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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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    Space

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Welcome TECHSTOCK Exhibitor: Selfling Teen Support Foundation

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

1. What is your innovation story?

Selfling Teen Support Foundation was founded to help bring mobile technology to work for vulnerable young people who deal with a number of issues like family, relationships, culture, gender, and bullying, which all can inevitably effect their mental health.

In the summer of 2014, our founder, James Higgins, discovered a shirt in a storefront that said “DRINK BLEACH”. Intended or not, this T-shirt placement worked to actively stigmatize bullied teens, teen mental illness, and not to mention the family of Amanda Todd, the Port Coquitlam teen who attempted suicide by drinking bleach. Amanda, sadly, would not survive her next attempt.

It is this kind of stigma, the fear and shame surrounding how much we all have in common in our weakness and how dependent we are on others that inspired Selfling. Selfling is the reaction to how we treat illness, weakness, isolation, and how we generally treat others. Selfling is the answer to the question "Is there no way to use social media technology to help empower the youth using it?"

We had a chat and messaging app built by local developer, App Guys Inc., to help teens discuss their challenges and the things that matter most to them because over 90% of teens are on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat and 85% of them are smart phone ready by grade 11. The Selfling app is a way to help augment the message of existing agencies and actually features the the ability for teen support agencies to register and engage with teens. The Sefling app is accessible by teens everywhere on iOS with an Android version dropping soon.


2. Do you follow a sustainable development agenda (for people, planet and prosperity) in your company/business?

The Selfling Teen Support Foundation falls in line with a couple of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals but most specificly number 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. This goal aligns best with teen mental health and the risks of isolation that so many young people deal with every day. Selfling believes that this is the primary area to begin empowering young people – globally – as so many of them are already online. Further, our model is meant to work with teen support agencies to amplify and enhance their services, not duplicate them, which can be problematic and confusing for young people.


3. If your enterprise could have a global application, what is your vision for transforming the planet?

Selfling is already global! The Selfling app is on the App Store for iOS devices and Android soon. Our vision is to inspire a new culture where young people talk with each other, and with support agencies, more about how they can work together in an increasingly connected world, in spite of the division that we seem to encounter on a daily basis. By creating safe monitored spaces in mobile technology for teens to find out how much they have in common, we can help them realize and harness their leadership power at a younger age, creating a world of renewed possibility.

Learn more about how Selfling is creating an impact!
Come visit them September 14 at TECHSTOCK 2017

 

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