The Summer Incubator is a 4-month work integrated learning program that provides student entrepreneurs with everything they need to launch and grow a startup!
This program offers post-secondary students a unique opportunity to spend their summer receiving valuable support including: access to an equipped work space with community peers, Advisors and formal programming throughout the summer (May-August). At the end of the program, students will demonstrate what they have learned and how it’s changed their business, traction they’ve achieved, and what their next steps will be.
Orientation & Startup Primer: Monday, May 11 from 9AM-2PM
Discover #1: Thursday, May 14 from 9AM-12PM
Discover #2: Tuesday, May 19 from 9AM-12PM
Discover #3: Monday, May 25 from 9AM-12PM
Discover #4: Monday, May 28 from 9AM-12PM
Sales: Monday, June 1 from 9AM-12PM
Inventures: June 3-5
Pitch Workshop: Monday, June 8 from 9AM-12PM
Pitch Coaching: Thursday, June 11 & Friday, June 12
Pitch Practice: Wednesday, June 17 from 9AM-12PM
Innovation Rodeo: July 6 - 10
July & August: Weekly Advisor Meetings
Eligibility & Commitment
Post-secondary students who have an idea for a startup or are currently pursuing a startup venture (note: research projects are not supported).
Students applying must commit to working on their startup full time and participate in all program workshops and events in person.
Application Deadline: March 23, 2020
Two students per team (Founder/Cofounder)
Each student may be eligible for a scholarship* of $1,500/month for four months (May-August).
*Note this scholarship is not tax-exempt.
Platform Calgary at Hillier Block
“As an engineer the learning process gained from this program was massively valuable. Everyone in a technical field should seriously consider taking the time to learn and develop these skills.”
– Shane Fast, Athennian
“Summer Incubator Program was an amazing support for helping us really discover our market/customers and validating our business.”
– Celina Pablo, Air Receipt