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Innovate Calgary

Innovate Calgary is where startups, entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, industry and partners take innovation and ideas to business. It takes an ecosystem to drive the commercialization success of an innovation or discovery, and we are here to give you the help you need to take your startup, discovery or investment to the next stage of growth or market entry. How? It's simple, Just Ask.


News on Innovate Calgary

Three Canadian University Incubators Ranked Among World's Best
UBI Global has released its rankings of the world's best university-based business incubators. This year the final participants were selected by assessing 1,200 incubators after which over 340... more
Canada Dominates List of Best University Business Incubators in 2015
Two university business incubators in Alberta have been named the third and fourth best university business incubators in North America by the 2015 North American UBI Global Awards. Innovate... more
Innovate Calgary Launches Kinetica Ventures with Focus on Energy Technologies
Today Innovate Calgary introduced Kinetica Ventures, a new initiative focused on accelerating world-class energy technologies. This comes following a recent announcement made by the Government... more
Government Announces Five-Year Investment Plan for University of Alberta, Innovate Calgary
The Government of Canada’s is investing in the University of Alberta. The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and... more
nFluids Spins out of Innovate Calgary’s Company Creation Incubation Program
Calgary-based nFluids is the latest company to spin out of Innovate Calgary’s Company Creation incubation program. nFluids, a company developing a product that harnesses the potential of... more
Innovate Calgary to Open 'Co-Program’ Space Called The Inc.
Innovate Calgary is adding a new service to their portfolio, announcing the opening of The Inc. later this year. The Inc. is a coworking space for early stage startups in the technology space for... more
Innovate Calgary Launches Mentoring Program for Alberta Entrepreneurs
Innovate Calgary this week announced the arrival of a new mentoring program for entrepreneurs in Alberta. The Alberta Venture Mentoring Service is based on a program from the Massachusetts... more
Borden Ladner Gervais Launches Business Venture Clinic with Innovate Calgary
Yesterday the University of Calgary's Faculty of Law unveiled the new Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) Business Venture Clinic in partnership with Innovate Calgary. The clinic was designed to offer... more
Boast Capital Partners With ADG to Maximize Angel Investment Using R&D Tax Credits
Boast Capital and Alberta Deal Generator (ADG) are pleased to announce their strategic partnership to help companies maximize R&D tax credits and make ADG investments go further.... more
Alberta’s Up-and-Comers Named to TechRev's List of Innovators in 2014
Eleven of Calgary and Southern Alberta’s top tech companies were named Tech Rev Innovators for 2014 last night, February 11, at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Over 600 nominations were... more
Innovate Calgary Highlights City's Healthy Tech Community
Innovate Calgary presented its 2014 Report to the Community on Monday, February 3, showcasing the outcomes of their clients over 2013. Peter Garrett, President of Innovate Calgary, led the... more
Calgary's nFluids Raises Funding from Angels and Vancouver's Yaletown Venture Partners
Nfluids this month completed a private round of financing from a group of angel investors and Vancover-based Yaletown Venture Partners. The Calgary-based startup has developed a proprietary... more
Wavefront and Innovate Calgary Present: How to Take Your Mobile Company International
Identifying and connecting with critical international partners is one of the largest barriers to growth for Canadian wireless companies, according to Wavefront. The organization's International... more
TechRev Celebrates Calgary's Innovators This Week
This Thursday the best and brightest of Calgary's advanced technology sector will be recognized with the TechRev Innovator awards. TechRev is an initiative of Innovate Calgary with a mandate to... more
Innovate Calgary Partners with Alberta Deal Generator and Canadian National Stock Exchange
Innovate Calgary and the Alberta Deal Generator have struck a strategic partnership with the Canadian National Stock Exchange. The partnership aims to "enhance and support the technology and... more
No Longer Interim: Peter Garrett Joins Innovate Calgary as President
Innovate Calgary today revealed that it has decided to make interim president Peter Garrett's temporary role a permanent one. The Canadian business incubator says the move "signifies corporate... more
Startup Weekend Comes to Calgary Next Month
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where people curious about entrepreneurship come together to share ideas, build teams, create products, and launch startups. It is a huge community of... more
Innovate Calgary Startup Index
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1 592whos.amung.usAlexa: 592  2 86,991shoptoit.caAlexa: 86,991  3   Shopster... more
Calgary Has Tons of Entrepreneurs and Startups. But Where's the Money?
Calgary is famous—and infamous—for its oil. But few outsiders realize that technology and entrepreneurship are also prominent elements in the city of 1.2 million. In fact, Calgary... more
Nominations for TechRev Innovators 2012 are now open
Nominations for the Annual TechRev Innovators Awards are now open. Submissions can be at any stage in their company’s life cycle, including companies who are pre-commercial as well as those... more
Innovate Calgary Startup Index - February 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1 589whos.amung.usAlexa: 589  2(1) 74,445shoptoit.caAlexa: 74,445  3(1) Shopster... more
Innovate Calgary Startup Index - January 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1 567whos.amung.usAlexa: 567  2   Tynt Multimedia 8,784tynt.comAlexa: 8,784  3 more
John Masters leaves legacy at Innovate Calgary (CTI)
A shout out to John Masters who has just recently left his role as President and CEO of Calgary Technologies Inc. (CTI) and President of Innovate Calgary as of December 31, 2011. Read the press... more
Innovate Calgary Startup Index - December 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1 551whos.amung.usAlexa: 551  2   Tynt Multimedia 8,696tynt.comAlexa: 8,696  3(2) more
Innovate Calgary Startup Index - November 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1 513whos.amung.usAlexa: 513  2   Tynt Multimedia 9,242tynt.comAlexa: 9,242  3   Shopster... more
Innovate Calgary asks Do you want to be a Tech Entrepreneur?
Innovate Calgary is hosting a Spearker Series starting Tuesday, November 1st with session #1 titled "So you want to be a Tech Entrepreneur?". Join them for a panel discussion with seasoned... more
Technovate Way to showase Calgary's innovative tech companies
The Alastair Ross Technology Centre's annual Tech Showcase & Open House is coming up on October 27th and Innovate Calgary wants you to come stroll down Technovate Way. The afternoon will be... more
Calgary's TechRev honours 2011 Innovators
Nice turn-out for the TechRev innovators 2011 event over at Mount Royal University last night. There must have been close to 300 people assembled and a great mix of entrepreneurs, researchers,... more
Innovate Calgary Startup Index - September 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1 427whos.amung.usAlexa: 427  2   Tynt Multimedia 9,888tynt.comAlexa: 9,888  3   Shopster... more
Innovate Calgary Startup Index - August 2011
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1 396whos.amung.usAlexa: 396  2   Tynt Multimedia 9,187tynt.comAlexa: 9,187  3(1) Shopster... more
AccelerateAB in Calgary significant milestone in tech community growth
As many of you know, I am a generally optimistic fellow. Even still, I was pleasantly surprised at the success and exposure of AccelerateAB in Calgary yesterday. Organizer's capped the attendance... more
Innovate Calgary Startup Index - July 2011
Rank CompanyTTR 1 385whos.amung.usTTR: 385Compete: N/AAlexa: 385  2   Tynt Multimedia 8,760tynt.comTTR: 8,760Compete: N/AAlexa: 8,760 ... more
Innovate Calgary to sponsor Calgary Startup Index
Techvibes is excited to announce that starting this month Innovate Calgary will be the new sponsor of the Calgary Startup Index. Innovate Calgary, the merging of Calgary Technologies Inc. and... more
Calgary’s Simmering High-Tech Community Set to Explode - Part Two
Hi Techvibes Readers, I started writing for Techvibes about the Calgary, Canadian and Global tech scene a couple of years ago. Here's the post I did regarding Calgary's Simmering High-Tech... more
AccelerateAB announces keynote speaker Howard Lindzon
AccelerateAB is just over a month away and today they announced its keynote speaker.  The conference promises to offer Alberta tech entrepreneurs relevant and practical advice on how to take... more
Financing your Vision with Calgary Technologies Inc.
If you are an entrepreneur wanting to find out how to get your idea funded, you'll want to check out Calgary Technologies Inc.'s seminar on Financing your Vision. CTI has run similar seminars in... more
Calgary lunch and learn - Tech PR 101
Sometimes, it's hard to get your story out into the world. When you are an entrepreneur, you're often too busy to stop and think about sitting down to write a press release. If you do have time, it... more
TechRev Innovators Nominations Now Open
Nominations for the Annual TechRev Innovators Awards are now open.  TechRev Innovators may be at any stage in their company’s life cycle, including companies who are pre-commercial as... more
CTI Presents: Cool Connector on October 28th
Calgary Technologies Inc. (CTI) is holding their 11th Annual Technology Showcase and Open House Thursday, October 28th from 3:00pm to 6:00 pm.  The annual event, which draws 400+... more
Road to Banff Venture Forum Bootcamp announced
Thinking you might need additional venture financing in the near future?  Not sure about how to meet and connect with the right Angels and VCs?  Wanting to know more about the current... more
Calgary Joins The GreenStar Network
Q - What do you get when you cross a datacenter with a solar array?   A - A Node on Canada's GreenStar Network. The rooftop at Calgary Technologies Inc. is home to a Cybera-managed... more
Calgary CleanTech Forum
Over at Hotel Arts this morning, a panel of ten CleanTech investors got together to explain what they are looking for in CleanTech companies. Rod Charko, from Alberta Enterprise, introduced the day... more
International Tech Lounge spices up open house
Every year, Calgary Technologies Inc. and the tech companies that call the Alastair Ross Technology Centre home put on an open house and trade show to showcase their wares and provide one of the... more
Alberta International Business Partnering Reception at the Plug and Play Center in Sunnyvale
The Plug and Play Tech Center, along with the Canadian Consulate and the Government of Alberta held a reception last night in Sunnyvale California. The Alberta International Business Partnering... more
Alberta Deal Generator looking for new members
Alberta Deal Generator is in the midst of a summer recruitment drive. They’ve added 12 members so far this quarter and are looking to add another 20 plus investors to its roster of wealthy... more
A primer/glossary/listicle on Alberta's tech scene
Alberta's tech scene is home to numerous associations, events, groups and government initiatives. This is a primer/glossary/listing of various technology related things going on in Alberta. A... more
DemoCamp Calgary - Video Recap + Innovate Calgary and Calgary Technologies merge
The always solid Gordon McDowell has a video recap up from Demo Camp 14.     The Calgary Herald is reporting that  Innovate Calgary will integrate the services... more
On the Road to GDC
Are you considering attending next month's Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco? Want to talk to a game publisher but unsure of how best to approach them? Join Digital Alberta and the... more
Have a great idea? Learn how to Finance Your Vision with CTI.
Financing Your Vision (FYV) is Calgary Technolgy Inc's highly effective one-day seminar aimed at helping entrepreneurs learn how to finance their company's growth. This workshop outlines the... more
Alberta launches Innovation Voucher Pilot Program
Alberta Advance Technology and Education launched their Innovation Voucher Pilot Program today and it looks like a much-needed help for today's startups. Innovation vouchers help small... more
So fresh and so clean at Calgary’s next TechRev
When Calgary Technologies Inc. (CTI) launched the TechRev program last year the goal was to elevate the profile of Calgary’s Technology Sector by celebrating local successes. It can be hard... more
Hot Jazz...Cool Tech: Tech Lounge 2008
Calgary Technologies 9th Annual Tech Showcase packed the house last night at the Alastair Ross Technology Centre (ARTC). This year’s event highlighted over 40 local Technology Companies, and... more
2nd Year for CTI's Go-To-Market Program
Calgary Technologies Inc. (CTI) is currently recruiting companies for their Go-To-Market Program set to kick off on October 29, 2008. This is the second year CTI has ran this program which is... more
Spotlight on Calgary Tech at Tech Lounge
Calgary Technologies is hosting the 9th annual Tech Lounge event, happening October 30, 2008, 4pm, at the Alastair Ross Technology Centre. Set in an atmosphere of cool jazz and cocktail attire,... more
CTI presents Financing Your Vision
Calgary Technologies Inc. (CTI) is bringing back their Financing Your Vision seminar on October 15th. Financing Your Vision is a highly effective-day seminar aimed at helping entrepreneurs learn... more

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