Services that focus on developing your business including strategic planning, financial modelling, valuation, market assessment, customer discovery, pitch coaching and more.
UCeed, a pre-seed and seed funding program to help commercialize new technologies and accelerate UCalgary startup companies.
Programs and workshops that focus on developing your entrepreneurial skills as a business owner.
Life Sciences Innovation Hub
Access to Expert Advisors and experienced business analysts for LSI Hub members and tenants.
Management of Innovate Calgary/University of Calgary's equity and royalty portfolio; shareholder liasion with University of Calgary-based startup companies.
Founder & Managing Director, Novateur Ventures Inc. Vancouver, BC
Areas of Expertise: Therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, executive leadership, corporate partnerships, regulatory, board governance.
Founder and CEO, Elsius Biomedical. Calgary, Alberta
Areas of Expertise: Startups, Strategy, Financing, Medical Devices, Business Development
Co-founder & Partner, FUEL Biomedical
Areas of Expertise: Startup team development, financial modelling, sales & revenue forecasting, business planning, fund raising, investor relations and presentations, negotiating partnerships and agreements with external partners, market research, competition & threat analysis, business development, grants and funding.
President, Murdin Biotechnology Inc. Toronto, ON
Areas of Expertise: Corporate partnering, strategic planning, therapeutics, vaccines, M&A, licensing, and R&D
CEO & Founder, Wyvern Pharmaceuticals and Kickshaw Ventures Ltd. Calgary, AB
Areas of Expertise: Immunotherapy, oncology, infectious disease, autoimmune disease, corporate partnering, strategic planning, M&A, capital raising
International Sales Manager, Alta Genetics Inc., Owner/Partner & President, Rocky Mountain Holsteins Ltd.
Areas of Expertise: Agri-tech, Agri-food, Animal Health, Corporate Strategy, Fundraising, Business Development, Pitch Coaching, Board Governance
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, WEtech Alliance, Windsor, ON
Areas of Expertise: Startups, Finance, Angel Investors, Med-tech, Regulatory, Board Governance
Professional board director and consultant
Areas of Expertise: Digital health, eHealth, corporate strategy, board governance, coaching, business development, capital raising
Advisor, PhonicsVR and Startup Strategist
Areas of Expertise: Traction, Branding, Marketing and Commercialization, Customer Acquisition, Partnerships, Product Development, Strategy, Medical Devices, SaaS, eCommerce, US Market Entry
Areas of Expertise: Corporate finance, venture capital, fundraising, board governance, corporate strategy, life sciences, AgTech
Food Safety Diagnostic Consultant
Areas of Expertise: Food testing diagnostics for quality and safety. Business development, product design, and strategic planning in the food testing field.
Founder & CEO, Venn Consulting. Calgary, Alberta
Areas of Expertise: Regulatory, clinical research, business development, capital referrals, ophthalmic science, medical cannabis, drug discovery, medical devices
Research Associate Professor, Healthcare Consulting, Angel Investor
Areas of Expertise: Clinical & Academic Medicine, Health Care Innovation, Education, Cardiovascular Science, Surgery, Imaging, Exponential Technology in Healthcare (AI, IoT, Digital Medicine, VR/AR), Connecting spaces/people
Principal, Biopharm Management Inc. (BMI), provider of short and long-term management services to the biopharmaceutical industry
Areas of Expertise: Startups, Strategic, Financing, Therapeutics, Oncology, Pitch Coaching
Co-founder & Partner, FUEL Biomedical and Founder, Principal Engineer, Box 13 Engineering
Areas of Expertise: Mechanical design engineering, mechanical system simulations, new product development (especially biomedical devices), patent filing, technology commercialization, project planning and execution, regulatory clearance, lecturing and public speaking, and securing grant funding.
Co-founder & Partner, FUEL Biomedical
Areas of Expertise: Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, FDA and Health Canada Submissions, Medical Device and Drug Manufacturing Audits, Cannabis Cultivation and Processing
Director, Business Development, Harmonic Medical Inc.
Areas of Expertise: Startups, Strategic Planning, Operations, Business Development, Fundraising, Medical Devices, Medical Imaging
Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs Consultant
Areas of Expertise: Design & Development, Production, Clinical Studies, Quality Assurance, Regulatory, Marketing & Commercialization, Post-market Remediation
Partner, Avrio Capital Inc.
Areas of Expertise: Ag-tech, Corporate Finance, Venture Capital, Fundraising, Board Governance, Corporate Strategy
President, Tredea Capital Corp
Areas of Expertise: Business consulting with expertise in financial reporting, tax, accounting, and corporate governance.
Director of Corporate Communications, Genome Alberta. Calgary, Alberta
Areas of Expertise: Marketing, communications, public relations, branding, media relations, social media
Founder and Chief Strategist, Ventrek
Areas of Expertise: Corporate Strategy, Business Planning, Coaching, Mentoring, Executive Development
Managing Director, Fenwick & Associates
Areas of Expertise: Startups, Business Strategy and Execution, Pivots, Revenue Model, Public Policy, Health Reform and Economics
CEO, Centre for the Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics (CCAB)
Areas of Expertise: Corporate leadership, Fundraising, Board Governance, Strategic Planning, Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Regulatory, Clinical, Business Development
Communications Consultant, Instructor & Facilitator
Areas of Expertise: Corporate communications, strategies and tactics.
Executive in Residence, Canadian Academic Accelerators and Incubators
Areas of Expertise: Diagnostics, medical devices, not-for-profit organizations, foundations.
Contract Grant Writer, Editor
Areas of Expertise: Writing and editing a wide range of documentation, specializing in grant applications for non-profits and corporations.
Independent Director and Chair of the Governance and Compensation Committee, HLS Therapeutics Inc.
Areas of Expertise: Pharmaceuticals, therapeutics, executive leadership, board governance.
Any Life Sciences Innovation Hub (LSI Hub) member can access the program.
Yes, if you are planning to incorporate your company at some point. You must be an LSI Hub member.
Non-LSI Hub tenants can access the program, providing they are Non-resident Members of the LSI Hub.
100-hours per year.
Yes. You may engage as many experts as you like, providing that the cumulative expert hours do not exceed 100-hours.
No. Your LSI Hub Membership covers 100-hours of Expert Advisor engagement.
We will help you create a position description for the advisory role that meets your company's needs. We will circulate that position description throughout our networks until a suitable candidate is found.
No. Our Expert Advisors are located throughout Canada and the U.S.
We are exploring opening up the program to include other fields, but currently this is our focus. Check back often as we update the program.
Yes. Your company must be located within Southern Alberta and be an LSI Hub member.
Yes. Your company must be located in Southern Alberta (Red Deer south to the Alberta/Montana border).
Companies have one year (from their date of their LSI Hub Membership signing) to expend their 100-hour allotment.
Possibly. We will review on a case-by-case basis.
Absolutely. You choose which expert you wish to engage.
Yes. We love expanding our network and meeting new experts. Please note that Innovate Calgary is required to meet with the consultant prior to the work commencing, and engagements are subject to our final approval. All consultants within the Expert Advisor program are subject to a Master Services Agreement (MSA).