Programs

Designed to help founders – from aspiring to experienced – to ideate, launch and scale their tech-enabled business faster.

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Platform Programs

Startup Essentials: Startup 101

Partner Program
  • Monthly on Wednesdays (excluding August and December)
  • $15/person + GST
  • Virtual

Let's start with the basics. Learn startup terminology, customer discovery and craft an elevator pitch. Startup 101 sets you up for success whether you are starting or joining a startup.

Mindset
Idea
Virtual

Startup Essentials: Discover

Partner Program
  • 4 weeks, 2 hours/week
  • $99/person + GST
  • Virtual

Knowing your customer enables you to develop products that address their needs, pain points, and preferences, ideally resulting in product-market fit and paying customers!

Idea
Hybrid

Alberta Catalyzer

Partner Program
  • 4 to 8 weeks
  • No cost
  • Hybrid

A pre-accelerator that provides support, resources, and coaching to launch and grow tech-enabled startups.

Launch
Hybrid

Platform Incubator

Partner Program
  • 18 Months, 2-4 hours bi-weekly
  • No cost
  • In-person

The Platform Incubator is designed to help you focus your time and energy where it makes the biggest difference — providing structure & processes to enable continuous, rapid learning and scalability.

Scale
Hybrid

Peer-to-Peer Program

Partner Program
  • 2 hours once per month, ongoing
  • No cost. Open to Platform Calgary Members only.
  • In-person

The Peer-to-Peer Program connects individuals managing the same portfolios at tech companies, helping them with collaborative problem-solving, networking, and knowledge sharing.

Launch
Scale
In-person

10X Future Founders Scholarship

Partner Program
  • Awarded Spring 2024
  • $1,000 cash scholarship
  • Scholarship for students in Calgary and surrounding areas

Calling grade 11 students! We’re awarding 10 scholarships to students across Calgary who are passionate about pursuing tech, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Mindset
In-person

CEO Roundtable

Partner Program
  • Year-round
  • $400/month
  • In-person

A peer advisory group for founders and CEOs of tech companies to openly discuss their challenges in a safe, confidential environment.

Scale
In-person

Digital Commerce Calgary Fintech Award

Partner Program

For fintech startups across Canada looking to grow and connect to resources and mentorship nationally. Get connected with world-class advisors, while competing for a cash award.

Scale
Hybrid

Global Startup Visa

Partner Program
  • 1 year
  • $30,000 CAD per team
  • Virtual, In-person

Platform Calgary’s Global Startup Visa program is for entrepreneurs from around the world who are looking to bring their innovative tech or tech-enabled businesses to Canada.

Scale
Hybrid

Partner Programs

321 Growth Academy

Partner Program

Through hands-on learning, coaching, and a community of growth experts, participants graduate with skills designed to ignite the growth of B2B companies.

Launch
Hybrid

Alberta Accelerator by 500

Partner Program

Alberta Accelerator by 500 An accelerator for sector-agnostic tech companies.

Scale
Hybrid

Community Safety & Wellness Accelerator powered by Alchemist

Partner Program

An accelerator for tech companies developing apps or digital platforms that provide social, community or wellness benefits.

Scale
Hybrid

InceptionU

Partner Program

Offers new learning experiences focused on building competence to meet the demands of an uncertain future. Bridging the gap between the skills job seekers have and the skills they need.

Mindset
Hybrid

OnRamp

Partner Program

Connecting talented newcomers with leading tech companies.

Mindset
Virtual

Plug and Play Alberta

Partner Program

An accelerator for tech companies focused on sustainable innovations, digital health innovations and sector-agnostic innovation.

Scale
Hybrid

SVG Thrive Studio

Partner Program

Programming for agri-food companies at various stages.

Launch
Hybrid

Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA)

Partner Program

An entrepreneur mentorship program that supports founders at the scale-up stage by surrounding them with a team of business leaders.

Scale
Hybrid

Program Alumni

“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 .”

Justin Kudding
Partner, Plunge Audio

“Platform Calgary is where startup dreams are 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.”

Prabh Paul
Co-Founder, Tracecost
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