321 Growth Academy

321 Growth Academy

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Min :375 - Max :1500

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Supercharge your growth!
Wild about where you’re going but worried about making your moonshot? We can help. We accelerate B2B startups and growth companies through hands-on learning, coaching and a community of growth experts. Using a lean approach, we help you build better skills and align your team to drive more revenue, faster.
Program Areas: Sales, Marketing, People and, Product Management

Programs typically run every Spring and Fall

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3D Printing

Medicine Hat College

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MHC offers access to effective and efficient 3D printing, modeling, and scanning services for the creation of new products and the improvement of existing ones. The Fortus 400mc prints in a variety of materials up to 16 inches long x 14 inches wide x 16 inches in height. Design and engineering support is available.

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48HRS IN THE VALLEY

C100

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48Hrs in the Valley introduces Canada’s most promising startups to Silicon Valley’s top mentors, investors, and industry executives.

Once a year, C100 hosts promising Canadian companies in Silicon Valley for 48Hrs of mentorship, networking opportunities, investor meetings, and unparalleled access to C100’s extensive network in Silicon Valley. “48Hrs in the Valley” has been a signature C100 program with over 250 alumni companies since 2010.

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Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Martin Family Initiative

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High school graduation rates for First Nations, Métis Nation and Inuit people remain low, particularly at federally-funded schools on reserves. As a result, too many Indigenous youth find themselves with little opportunity once they leave school.

That’s why, in 2008, the Martin Family Initiative launched the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP), a program for Grades 11 and 12 students, designed to introduce Indigenous students to the wide range of business opportunities available within the Canadian economy. The curriculum teaches students how entrepreneurs and other businesspeople recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures. Indigenous youth learn the perspective and skills required to achieve success in secondary school, the workplace, post-secondary education or training programs, and in daily life.

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AccelerateAB

The A100

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AccelerateAB celebrates the best of Alberta’s technology scene. The annual conference brings together leaders, investors, influencers and supporters of Alberta’s technology ecosystem, with the goal of leveraging the success of the next generation of technology entrepreneurs across the province. The event is backed by high-profile and successful leaders in the industry and is powered by the A100, a member-driven group of Alberta’s most noteworthy technology entrepreneurs.

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  • Environment
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Access to support services, community and events

Advanced Technology Centre (ATC)

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Located in the Edmonton Research Park (ERP), and managed by the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC); the Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) is a supportive business incubator for growth-stage technology companies in Edmonton. We’ve developed a stimulating, collaborative environment that gives fledgling companies and hardworking entrepreneurs the flexibility and support they need in the early stages of taking their product to market.

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Advisory Boards

CETAC – WEST

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Advisory Boards provide clients with on-going direction to manage growth. Meetings are held approximately quarterly, and clients are expected to be prepared with agenda items that include key strategic challenges and financial statements. Advisory Board members are an intermediate step to full, legal boards but have no legal responsibility and their advice is non-binding.

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Advisory services

Business Development Bank of Canada

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Find out how Business Development Bank of Canada – ‘s customized advisory services can help your business. Find out how this network of professional business advisers can help you assess, plan and implement cost-effective solutions for your business’ development. Business Development Bank of Canada – provides the following services: Advice for managing your business including strategic planning, financial planning and assessing your business potential ,Market research, marketing plans, export planning and website evaluations ,Improving the efficiency of your business (optimize processes and reduce waste, International Organization for Standardization”>ISO 9000 and International Organization for Standardization”>ISO 14000) ,Managing human resources (hiring, developing and retaining staff) ,Innovation (technology and innovation planning)

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  • Other

Advisory, Coaching and Prototyping Services

Lakeland College

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Lakeland College faculty and staff supplement the business coaching and mentoring services provided by the Regional Business Accelerator (RBA) by providing coaching and mentoring services to RBA clients and industry partners that contact the college directly on an as needed basis. This might include access to resources, market research advice, intellectual property coaching, referrals to additional expertise, business plan and pitch development preparation, and grant writing support.

Additional services provided by the college may include access to the College’s prototyping expertise and facilities on the Vermilion campus, which includes both metal fabrication capacity, large equipment modification space, and electronics design and printing. For larger scale prototyping needs, the College refers industry partners to other post-secondary and regional service expertise and suppliers.

The College can also support the development of commercial scale agronomic practices for novel crops, including the development and modification of seeding and harvesting equipment and pesticide application regulatory submissions.

Lakeland College was a founding member of the Regional Business Accelerator, which has helped to support over 500 businesses in our service region.

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AgENT – Agriculture Entrepreneur in Residence

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

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Lethbridge College student-entrepreneurs are ready and eager to find solutions to the challenges facing industry and business partners.

Activities include workshops and guest speakers, mentorships and collaboration and competitions.

Student Opportunities:
– gain skills in innovation and entrepreneurship
– get real-world experience
– meet key industry contacts and build your professional network
– be an agent of change in the agricultural industry
– start a business

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Agility

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

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Agility is a donor-funded, campus-wide program open to all University of Lethbridge students. Thanks to our donors, Agility is able to grow areas that reflect the passions of local communities. We currently create and supports experiential learning opportunities for multi-disciplinary projects in agriculture & agribusiness, social innovation, entrepreneurship, and emerging technologies.

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Alberta Agriculture: Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator (APBI)

Government of Alberta

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The APBI helps new food businesses to manage the transition from new product development through commercialization, market launch, growth in sales, graduation and the establishment of their own facilities. APBI assists established food manufacturers with new product/process development and refinement, testing and manufacturing of market entry product volumes.

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Alberta Agriculture: Bio-Industrial Opportunities

Government of Alberta

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The Bio-industrial Opportunities Section supports economic diversification through the development of Alberta’s bio-based resources and the circular bio-economy. The section provides a range of business development and technical services, including access to equipment and expertise.

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Alberta Community and Social Services: First Nations Training to Employment Program

Government of Alberta

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Fill your need for new workers while helping unemployed or marginally employed First Nations people find meaningful employment. Fill your need for new workers while helping unemployed or marginally employed First Nations people find meaningful employment. To be eligible you must: Partner with a First Nations Band or Tribal Council; Identify work requirements for the participant. Provide training and realistic work experience; Be prepared to offer employment to project graduates. Other conditions apply.

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Alberta Community and Social Services: Self-Employment Program

Government of Alberta

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If you are unemployed, you could get self-employment training, continue to receive benefits, and get additional assistance for training and living expenses for up to 26 weeks. To qualify, you should: Have an idea for starting a business or for taking over an existing business; Demonstrate personal commitment toward the business; Be able to develop and implement a business plan. You could get: Instruction in business plan development; Business counselling; Coaching, guidance and follow-up services.

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Alberta Environment and Parks: Compliance Assurance Program

Government of Alberta

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Find out which rules and obligations put in place to protect the environment apply to your business. Your business in Alberta needs to follow Alberta’s environmental legislation which sets out clear rules and obligations for the protection, enhancement and wise use of the environment. Find out which environmental rules apply to your business.

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Alberta Labour: International Qualifications Assessment Service

Government of Alberta

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Determine how your education or your employees’ education from outside of Canada compares with Alberta’s educational standards. If you are an immigrant entrepreneur or an employer hiring an immigrant, you can get help obtaining recognition for education received in other countries. This service provides comparisons between degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

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Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI)

University of Lethbridge

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The University of Lethbridge’s RNA Bioengineering Program’s students are well versed in the field of biochemistry, bioengineering and synthetic biology. Their expertise includes: genomic and biochemistry analysis of RNA, computational modeling and functional characterization of RNA-protein complexes, RNA in bacterial infections and pathogenesis, development and delivery of RNA therapeutics (for humans and animals) tools and application of RNA modifiers in the food and oil industry.

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Alberta SPOR SUPPORT (AbSPORU)

Alberta Innovates

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The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT (AbSPORU) Unit is a specialized and virtual, multidisciplinary research service centre that helps researchers who conduct patient-oriented research with access to data platforms and services, tools, methods, training, and connections.
The goal of the AbSPORU is to foster evidence-informed health care by bringing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the point of care, so as to ensure greater quality, accountability, and accessibility of care.

Contact us at spor@albertainnovates.ca

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  • Other

Alternative Energy Lab (AEL)

Red Deer College Office of Applied Research and Innovation

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The AEL can provide customized applied research projects. It provides a physical and virtual platform for learning about alternative energy systems. The flexible configuration of the space provides the ability to adapt to new energy systems and technologies as they emerge, ensuring all teaching, demonstration and research activities are relevant and up-to-date.

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Alumni Speakers Bureau

ASTech Foundation

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The Alumni Speaker’s Bureau is a free service designed to link companies, groups and organizations with speakers on science and technology topics of interest, sharing the work and successes of the ASTech alumni with a wider audience. Speakers are available across the province to provide inspiration from the world-class work going on in Alberta. A wide range of speaking topics including addressing emerging trends.

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Analysis & Testing Services

InnoTech Alberta

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Alberta Manufacturing and Fabrication Innovation Program (AMFI) – Aims to help Alberta manufacturers and fabricators be globally competitive by accelerating the adoption of new and advanced technologies to increase productivity and quality.

Chemical Analysis and Testing – Performs analysis of environmental, industrial and petroleum samples to determine chemical and physical composition.

Engineered Wood Composite Materials Development and Testing – Helps bring new Alberta fibre products to emerging markets.

Manufacturing and Fabrication – Supports additive manufacturing with technology identification, demonstration and assessment.

Protective Coatings Development and Testing – Develops and deploys surface treatments to improve wear performance resulting in reduced maintenance costs.

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  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

APEX Entrepreneurship Incubator

APEX Southeast Alberta Regional Innovation Network

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Min : - Max :

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The APEX Entrepreneurship Incubator is an incubator and accelerator serving Southeastern Alberta communities. We equip entrepreneurs with 1-1 business coaching, a community of industry experts and business professionals, access to capital & government voucher programs, creative learning spaces and training opportunities.

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  • ICT

Apparel Research

Olds College Center of Innovation

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The Apparel Innovation Centre, located in Calgary, Alberta, is North America’s apparel research and development facility, dedicated to fostering creative growth in the apparel industry.

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Applied Research and Innovation Services

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

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From defining technology-development needs to a working prototype, our Applied Research and Innovation Services enable industry partners to complete all phases of pre-commercialization. Our expert researchers, equipment and facilities support business planning, product design and development, fabrication and prototyping, product testing and technology verification, culminate in industry education and public outreach.

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ATB Entrepreneur Centres

ATB Financial

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Entrepreneur Centres are the places for entrepreneurs in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Lethbridge to get advice, banking solutions and connect with experts.

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BizStream Small Business Program

Community Futures Alberta

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BizStream Small Business Program provides information and mentoring to rural Alberta businesses with the potential and desire to engage in contracts with Big Business. As a local company, you may be able to provide a product or service, but standardized health, safety and insurance requirements may prevent you from being eligible to bid on the contracts you want. BizStream Small Business Program can assist you in meeting industry requirements so you can compete for contracts and get in the game.

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Business Basics Workshops

Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network

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A series of workshops created by a partnership with Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Keyano College covering a number of topics including:

Developing a business strategy
Building a professional team
Fundamentals of a financial plan
Sales and Marketing for small business
Contract Preparation
Financing and Funding Strategies
Choosing a Legal structure for your business

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Business Beyond Borders

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

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Business Beyond Borders provides guidance and support as you explore the possibility of market expansion. The program helps you identify the right opportunities for you and your business, and develop the confidence and skills needed to pursue your growth plans.

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Business Consulting

Northern Alberta Business Incubator Society (NABI)

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Application Deadline:
08-Apr-2019

Are you ready to put in the work to build a better business? By partnering with CICG (Campus Innovation Consulting Group),  NABI becomes a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs. CICG is composed of a diverse, reliable and dedicated team of professional business leads and experienced writers.

How CICG Supports Entrepreneurs:
Strategic Planning & Development Tactics
Organizational Development
Supply Chain and Procurement
Go-to-market Strategy
Business Plan and Grant Writing
Indigenous Economic Development
Project Management
Financials
Market Assessments

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Business Development

Medicine Hat College

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The Business Development office works with community members and business owners to help individuals and organizations discover how they can work with MHC to grow a business, launch an idea, or develop and test technology. Contact us to find the supports you need to achieve your business goals.

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Business Development Assistance

Verge Economic Development

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The Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta (EDA) works with clients in the areas of agriculture and greenhouses, advanced technology and manufacturing, energy including renewables and tourism to provide business development assistance. The EDA will identify new opportunities for growth, provide pertinent industry knowledge, make introductions to key industry leaders and provide necessary research support.

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Business Development Services

TEC Edmonton

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TEC Business Development (BD) offers the following:
– Mentoring and coaching
– Market research and opportunity assessments
– Business planning and modelling
– Executive contracting
– Product development
– Regulatory compliance
– Branding and marketing
– Corporate structure and governance
– Company and technology funding and financing

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Business Model 101

StartUp Edmonton

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Our foundational workshop is a great place to learn about entrepreneurship and meet like-minded people. Having a great idea is just the first step to building an amazing product or service. There are lots of other factors to consider — like your customers, how to reach them, and what they are willing to pay.

As the economic impact of COVID-19 has been heavily felt by Edmonton’s startup community, Startup Edmonton is offering FREE access to programs delivered ONLINE for Alberta-based aspiring and scaling entrepreneurs, powered in-part by Alberta Innovates.

Visit our website to register.

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Business Planning & Development

Community Futures Alberta

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One of the major functions of Community Futures Alberta Southwest (CFABSW) is business consulting. From our team’s many combined years of experience in the business world, we recognize and understand the vital role that sound business planning plays in entrepreneurial success. For this reason, our work in business planning and consulting is an important part of our role within our communities. While frequently we assist entrepreneurs in developing an initial business plan and we also offer a wide range of strategizing and planning services for special projects, expansions or restructuring.

To find a Community Futures Alberta office near you visit http://albertacf.com/contact

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Business Planning Workshops

Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network

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In this workshop we will explore the main reasons why a Business Plan should be prepared.

Why write a business proposal/plan..

There are many reasons why a business plan should be prepared, listed are a few:

* Provides you with a road map in order to run your business;

* The plan will tell you how much money you need;

* Vital information in opening and maintaining your business.

Preparing a business plan step by step

A plan should consist of basic elements and here are a couple..

* A description of the company’s industry, including

competition;

* How the company will be or is organized;

* A financial plan.

We look forward to seeing you for a fun filled packed hour of learning how to prepare a Business Plan.

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Business Services

Community Futures Alberta

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Starting or expanding a successful small business takes careful research and planning, and access to the right kinds of business coaching/training and business programs – at the right time. Community Futures staff are experts in small business development, and have a wealth of services to offer you, regardless of the stage you are at with your business idea. Connect with a business advisor today – it’s free for up to four hours and our other services are low-cost. We take the time to really understand your business dreams and goals, and then help you work out a plan to turn them into reality. These success stories showcase what people around Alberta are achieving with our support!

To find a Community Futures Alberta office near you visit http://albertacf.com/contact

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Business Training

Community Futures Alberta

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For more than 25 years, Community Futures offices have been helping rural Albertans build successful businesses. One of the main ways we help is by providing opportunities for skills development and continuous learning. Our team of rural small business specialists have developed a broad range of business training options that enable small business owners to learn exactly what they need to know, when they need to know it. Whether you are looking for one-on-one coaching, business mentoring, training seminars, online courses or specialized workshops, we’ve got you covered.

To find a Community Futures Alberta office near you visit http://albertacf.com/contact

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Canadian Centre for Research in Advanced Fluorine Technologies

University of Lethbridge

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C-CRAFT is the first centre that focuses research on the element fluorine in Canada. Applications of fluorine compounds penetrate our lifes, from pharmaceuticals to agriculture, from aluminium production to semiconductor industry. The centre combines synthetic, analytic and computational expertise in fluorine chemistry, rendering Lethbridge, Alberta a hub for fluorine chemistry in Canada. With many national and international collaborators, C-CRAFT’s influence reaches beyond Alberta

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Canadian Securities Administrators Regulatory Sandbox

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Your innovative fintech business could be eligible for an expedited process to test your products, services, or applications in the market. Does your fintech organization have an innovative business model? If so, you may be eligible to register for a faster, more flexible process in order to test your products, services, or applications in the market. Applicants are invited to contact their local securities regulator to discuss their organization’s business model and applicable securities law issues. Eligible applicants should be ready to provide live environment testing, a business plan, and a discussion of potential investor benefits. Other conditions apply.

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Canadian Women’s Network in Silicon Valley

Connection Silicon Valley

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Connection Silicon Valley is committed to supporting Canadian women gain deeper connections into Silicon Valley. We founded the Canadian Women’s Network to support Canadian female founders and women in tech. Whether you’re looking to visit Silicon Valley for the first time, are a first-time founder or working in a startup environment, we hope that our network and events will provide support on your journey to success.

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Cash Flow Workshops

Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network

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Description
What are the 2 most important words to a successful entrepreneur?

Profit & Loss ….. NO

The 2 most important words are

CASH FLOW

In this workshop, participants learn the how & why to complete a cash flow for their business.

More importantly, this session will speak to the why & how to use the cash flow statement to successfully lead your business.

See you there!

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Central Alberta: Access Prosperity

Central Alberta: Access Prosperity

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Access Prosperity is an economic development organization focused on promoting economic growth in the Central Alberta region. Access Prosperity leads and facilitates the process of attracting, retaining and expanding business investment, and acts as a comprehensive network and information resource. We provide businesses considering their location and expansion strategy with the information they need to efficiently assess Central Alberta’s viability. We are also here to help Central Alberta businesses of all sizes to grow and succeed. Our team collaboratively works with businesses in the region to facilitate growth and connect them to international investment opportunities. We provide businesses in the region with a full range of confidential and complimentary business services: Access to new markets; Business-to-business matching; Referrals to supplier and innovation networks; Access to (customized) training programs developed by Central Alberta colleges and institutions; Facilitated introductions to sector experts, qualified professional service providers and all three levels of government; Business-to-business matching and linkages to international investment opportunities.

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Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM)

Red Deer College Office of Applied Research and Innovation

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The Centre for Innovation and Manufacturing at Red Deer College provides industry partners with state-of-the-art equipment, expertise, and services to assist them with their applied research initiatives. The Centre focuses on early stage prototyping and product development. This unique facility also trains technical specialists in the design and development of products.

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Centres of Excellence

Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks

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CENGN helps small and medium-sized Canadian technology companies accelerate their commercialization efforts by giving them no-cost access to our enterprise-scale computing and networking testbed to run projects that accelerate their commercialization efforts.

Projects are 9 to 12 weeks in duration and typically range from demonstrations/proof-of-concepts to interoperability tests to scale/stress tests. In addition to the testbed resources, CENGN also provides you with project management and engineering support during the project. Our marketing team will work with you to create and distribute materials that promote the success of your project.

Access skills and infrastructure worth over $5 million to commercialize your innovative technology, products, applications or services.

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CEO Roundtable

Platform Calgary

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The CEO Roundtable is a peer advisory forum for senior executives, board members and founders of technology companies to openly discuss their challenges in a confidential, safe environment. The goal of the roundtables are to provide “just-in-time” advice on current issues, to enhance accountability and to accelerate actions and decisions. An experienced facilitator leads the process.

“This roundtable has transformed our company, period. There are not enough good things I can say about this group. Even banks recognize its significance toward the foundation for a strong company.” – Jeremy Bridge

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  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline

Coding bootcamp

Lighthouse Labs

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Whether it’s a full-time bootcamp or a part-time program, Lighthouse Labs offers coding education from newbie to professional developer. With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors, you’ll be ready to translate concepts, breakdown problems, and continue learning on the job.

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Commercialization Office

University of Lethbridge

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Key Functions: Industry-Academic partnership development, IP Management, New Venture creation, Contracts, Investor relations, Educational programming

Key Highlights:

* 5 Spin-out companies to-date in the areas of gaming, employment facilitation, health products
* Entreinvestor Training Program [TM] so entrepreneurs build confidence in raising investor capital
* Venture Seed Competitions: “SPRINT! Ventures provides $8500 seed capital to mobilize research outcomes into startup vehicles (University only)
* Engage Regional Network (RINSA and partners) to enhance business opportunities

EXPERTISE of the UILO team:

*14+ years academic, NGO & industry experience
* Prospected and on-boarded industry partners for collaborative endeavors
* Raised seed capital and initiated clinical trials
* Multiple Inventor, Mentor, Preceptor
* Licensed innovation, negotiated contracts
* Deep contact list – Investor, Industry, Government, Enablers
* 4X Startup Professional
* Multiple Roles as: Director, Senior Director, Commercialization Advisor, Founder, Industry Liaison, Co-Lead Managing Scientist
* Applied expertise across many sectors including Ag-Food, Pharma, Engineering, Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Medtech

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Connect

Canada Cleantech Alliance

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CONNECT is the Canadian accelerator network dedicated to supporting cleantech start-up entrepreneurs across the country, regardless of the province in which they are located. CONNECT will leverage regional best practices at the national level, facilitating access for entrepreneurs to the right users, advisors, partners and investors across a pan-Canadian network.

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Connecting Alberta Companies into Silicon Valley

Connection Silicon Valley

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The Government of Alberta has selected Connection Silicon Valley and JPC Corp as an independent contractor to provide Alberta businesses with access to Silicon Valley customers, capital and other resources to help them scale. This is a huge opportunity for Alberta companies to leverage our combined relationships and establish their credibility in one of the most important technology hubs on the planet.

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Consultancy

Innovate Calgary

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UCalgary researchers can engage in consultancy agreements with industry provided they comply with the University of Calgary Code of Conduct Policy.

Innovate Calgary or the University of Calgary VPR Legal & IP teams can help identify the commercial potential of your activity and assist with the negotiation of intellectual property rights between the respective parties.

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Containment & Monitoring Institute

CMC Research Institutes

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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an essential technology in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial processes. Factors holding back the broader deployment of CCS include operating costs and concerns over the safety of long-term storage.

The Containment and Monitoring Institute facilitates the development of reliable, accurate greenhouse gas measurement and verification technologies. At our 200-hectare field research station technology developers are advancing the commercialization of carbon storage and helping industry better understand the movement of fluids underground.

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Corporate Training Officer

Medicine Hat College

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MHC offers corporate training opportunities that are completely customizable to your organization’s unique needs. Training can be in many different areas.

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Crop Research

Olds College Center of Innovation

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The Olds College’s crop research focuses on assisting companies in seeking answers to the scientific questions that they have about prototype or late-stage product performance and efficacy.

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Custom Software Design

Calibre Consulting Corp

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Custom Software is built with your business’ specific needs in mind. It is more cost effective when compared to the cost of reorganizing your business to meet off-the-shelf software processes. In addition, Custom Software enables better analysis and reporting which improves employee satisfaction. There is no cost for licensing and Custom Software enhancements are easy to implement as business changes process.

We know off-the-shelf software’s are great but they come with limitations and unreasonable licensing cost.
Furthermore Off-the-shelf software’s may hinder business growth by:

forcing you to adjust your process to work within its limitations, frustrating employees leading to employee dis-satisfaction.
increasing costs due to new revisions and upgrades.
limiting integration with other financial accounting and other business software’s due to cost and vendor lag time.
requiring in house staff for immediate support and maintenance.
Calibre Consultants will work with you through the complete software development lifecycle. Our custom software design and development team will provide you with a quality product that not only utilizes leading edge technology but one that also meets your business requirements.

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  • Other

Data Science

Cybera

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Cybera’s Data Science for Entrepreneurs project provides Alberta entrepreneurs, business and social enterprises with training and access to data science expertise. You will learn methodologies for leveraging your organization’s data, and also the difference between data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, and what tools you should be focusing on.

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Day-to-Day Business Services

Northern Alberta Business Incubator Society (NABI)

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NABI’s day-to-day business services help entrepreneurs manage their business while providing a professional look and feel. With our packages, you can choose the option that’s right for you and your business.

Services include:
– Office Identity (Corporate Mailing Address)
– Virtual Receptionist
– HR Packages

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Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR)

CANARIE

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DAIR (Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research) provides Canadian tech entrepreneurs access to free cloud-based (virtual) compute and storage resources. If you are a high-tech entrepreneur, this accelerator & services can help you use cloud-based compute-and-storage resources to help commercialize your products. Access free cloud-based compute-and-storage resources to reduce the R&D development costs of your small or medium sized high-tech business. If your business has fewer than 500 employees, you could qualify to use this environment to: Design, prototype, validate new products; Test product scalability; Commercialize your product faster. Accepted businesses receive self-serve access to up to 4 virtual servers for up to one year. Additional services are offered at a nominal fee. Other conditions apply.

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  • Food-Agriculture

Digital Program for SMEs

Business Development Bank of Canada

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Future-proof your business with digital
Digital is transforming the way companies operate and do business in Canada and around the world.

Many sectors are experiencing change or transformation brought about by new technologies or new business models.

The good news is that digital is also leveling the playing field, giving SMEs like yours more opportunities than ever to compete with the bigger players.

At this point, the challenge for many entrepreneurs is figuring out how to leverage digital in their business to make sure they remain relevant, competitive and on solid ground now and in the future.

Sector:
  • Other

Digitally Solid

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Digitally Solid is a digital marketing program where women entrepreneurs get hands-on, learning how to use strategy and technology to build their business.

At the end of this program, you will have:

  • developed a digital marketing plan including refining target market, and creating strategies and tactics to achieve your business goals
  • scheduled a publishing/editorial calendar to help with consistency and accountability
  • written a content marketing strategy, including content ideas to implement immediately
  • optimized your website for user experience (UX) and search engine marketing (SEO)
  • refined your social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) for brand consistency and improved experience
  • built targeted digital advertising using Facebook, Instagram, Google ads
  • created an email strategy and know how to create drip campaigns
  • collected tools and apps to make digital marketing easier to manage and evaluate

For more information on Digitally Solid, please contact info@awebusiness.com.

Sector:

Discover

Platform Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

This program empowers you to understand how to engage with customers, how to test your product ideas, and how to measure the results. In short – we’ll give you all the ingredients necessary to build a viable business solution people love and are willing to pay for!

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline

Ecosystems & Plant Sciences

InnoTech Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Biodiversity Monitoring – Tracks changes in Alberta’s wildlife and their habitats and provides ongoing, relevant, scientifically credible information on Alberta’s living resources.

Crop Research – Supports the Alberta agriculture industry by helping the sector develop crop varieties that resist biotic stresses like plant disease and abiotic stresses like drought and cold.

Ecosystem Management – Enables change in Alberta’s environmental sector by developing and applying innovations which support cost-effective management at local to provincial scales.

Reclamation – Provides leadership on the development of applied, innovative, practical and holistic land reclamation and remediation procedures and technologies for landscapes disturbed by industrial activities.

Water Management – Provides better tools for investigation and sustainable management of regional water resources for industrial, agricultural, and municipal development in Alberta.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Ecosystems and Plant Sciences

InnoTech Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Bioidversity Monitoring – Tracks changes in Alberta’s wildlife and their habitats and provides ongoing, relevant, scientifically credible information on Alberta’s living resources.
Crop Research – Supports the Alberta agriculture industry by helping the sector develop crop varieties that resist biotic stresses like plant disease and abiotic stresses like drought and cold.
Ecosystem Management – Enables change in Alberta’s environmental sector by developing and applying innovations which support cost-effective management at local to provincial scales.
Reclamation – Provides leadership on the development of applied, innovative, practical and holistic land reclamation and remediation procedures and technologies for landscapes disturbed by industrial activities.
Water Management – Provides better tools for investigation and sustainable management of regional water resources for industrial, agricultural, and municipal development in Alberta.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

EDC Select Credit Insurance (Trade Protect)

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

nsure your export sales and protect your business from the risk of non-payment. If you export, protect your business with insurance to ensure that your get paid. EDC will cover 90% of your insured losses. You can be covered when: A customer defaults on payment; A customer declares bankruptcy; There are issues with currency conversion; Hostilities prevent your customer from paying. Other conditions apply.

Sector:

Education, Consulting, Prototyping

TerraHub

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Blockchain for Business: consulting, software development, education and business acceleration. Programs for corporate executives and business leaders looking for innovation within their industry
Built by executives for executives, management and business owners. Whether you’re interested in understanding and identifying blockchain opportunities or operating in an increasingly challenging and competitive  marketplace, blockchain technology provides leading strategies for new business models and further optimizing existing ones.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Other

Entrepreneur and Start-up Services

Cybera

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Cybera connects Alberta business incubators to its high-bandwidth network, to provide start-ups with access to a network testbed. It also supports two cloud computing programs (one national, one provincial) that help entrepreneurs and researchers to flesh out their digital ideas. The Rapid Access Cloud and DAIR program provide free (or highly subsidized) cloud infrastructure to Canadians accelerate their entry into the marketplace.

Type of Support:
– Access to facilities
– Access to expertise
– Access to computing resources

Innovation Needs:
– Product, Process or Technology Development
– Improving Productivity
– General Business Guidance / Support
– Acquiring or Adopting Existing Technology

Sector:

Entrepreneur Development

TEC Edmonton

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Entrepreneur Development provides you with a diversity of services, programs and partnerships, all with the objective of helping you grow as an entrepreneur.
– TEC Source provides a free two-hour session with a panel of volunteer business service experts to advise qualifying companies on their early-stage business challenges.
– Lunch and Learns consists of a series of lunch-time seminars at TEC presented by our in-house experts and our partners, on various business topics of interest to early-stage companies.
– The TEC Centre provides office, laboratory, and small-scale manufacturing space to eligible early-stage clients, along with access to TEC experts and services.
– TEC Launch Program serves as the gateway to Edmonton’s Innovation Ecosystem, allowing companies to learn from experienced entrepreneurs and experts in a vibrant downtown workspace.

Sector:

Entrepreneur Development Centre

Medicine Hat College

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

You’ve got the idea, you’ve written the plan, and you’re ready to take the risk. Before taking the leap, you want to know: will my business succeed?

The Entrepreneur Development Centre helps students and alumni start, manage and grow successful businesses. We answer your questions and give you the resources you need to succeed.

Sector:

Entrepreneur Support

Olds College Center of Innovation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Olds College works with emerging entrepreneurs to provide support in beginning their new businesses. We can help you to determine if entrepreneurship is right for you, how to get started and provide resources and partnerships to help you succeed.

Sector:

Entrepreneur to CEO Workshop

CETAC – WEST

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

CETAC-WEST’s Entrepreneur to CEO Workshop is an in-depth, week-long “think tank” in which clients can learn from other entrepreneurs, experienced small business operators, representatives of infrastructure/government programs and experienced business mentors.

Sector:

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities program

Community Futures Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program makes it easier for individuals with disabilities to pursue their business goals and contribute to the economic growth of rural communities. We provide help in developing your business plan, mentoring and counseling in business development and operations, as well as access to flexible small business loans

To find a Community Futures Alberta office near you visit http://albertacf.com/contact

Sector:

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

If you are an entrepreneur with a disability and you live in Western Canada, you could get help to start or grow a business. If you have a disability, you could get help to start or grow your business. You can apply for mentoring, business training, and counselling. In some locations, you could also get a business loan. You need to: Live in Western Canada ,Be unable to get a loan from a bank ,Have a workable business plan ,Require help with some business activities due to your disability Apply at your regional Community Futures office, if you live in a rural area, or at select organizations, if you live in a major western city.

Sector:

Environmental Research

Olds College Center of Innovation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

With a dedicated focus to ensuring that our water supply, soil, the natural world that we live in remains healthy and productive, the Olds College Centre of Innovation is proud to provide services to advance the understanding of the world around us.

Sector:

EO Accelerator

Entrepeneurs’ Organization (EO)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

At Accelerator, our mission is to empower entrepreneurs with the tools, accountability and community to aggressively grow and master their business. As a first-stage entrepreneur, you face new challenges every day. Whether it’s determining how you’re going to fill the rush of new orders, deciding how you’re going to penetrate new markets or figuring out how you’re going to make payroll, it seems at times you find yourself wishing you had an instruction manual for your business. It’s okay. We understand. And we’re here to help. Accelerator, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program, is the catalyst that enables first-stage entrepreneurs to catapult your business to the next level. Our mission is to empower you with the tools you need to grow your business to more than US$1 million in sales and provide you with the skills to make yourself a better entrepreneur and leader.

Sector:
  • Other

EO Executive Education

Entrepeneurs’ Organization (EO)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

EO is proud to offer members the opportunity to learn at a more intense level through executive-education programming. Our programs strive to bring members to new levels of leadership in business and beyond. Through a variety of partnerships, EO challenges members’ assumptions, tests their ways of doing business and introduces them to new ways of thinking. Most important, members return to their business with fresh ideas, new skills, a toolkit of resources and a greater capacity for addressing the challenges they and their company will face. Our executive-education programs include: Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP) Key Executive Program (KEP) London Business School Growth Forum (LBS) EO@Wharton: Elevating Finance + Operations EO@IMD: Navigating Your Family BusinessFor any Open Opportunities of interest, be sure to read the Guidelines Document to fully understand the scope and focus of the opportunity.

Sector:
  • Other

EO Mentorship

Entrepeneurs’ Organization (EO)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

EO Mentorship fosters relationships aimed at high-level leadership and personal development within a structured timeframe. Throughout the mentorship process, Mentees work toward goals and establish personal accountability, while Mentors support them through next-level education and engagement.

Sector:
  • Other

Expert Session

Business Link

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Discuss your small business questions and issues with management consultants, lawyers, accountants, and other industry professionals.

Sector:

Financial Management Clinic

CETAC – WEST

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Financial Management Clinics were developed to help SMEs to use their financial statements to more effectively manage their businesses. Each clinic is limited to three or four companies and each company shares their financial statements with the other attendees. The facilitator is a mentor with expertise in financial management that works with this small group of entrepreneurs to develop a better understanding of how they can use their financials to better manage their businesses.

Sector:

Foresight Accelerate

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The purpose of the Technology Acceleration Program is to offer a specific program designed to help SME Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) determine the optimal or critical path forward, to transform their ideas and concepts into real products that solve the customer validated problem, and ultimately help drive revenue in a shorter period of time. The ideal outcome of this program is that you and your team find the best way to fast track through the Technology Readiness Levels (TRL).

Sector:

Foresight Growth

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

If you are a Canadian growth-oriented cleantech, robotics, advanced materials or hardware company, we’ll help you increase your access to financing, grow your talent pool, and break in to international markets. Our experienced Foresight Growth Executives in Residence (EIRs) and mentors will guide you in expanding your sales and marketing capabilities and building out your supply chains. We will also connect companies with international cleantech challenges through the Foresight Growth Challenge DialogueTM program.

Sector:

FOUNDATIONS FOR BLACK FOUNDERS

StartUp Edmonton

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The African Canadian Civic Engagement Council and the Edmonton Council for Somali Advocacy and Research recently held a community town hall asking the provincial government for stronger supports for Black startups through their community consultation. After attending this meeting our team reflected how we could provide better support.

On June 22 and 24, 2020, as part of ongoing efforts to listen, learn, and act to build a diverse and welcoming tech community, Startup Edmonton hosted roundtables with Black entrepreneurs in the community to engage on issues of inequality in the entrepreneurship journey. One of the takeaways from those roundtables was that Startup Edmonton could action the proposed recommendations through launching our first program cohort exclusively for Black founders.

Introducing Foundations for Black Founders! This program will consist of a combination of our Business Model 101 and Preflight 1 classes, focused on business ideation and customer validation with mentorship and stories from successful Black founders along the way.

Visit our website for more information.

Sector:

Francophone Economic Development Organizations

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Explore enhanced services available to Francophone entrepreneurs in Western Canada. If your business is Francophone-owned and located in Western Canada you may be able to benefit from specialized services to assist in the economic development of your new or growing business. Available enhanced services may include: Training ,Marketing advice ,Business support ,Networking and mentoring ,Access to capital Services offered may vary by province and other conditions may apply.

Sector:

Full Stack Developer Program

EvolveU

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

EvolveU’s Full Stack Developer program is a full-time 6-month course, designed to develop the technical skills needed to become a Full Stack Developer, and to help learners adopt a growth mindset to future-proof themselves in an ever-changing digital economy. A Full Stack Developer is a person who has the skills to do back-end development work (coding, databases design, and programming) and front-end development work (design and UX/UI).

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline

Funds

AVAC Ltd.

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

If you operate a new Alberta agricultural business, you can apply for money for Research and Development and to help you market your product or service. If you are a new agricultural business in Alberta in the information and communications technology, life sciences, or industrial technologies sector, you can apply for money for Research and Development and to help you market your product or service. You need to: Create opportunities for growth in Alberta; Have a strong management team; Have a good credit history; Have researched your market; Be able to get other financing; Be in the pre-commercial stage of development. Other conditions apply.

Sector:

Futurpreneur Canada Newcomer Program

Futurpreneur Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

If you’re new to Canada and don’t have a credit history, Futurpreneur Canada wants to help you launch your business. We provide tailored support and eligibility criteria to reflect your new status in Canada.

Sector:

Geeky Summit

Chic Geek

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The biggest celebration of women in technology in Alberta! Geeky Summit is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate women who are advancing technology and entrepreneurship, inspire local women to take action and provide continued hands-on learning opportunities. More information available at geekysummit.com

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Other

Get There

Canadian Digital Media Network

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Get There program is a unique opportunity that offers early-stage, high-growth high-potential Canadian tech startups an opportunity to demystify an international market. The program is designed to amplify your network and provide you with tips and tricks to make future visits easier and more cost effective.

Each cohort (of up to 10 companies) will receive pre-trip coaching prior to spending one week in market. Selected companies will:

learn how to travel to meetings with customers, partners and investors;
meet with potential customers or investors;
make valuable connections and begin building their own network; and
plan for future growth.
Selected companies will receive up to $2,000 CAD to help offset transportation and accommodation costs.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Other

Glenrose Rehabilitation Research, Innovation & Technology (GRRIT) Hub

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The research, innovation and technology hub (GRRIT)’s overall goal is to more directly develop innovative ideas into meaningful improvements in the quality of life for people with physical and cognitive impairment in both the clinical and community environments. In addition, GRRIT assists in developing new opportunities for the industrial and academic collaborators that will create economic benefits for AHS(GRH) and the wider community.

Sector:

GO Talent

Information and Communications Technology Council

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The GO Talent program provides employers with the opportunity to connect with hundreds of Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) with an IT background who are within days, weeks or months of arriving in Canada as permanent residents. Employers can submit job postings and gain full access to our IEP talent pool through the newly launched job portal on eTalent Canada.

Sector:

Grande Prairie Regional College: Centre for Research & Innovation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

GPRC Research and Innovation is a support office which strives to promote a culture of scholarship at GPRC. We aim to help researchers on our staff achieve funding success and research impact. We can offer assistance with proposal development, funding applications, budgeting and financial reporting, establishing and managing collaborations and partnerships, facilitating student research, etc.

Our office will help you…

* Strategize and network to create and foster research partnerships
* Find information about awards including deadlines, amounts, and eligibility criteria
* Strengthen your funding proposal
* Find external grant opportunities
* Find funding support and partnerships for student projects
* Access internal award opportunities

Sector:

Growth Accelerator

Futurpreneur Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Futurpreneur Canada is proud to present our new Growth Accelerator, an exciting opportunity for innovative entrepreneurs who are looking to take their business to new heights.

If you’ve launched an innovative business, have demonstrated a track record of revenue growth and are ready to make key decisions about expansion, the Growth Accelerator could be just what you need to take your start-up to the next level.

Sector:

Growth Driver Program

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

BDC’s Growth Driver Program is designed for mid-sized businesses with growth potential and ambition. Embark on a two-year journey that prepares you and your company for the next phase of growth.

Sector:
  • Other

Growth Marketing

Platform Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Frustrated with the return on your marketing spend? Want to generate awareness, leads and increase sales? Need better marketing outcomes on the ASAP? 321 Growth Academy can help.  We support entrepreneurs in building the kind of marketing engine that grows revenues.

Growth Marketing is our in-depth course for founders and their team members. Over 45+ hours, you’ll learn everything you need to know about revenue-focused Marketing – from the fundamentals to marketing campaigns – all while applying what you learn in your business in real-time.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline

GROWTH SUMMIT

C100

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Invitation Only – Growth Summit is a private event for CEOs of Canadian growth-stage technology companies plus one core member of their leadership team. These promising companies are invited to spend two days in San Francisco, meeting C100 Charter Members and Partners, networking, and hearing from Silicon Valley thought leaders.

Sector:

Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) 

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) is hosted by Alberta Innovates and consists of three committees – the Cancer Committee, the Clinical Trials Committee and the Community Health Committee. These committees provide ethical reviews and ongoing ethical oversight of cancer and community-based research involving humans, their information and biological samples.

Sector:
  • Other

Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking: Student Entrepreneur Advising Sessions

University of Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Student Entrepreneur Advising Sessions engage professionals from the entrepreneurial community who meet with students (undergraduate and graduate) and postdoctoral scholars for 30 minute appointments regarding their new venture idea or plan. Students are welcome to participate at any stage of the ideation process – from concept development to team formation, incorporation and initial operations.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Ignite

Calgary Chamber of Commerce

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

You are good, but you want to be better. Ignite guides you through a deep exploration of your business operations and growth initiatives to deliver a researched, tested, and validated growth strategy in less than 90 days.

Ignite is designed for businesses who want to grow but aren’t quite sure of the next steps. It is designed for business leaders who want to scale up their existing operations or kick start a new revenue stream. Participating companies work with an experienced facilitator to learn a set of tools and strategies to test and validate new ideas and develop a business model focused on growth for their business. Ignite can be a simple, low-cost way to de-risk a new venture and prove (or disprove) its viability.

Sector:

Immigrant Services

Business Link

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

While all entrepreneurs face challenges, Business Link acknowledges that immigrants face additional barriers to starting a running a business. Business Link offers specialized support to aspiring and established immigrant entrepreneurs across Alberta: 1:1 support, downloadable guidebooks and checklists, training and workshops, and more.

Sector:

In-House Training

Decentralised Energy Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Decentralised Energy Canada (DEC) provides customised training modules to Decentralised Energy (DE) stakeholders who want to improve in-house capabilities for evaluating the technical, economic and environmental merits of DE projects.

Sector:

Indigenous Services

Business Link

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

While all entrepreneurs face challenges, Business Link acknowledges that Indigenous entrepreneurs face additional barriers to starting a running a business. Business Link offers specialized support to Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs across Alberta: 1:1 support, downloadable guidebooks, community workshops, an Indigenous Procurement Program, and more.

Sector:

Industry Programs

Drug Development and Innovation Centre

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Programs offered by the Drug Development Innovation Centre (DDIC) can help lead to successful approval of pharmaceutical products and NHPs. DDIC’s expertise in dosage form development, analytical testing and regulatory affairs is especially suitable for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and university researchers looking to commercialize their novel drug candidates, combination products or novel dosage forms.

Sector:

Innovation Services

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

NAIT’s Innovation Services include business and product service offerings as well as access to equipment for prototyping and testing. This enables SMEs to develop innovative products, new ways of working or thinking and higher productivity.

Innovation Services offers facilitated advisory services on common company challenges, such as Strategic direction -setting, product-line strategy, process efficiency, access to specialized equipment, technical expertise, and open access to equipment.

Sector:

Innovation to Commercialization

Decentralised Energy Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The I2CP is our signature accelerator program designed to accelerate the deployment of Decentralised Energy (DE), reduce the risks associated with implementation and optimise the return-on-investment for our client(s). Any DE technology supplier, service provider or end-user with a DE project or DE opportunity may qualify for I2CP services if your DE project or opportunity addresses various challenges associated.

Sector:

Integrated Sales and Marketing advisory services

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Discover how Business Development Bank of Canada’s advisory services can help you get your sales and marketing channels working together for maximum success. Whether you are a start-up entrepreneur or own an established business, the Business Development Bank of Canada’s results-based framework gets your sales and marketing channels working together for maximum success. Business Development Bank of Canada can help you: Understand your potential using: Market intelligence, Sales and marketing diagnostic, Digital marketing diagnostic, Develop your assets with: Website power, Brand influence, Attract customers by: Creating a communications strategy, Establishing a sales plan

Sector:
  • Other

International

Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Olds College is a world leader in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, and environmental sciences. As a leader in these areas, it is our social responsibility to undertake projects that are global in scale so we can lend our knowledge to regions that may benefit from it.

Sector:

International Expansion Plan

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Are you wondering how to expand your business in new markets?BDC has experts to guide you through the process which can save you a lot of time, money and worries and significantly boost your chances of success.

We can assist you in creating your personalized roadmap for expansion and depending on your needs, can help you start selling online using marketplaces, identify potential partners or develop a distribution plan for your products.

Sector:
  • Other

Investment and Funding Attraction

Decentralised Energy Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

DEC connects investors with technology developers and entrepreneurs. We match private investors and SME investment funds access to high potential business plans that are pre-screened by our local partners and us.

Sector:

Junction

Platform Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
01-Apr-2020

Junction is a 9-week residency program that helps startup entrepreneurs, like you, establish clear foundations for technology-driven businesses. Throughout the program, you will learn to develop and organize information that allows you to understand and articulate your company to anyone, clearly. As the program progresses, you will actively build a data room – an organized compilation of startup documents in a secure location – which acts as a backdrop to educate, inform, and understand all aspects of a startup business.

Junction takes a founder friendly approach to everything we do. Every aspect of the program is vetted by one question, “is it founder friendly?” This ensures we always deliver content and help based on your best interests, not ours. Secondly, the program is free and does not take any equity. We feel our program will prepare you to take full advantage of seed accelerators after graduation so you can hit the ground running.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline

Launch Program at TEC Innovation District

TEC Edmonton

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

This program is open to eligible technology-based companies, and provides access to new business accelerator space in the heart of downtown Edmonton and TEC Edmonton’s full suite of services at an affordable price. Program participants receive the following:
• Business advice and mentorship from our team of seasoned experts
• 24-hour use of the vibrant downtown workspace
• A like-minded community of innovators
• Access to our large network of partners

Sector:

Lean Sales

Platform Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Struggling to hit your revenue targets, or wondering how to engage prospects? Unsure how to handle stalled deals or close deals faster? Want to extend your runway, or attract investors with your sales momentum?

Lean Sales is our in-depth course for founders and their team members. Over 45+ hours, you’ll learn everything you need to know about B2B sales – from prospecting through closing – all while applying what you learn in your business in real-time.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline

Lethbridge Region Community Futures: Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge

Community Futures Alberta

Value:
Min :1000 - Max :150000

Application Deadline:

The Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge (CEC) is more than a competition; it is an opportunity to build on your dream. It is a business plan writing competition designed and targeted toward new or existing business (individuals, or teams) who have a sustainable business idea. Through the program you will gain business skills, write your business plan, get feedback on your ideas from regional professionals, network with key people including other entrepreneurs like yourself, and last but not least, have a chance at winning cash and in-kind prizes. Due to the amazing support from our sponsors, we are able to offer both a general and a technology stream.

Sector:

Licensing Opportunities

InnoTech Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

InnoTech Alberta has a variety of technologies available for licensing, and we work with large and small companies to set up mutually beneficial licensing deals. InnoTech Alberta’s licensing opportunities are the result of our world-renowned research programs which span across several different sectors.  With more than 90 years in applied research and development, we are an experienced commercialization partner with significant in-house expertise and unique facilities.

InnoTech Alberta has access to licensing professionals through the legal services department at Alberta Innovates to manage intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing opportunities.

Please contact Licensing@innotechalberta.ca to learn more about our technology transfer and licensing opportunities.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Lunch without Lunch Calgary

Rainforest Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Curious what’s happening in the tech industry in Alberta? Join us weekly on Wednesdays for Lunch Without Lunch to hear about the players, events, and news that are making our innovation ecosystem thrive. This weekly meeting is a regular check on the pulse of the community, open to people from any age, wage, or stage of company.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Lunch without Lunch Edmonton

Rainforest Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

LWOL is an informal get-together for Edmonton entrepreneurs, small business owners, academia, investors, and service providers. Anyone looking to encourage collisions between people and create connections that will help drive the success of entrepreneurs in Alberta’s innovation system is welcome to attend. The event runs on Zoom from noon – 1 pm every Wednesday.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Market Research

Business Link

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Business Link can provide data related to demographic information, business lists (competitors, suppliers, etc), financial performance data for your industry, industry news and trends, and international trade data.

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Marketing Kickstarter

Platform Calgary

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Application Deadline:

Frustrated with the return on your marketing spend? Want to generate awareness, leads and increase sales? Need better marketing outcomes on the ASAP? 321 can help.  We support entrepreneurs in building the kind of marketing engine that grows revenues.

Marketing Kickstarter is our introductory course for founders and team members that want to better understand marketing – and how they can best support their company’s revenue goals. In this unique online workshop, you’ll learn what marketing is and where it fits in your organization, and what your company can do to undertake marketing that drives revenue.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline

Matchmaking missions

German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research

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Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research organizes regular matchmaking missions to bring Albertan SMEs (small-to-medium sized enterprises) to Europe for the purpose of meeting potential partners with whom to apply for the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund. Roughly fifteen to twenty SMEs are selected to participate in each mission.

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Meat Safety Processing Research Unit

University of Alberta – Agri-Food Discovery Place

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Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Agri Food Discovery Place (AFDP) is a world-class pilot plant facility located on the University of Alberta south campus. The Meat Safety Processing Research Unit works closely with academics and industry partners, providing applied research expertise and contract services for the mitigation and control of food borne pathogens. The facility also includes a state of the art Microbiology Laboratory and highly qualified personnel.

Sector:
  • Other

Mechanical Engineering Research

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Conducting innovative, cutting edge research is a top priority for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Many of our dedicated researchers are respected as international leaders in their fields for their numerous groundbreaking research accomplishments and contributions.Conducting innovative, cutting edge research is a top priority for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Many of our dedicated researchers are respected as international leaders in their fields for their numerous groundbreaking research accomplishments and contributions.

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Medical Modeling Research Laboratory

Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM)

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Application Deadline:

The Medical Modeling Research Laboratory (MMRL) at Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM) is a state-of-the-art facility that inspires multi-disciplinary exploration of digital and rapid prototyped modeling applications in medicine and other disciplines. iRSM uses digital design and solid modeling in all patient cases for prosthetic treatment and surgical reconstruction. The technology is also used in many other applications.

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MeetnTech

Chic Geek

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Application Deadline:

Join us as our experts share their experiences and personal stories around being involved in the tech industry, and then connect with community and our experts during our popular round table discussions or other networking opportunities.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Other

Member Services

BioAlberta

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BioAlberta is committed to building a thriving community for life sciences companies. Our industry offers exceptional prospects for both economic growth and improved quality of life for not only Albertans but also around the globe. BioAlberta companies and researchers are meeting the challenges of this globally competitive industry.

Engage with us! Join our bio-community of entrepreneurs and scientists involved in advancing the capabilities of life sciences in our local economy. A strong, vibrant and diverse membership is the foundation for BioAlberta.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics

Membership

Intelliflex Innovation Alliance

Value:
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Application Deadline:

No company can do it all themselves.

That’s why in the world of Printable, Flexible and Hybrid Electronics (FHE), if you’re not partnering with other companies and organizations, then you’re likely falling behind.

intelliFLEX accelerates the growth and development of the FHE sector in North America and abroad. The Innovation Alliance delivers a built-in ecosystem and supply chain that complements your company’s internal capabilities, providing a network across Canada unparalleled in the industry. Our members specialize in materials, R&D, manufacturing, components, software and a host of other areas.

We focus on the needs and requirements of our Members, as identified by our Sector Leadership Council through extensive and regular consultation.

Sector:
  • Other

Membership

The Alberta IoT Association

Value:
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Application Deadline:

By joining the Alberta IoT Association, you are given the opportunity to connect with other individuals and companies that are working in the IoT space within Alberta. All members are granted access to our online communication tools, resources, regular networking events, technology showcase opportunities, as well as a listing on our website. In addition to these benefits, there are several different membership tiers that have been tailored to fit your business needs. 

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Mentoring Program

CETAC – WEST

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Business “mentoring” is a critical element and daily activity of CETAC services to SMEs. Based on the needs of the entrepreneur, CETAC offers different mentoring services – One-on-One Mentoring, Team Mentoring, Peer Advisory meetings, Monthly Management Clinics and Advisory Boards.

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Mentors Round Table

CETAC – WEST

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Mentors Round Tables are offered to clients that CETAC has identified as being at a stage in the commercialization process where they could greatly benefit from formal mentoring sessions. Mentors Round Tables are of limited duration; typically one to three sessions and are intended to help an entrepreneur to develop a strategy for a particular challenge.

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Mentorship

Start Up Lloydminster

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Mentorship is invaluable when starting or growing your own business. We have a variety of mentors to support our entrepreneurs in a variety of areas.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Mentorship

Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta

Value:
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Application Deadline:

VMSA is a volunteer organization that provides objective, conflict-free guidance to entrepreneurs. Based on the MIT VMS model each entrepreneur is matched with a team of mentors, which gives a more in-depth experience than traditional 1:1 relationships. Following the MIT VMS Model, we adhere to a strict code of ethics, providing unbiased coaching to entrepreneurs in southern Alberta.

Sector:

Mentorship Program

Chic Geek

Value:
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Application Deadline:

We think of Chic Geek like a science lab – a place where each and every one of us can get messy, gain hands-on experience and that will take us forward as a community for tech-enabled women. So, we’re redesigning our Mentorship program and in 2019 will be sharing our new program.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Other

Monthly Management Clinics

CETAC – WEST

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

While Team Mentoring and Advisory Boards provide SMEs with much needed assistance with developing their strategies, CETAC-WEST has found that clients still need help with meeting regular management challenges between quarterly Advisory Board meetings. Therefore, CETAC-WEST developed Monthly Management Clinics, with the goals of instilling management discipline and financial accountability, and measuring progress against strategic goals and milestones.

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nanoCluster Alberta

NanoCanada

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Application Deadline:

nanoCluster Alberta (nCA) is a non-for-profit association with the mission to advocate, develop and nurture a wealth-generating cluster of companies operating in the nano and micro technology fields within Alberta.

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National Bee Diagnostic Centre

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Application Deadline:

NBDC is the first comprehensive laboratory in Canada to provide diagnostic services for beekeepers, researchers, agencies and industry with the aim of contributing to healthy, sustainable and profitable apiculture in Canada. As a member of the Tech Access Canada network, NBDC-TAC provides applied research, training, outreach and innovation services for the beekeeping industry.

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Natural health Products and Functional Foods

University of Alberta – Agri-Food Discovery Place

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The equipment available for Natural Health Products and Functional Foods contain a wide variety of equipment. Many of the equipment available are design to work with 20L-500L of solvents in safe and controlled environment. The equipment can be interlinked to create a process stream if needed.

Sector:
  • Other

NextStep to Success for Aboriginal Women

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

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Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The NextStep to Success Business Plan Learning Series is designed to provide guidance, expertise and peer mentoring to Aboriginal women at a pre- or early start up phases of business who are ready to develop a comprehensive business plan that could be used for financing purposes. The unique circle delivery format has been developed specifically to meet the needs of Aboriginal women and facilitators must have experience in working with this group.

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Oil Sands Innovation Research Group

Institute for Oil Sands Innovation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Institute for Oil Sands Innovation (IOSI) is focused on achieving its vision for the oil sands production facility of the future – one that uses little or no water, less energy, occupies less area, integrates upgrading operations and costs less to build and operate. IOSI focuses on four areas of research: Bitumen Upgrading and Characterization, Non-Aqueous Extraction, Online Instrumentation for Oilsands and Tailings Process Fundamentals. IOSI coordinates workshops and conducts collaborative research projects.

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One-on-One Business Coaching

Business Link

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Business Link has a team of in-house startup experts can assist you via phone, email or live chat and answer your questions about financing options, licensing and registration, marketing and more.

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Online Communities of Interest

Green Hectares

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Online communities can congregate around a shared interest, but can be spread across multiple websites. There may be more than one website to go to find any one online community. Their meaning can change depending on who is defining them. Universally, however, there are things that show signs of a community. They are:

Content: articles, information, and news about a topic of interest to a group of people
Forums or newsgroups and email: so that your community members can communicate in delayed fashion
Chat and instant messaging: so that the community members can communicate more immediately.​

Green Hectares will support existing online communities by linking these communities through various channels that they have in place. Creating a collective meeting space for the five main areas of;

Crops
Environment
Entrepreneurship
Livestock
Rural Development

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Online Facilitation

Green Hectares

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The program is a free and confidential service that is offered within project areas and online, to anyone who wishes to open or operate a business. The facilitator assists clients in conducting market research, developing business plans, securing financing, locating commercial or retail space, and obtaining permits and approvals from appropriate government entities.

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Operational Efficiency advisory services

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Business Development Bank of Canada’s Operational Efficiency Program offers a complete solution to help prepare your business for long-term success. You can turn things around with a smarter approach to manufacturing. The Business Development Bank of Canada’s operational efficiency experts will guide you through the implementation of best practices and a culture of continuous improvement, laying the foundation for long-term success. The 3-step program will: Evaluate your operations optimization potential; Implement the optimization fundamentals; Identify where rapid improvements are needed

Sector:
  • Other

Peer Advisory Group Meetings

CETAC – WEST

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Entrepreneurs at early stages are often working in isolation. The opportunity to meet periodically with peers and mentors to discuss challenges and seek opinions is invaluable. Similarly, entrepreneur CEOs whose companies have cash flow and are experiencing growth challenges will also benefit from regular discussions with peers. Thus CETAC has formed two Peer Advisory Groups – the Entrepreneur’s Club and the Exit Club.

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PeerSpark

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

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Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

PeerSpark™ is a business accelerator program that combines practical, multi-disciplinary curriculum with support and learning from peers. The program offers expert coaching in a safe and supportive environment of other women entrepreneurs who are focused on growing their ventures.

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Performance Learning Series

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Performance Learning Series Workshops – Understanding Financial Statements and Financial Ratios and Why They Matter to Your Business. Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) and Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to bring to you a 2 part learning session on financial information for business owners.

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Performance Security Insurance

Export Development Canada

Value:
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Application Deadline:

Insure yourself in case of a wrongful call with Performance Security Insurance. If your business is active in the competitive international marketplace, EDC can insure up to 95% of your losses if a customer wrongfully calls a letter of guarantee or if a call is triggered by you not being able to meet your obligations due to specific political risks. Eligibility is determined by EDC based on: Review of the letter of guarantee; Conditions and economic outlook in your customer’s country, and the customer’s profile. Other conditions apply.

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Personalized Business Coaching

Start Up Lloydminster

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Work one-on-one with our business coach to get clear on many aspects of your business including: target customers, revenue streams, key activites, and more! This process is invaluable when developing your business idea and creating your business plan!

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Planning/Design Support Services

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Design Sprints: 2 or 5 day options to work through the design of a new product, service or strategic direction, hosted at NAIT or off-site.
Lean Canvas: 1-2 day options for companies of any size. The process is used to question assumptions about existing business lines or to design new products or services.

Sector:

Portfolio Credit Insurance

Export Development Canada

Value:
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Application Deadline:

Insure your accounts receivable against commercial risks. Consider getting insurance to protect your accounts receivable against a customer that can’t pay. EDC could cover 90% of your insured losses. You can be covered when: A customer declares bankruptcy; A customer refuses to accept your goods; A customer terminates your contract before you ship; Your export or import permit is cancelled. Other conditions apply.

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Poultry Research Centre

University of Alberta – Agri-Food Discovery Place

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Poultry Research Centre (PRC) is an internationally recognized collaborative R&D and learning hub formed in 1986. The PRC is located on the University of Alberta Farms, South Campus in Edmonton. It is also a unique partnership between the University of Alberta, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, and the poultry industry. The PRC consists of an interdisciplinary team of scientists who conduct research aimed at benefiting egg and poultry producers, food processors and manufacturers, functional food and nutraceutical industries. The PRC’s state of the art research facilities and equipment are one of the best in North America.

Sector:
  • Other

Power Hour – Calgary

Rainforest Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Power Hour is a chance for you to harness the collective knowledge of the community to help you get over your current hurdles in building your next big idea. It’s also a great event for problem-solvers who want to flex their muscles and do some critical thinking. Held the last Tuesday of the month from 6-7pm.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Preflight

StartUp Edmonton

Value:
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Application Deadline:

Our flagship program, Preflight, has launched some of Edmonton’s most successful startup and scaling tech-enabled companies. Over the course of three workshop series for Alberta-based companies, we’ll coach you to refine and prove your market, create a product and company roadmap, prepare to pitch to investors, and sell to customers. The best part, this program now available for FREE ONLINE!

Visit our website to register.

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Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur

Prince’s Charities Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

A program of Prince’s Trust Canada, Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur (POE) provides a continuum of training and support services plus the confidence and network building opportunities needed to start and grow successful businesses. For a snap shot of today’s veteran entrepreneur, see the Globe & Mail article published on November 10, 2018 featuring Mike George and Paul B. Carrol. Please note that POE does not provide financial assistance as stated but does offer a suite of free programs and services.

Sector:
  • Other

Processing Technologies

InnoTech Alberta

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Min :0 - Max :0

Application Deadline:

Enivornmental Microbial Culture Bank– InnoTech Alberta has a substantial collection of over 200 anaerobic mixed enrichment cultures capable of metabolizing a range of hydrocarbons, crude oil and coal. The cultures are mainly methanogenic, though there are some cultures under nitrate- and sulfate-reducing conditions.
Industrial Sensor Technologies – Engages in research, development and deployment of new measurement systems for resource industries.
Materials and Reliability in Oil Sands (MARIOS) – An industry-directed consortium that tackles oil sands maintenance and reliability issues.
New Value-Added Products – Processing Technologies aims to help industry develop higher-value materials. The Bio-Thermo-Chemical Processing team adds value to materials and organic residuals.
Pipeline Integrity and Corrosion Management (PICoM) – An industry-led working group which facilitates collaborative R&D projects to improve detection, measurement and mitigation methods for corrosion in pipeline systems.
Process Optimization – Using the expertise and equipment required for the optimization, industrialization, and scale-up of processes, we help increase the value of biofibre resources by extracting and testing higher-value materials.
Reliability – The Welding, Corrosion and Fluid Systems Engineering teams at Devon provide expert-level consultation on productivity and quality enhancement for the energy, manufacturing, fabrication, and construction industries.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Processing Technologies

InnoTech Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Environmental Microbial Culture Bank – InnoTech Alberta has a substantial collection of over 200 anaerobic mixed enrichment cultures capable of metabolizing a range of hydrocarbons, crude oil and coal. The cultures are mainly methanogenic, though there are some cultures under nitrate- and sulfate-reducing conditions.

Industrial Sensor Technologies – Engages in research, development and deployment of new measurement systems for resource industries.

Materials and Reliability in Oil Sands (MARIOS) – An industry-directed consortium that tackles oil sands maintenance and reliability issues.

New Value-Added Products – Processing Technologies aims to help industry develop higher-value materials. The Bio-Thermo-Chemical Processing team adds value to materials and organic residuals.

Pipeline Integrity and Corrosion Management (PICoM) – An industry-led working group which facilitates collaborative R&D projects to improve detection, measurement and mitigation methods for corrosion in pipeline systems.

Process Optimization – Using the expertise and equipment required for the optimization, industrialization, and scale-up of processes, we help increase the value of biofibre resources by extracting and testing higher-value materials.

Reliability – The Welding, Corrosion and Fluid Systems Engineering teams at Devon provide expert-level consultation on productivity and quality enhancement for the energy, manufacturing, fabrication, and construction industries.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Product Development

ACAMP (Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products)

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Application Deadline:

ACAMP supports clients every step of the way through the product development process, offering unparalleled access to world-class engineering expertise, and advanced design, analysis, testing and manufacturing equipment.

Contact us at info@acamp.ca

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Program Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Program Entrepreneurs program has been created for entrepreneurs that already have office space or don’t require it. A Program Entrepreneur has access to all of the same opportunities that an In-house Entrepreneurs receives other than the physical work space. They are:

Access to Catapult staff for consultation, advice and coaching.
Access to Catapult staff’s network of additional programs and services.
Access to Catapults’ resource bank of pre-vetted professional consultants and service providers.
Free workshops on best business practices and strategies.
Free or discounted access to monthly and annual events hosted by Catapult or one of its partners.
Assistance with program grant applications or other granting streams.

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Propel

StartUp Edmonton

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
14-Sep-2020

PROPEL YOUR COMPANY FORWARD WITH HANDS-ON SUPPORT

Propel is our new 12-week pre-accelerator program designed to support Alberta-based tech entrepreneurs as they solidify their business foundations and prepare to apply for accelerators, secure investment, and increase revenue.

This exciting opportunity to participate in Propel is free-of-charge to founders and up to two additional team members of early-stage scalable digital technology startups and will include access to growth opportunities, market intelligence reports, structured peer-to-peer mentoring, and connections to experts, advisors and funders from across Canada. 

Cohort 2:

  • Applications open: July 6, 2020
  • Application close: August 5, 2020
  • Shortlisted companies notified: August 21, 2020
  • Program Runs: September 14 – December 4, 2020 

Visit our website for more information.

Sector:

Quantum Leap

CQDM

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

CQDM’s Quantum Leap pharma-led funding program for drug discovery research helps SMEs or Canadian universities achieve innovative translational biopharmaceutical research projects. Projects selected as part of the Quantum Leap program focus on developing cutting-edge technologies with the potential to significantly advance the R&D activities of CQDM’s pharmaceutical members. Quantum Leap projects are executed in close collaboration and with the expert support and funds of pharmaceutical members.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Other

R.E.A.L Training

Green Hectares

Value:
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Application Deadline:

Bringing the agricultural and rural leaders of tomorrow into the online spaces of today, REAL (Rural Entrepreneurs and Agriculture Leaders) Training is a program that equips young people in rural areas with the ability to engage with agriculturally and economically diverse communities through ongoing online training and tools, short-term mentorships and improved networking activities.

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Regional Entrepreneurs

Value:
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Application Deadline:

The Catapult Entrepreneurs program has partnered with many business support organizations and programs in Central Alberta. Through this business development network, entrepreneurs that are not located in Red Deer can access our services. Our region covers north to Leduc and Brazeau, East to Camrose and Stettler, South to Mountain View and Kneehill, West to Clearwater and all the counties and communities between. If you are interested in using our services from your home community you can send us an email and we will connect you the appropriate organization to get your program started.

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Research & Development

Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Center

Value:
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Application Deadline:

The Centre’s purpose is to advance scientific knowledge in remote sensing, especially in imaging spectroscopy and LIDAR, and to apply this knowledge to the monitoring of natural resources and the environment for the goal of global sustainability. The Centre’s research and development supports new applications in these areas utilizing cutting-edge remote sensing technologies developed at the Centre.

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Research Agreements with Industry

University of Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The University of Calgary assists companies in a wide variety of industry sectors with research which contributes to product/process development and improvement. These collaborations can be accommodated either through research contract or grant agreements. In addition, the University has access to a number of funding programs and research consortia which provide matched or shared funding to further leverage any funds contributed by an industry partner.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Research and Development Technical Services

C-FER Technologies

Value:
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Application Deadline:

C-FER works with industry on a fee for service basis to develop solutions to unique engineering challenges. This often requires in?depth discussions with a client’s subject matter experts and the return to first principals engineering to understand their key issues. As part of these activities, C-FER often develops novel analysis techniques and testing equipment which build on our past experience or forge new approaches that have never been tried before.

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Research and Education Services

Cybera

Value:
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Application Deadline:

Cybera operates Alberta’s high-speed research and education network, CyberaNet, which connects research, government and educational institutions to an international system of research networks. The organization also facilities shared services for the education sector, including Federated Identity Management, which allows staff and students to collaborate on research projects, and access software and tools. It also offers data science expertise and advisory services.

Type of Support:
– Access to facilities
– Access to expertise
– Access to computing resources

Innovation Needs:
– Product, Process or Technology Development
– Acquiring Equipment
– Acquiring or Adopting Existing Technology

Sector:

Research and Innovation

Ward of the 21st Century (W21C)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

W21C offers research and innovation services that fall under the over-riding theme of enhancing patient safety and quality of care. W21C’s areas of research and innovation focus are: Technology Integration; Data, Information, and Knowledge Flow; Communication and Interaction; Organizational and Regulatory Factors; and Health Technology Assessment. Projects may include, but are not limited to, determining clinical needs for innovation in the heathcare sector, systematic literature reviews, human factors evaluations, heuristic evaluation, usabiility testing, pre-clinical testing, pilot-testing and validation studies, and randomized clinical trials.

Sector:
  • ICT

Research Facilities

Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) provides access to facilities and expertise for applied research, testing and commercialization of new technologies. OCCI areas of focus are: agriculture, meat processing, field crops, turf grass, land and water resources including wetlands testing ponds, and livestock management. We also do technology demonstrations. Applied research is done on a fee-for-service basis.

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Research Projects

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)

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Application Deadline:

The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) is home to some of the world’s top talent in machine intelligence. We’re an Alberta-based research institute that pushes the bounds of academic knowledge and guides business understanding of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Sector:

Reservoir & Geosciences

InnoTech Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

AACI Research Program– An in-situ heavy oil research and development consortium that partners industry with government to advance field-focused technologies.

Heavy Oil and Oil Sands Development – Solves challenges associated with the application of heavy oil and bitumen recovery field processes.

In-Situ Oil Sand Water Research Testing Program – InnoTech Alberta and participating industry members are working together to gather innovative ideas through research to reduce water usage in in-situ oil sands operations.

InsituSIM Modelling Support – InnoTech Alberta is partnering with Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) and Process Ecology to offer additional support for innovators looking to test their technologies on InsituSIM.

Oil and Gas Production Technologies – Provides services related to heavy oil and bitumen production challenges, from the well bore, through the well head and production pad, to the gathering lines that lead to processing facilities.

Ore and MFT Sample Banks – Do you have a new mineable oil sands process or technology you would like to test? InnoTech Alberta offers an oil sands sample bank where you can purchase oil sands samples from the Athabasca area.

Primary Separation and Processing – Improves oil sands surface processes including mining, tailings treatment, in-situ produced fluids treatment, and upgrading through process development and evaluation.

Tight Oil and Gas Development – Develops in-situ recovery processes for conventional heavy oil, tight oil, and shale gas.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Resources for Industry

University of Alberta – Faculty of Science

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Faculty of Science is a leader in research innovation and home to an expansive array of custom equipment and services. We are on the cutting edge of novel work in many industrial sectors and can assist industry leaders in addressing challenges, research and development, training, or access to high value equipment. Companies can also utilize many government funding sources by collaborating with one of our scientists. We are working hard to make industry-academia relationships easy and beneficial.

Sector:
  • Other

Revenue Growth Program

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Turbo charge your sales and marketing. Get the areas of marketing, sales and digital working together as a powerful sales and marketing system that drives business development and growth.

Sector:
  • Other

Sales Kickstarter

Platform Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Sales Kickstarter is our introductory course for founders and their team members that want to better understand sales – and how they can best support their company’s sales efforts. In a rapid-fire 4 hours, you’ll learn what sales is and where it fits in your organization, and what your company must do to drive sales growth.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline

Seed accelerator program

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

With two intakes annually, the program provides curriculum, services, seed money, mentors, and connections during a five-month program. Focus is to work with startups on their ideas. Program culminates in a Demo Day open to the broad community to attend.

Sector:

Service Alberta: Corporate Registry

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

To conduct business in Alberta, register your cooperative, corporation, extra-provincial company, non-profit company, society, trade name and/or partnership. To register your business name in Alberta, contact one of the Alberta Registry Agents. You will need to register: Cooperatives; Corporations; Extra-provincial registrations; Non-profit companies; Societies;Trade names and partnerships.

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Services for ag-food companies and entrepeneurs

AgFoodCouncil (AFC)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

AFC’s Food Central offers services to elevate your food business to the next level: Financial Advisory Services- we have an experienced CA on staff;Market Research; Bookkeeping;Procurement; Project Management – for commercial and pre commercial ventures; and Entrepreneur & Management Development and Mentorship.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • ICT
  • Oil and Gas

Services for Industry

CMC Research Institutes

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CMC’s mission is simple: reduce greenhouse gas emissions in large-scale industry. It’s implementation, on the other hand, is complex requiring long-range planning, a focus on collaboration, and access to a global network of technical and scientific experts. Along with our expertise, we have field test facilities and a state-of-the-art demonstration site for developing methane monitoring and reduction technologies.

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Simulation

ACAMP (Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products)

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ACAMP employs leading-edge simulation software applications for product development that offer Finite element analysis covering a wide range of physics: structural, thermal, fluid dynamics, magnetic, electric, electrostatics, and electromagnetics. Full 3D electromagnetic simulations. RF board design. System-level simulation based on block diagrams. Ray tracing and illumination modeling for optical assemblies. Injection molding, including filling, packing, cooling and warping. 3D EM simulation of high frequency components.

Contact us at info@acamp.ca

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Site selection

Verge Economic Development

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Whether you are looking to expand, considering relocation, or just starting a business, find out how southeast Alberta can help you grow and succeed.

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Small Business Events

Business Link

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At Business Link, we host practical business webinars and virtual events to help small business owners learn, develop skills, network, and share ideas.

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Smart Agriculture and Food Innovation

Alberta Innovates

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The purpose of the Smart Agriculture and Food Innovation program is to support academic institution or agriculture and food industry driven projects that explore these new technologies, products and services. Our goal is to grow Alberta’s economy and enhance Alberta’s knowledge workforce through development and application of emerging technology.

We invest in projects that focus on the following:
* The development of science, processes and products required to support smart agriculture.
* Advance and increase the adoption of digital and technology solutions (for example, genomics, sensors, geospatial imaging, geomatics, analytics, and more).
* Sustainable crop and livestock management, and resilience to climate change.
* Food, beverage and natural health product innovation that use existing agriculture commodities to create added value.

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  • Other

Smart City Alliance Membership

Alberta Smart City Alliance

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The Alberta Smart City Alliance is the only organization dedicated to the advancement of innovative technological and data-based solutions to many of the complex issues facing Alberta municipalities.

Membership is available at NO COST and has many rewards, such as access to Smart City publications, discounted prices for learning / networking events, and direct collaboration opportunities with other forward-thinking governments, corporations, entrepreneurs, and academic innovators.

Specifically, members enjoy:

access to experts and other leaders in public, private, and academic organizations focused on advancing Smart City innovations;
access to member information and projects that would benefit from collaboration / multiple partners, and researchers investigating solutions to real-world problems;
full access to the Alliance website, including Smart City research, blogs, best practices, news, social media connections;
recognition as an organization committed to the future of Alberta’s communities (including specific acknowledgement on the Alliance website, event marketing, etc.); and
discounted admission and preferred sponsorship and speaking opportunities at Alliance events, such as the large Alberta Smart City Symposium attended by hundreds of public and private sector leaders;

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Soft Landing Program

Canadian Digital Media Network

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The CDMN Soft Landing program offers qualified, mature startups and SMEs exposure to business opportunities outside of Canada. Companies can utilize this program to open new markets, close international sales, secure investment and connect with new partners abroad. Successful candidates will receive up to $4,000 Cdn in reimbursable expenses to help offset transportation and accommodation costs. Companies landing at a co-working space, accelerator or incubator may also have the costs associated with workspace covered for up to three months.

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  • Food-Agriculture
  • Other

START-UP VISA (SUV) PROGRAM

Platform Calgary

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Startup Visa by Platform Calgary is a customized landing program in Calgary, Canada that assists international growth-stage startups with integrating into the Canadian innovation community. This program provides the opportunity for participating startups to scale in North America through Platform Calgary programming.

Platform Calgary is one of the business incubation programs designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

This program is tailored towards each company’s unique needs and will consist of several one on one deep-dive sessions with coaches, workshops and the opportunity to engage with investors, coaches, mentors, customers, and the community.

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  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline

Startup Calgary

Calgary Economic Development

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Think of us as your coach.With our knowledge, know-how and connections, and a big �an do�attitude, Startup Calgary will guide and support you on your entrepreneurial journey, pointing you to what you need when you need it. Then the hustle is up to you!

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Startup Services

MaRS Discovery District

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From startups to scaleups, MaRS offers a range of services that help founders increase revenues and fuel competitive advantage. We work with more than 1,200 companies across the country, turning breakthrough ideas into products and services with global impact.

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Startup Workshops

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

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Let’s Start Your Business Plan – Workshop Series. If you have a specific business idea, or you’ve been in business for a few years but have never written a business plan, this series is for you. These sessions introduce you to the essential components of a good business plan. Each session will help you move forward in your business with confidence starting with learning how to conduct informative marketing research for your business, outlining a basic marketing strategy to reach your best customer, and exploring how to create financial plans that will support business viability.

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Talent Masterclass

Platform Calgary

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Coming Fall 2020

Struggling to find talent?  Finding it hard to develop a team that deliver results?  Trying to create a unique culture that helps to attract, motivate and retain people and galvanizes people around growth?

Talent Masterclass is our interactive recruiting and orientation workshop for founders and team leads. In one day, you’ll learn the key ideas and tools – from developing roles, recruiting unicorns and building belonging – to kickstart building your team for growth. This interactive talent workshop will unpack a better way to attract and onboard the talent you need to grow

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  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline

TEC Health Accelerator

TEC Edmonton

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The TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator (HA) promotes Alberta health and business innovation. TEC HA provides the following commercialization services:
– Intellectual property assessment and strategy
– Corporate structuring and governance
– Product prototyping and development
– Product approval, regulatory, and quality assurance/control
– Company and technology financing
– Business development
– Product pull and market access
– Health ICT development and strategy

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Tecconnect

Economic Development Lethbridge

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The Tecconnect centre for entrepreneurship and innovation is exactly what it sounds like – a vibrant place for entrepreneurs to start and grow their business within a supportive and innovative environment.

It’s a space and community that encourages the development of new ideas that transform industries and shape the future. Open since 2011, Tecconnect offers training, support and networking opportunities that connect start-ups with customers, influencers and experts. At Tecconnect we are continuously working to bring opportunities to you, and in some cases, connecting you to the interesting opportunities and people outside of the community.

With a robust network of local, provincial and national industry connections and partnerships with post-secondary institutions and government agencies, we are working towards the common goal of helping you, the entrepreneur, succeed. As a key partner within the Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA), we also have a direct link to innovation and business development services, as well as a Technology Development Advisor onsite.

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Tech Gym

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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TechGym allows open access to equipment and fee-for-service work to organizations of all sizes, including those requiring prototyping or small-scale manufacturing. NAIT’s service model ensures that all intellectual property developed with industry is retained by the industry partner.

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Tech-Access Canada

Tech Access Canada

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Tech-Access Canada is a non-profit organization based in Ottawa, representing the pan-Canadian network of 60 Technology Access Centres (TACs).

Canada’s TACs are the foremost leaders in college and cégep applied research. These specialized R&D centres assist Canadian businesses—particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)—by providing applied research and innovation services to build new prototypes and solve unique business challenges, as well as specialized training on the latest equipment and emerging technologies. TACs aim to enhance productivity, competitiveness and innovation results for their industry partners.

Collectively, the TAC network provides Canadian firms with access to:

  • 3 million square feet of dedicated innovation and applied research space;
  • $320 million worth of state-of-the-art equipment and research facilities; and
  • 1,700 experts in business innovation and applied R&D with in-depth industry experience.

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TechInvest Alberta

Alberta Council of Technologies

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TechInvest Alberta delivers investors with actionable and strategic investments in companies with innovative solutions. These companies operate as early stage, late stage, and mission focused assets, private equity opportunities, and publicly-traded companies in sectors such as energy, health care, and the environment.

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Technical Services

CMC Research Institutes

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At CMC Research Institutes, we help you navigate the gap between bench-scale research and commercialization by providing pilot scale testing facilities and access to a domestic and global network of experts. We have a broad offering of services for clients wanting to develop and demonstrate technologies that will lead to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in industrial processes and resource extraction.

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Technology Commercialization Services

CETAC – WEST

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At CETAC-WEST, we strive to work with all small businesses, regardless of their stage of commercial development. After the SMEs pass the initial eligibility process and present CETAC-WEST with a promising project opportunity, programs are catered to each of their specific needs.

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Technology Development Advisors Program

Alberta Innovates

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TDAs provide coaching and advice to SMEs in technology- and knowledge-based industries. They work with clients to increase their business knowledge and connect to other partners and services within their respective RINs.

TDAs enhance innovation system navigation and offer improved access to business networks and services for SMEs.

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  • Other

Technology Management

TEC Edmonton

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The Technology Management (TM) group works with two client groups: University of Alberta (U of A) researchers and local technology companies. TM serves U of A researchers by managing and marketing the intellectual property (IP) of the U of A, which is reported formally via U of A Reports of Invention. TM’s work involves a range of activities:
– Managing IP: assessing, advising and developing IP protection strategies
– Negotiating, drafting, and managing the legal agreements on behalf of the U of A to establish a successful commercial relationship, and/or transferring technology to a licensee company or new venture
– Working with inventors to assemble the elements needed to test the commercial feasibility of new technologies, such as assisting them in seeking relevant research and development funding

TM also makes its expertise available to local technology companies by offering technology assessments and IP landscape studies, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of new technologies, and referring clients to appropriate local legal counsel.

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The ARC

GO Productivity

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Our ARC approach identifies opportunities, develops a plan and supports execution. The ARC is intended for companies who are committed to and focused on their growth. The ARC walks a company through an Assessment, Roadmap and Coaching program that introduces the fundamental principles of productivity and process improvement. It delivers clear recommendations and an action plan for growth and continuous improvement. The ARC helps companies at any stage of their productivity journey to improve their competitiveness and cultural alignment.

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The Community Connector

Green Hectares

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The Community Connector Program (CCP) facilitates effective and sustainable use of resources, experts, spaces, and programs already available to the community while encouraging people to connect, collaborate and learn from and with each other.

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The Inc.

Platform Calgary

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The Inc. is a community helping entrepreneurs go from inspiration to market. It provides early-stage startups with space to work and grow through mentorship, support and guidance. This includes dedicated startup programs and one-on-one mentoring from experienced entrepreneur advisors and coaches. Our passion is to help you move your business forward.

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  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline

The Source

Alberta WaterPortal Society

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The Alberta WaterPortal provides inclusive research, community engagement, and educational activities to improve the public’s understanding of the importance of water in Alberta, as well as providing Albertans with the knowledge needed to make better water management decisions.

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The Unlocking Global Talent Initiative

Information and Communications Technology Council

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The Unlocking Global Talent Initiative is a pilot in partnership with Talent Beyond Boundaries, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit. The goal of this initiative is to help fill in-demand roles in the IT sector throughout Canada with skilled refugees who are currently living in Lebanon and Jordon. The experience held by these refugees can be a great asset to Canadian companies that are looking for a diverse set of talent who are eligible for private-sector employment. For more information, please contact talent@ictc-ctic.ca

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Training and Coaching

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Central Alberta is home to consider wisdom, talent and professional expertise in a variety of disciplines. Catapult clients may hire one of our qualified experts to guide them through a specific part of their start-up journey. These coaches and consultants may also be delivering training at Catapult, both to the Catapult clients and to the community at large. Check our events calendar to see the schedule for training workshops.

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University of Alberta – Institute for Oil Sands Innovation

Institute for Oil Sands Innovation

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The Institute for Oil Sands Innovation (IOSI) is focused on achieving its vision for the oil sands production facility of the future – one that uses little or no water, less energy, occupies less area, integrates upgrading operations and costs less to build and operate. IOSI focuses on four areas of research: Bitumen Upgrading and Characterization, Non-Aqueous Extraction, Online Instrumentation for Oilsands and Tailings Process Fundamentals. IOSI coordinates workshops and conducts collaborative research projects.

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University of Alberta ThresholdImpact Venture Mentoring Service

University of Alberta – Venture Mentoring Service

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ThresholdImpact Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) is a program for University of Alberta students and Alumni. It pairs entrepreneurs with a team of 3-4 Mentors, with the goal of fostering deep, trusting, long-term relationships. The focus of the mentoring is on the entrepreneur’s development, rather than the venture’s, although the venture provides a vehicle for this. The Mentors have been carefully selected not only on their relevant experience and expertise, but on their reputations as excellent mentors. The VMS is a unique program open to entrepreneurs in the growth stage, and is complimentary to other entrepreneurial supports and resources available in the community. The VMS is free, but requires a certain level of commitment and dedication from the entrepreneur. In addition to Mentoring, there are opportunities for professional development, learning and networking within the small, exclusive VMS group.

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US Market Entry Plan

Business Development Bank of Canada

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The U.S. market offers a world of opportunities to Canadian companies like yours, but it’s a lot trickier than most entrepreneurs realize. Planning your expansion is the best way to ensure your long-term success. Whether you’re new to doing business in the U.S., or you’ve had some experience but feel the need for additional guidance, we can help.

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  • Other

Valhalla BaseCamp

Valhalla Angels

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Valhalla BaseCamp is a two day exclusive investment bootcamp for entrepreneurs. At BaseCamp, an experienced investor/entrepreneur from the Valhalla Private Capital team will walk entrepreneurs through the ins and outs of raising capital and provide insight from an investor’s perspective about how to effectively pitch business opportunities to investors.

We go over more than just pitching to investors, you need to know how to:

– Raise capital including equity, debt, and leveraging other sources of capital
– Maximize the value of your capital round and minimize risk
– Create a company valuation
– Target and secure the right investors
– Close a round of financing
– Structure a pitch and a deal that is attractive to investors

Entrepreneurs come out with a better understanding of raising capital as well as if, why, when, and how to do it and positioning them to access angel investors, such as the Valhalla Angel Network.

Programs are offered every 6 – 12 months in cities across Canada and has run in over 15 countries internationally.

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Valley 101

C100

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Valley 101 is a great introduction to Silicon Valley for Canadian entrepreneurs hoping to get advice on fundraising and pitching in the Valley. We initiate conversations surrounding important topics such as:
Guidance and feedback on pitches from investors and entrepreneurs
Building a strong professional network in Silicon Valley
Fundraising trends and tips

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Verge Economic Development

Verge Economic Development

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Verge Economic Development is the resource for economic development information and opportunities in the southeast corner of Alberta. We build momentum in our economy by collaborating with community partners, working with government, and attracting and retaining investment in the region.

Verge Economic Development supports and promotes business retention and expansion with investment attraction and marketing and communications assistance. We help new businesses get their footing, and existing businesses take their operations to the next level.  Partner with Verge Economic Development and be a part of Alberta’s growing economy.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Virology, Bacteriology and Immunology Expertise

University of Alberta – Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

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The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology (http://likashingvirology.med.ualberta.ca/) at the University of Alberta provides expertise in the areas of virology, bacteriology and immunology. Researchers work with organizations of all sizes to provide testing and research services with state-of-the-art facilities.

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WaterNEXT Entrepeneur and Investor Services

Canada WaterNEXT Innovations Inc.

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ENTREPRENEUR SERVICES
We offer entrepreneurs global water market intelligence, technical due diligence and sound business advice. Ultimately we work with entrepreneurs to validate and develop products ready for customers.

INVESTOR SERVICES
We aim to create a flow of investible companies which are vetted and developed ready for investment, reducing market risk and technology risk.

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Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Community Futures Alberta

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The program is targeted at unemployed youth aged 18-39 who are not Employment Insurance (EI) eligible and have not had an EI claim for the past three years (5 years if maternity claim)
To find a Community Futures Alberta office near you visit http://albertacf.com/contact

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Zone Startups Programs

Zone Startups

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Zone Startups is an accelerator program supported by successful entrepreneurs and finance leaders. We constantly evaluate early stage technology companies, bringing them into our program.

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