Programs + Resources

To Start

Edmonton is a place where people come to do big things - because they can. It all starts here.

Is this for me?

You’ve done the research, you’ve found the solution – now you need the tools to bring your idea to the world. Lucky for you, Edmonton Unlimited is all about doing just that. We have the programming and support to help you get started.

Programs to Start

Discover & Validate Series

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.

Preflight: Market, Sell & Pitch

You’ve tested your MVP and done thorough customer interviews—Nice work! Now that you know you’re building something customers love, it’s time to start crafting how you’re going to talk about your product or service. Get ready to dive into marketing, sales and the basics of investment and pitching.

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.

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 Start

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.

Innovation Stories

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Events to Start

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MacEwan Venture Lab Demo Day 4

December 2, 2022

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Persuasion Strategies – How to Influence, Motivate, & Persuade Anyone!

November 29, 2022

Get Started

Unsure if these programs are right for you? Reach out today for a free, 30-minute meeting to learn how we can help you start your idea.

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