Preflight: Build, Test & Learn
Alberta Catalyzer: Engage
NOTE: Completion of previous Edmonton Unlimited or Alberta Catalyzer programming is not required.
Participants will experience five weeks of weekly hands-on virtual two-hour workshops and weekly one-hour coaching calls with Alberta Catalyzer coaches.
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Alberta Catalyzer is a merit based, pre-accelerator that provides company support, resources, and coaching to entrepreneurs to launch and grow their tech-enabled company, preparing them to advance to the scaleup and acceleration stages. It consists of three programs, Engage, Traction, and Velocity, that support startups at various stages of development.
Launched in 2022, the pre-accelerator is developed and delivered by Platform Calgary and Edmonton Unlimited, with support from partners and organizations across the Alberta Innovation Network.
Alberta Catalyzer is a part of the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program to help scaling startups grow across the province so they can positively contribute to our economic growth and prosperity. Alberta Catalyzer is open to ALL entrepreneurs launching and growing a tech-enabled company – which includes the development of a new solution, product or process that has the potential to improve or advance the industry with commercial viability.
Alberta Catalyzer is part of the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program, led by Alberta Innovates. The consortium, which also includes Technology and Innovation, Edmonton Unlimited, the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund and Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), allocated $35 million over three years to retain business accelerators. It’s part of an overall government goal to help create 20,000 jobs and increase technology firm revenue to $5 billion by 2030.
Indigenous innovation has taken place on these lands, ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ/amiskwaciwâskahikan, or Edmonton, since time immemorial. At Edmonton Unlimited, we recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the Indigenous innovators whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We respectfully acknowledge that we are situated on Treaty 6 territory and the Métis Homeland, ancestral lands of the nêhiyawak, Dene, Niitsitapi, Nahkawininiwak, Nakota Sioux, and Métis, and the contemporary territory of many other Indigenous peoples. We also encourage, support, and promote the resurgence of Indigenous knowledge and practices and are committed to empowering Indigenous innovation in the spirit of Reconciliation.
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Our programs on campus provide students, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty the tools and connections to help grow their idea or business.
Our programs to start include helping to develop your idea, place it in front of potential customers, and craft the ideal pitch.
Our programs to grow will help you expand your network and get investment-ready. These include three global accelerators.