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Guide to the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem


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.

Get to know our local friends


The A100

A non-profit, member-driven organization who volunteer their time and energy to help the next generation of tech entrepreneurs thrive in Alberta.


Alberta Enterprise Corporation

Connecting Alberta tech companies to capital.

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Alberta Innovates

Alberta Innovates (AI) is Alberta's largest research & innovation agency. AI provides fundingadviceconnections, technical expertise & applied research services to stimulate and grow research and innovation across Alberta.

Alberta Innovation Corridor

Alberta Innovation Corridor

Alberta's two big cities are harnessing innovation to drive provincial prosperity.

Bow Valley

Bow Valley College

Post-secondary in the heart of downtown Calgary with focuses on entrepreneurship and technology.

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Calgary Innovation Coalition

The CIC is a group of 18 organizations within Calgary that support the advancement of innovation-driven entrepreneurship. Together the CIC creates a single vision regarding the priorities of Calgary's innovation community.

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Creative Destruction Lab - Rockies

A seed-stage program for massively scalable, science and technology-based companies. 

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Innovate Calgary

The innovation transfer and business incubator at the University of Calgary.


Mount Royal University, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Supporting the development of the high-impact talent that is essential to the continued economic prosperity of Alberta.


National Angel Capital Organization

Unlocking capital for entrepreneurs to scale and grow their companies.

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Rainforest Alberta

The Rainforest is an informal organization who works to improve Alberta's innovation ecosystem.


Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

SAIT is a global leader in applied education and offers 100+ career programs, 1,300+ continuing education courses and corporate training courses to more than 200 companies annually.

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Startup Calgary

On a mission to activate startups, connect founders and grow the local startup ecosystem in YYC.

Hunter Hub

University of Calgary, Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking

From interdisciplinary hackathons, competitions, resources, workshops delivered by experienced entrepreneurs to mentorship, there's a lot happening in the Hunter Hub to help build your ideas to reality.


Venture Capital Association of Alberta

Alberta’s primary industry association for venture capital, private equity, angel investors and others interested in furthering the industry in Alberta.

Discover more resources in the entrepreneurial ecosystem

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Discover. Connect. Innovate. Connectica is Alberta's web portal connecting innovators to funding, programs, services and more.

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Start Alberta

Everything you need to know about Alberta's startup community! Jobs, organizations, investors, VC firms, events and more.