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Alberta Catalyzer: Traction

A program of Alberta Catalyzer, a merit based pre-accelerator
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THIS IS FOR YOU IF

  • You are registered in Alberta 
  • Have completed or developing the first version of your tech-enabled business ie minimum viable product (MVP)
  • Are actively pursuing initial sales or
    • customer commitment
    • have multiple beta users
    • have a pilot in place or a commitment for one
    • have a letter of intent

NOTE: Completion of previous Edmonton Unlimited or Alberta Catalyzer programming is not required.  

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Participants will experience five weeks of weekly hands-on virtual two-hour workshops and weekly one-hour coaching calls with Alberta Catalyzer coaches.

  • Use your customer discovery to start developing a go-to-market strategy
  • Create or boost your sales pipeline and outreach strategies
  • Build marketing strategy and campaigns
  • Refine elevator pitch

HOW TO APPLY

Click on the button below to apply for the next cohort of Traction to accelerate your startup. 

About Alberta Catalyzer

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.

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