Emergent Innovators

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!

Startup Edmonton

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.

ERIN PSI Program

The Business Development Support (BDS) program is a free start-up development service available for aspiring entrepreneurs. Eligibility is for students, staff or alumni at Concordia University of Edmonton, NAIT, NorQuest College, and University of Alberta. You will be matched with subject matter experts who will work with you individually to help address your unique challengesgaps and will assist you in moving your idea closer to company creation.

Stay connected and get involved in Edmonton's active startup community!

Student Programs

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. 

Alberta's Pre-Accelerator

Alberta’s pre-accelerator is a pan-provincial collaboration between Platform Calgary and Innovate Edmonton with support from all eight regional innovation networks across the Alberta Innovation Network. This province-wide initiative will deliver business support and advice to qualified founders, entrepreneurs, and startups in the early stages of their company’s development.

Get Started

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.