Are you an Alberta-based founder looking to grow your innovation-driven agricultural technology or agri-food venture?
If you are the founder or leader of an Alberta-based innovation-driven agricultural technology or agri-food venture seeking to establish your product or service, grow your business, increase your networks, and/or access investment, this program is right for you.
The program can help company leaders with customer development, market validation, increasing sales, refining business models, and improving investor readiness. Each participant will be paired with seasoned advisors to technology-based companies who will mentor and coach the founders/leaders through the program.
Alberta Yield is a program that will help you:
- Establish your product or service
- Scale your business
- Increase your networks
- Access investment
This program contains customized and general elements delivered by either one-on-one and/or cohort-based mentorship experiences depending on the needs and growth stage of the company. Participation in the various elements will be determined by the application and information shared during the application interview process.
There is no cost to participate. Each applicant will be required to complete an interview after submitting an application and prior to participating in the program.
Applications Open: Now!
- Cohort-Based Stream:
- Application intake for the March 1, 2021 start date is now closed.
- Applications for the June 14, 2021 start date will be open April 1, 2021 and close May 16, 2021
- One-on-one Stream
- Applications are accepted continuously, based on an interview.
- This stream is limited to five participants at any one time.
- Successful applicants will be added to a waiting list and sequentially rotated into this stream as mentor availability permits.
- Must be an Alberta-based innovation-driven agricultural technology or agri-food company
- Must have a product or service with enough features to attract early-adopter customers to use it, provide feedback, and to validate demand
- Must demonstrate market traction via sales or customer feedback from user trials
Register for an upcoming Alberta Yield panel!
To facilitate learning and discussion, we’ll be opening five panel discussions to anybody who wants to learn more about building an agri-food and ag-tech startup in Alberta! Participants will hear from experienced experts and entrepreneurs in ag-tech and get an opportunity to learn alongside 13 company founders currently in the Alberta Yield program. Register below!
March 15, 2021 @ 9 - 10 a.m. (MT) | Alberta Yield: Ag-Tech Startup Panel
March 16, 2021 @ 9 - 10 a.m. (MT) | Alberta Yield: Legal Support For Ag-Tech Startups
March 23, 2021 @ 9 - 10 a.m. (MT) | Alberta Yield: Investment Strategies for Ag-Tech Startups
March 24, 2021 @ 9 - 10 a.m. (MT) | Alberta Yield: Funding for Ag-Tech Startups
April 6, 2021 @ 9 - 10 a.m. (MT) | Alberta Yield: Corporate Innovators Roundtable