nominated, please share this opportunity with a teacher or mentor to nominate you.
Nominations are now closed for the 2022 scholarship. If you'd like to be notified when we launch the scholarship again, please send us a message.
The Scholarship Selection Committee – comprised of influential teach leaders in Calgary – will use a set of selection criteria to identify ten deserving students who display values in line with the Rainforest Social Contract and who will be positively impacted by receiving the scholarship. You can find more details, including the selection criteria here.