#4 Calgary Incubator and Accelerator Programs (Part 2)
Incubators and accelerators play a valuable role in the startup journey, especially in the early stages. Learn more about some of the programs available to founders based in Calgary and beyond.
Interview date: July 18, 2019
- James Thangaraj, Director of Industry Partnerships at Platform Calgary, home of the TELUS Innovation Platform (TELUS Technology Incubator & Accelerator)
- Erik Allan, Tundra A.C.E Program Director at Tundra Process Solutions
- Joe Martini, Executive Director at Zone Startups Calgary
TELUS Innovation Platform:
The TELUS Innovation Platform supports Canadian technology startups at all stages of growth. In the early stages, the incubator program helps startups develop a robust go to market strategy. For growth stage startups, the accelerator program offers a combination of advisory services that strengthen all aspects of their business, leading to increased growth, higher visibility with potential customers and investors, and potential enterprise opportunities with TELUS.
Applications will open Fall 2019. Available to startups across Canada.
Tundra A.C.E Program:
The Tundra A.C.E Program helps Alberta’s best and brightest fast-track the commercialization of their disruptive technology solutions and gain access to market, fast. Tundra A.C.E supports emerging technologies that reduce methane emissions, reduce carbon tax burdens, decrease operating costs, increase revenues, help companies with compliance and diversify the economy.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Available to Western Canadian startups.
Zone Startups Calgary:
Zone Startups Calgary Inc. is an Alberta based technology accelerator that has partnered with GE Canada, Baker Hughes General Electric and TELUS to commercialize innovative technology companies within the energy, agricultural, transportation as well as the industrial internet of things sectors. In conjunction with its growing list of corporate partners, community partner sponsors and mentors/advisors, Zone provides hands-on strategic and tactical guidance for companies looking to drive market validation and customer acquisition, as well as access to investors, corporate partners and advisors.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Available to Canadian and, via the Start-Up Visa program, to foreign companies.
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Save the Date: Launch Party 2019
Do you know an up-and-coming tech startup that should be showcased at Startup Calgary’s 10th annual Launch Party on November 12, 2019? Submit your nominations by Friday, September 27, 2019 at 4p