Startup Calgary Podcast

#3 Calgary Incubator and Accelerator Programs (Part 1)

July 25, 2019 Season 1 Episode 3
Startup Calgary Podcast
#3 Calgary Incubator and Accelerator Programs (Part 1)
Startup Calgary Podcast
#3 Calgary Incubator and Accelerator Programs (Part 1)
Jul 25, 2019 Season 1 Episode 3
Startup Calgary, Creative Destruction Lab Rockies, District Ventures - IBM Innovation Space and The Accelerator
An interview with representatives from Calgary-based incubator and accelerator programs that work with entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their startup ventures.
Show Notes

Incubators and accelerators play a valuable role in the startup journey, especially in the early stages. Learn more about some of the programs available to founders based in Calgary and beyond. 

Interview date: July 17, 2019

Featured Speakers:

Program Information: 

Creative Destruction Lab Rockies:

The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science and technology-based companies. The program employs an objectives-based mentoring process with the goal of maximizing equity-value creation.

Interested in applying? Check out an upcoming information session

  • July 31 from 1-2 pm EST
  • August 1 from 11am-12pm EST

Deadline to apply: Aug 12, 2019 (Available to startups around the world)


District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space:

The District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space is not simply an accelerator – it is a platform for a smarter, more efficient and more entrepreneurial environment in Canada by enabling entrepreneurs at various stages of their business development to excel through exposure to clients, mentors, collaboration, and the use of powerful technologies such as IBM Cloud and Watson.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Available to Canadian startups and international startups with or looking to create a Canadian subsidiary. Cohort V to start mid-late September 2019. 


The Accelerator: 

The Accelerator is a not-for-profit that helps early-stage tech startups prepare for investment by providing mentors, investor connections, workshops and more. The Accelerator’s team is run by entrepreneurs and key startup employees, so we know what it takes to win, and who. The Accelerator is a lean time commitment so you can focus on what's most important, your business. At the end of the five-month program, each startup gets the chance to pitch in front of 25+ accredited investors and the public. 

Deadline to apply: July 28, 2019. Available to all Canadian startups.


Join Calgary's Startup Community: 

Startup Calgary’s free Community Membership will help you stay on top of community events, resources and updates. Members receive exclusive discounts and a free downloadable version of our Startup Community 101 deck. You can sign up here.

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Save the Date: Launch Party 2019

Startup Calgary’s 10th annual Launch Party on November 12, 2019 will showcase the city’s most innovative startups during the city’s largest celebration of technology and innovation. Connect with Calgary’s top tech startups, Launch Party alumni and community leaders.


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