EDMONTON, Alberta – Alberta Innovates and 500 Global, one of the world’s most active venture capital firms, are unveiling today the inaugural batch of the Alberta Accelerator by 500. 500 Global selected 11 startups for Batch 1 of the Alberta Accelerator by 500. They attended a rigorous 12-week program, which included mentorship on segments ranging from customer discovery to…

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NEWS RELEASE EDMONTON, ALBERTA. January 24, 2022 – The TELUS Community Safety and Wellness Accelerator (TELUS CSW), in partnership with the Edmonton Police Foundation (EPF) and Silicon Valley accelerator AlchemistX, is proud to announce it has selected its first cohort. Starting January 25, 2022, 20 tech startups from around the world will participate in a…

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First cohort of entrepreneurs receive accelerator support from 500 Global NEWS RELEASE EDMONTON, ALBERTA, January 17, 2022 – One of the world’s most active venture capital firms, 500 Global, has officially arrived in Alberta. Beginning January 11th, fourteen seed-stage companies will begin their 10-week training program through the Alberta Accelerator by 500, led by a…

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NEWS RELEASE January 11, 2022 – Alberta Catalyzer, the new provincial pre-accelerator for tech-focused startups, is kicking off the new year with its official name and its inaugural cohort of 35 participating entrepreneurs from across the province. A collaboration between Platform Calgary and Innovate Edmonton, Alberta Catalyzer is providing education, mentorship, programming, and resources to…

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NEWS RELEASE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 – Alberta’s drive to diversify the economy is getting a boost as four world-class business accelerators will help promising startups grow. Business and technology accelerators provide education, mentorship, a network of large corporations and access to capital to help startups bring their products to market faster. “Business and technology…

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NEWS RELEASE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2021 – Alberta’s government applauds a new business accelerator as part of a program that aims to create 20,000 jobs and $5 billion in technology firm revenue by 2030. Plug and Play will connect Alberta’s best startup businesses with international corporations to help bring their technology to market faster. “Plug and Play…

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PARTNER NEWS RELEASE CALGARY, ALBERTA, November 9, 2021 – The Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) will support local entrepreneurs and startups through the establishment of Plug and Play Alberta by global business accelerator Plug and Play LLC with its headquarters in Calgary. “We are committed to becoming a central pillar of Alberta’s economy through establishing and…

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NEWS RELEASE Tech startups from across the province can now apply to participate. November 4, 2021 – Founders of startups in early stages of development can now apply to participate in the inaugural cohort of Alberta’s new pre-accelerator program. A collaboration between Platform Calgary, Innovate Edmonton, and Alberta Innovates, the pre-accelerator will provide education, mentorship,…

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