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Unlock tailored guidance and connections to grow your startup.

Membership at Platform Calgary is the fastest way to tap into a dynamic community of peers and a network of more than 120+ partner organizations who help startups launch, grow and scale.

Our Members are tech-driven or tech-enabled companies of any size, with headquarters or a presence in Calgary.

Our members

Plug in

Power up with fresh connections - at networking events, investor meetups and peer-to-peer groups.

Get support

Advance your business with founder-focused programs and a support system of people and resources matched to your needs, including our team of Startup Advisors, and in-house service providers.

Are heard

Share your perspective on local and global challenges, trends, and opportunities. All the best conversations are happening here. Share your company with our engaged community.

Find talent

Your ideal person is out there — and you'll have a better chance of finding them at our collaborative hiring initiatives and events.

Meet up

Grab a coffee, find a spot for your team to hang out. You'll probably run into someone interesting.

Save money

Advance your tech stack with exclusive vendor discounts (worth thousands of dollars!) on core enterprise software services.

Meet our members

Hear from our members

“From meeting prospective clients, to finding tech talent, it’s all possible under one roof
at the Platform Innovation Centre.”

Tanuja Khanolkar
Co-Founder, EMeRG Medtech

“I have a much clearer path forward in business thanks to Platform Calgary, and that path will be grounded in wisdom, community, shared experience, and constant support because of this organization and everything they do for me and all of Calgary’s burgeoning tech sector.”

Justin Kudding
Partner, Plunge Audio

“Platform Calgary is where startup dreams are nurtured and brought to life.

Cory Bergh
Co-Founder & CEO, Crbon Labs

“I want to express my deepest gratitude to the entire team at Platform for their unwavering support, mentorship, and belief in my vision. The impact of the programs on my entrepreneurial journey is immeasurable, and I am excited about the future possibilities that lie ahead.”

Prabh Paul
Co-Founder, Tracecost

Membership Options

Companies under 20 employees

  • Peer support and connection to Calgary's community of entrepreneurs and tech companies
  • Connections to Platform’s team of Startup Advisors, and a community of professional service firms
  • Programs designed to help your company scale
  • Events that put you in the same room with investors, business contacts and potential customers
  • Talent development and hiring initiatives, and access to a tech job board
  • Exclusive access to the Platform Innovation Centre, credit and discounts on meeting and event space bookings, and a discount on monthly parking. 
  • Plus more!

FREE annual membership

Become a member

Companies over 20 employees

  • Talent development and hiring initiatives, and access to a tech job board
  • Thought leadership at events & opportunities to inspire early-stage startups
  • Exclusive opportunities to highlight your company in front of Platform Calgary’s community
  • Networking events and peer-to-peer meetups
  • Programs and partners to support companies raising capital within Canada and beyond
  • Increased visibility as leaders in Calgary’s tech sector
  • Exclusive access to the Platform Innovation Centre, credit and discounts on meeting and event space bookings
  • Monthly parking discount
  • Plus more!

$500 annual membership

Become a member

Membership FAQ's

Can my company become a member?

Member companies must be:

  • Headquartered in Calgary or have a staff presence in Calgary
  • Incorporated in Canada
  • Tech-driven or enabled*
  • A signatory to the Rainforest Social Contract
What is a tech-enabled company?

*Tech driven or enabled companies create and sell new technology using hardware or software to solve real world problems.

Note that the product has to be owned by your business. Developing products for other companies does not qualify the company for membership.

I am a service provider. How can I get involved with Platform Membership?

While Platform Membership does not serve non-product-based companies within our Membership stream, we would love to connect with service providers who look to support our founders and member companies. Please connect with partnership@platformcalgary.com to learn more.

If your service-based business is looking for support, coaching and mentorship you can connect with the following resources:

Can I become a member as an individual?

Currently, membership is only open to incorporated businesses. There are lots of other ways for individuals to join the community. Come to an event (check out the Community Events Calendar), follow along on social media and subscribe to our newsletter. Or, stop by the Platform Innovation Centre to chat about ways to get involved!

Can my company become a member if we're not based in Calgary?

If your company is not currently based in Calgary but you have employees present in the city, or you intend to build a larger presence in the next 12 months, you can apply for Platform Calgary membership. Your company must meet the other core criteria of being:

  • An incorporated company
  • Tech-driven or enabled (Primary source of revenue does not come from providing services or consulting, but from selling a proprietary product.)

A signatory to the Rainforest Social Contract

Is the Platform Innovation Centre a coworking space?

While the Innovation Centre is not a coworking space, it is a community hub. Members are welcome to access the Innovation Centre and to book amenities. Convene your team, meet partners, attend workshops and events, or use common spaces throughout the building for day-use hot-desk space, pending availability.

Member companies receive discounts on meeting room and boardroom bookings, and an annual credit towards event space bookings (including the KPMG Pitch Stage and the West hall reception area).

Please note: Platform Calgary does not provide mailing services for Member companies. We kindly ask that Members do not use Platform Calgary’s address for mailing purposes.

Please contact events@platformcalgary.com for information on booking the space as a Non-Member company

I've applied for my company to become a member - now what?

Awesome! Our membership committee is now reviewing your application. You'll receive an email response within 14 working days. If you have questions, or it has been over two weeks and you haven't heard back, please contact us at membership@platformcalgary.com.

Still have questions about membership? Book a meeting with one of our startup advisors.

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