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

  • Programs
    • 321 Sales Academy

      321 Sales Academy

      Supercharge your sales with 321 Sales Academy. Using a lean approach, this series will help you align your entire organization - including sales, marketing and product - to drive more revenue, faster.

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    • 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

      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

      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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  • 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

      Applications are now closed  

      A six-month program designed to accelerate your company's business model, technology and operational backbone. Its goal is to support the development of growth-stage companies with technologies that TELUS could potentially use, integrate or commercialize in the following areas: industrial internet of things, big data, digital health & wellness, seamless communication & entertainment experiences, last 100 metres, smart fleet & transportation, and smart cities. 

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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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    • 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)

      The Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA) puts entrepreneurs first. This program focuses on individual entrepreneurs who are building businesses in our community. Our mentors don't give the answers, they ask a lot of questions, sometimes digging deep to help coach you through your startup experiences.

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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.

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    Services

  • 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.

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    • 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

      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.

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    • KICS Prototyping Lab at SAIT

      KICS Prototyping Lab at SAIT

      A facility and program that helps Alberta innovators 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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Inaugural TELUS Technology Accelerator a resounding success

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Additional technology accelerator in Western Canada announced


CALGARY, AB – Three teams participated as part of the first cohort of the TELUS Technology Accelerator Program, delivered by Innovate Calgary. A demo day on April 3 saw the teams pitch their technologies to TELUS executives, investors and high profile entrepreneurs from the community.

For the inaugural round of the accelerator, three startups, RallyEngine, MedDuck and Physio4D, were selected out of 15 applications, after a rigorous selection process. RallyEngine is a mobile-focused content publishing platform for alerting groups, rallying teams, and informing communities. MedDuck works with partners to improve healthcare outcomes through the use of mobile application solutions. Physio4D is an interactive mobile technology for guidance of physical therapy exercises at home, using animated 3D visualization and real-time suggestive feedback.

“With the advice we received, it has allowed us to pitch forward and change our focus to much larger opportunities,” shared Jaron Easterbrook, co-founder of MedDuck. “For example, prior to participating in the TELUS Technology Accelerator, we were used about 12 times per day. Now that has increased to 65-100 times per day and we have managed to grow our users by 25 per cent. We just had a presence in Calgary and now we are expanding across Canada and we have also expanded our revenue model. With our new PocketDoc app, it helps patients take ownership of their health, and connecting with and influencing users throughout the day with their decisions.”

Each participating startup was matched with mentors from TELUS, Innovate Calgary and Calgary’s innovation ecosystem. These mentors bring decades of business, technical, and entrepreneurial experience to the accelerator. Companies within the accelerator are invited to monthly, confidential peer mentoring sessions to share knowledge and provide support to one another.

Javad Sadeghi, co-founder of Physio4D, says, “The accelerator made valuable introductions for us. Our advisors helped us to convert pilots to paying customers and a path for us to roll out to the rest of Canada by the end of 2017.”

Steve Hardy of RallyEngine agrees. “The accelerator and our advisors helped us accomplish some very significant bench strength,” he says. “We submitted a proposal to a major university and did a deep dive into using SMS technology as a platform. We participated in a trade mission to New York City and we are well on our way to becoming the mobile emergency communication solution of choice for all university and college campuses in Canada.”

Next Accelerator
TELUS announced its continued support of the technology accelerator in Calgary and plans to blueprint the accelerator in other cities, starting this summer in British Columbia.

“TELUS is committed to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Canada through a number of initiatives,” stated Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO of TELUS. “As an example, through the TELUS Technology Accelerator, we partner with organizations like Innovate Calgary to support early-stage companies in Alberta, and beyond, looking to grow their business.”

Applications for the second cohort of the TTA will be available in May at www.innovatecalgary.com. The next accelerator will begin in June and wrap up with a demo day in November.

“Innovate Calgary has quarterbacked pulling this program together, but it really is a team effort to make it a success,” says Peter Garrett, president and CEO of Innovate Calgary. “This type of program not only helps create receptor capacity of startup enterprises, but it also helps companies like TELUS fill gaps in corporate innovation plans – a true win-win for all.”

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