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Best practice programs to support early-phase startups from idea to revenue.

  • Programs
    • 321 Sales Academy

      321 Sales Academy

      Supercharge your sales with 321 Sales Academy. Using a lean approach, this series will help you align your entire organization - including sales, marketing and product - to drive more revenue, faster.

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    • Startup Primer

      Startup Primer

      Don't know where to start with your business idea? This workshop will prime you with the basics to help you move in the right direction. By the end of this workshop, you will walk away with a first draft of your business model, with input from an experienced startup advisor, which you can use to launch your venture. 

       

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    • Discover

      Discover

      Understanding customer behaviour is essential to your startup success. This applied program teaches how to engage customers and discover their motivations, preferences and needs. 

       

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    • Validate

      Validate

      This applied program will guide founders through the validation of a product and business model. By the end, you will have sufficient knowledge to decide whether the venture is viable, and if so, feel confident to begin sales and running a business. 

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    • Go-To-Market

      Go-To-Market

      Maximize successful execution in market entry, product launch and revenue growth by addressing marketplace challenges and focusing on strategy and implementation.

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  • Accelerator Programs
    • Kinetica Ventures

      Kinetica Ventures

      Kinetica bridges the gap between the energy industry and energy technology developers/companies. We help to validate and curate energy startups making it easier for industry adoption or acquisition.

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    • TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator

      TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator

      TEC Edmonton's Health accelerator is a bridge builder between the commercial medical world looking for new and improved health products.

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    • TELUS Accelerator Program

      TELUS Accelerator Program

      Applications are now closed  

      A six-month program designed to accelerate your company's business model, technology and operational backbone. Its goal is to support the development of growth-stage companies with technologies that TELUS could potentially use, integrate or commercialize in the following areas: industrial internet of things, big data, digital health & wellness, seamless communication & entertainment experiences, last 100 metres, smart fleet & transportation, and smart cities. 

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    • RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator Program

      RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator Program

      Applications are closed

      The RBC SEA #2 is a six-month program designed to accelerate startups whose mission is to create social impact while ensuring that profitability is core to their business model. This is a competitive program for startups, specifically those with a focus on health and nutrition, persons with disabilities, youth, education, new arrivals, the environment and affordable housing.

    Accelerator Programs

  • Services
    • CEO Roundtable

      CEO Roundtable

      A monthly peer advisory forum for CEOs, board members and founders of technology companies to openly discuss their challenges in a confidential, safe environment. The goal of the roundtables are to provide "just-in-time" advice on current issues, enhance accountability and accelerate actions/decisions. 

      "This roundtable has transformed our company, period. There are not enough good things I can say about this group. Even banks recognize its significance toward the foundation for a strong company." - Jeremy Bridge

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    • Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA)

      Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA)

      The Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA) puts entrepreneurs first. This program focuses on individual entrepreneurs who are building businesses in our community. Our mentors don't give the answers, they ask a lot of questions, sometimes digging deep to help coach you through your startup experiences.

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    • Intellectual Property Management

      Intellectual Property Management

      Professional patent management services for preparation, filing and prosecution. We guide all aspects of obtaining issued patents through our Canadian and U.S. patent firms.

       

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    • Funding Support

      Funding Support

      Prepare your approach to venture financing through performing a "12 Point Business Assessment".

      Having a plan to fund your business from many sources, which may include equity investors, is just as important as your business plan.

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    Services

  • Space
    • Corporate ID | Virtual Space

      Corporate ID | Virtual Space

      The Corporate ID Service allows you to move your business beyond your home address or local coffee shop. Corporate ID clients are provided with a professional address, access to meeting rooms, business centre resources and reception services for a monthly rate.

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    • The Inc.

      The Inc.

      The Inc. is a startup incubator program that combines one-on-one mentoring and co-working space to provide support and guidance for your unique startup. From open desk space to dedicated offices, this monthly membership offers you the flexibility you need to move your business forward.

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    • Tenancy

      Tenancy

      Be part of the Alastair Ross Technology Centre community. We offer flexible leasing terms of office space from 250-square-foot to 3,000-square-foot.

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    • KICS Prototyping Lab at SAIT

      KICS Prototyping Lab at SAIT

      A facility and program that helps Alberta innovators and researchers design, prototype and test their proprietary technologies.

      KICS helps innovators move their idea from testing and experimentation to prototype development.

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Welcome TECHSTOCK Exhibitor: Boomerang Bags

Monday, September 11, 2017

1.What is your innovation story?
We are about community. Boomerang Bags kicked off in 2013 when Co-founders, Tania Potts and Jordyn de Boer met up with the dream of reducing plastic bags within their community of Burleigh Heads, Australia. Thanks to dozens of amazing supporters and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, Boomerang Bags is now spreading into communities
worldwide!

We encourage you to think small (with big enthusiasm!). Boomerang bags isn’t about replacing all the plastic bags used in your local Safeway or Walmart (we couldn’t possibly make them fast enough!), it’s about banding together, igniting conversations around plastic, sharing knowledge about solutions, and inspiring people to make more conscious choices about how they consume (not just plastic bags, but all single use plastic!).

Distributing the bags is the last step...focus first on building community, raising awareness and making bags over time (there’s no rush, make it fun!).

When it comes to distributing the bags, consider how you can best do this with maximum impact – personally gifting a bag to someone, be it at a market stall, event or local shop, is a great way to start a conversation about the message of reuse. Chances are, the story (and gift) will touch them enough to change the way they think about plastic, which is an enormous win!

2. Do you follow a sustainable development agenda (for people, planet and prosperity) in your company /
business?
✓ Actively engages the local community in positive environmental and social change
✓ Raises awareness about plastic pollution as well as wider sustainability issues, and encourage innovative
solutions
✓ Reduces plastic consumption (and subsequent pollution), leading to cleaner parks, streets,
neighbourhoods and rivers
✓ Fosters sustainable behaviour
✓ Builds community connectedness
✓ Creates a sense of purpose and community ownership
✓ Increases the skills and capacity of volunteers, leading to increased employment opportunities
✓ Bridges the gap between senior citizens and youth
✓ Diverts waste from landfill through up-cycling of second-hand materials

3. If your enterprise could have a global application, what is your vision for transforming the planet?
Boomerang Bags is already Global and we are one of its results in the face of this transformation. We are the YYC branch and excited to make our impact locally. From our Australian pioneers, who have been working to keep plastics out of the oceans, our goal, landlocked as we are, is to keep our rivers clean, our parks green and our arms full of BBYYC bags each time we enter a store. If they aren’t there, there’s a bin of BBYYC bags to pull from. We will continue to engage in our global Boomerang community and support those that want to start up their own groups nearby.

We aspire to educate, to repurpose and change the throw away mentality of a one use nation. We are considered first world and we must act first class in regards to our community and planet. From the materials we repurpose, the volunteers, students, families and local businesses, we will involve, these connections and the connectivity already achieved, the messages and the bags will become the new normal. The vision of a Boomerang Bags Workshop van traveling the country, educating and running local workshops could be transformational.

Learn more about the impact of Boomerang Bags at TECHSTOCK 2017

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