Programs + Resources

For Students

Make connections. Find jobs. Launch your ideas.

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Our free programs are available for students, faculty, and alumni who are actively connected to their college/university, or have graduated in the last six months. Whether you're studying for exams, conducting ground-breaking research, or keeping up with the latest trends, we can help bring your ideas to the world with practical skills and connections.

Programs for Students

Business Model 101

Map out your idea and validate its potential using the Lean Canvas. Whether it’s your first time testing an idea or exploring entrepreneurship, or your tenth time testing an idea, a strong foundation will set you up for success.

Student Founders

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

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.

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). 


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

Innovation Launchpad

A space for all Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) members to explore an idea and to provide design thinking and business perspectives to help you polish your idea into a viable, feasible and desirable company for you to lead.

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. Each workshop can be taken in sequence or as a stand-alone session. 

Innovation U: An Entrepreneurship Series

Adapted from Edmonton Unlimited’s Foundational 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. 

Accelerators for Students

If you’re a student, faculty member, or recent alumni, but you have a more mature idea or business, try exploring our other stages of programming.

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Unsure if these programs are right for you? Reach out for a free, 30-minute meeting to learn how we can help you with your idea, while navigating student life.

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