Our region thrives because of the support of investors, elevators, an extensive startup support system, and established and prominent research hubs. Innovation in the region is inclusive - it's happening across diverse sectors and includes social, cultural, sustainable and indigenous innovation.
The Edmonton Region is a place to challenge boundaries, unlock your potential, and achieve the unthinkable.
AWE provides tools and resources to help women across the province succeed in starting or growing a business. For more than twenty-five years AWE has connected women with access to capital, training and workshops, business advising, and mentorship opportunities.
EO is a global peer-to-peer network of 13,000+ influential business owners with 179 chapters in 59 countries, connecting entrepreneurs to new opportunities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
The Export Development Canada is a Crown corporation that is dedicated to helping Canadian businesses of all sizes succeed on the world stage. They help equip businesses with tools – trade knowledge, financial solutions, equity, insurance, and connections – to grow their business with confidence
Futurpreneur has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. Futurpreneur is the only national, non-proﬁt organization that provides ﬁnancing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Their mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,400 volunteer mentors.
Since 1921, InnoTech Alberta been the heart of Alberta’s innovation engine as Canada’s premier applied research organization. From generating new ideas to testing, mitigating risk, and helping businesses and industries scale up their processes and products, their work has always focused on productive commercial applications. They have the capacity, tools, and expertise to solve whatever challenges their partners and clients face.
Edmonton Unlimited leverages, unites and promotes home-grown innovation as a gateway to solving the world’s most pressing problems. We harness the power of the private sector, ground-breaking academic research and purpose-driven investment to build a shared prosperity and open international markets. From sustainable climate solutions to public health and digital education, Edmonton is a leading global centre for inspiration, ingenuity and inclusion.
Innovation Masterminds (imYEG) is a pre-accelerator, designed to facilitate the launch of successful commercial ventures from academia.
The HIA is Alberta’s newest accelerator, with a focus on driving the growth of the hydrogen economy and ensuring regional companies benefit from this new opportunity in the energy sector. This program will support the growth of existing small to medium sized (SME) businesses by helping them identify new opportunities related to the hydrogen sector and operationalize them.