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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

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.

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.


A 12-week pre-accelerator program designed to support Edmonton-based, early-stage, innovative startups, Propel offers hands-on, individual support from expert mentors who have been there and know what’s next on the journey to tackle the world’s most pressing problems.

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.

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

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

With the goal of uplifting the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs, the Alberta Accelerator by 500 is 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

Plug and Play connects the world's best startups with international corporations to bring technology to market faster. Alberta entrepreneurs will have access to a network of official corporate partners, venture capitalists, and supports to scale and grow, hire tech talent, and propel digital transformation across the province.

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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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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