Programs + Resources

To Grow

We see opportunities, not barriers.

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Edmonton is taking on the biggest challenges we face locally and globally. You have the solutions to those challenges and want to take them to the next level. Our programming can help with what you need to grow. Let’s grow your business together.

Programs to Grow

Propel

A 12-week pre-accelerator designed to support entrepreneurs as they solidify their business foundations and prepare to apply for accelerators, secure investment, and increase revenue.

Applications are now open for cohort 7.

Experts On Demand

Growth-stage companies will be matched with one of 100+ experts with international representation, providing 100 hours of one-to-one and industry-specific business coaching on operational topics.

Tech-Agnostic Experts On Demand

This pilot program is open to locally-owned companies or non-profits that have some traction and are ready to grow.

Post Secondary Institution (PSI) Business Development Support

Students, staff, and alumni of Edmonton’s post-secondary schools interested in building a technology-based company can access support through the Business Development Support (BDS) program.

Post Secondary Institution (PSI) Executive In Residence

Students, staff, and alumni of Edmonton’s post-secondary schools interested in building a technology-based company can access the support of an Executive in Residence (EIR) on campus.

Partner Programs

Capital City Pilots

Connecting local entrepreneurs with City-owned assets. Small to medium-sized businesses can test their innovative intellectual property while making improvements to municipal property.

Accelerators to Grow

As a city of people solving big problems, offering solutions that international markets demand, and where enlightened investors want to put their capital, Edmonton is home to three global accelerators for startup and scale-up businesses. As part of a funding partnership with the three levels of government, Edmonton Unlimited is funding three world-class accelerators, Plug and Play Alberta, Alberta Accelerator by 500, and the TELUS Community Safety & Wellness (CSW) Accelerator powered by AlchemistX. 

Edmonton Unlimited is also funding and has launched the Alberta Catalyzer pre-accelerator, in partnership with Platform Calgary, with a new suite of programs for early-stage founders, supporting pathways to success and economic diversification.

Alberta Catalyzer

If you are ready to take your tech-driven business to the next level, the Alberta Catalyzer pre-accelerator supports entrepreneurs to launch and grow their startups in Alberta.

Alberta Accelerator by 500

Designed for startups with the shared vision  of strengthening Alberta as a global hub for tech innovation. Both local and international startups with a tech-enabled solution from any industry or sector can apply.

Plug and Play Alberta

Designed for startups with the shared vision  of strengthening Alberta as a global hub for tech innovation. Both local and international startups with a tech-enabled solution from any industry or sector can apply.

TELUS Community Safety & Wellness Accelerator powered by AlchemistX

In partnership with AlchemistX, the Edmonton Police Foundation, and Alberta Innovates, the CSW Accelerator is bringing proven Silicon Valley acceleration programming to support solutions aimed at positive social impact in Edmonton.

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Events to Grow

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Unsure if these programs are right for you? Reach out today for a free, 30-minute meeting to learn how we can help you grow your business.

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