Edmonton's innovation ecosystem is growing

Great things are happening in Edmonton, and they’re happening fast. At Edmonton Unlimited, we provide programs, tools, and support to help local innovators and problem-solvers turn their ideas into solutions. Together, we are putting Edmonton on the map as an inclusive global innovation capital.

Edmonton's Innovation Ecosystem has

increased by 236% since 2020.

Source: 2022 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by Startup Genome


mentorship hours accessed by companies through Edmonton Unlimited programming in 2021.


founders and/or companies hosted in Edmonton Unlimited programming*.

*July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022
*July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Nearly 60% of our core funding goes directly toward program delivery. It’s how we’re serving Edmontonians and providing free resources to help innovators start, grow, and scale their big ideas.

Participants of Edmonton Unlimited's startup and scaleup programming* have raised over $2.8M USD in investment since July 2021.
*Propel 4 & 5, Launch Party 12 & 13, Experts on Demand, Post-Secondary Institute (PSI) Program

On average, participants of Edmonton Unlimited's startup and scaleup programming grew their team by 60% over the last two years.

*Propel 4 & 5, Launch Party 12 & 13, Experts on Demand, Post-Secondary Institute (PSI) Program

Participants of Edmonton Unlimited's scaleup and startup programming* received $2.3 million in grant funding since 2021.

*Propel 4 & 5, Launch Party 12 & 13, Experts on Demand, Post-Secondary Institute (PSI) Program
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Based on participant responses, Edmonton Unlimited's Startup programming achieved a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 95, and the Post-Secondary Institute (PSI) Program achieved a NPS score of 100.

Innovation Funding

Ecosystem building cannot be accomplished by one entity alone. Backed by public and private partners, we judiciously apply our funding to help innovators get greater returns.

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Startup Week 2022

Produced by Edmonton Unlimited, Edmonton Startup Week 2022 was a tremendous celebration of our city’s startup community and culture of innovation! With more than 80 events and many in-person, including Startup Crawl and Launch Party, we had over 1,500 attendees participate during the third week of October.

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