Hitting the accelerator on Alberta’s tech startups On Wednesday, Nov 24, Innovate Edmonton played host to all the partners involved in bringing four world-class business accelerators to Alberta to help promising startups grow. The four accelerators, including 500 Global, Plug and Play, the Alberta Pre-Accelerator and the Community Safety and Wellness Accelerator powered by Alchemist,…

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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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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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PARTNER NEWS RELEASE | October 29, 2021 Alberta’s government is continuing to attract and promote tech talent in our province by partnering with Platform Calgary to host a hackathon. Over the past two years, Alberta has seen record investment in its tech sector and a doubling of startups over 2019. Technology and innovation play a…

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NEWS RELEASE EDMONTON, ALBERTA, September 23, 2021 – Platform Calgary and Innovate Edmonton are joining forces to boost promising tech startups in the early stages – as part of a broader vision to build on a pan-provincial innovation system and propel the province forward as a global tech powerhouse and proving ground for founders.     After…

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NEWS RELEASE EDMONTON, ALBERTA, September 23, 2021 – Edmonton is soon to be home to global accelerators for startup and scaleup businesses. As part of a funding partnership with the three levels of government, Innovate Edmonton is funding three world-class accelerators, Alberta Accelerator by 500, Plug and Play Alberta, and Community Safety & Wellness (CSW) Accelerator powered by Alchemist. Concurrently, Innovate Edmonton is also funding and launching Alberta’s pre-accelerator in partnership with Platform Calgary, with a new…

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