Supporting startup companies through:

Access to a network of c-suite, sector specific executives and consultants
Entrepreneurial development training, coaching, mentorship and workshops
Referrals to potential investor groups, granting agencies and professional service providers

Business Development
Services to help develop your business, including strategic planning, financial modelling, valuation, market assessment, customer discovery, pitch coaching, and more.



Entrepreneur Development
Programs and workshops that focus on developing your entrepreneurial skills as a business owner.

Resources to help you during your entrpreneurial journey.



Life Sciences Innovation Hub
Access to Expert Advisors and experienced business analysts for LSI Hub members and tenants.


Portfolio Management
Management of Innovate Calgary/University of Calgary's equity and royalty portfolio; shareholder liasion with UCalgary-based companies.

Portfolio Companies


Program Overview

Fellowship Programs 

Life Sciences Fellowship - a two-year, full-time program that provides experiential learning in research and development (R&D) commercialization and startup creation for life sciences. Learn more.

GreenSTEM - funding and support to entrepreneurially inclined researchers (Fellows) working on “deep-science” emissions reducing technologies. Learn more.

GRInSTEM - an energy and environment focused entrepreneurial fellowship program that targets high-potential, entrepreneurial recent graduates to support the commercialization of new energy and environment related technologies. Learn more.


Expert Advisors

Access to a dedicated group of Expert Advisors (EAs) available to support Calgary and area startups with questions on topics of accounting, business development, marketing, and regulatory requirements, among other topics. Through their own experiences and successes as entrepreneurs, our EAs can provide your startup with invaluable insights into the processes and hurdles to overcome and grow your venture. Meet the team.

Venture Ready

This twelve-week program provides experiential training and professional mentorship to provide a framework for the critical activities that companies need to undertake, and track in the few months leading up to raising money from Angel Investors and VCs. Companies will work with an experienced advisor to push forward their KPIs as you begin to meet and develop relationships with investors and become investor ready. 


UCeed Haskayne Student Fund

The UCeed Haskayne Student Fund (UHSF) is Western Canada’s first university private equity fund managed by and for students and is supported through curriculum content from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business. Learn more.

UCeed is a venture capital fund that invests in pre-seed and seed stage startup companies from the UCalgary community. UCeed is a key program in UCalgary's innovation ecosystem that bridges the gap between innovation demonstration and commercialization. Learn more.

Medventions YYC

Medventions YYC is a four-month, full-time program that provides experiential learning in medical technology innovation in the area of image-guided therapeutics, artificial intelligence and data analytics with a central focus on identifying and validating an unmet clinical need. Learn more.

Four UCalgary graduates awarded GreenSTEM Fellowship

Program fosters careers for 'deep technology' entrepreneurship and talent development in Alberta

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