CALGARY, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As we speak, Platform Calgary is asserting the most recent organizations to affix as neighborhood members within the Platform Innovation Centre. Opening spring 2021, the Centre will provide entrepreneurs and startup firms assist from a bunch of dynamic companions, many already energetic with Platform Calgary. This 50,000 sq. foot house might be a one-stop-shop for Calgary’s innovation ecosystem.
“The success of tech startups requires collaboration with friends from all corners of the innovation ecosystem,” says Dr. Terry Rock, President and CEO of Platform Calgary. “Platform Calgary is predicated on this precept and the Platform Innovation Centre can have it on day one with now 17 Program Companions and Members accessible to any startup that walks within the door. That’s the key step towards critically rising our tech sector to be an engine for brand spanking new financial development, job creation and shared prosperity.”
The second group of Program Companions and Members embody:
A100: A non-profit, member-driven group comprised of skilled startup founders, executives, and board administrators. Members give their time and perception to assist the following era of tech entrepreneurs in Alberta, serving to to drive lasting diversification for Alberta’s economic system.
The Alberta loT Affiliation: The Alberta IoT Centre of Excellence is a nonprofit group that exists to nurture and speed up the success of Alberta’s Web of Issues economic system. The Alberta IoT Centre of Excellence’s mission is to place Alberta because the world chief in Web of Issues and rising applied sciences.
BDC is the financial institution for Canadian entrepreneurs. It gives entry to financing, in addition to advisory companies to assist Canadian companies develop and succeed. Its funding arm, BDC Capital, presents a variety of danger capital options. For greater than 75 years, BDC’s solely objective has been to assist entrepreneurs in all industries and in any respect levels of development.
Beakerhead: A registered instructional charity that smashes-up artwork, science and engineering to showcase human ingenuity. Beakerhead’s year-round teaching programs and annual pageant occasions intention to have interaction, delight, shock and entertain so fully that you simply don’t even notice you might be studying too!
Canada Studying Code: Expertise training grounded within the perception that digital expertise are instruments of empowerment, Canada Studying Code presents all folks in Canada entry to the information wanted to thrive in a digital world, with a specific deal with serving to girls, women, folks with disabilities, Indigenous youth and newcomers.
Vitality Futures Lab: The Vitality Futures Lab is a collaborative coalition of companions and innovators working collectively to create the long run power system.
Lighthouse Labs is a company offering speedy digital and information expertise coaching throughout Canada that matches the velocity of modifications in trade. With unprecedented job and in-work outcomes Lighthouse Labs helps shut the talents hole in Canada and making certain that know-how is offering a chance for all.
Mitacs is a not-for-profit group that fosters development and innovation in Canada by fixing enterprise challenges with analysis options from tutorial establishments.
Platform Calgary intends to triple Calgary’s tech startup sector over the following ten years. By the Platform Innovation Centre, innovators will entry the assets they should develop their enterprise and, in flip, create new jobs, financial development, and shared prosperity for all Calgarians. Our Program Companions and Members will assist make this occur.
“As an energetic supporter of greater than 3500 Canadian tech entrepreneurs, it’s important for BDC to associate with key regional initiatives such because the Platform Calgary Innovation Centre. It takes a neighborhood and a variety of options and assist for tech start-ups to scale and succeed and we’re excited to contribute as a associate.” – Michael Selci, Senior Vice President, Prairies at BDC
“Alberta IoT is seeking to construct an IoT and Rising Expertise neighborhood via collaboration with companions similar to Platform Calgary and the Innovation Centre. We worth these partnerships as we set up Calgary and Alberta as an revolutionary hub for development firms in IoT.” – Brenda Beckedorf, Govt Director, The Alberta IoT Affiliation
“After three profitable years as a resident of The Inc., the Calgary Chapter of Canada Studying Code is worked up to proceed our partnership with Platform on the Innovation Centre! Platform’s assist has enabled the Chapter to offer low to no-cost digital literacy programming to Calgarians, in addition to construct secure areas for women-identifying tech professionals to community and obtain peer assist in Southern Alberta — we have a good time the opening of this new know-how hub and stay up for working nearer collectively to construct a extra numerous tech sector that displays town of Calgary and communities throughout the nation.” – Melissa Sariffodeen, Co-Founder & CEO, Canada Studying Code
Platform Calgary builds and promotes Calgary’s tech startup ecosystem to create shared prosperity that may profit all Calgarians. Our applications join startups, founders, enterprises, and trade with the assets they should obtain success wherever they’re of their entrepreneurial journey. We’re the hub that evokes a beneficiant neighborhood of innovators–an engine for brand spanking new financial development and job creation.
In 2019, Platform Calgary collaborated with greater than 400 entrepreneurs over a number of applications and partnerships to develop Calgary’s tech sector. We aspire to triple this sector’s measurement over the following ten years with greater than 2000 startups and over 1000 thriving tech firms to create tens of hundreds of recent jobs and add billions to our GDP.
In the event you or your organization need to be part of Platform Calgary and construct this neighborhood of innovators, please go to platformcalgary.com.