The region’s innovation network cultivates growth and ensures ample opportunities for success. An extensive startup support system and established, prominent research hubs position the Edmonton Metropolitan Region as a place to unlock your potential and achieve the unthinkable.
To see how the Edmonton Metropolitan Region utilizes this network check out the technology and innovation page.
The Edmonton Region’s Startup Ecosytem
The Edmonton region has a strong and growing cluster of companies innovating and pushing boundaries in every field while using technology to improve efficiencies in several traditional sectors like agriculture, life sciences and energy. Our region has some of the most cutting-edge research and technology development in many sectors, like artificial intelligence, life sciences, and agriculture. Now, with the start-up ecosystem dashboard, you can get all the information and data on companies already thriving in these sectors in one place.
Startup Edmonton focuses on helping tech startups, providing them with mentorships & programs, workspace, access to talent, and community. Since 2010, they have helped successfully launch over 75 different companies.
Start Alberta connects AB tech startups with investors, resources and programming, all in one place. Thanks to partnerships with Crunchbase and Pitchbook, startups that make a Start Alberta profile will be visible to over 60 million people in the tech ecosystem nationally and internationally.
The Start Alberta platform is continuously evolving to provide you with the best possible experience and connection with Alberta’s growing ecosystem. The platform is accomplishing this by establishing a growing list of new partnerships with incubators, accelerators, investors, and government agencies across Alberta; as well as continuing to improve on features and user experience, with many exciting developments coming soon!
StartUP TNT (Thursday Night Tradition) is community networking initiative that connects entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, innovators and startup supporters on a weekly basis.
StartUp TNT actively works with local angel groups, seed funds, and early-stage VC funds to educate new and potential investors. Their flagship program, TNT Investment Summit, provides a fun, approachable way to become an angel investor.
TEC Edmonton is a business accelerator program out of the University of Alberta that supports the commercialization of technological innovations. It’s been named the world’s 3rd best business incubator linked to a university, and helped launch almost 200 products and services in 2016-17.
TEC also provides more industry-specific programs to ensure that your business is getting the help it needs.
This accelerator program helps individuals throughout Alberta start and grow their businesses by giving free one-on-one support and guidance, market research, access to experts, and training and networking events.
NABI helps tech businesses grow and flourish by offering services such as consulting, marketing, and everyday operational support.
The Edmonton Research Park is dedicated to fostering research-based growth stage companies within the region, focusing on IT and software development, biotechnology, nanotechnology, clean energy, and oil and gas support.
With over 1,500 members representing more than 55 companies, the research park provides access to workspaces, on-site programs, soft-landing programs, personalized referrals to support and funding agencies, and a network of local, national, and international accelerators, science parks, and incubators all looking to collaborate.
The research park has two buildings designed to nurture different initiatives: the Advanced Technology Centre, and the Biotechnology Business Development Centre.