Programs

Wherever you are in your entrepreneurial journey, Edmonton Unlimited is here to help with our free programming. We support innovators of all stripes, regardless of background, race, gender or industry.

Business Model 101

Business Model 101 can help you map out your ideas and validate their potential. Whether it's your first time testing an idea or exploring entrepreneurship, or your tenth time, a strong foundation will set you up for success.

Discover & Validate

Once you've mapped everything out with the Lean Canvas, we'll guide you through talking to customers so you can build them something they love in the Discover and Validate Series.

Preflight: Build, Test & Learn

After talking to potential customers, it’s time to start building. In this stage we’ll guide you through assembling and testing your first MVP (minimum viable product) so you can keep learning and validating the parts of your idea you mapped out in the Foundations stage.

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.

Propel

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.

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.

Edmonton Unlimited and Student Innovation Centre Workshops

The Student Innovation Centre within the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta and Edmonton Unlimited are working together to help bring your big ideas to life. Through this partnership, those interested in innovation and entrepreneurship are invited to attend one or all of these FREE in-person workshops. These workshops are designed and delivered by the Edmonton Unlimited Program Team. Each workshop can be taken in sequence or as a stand-alone session. 

Business Model 101

Business Model 101 can help you map out your ideas and validate their potential. Whether it's your first time testing an idea or exploring entrepreneurship, or your tenth time, a strong foundation will set you up for success.

Student Founders Program

The Student Founder Program offers young entrepreneurs who are building an early-stage innovative product or service support to launch their ideas into a growing startup success.

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. 

ANZA “New Beginnings”

Designed to help our youths to generate and develop business ideas, put these ideas into a business plan, provide mentorship and also help them seek out and apply for loans that they can kick off their businesses with, this for us is providing them with ANZA (New Beginning).

ELITE

The ELITE program provides hands-on learning and entrepreneurship training to help young Black innovators ages 15 to 22 navigate the world of innovation and technology.

Innovation U: An Entrepreneurship Series

Adapted from Edmonton Unlimited’s Startup Foundation series through to Preflight: Market, Sell, Pitch is an inclusive program aimed at all innovators and entrepreneurs. Each class can be taken in sequence or as a stand-alone session and is designed to build upon one another.

Get Started

Unsure what program is right for you? Reach out for a free, 30-minute meeting to learn how we can help you with your idea or growing business.

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