Whether you’ve got a great idea, a new approach to solving a problem, or you have already launched your business and now you need assistance taking it to the next level, Innovate Edmonton can help! We provide workshops, industry-specific advice and investment and funding support to help your business grow.
Not sure where to begin? Get started with a 30-minute call with a member of our Startup Edmonton team!
Our Startup Edmonton program offers four stages of programming with resources and guidance along the way to support founders and entrepreneurs launch and build innovative products and companies.
Post-Secondary Institution Program
We offer assistance to any student, staff or alumni at Concordia University of Edmonton, MacEwan University, NAIT, NorQuest College, or at the University of Alberta through our Executive-in-Residence (EIR) program and Business Development Support (BDS) program.
Stay connected and get involved in Edmonton's active startup community!
Students will be able to attend Startup Edmonton's annual Student Developers Conference (DevCon); workshops, panel discussions and AMA's (ask me anything) with industry experts; and Career Mixers with some of the hottest local tech startups.
Investment and Funding Support
You’ve established your idea and launched your business, now it’s time to find investment and funding so you can grow! Access the EDGI or Start Alberta platforms and connect to investment, programming and resources.
Supports founders and their startups anywhere in Alberta. Divided into three phases, Alberta Catalyzer is an unprecedented realignment, harmonization and expansion of startup support from partners and organizations in all eight regions across the Alberta Innovation Network.
Participants will receive business supports and advice in the early stages of development, preparing them to advance to the scale-up and acceleration stages. Alberta Catalyzer values equity, diversity and inclusion.
Not sure where to begin? Get started with a free, online, 30-minute meeting with a member of our Startup Edmonton team. They’ll listen to your idea and challenges, make recommendations on how you can move forward, and connect you with lots of opportunities in the community.