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Best practice programs to support early-phase startups from idea to revenue.

  • Programs
    • Startup Primer

      Startup Primer

      Don't know where to start with your business idea? This workshop will prime you with the basics to help you move in the right direction. By the end of this workshop, you will walk away with a first draft of your business model, with input from an experienced startup advisor, which you can use to launch your venture. 


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    • Discover


      Understanding customer behaviour is essential to your startup success. This applied program teaches how to engage customers and discover their motivations, preferences and needs. 


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    • Validate


      This applied program will guide founders through the validation of a product and business model. By the end, you will have sufficient knowledge to decide whether the venture is viable, and if so, feel confident to begin sales and running a business. 

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    • Go-To-Market


      Maximize successful execution in market entry, product launch and revenue growth by addressing marketplace challenges and focusing on strategy and implementation.

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  • Accelerator Programs
    • Kinetica Ventures

      Kinetica Ventures

      Kinetica bridges the gap between the energy industry and energy technology developers/companies. We help to validate and curate energy startups making it easier for industry adoption or acquisition.

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    • TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator

      TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator

      TEC Edmonton's Health accelerator is a bridge builder between the commercial medical world looking for new and improved health products.

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    • TELUS Accelerator Program

      TELUS Accelerator Program

      We are currently not accepting applications. Contact us for more information about our next cohort.

      This six-month program is designed to accelerate your company's business model, technology and investment attraction. This program is available to growth-stage startups who are working on priority areas including big data, health and wellness, smart cities and digital oilfields. There is no cost to apply, no equity will be claimed on intellectual property that is developed within the accelerator. 

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    • RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator Program

      RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator Program

      We are no longer accepting applications for 2016. Contact us for more information about our 2017 cohort.

      This eight-month program is designed to accelerate Calgary-based startups whose mission is to create social impact while ensuring that profitability is core to their business model. This is a competitive program open to startups, especially those with a focus on inclusive finance, poverty alleviation, affordable housing and integrating new immigrants.

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    Accelerator Programs

  • Services
    • CEO Roundtable

      CEO Roundtable

      A monthly peer advisory forum for CEOs, 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, enhance accountability and accelerate actions/decisions. 

      "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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    • Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA)

      Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA)

      Created to provide world-class mentoring to entrepreneurs throughout Alberta, this program will provide participants with a safe environment where mentors have no conflict of interest or financial interest. VMSA strongly believes that entrepreneurs matched with experienced entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed.

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    • Green Tech Mentors

      Green Tech Mentors

      Designed to accelerate the development of promising small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) with a focus on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Alberta and beyond.

      GT Mentors connects SMEs to world-class mentors, executives and board members.


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    • Intellectual Property Management

      Intellectual Property Management

      Professional patent management services for preparation, filing and prosecution. We guide all aspects of obtaining issued patents through our Canadian and U.S. patent firms.


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    • Funding Support

      Funding Support

      Prepare your approach to venture financing through performing a "12 Point Business Assessment".

      Having a plan to fund your business from many sources, which may include equity investors, is just as important as your business plan.



  • Space
    • Corporate ID | Virtual Space

      Corporate ID | Virtual Space

      The Corporate ID Service allows you to move your business beyond your home address or local coffee shop. Corporate ID clients are provided with a professional address, access to meeting rooms, business centre resources and reception services for a monthly rate.

    • The Inc.

      The Inc.

      The Inc. is a startup incubator program that combines one-on-one mentoring and co-working space to provide support and guidance for your unique startup. From open desk space to dedicated offices, this monthly membership offers you the flexibility you need to move your business forward.

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    • Tenancy


      Be part of the Alastair Ross Technology Centre community. We offer flexible leasing terms of office space from 250-square-foot to 3,000-square-foot.

    • Kinetica Innovation Centre at SAIT (KICS)

      Kinetica Innovation Centre at SAIT (KICS)

      A facility and program that helps clean energy technology startups and researchers design, prototype and test their proprietary technologies.

      KICS helps innovators move their idea from testing and experimentation to prototype development.

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Kinetica Innovation Centre at SAIT



Kinetica Innovation Centre at SAIT



Kinetica Innovation Centre at SAIT



The Kinetica Innovation Centre at SAIT (KICS)

Where lab space and guidance combine to advance clean energy technology startups and researchers to design, prototype and test their proprietary technologies.  

  • About KICS

    The Kinetica Innovation Centre at SAIT is a facility and program that helps clean energy technology startups and researchers design, prototype and test their proprietary technologies.

    The 2,200-square-foot facility, located on the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) campus, offers a combination of dedicated co-working wet and mechanical lab space and access to mentorship services to help assist energy startups and researchers to accelerate their prototype development.

    KICS helps energy innovators move their ideas from testing and experimentation to prototype development.

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  • The KICS Program and Facility

    A program that helps clients move from idea to prototype. The KICS program includes access to:

    • The Accelerated Prototype Program - provides clients with a focused framework to develop their prototype. Clients will receive support to develop and execute a detailed project plan that outlines budgets, milestones, testing and other critical items.
    • Co-Working Wet/Dry Bench Space -  our lab offers affordable access to a secure lab environment with access to fume hoods, meeting rooms and a lunchroom. 
    • World-class Research Facilities, Equipment and Talent - SAIT's Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) department offers fee-based services for any testing, fabrication or experimentation required during prototype development. Access to ARIS's specialized labs and equipment is complemented by collaboration with students and research staff.
    • Commercialization Services - Fee-for-service access to specialized services and entrepreneurial development programs for members looking to build a company or license their research to an existing company. Services include: Intellectual Property Management, Grant Assistance and Guidance, Industry Technology Championship, Energy Technology Incubation and Accelerator Services.



  • The KICS Lab

    Located within the Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) department at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), the KICS lab offers co-working space for up to eight researchers or innovators. The space includes access to:

    • Three fume hoods/chemical workbenches
    • Mechanical/electrical workbenches
    • Bench ventilation and vacuum systems
    • Sinks, compressed air, natural gas
    • Internet
    • Common lunchroom
    • Meeting rooms
    • Fee-for-service testing and fabrication facilities



  • SAIT Research Capabilities

    SAIT's 35,000-square-foot research facility, along with the research expertise of the Applied Research and Innovation department, are available on both a grant-funded and a fee-for-service basis to KICS members. 

    Special Laboratories:

    • Enerplus Centre for Innovation (Industrial-scale fabrication lab)
    • Environmental Chambers (Hotbox/envelope thermal testing)
    • Class 10,000 Clean Room (420 sq ft)
    • Solids Modeling Lab (3D scanning and printing, CAD)
    • Composites Fabrication Lab
    • Environmental Technologies mobile lab facilities
    • Water Innovation and Sustainability Centre - MacPhail School of Energy
    • Chemical Analysis Lab
    • Materials Testing Lab
    • SAIT RFID Test Lab
    • Green Building Technologies Lab and Demonstration Centre
    • Building Integrated Solar Thermal Lab
    • Solar Lab
    • Solar Rollar (Solar-powered mobile lab)
    • RFID Application Development Lab (RADLab)
    • Centre for Innovative Information Technology Solutions
    • Industry Innovation labs
    • SAIT-AIM Innovative Manufacturing Centre (Plastics, composites, injection molding)

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