Expert Advisor Program

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About the program

The Expert Advisor Program (EA Program) matches early-stage startup companies with seasoned experts to help them achieve their business goals. This program leverages the domain expertise of advisors to help entrepreneurs complete specific deliverables within a timeline. Advisors on the roster have deep expertise in areas such as business strategy, raising capital, regulatory affairs, intellectual property, marketing and branding among other topics. Their experiences and successes help startups avoid common pitfalls and streamline their path to success. 

If you are a member of one of our hubs, you can work with any advisor (or a number of advisors) on the roster. Find the advisor that can help you with your business needs below.

Areas of Support

We have experts from a wide array of industries and expertise. They can help you with:
  • Business Operations 
  • Branding and Marketing 
  • Business Development 
  • Communications 
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 
  • Finance and Accounting 
  • Go to Market Strategy 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Product Design and Management 
  • Regulatory 
  • Strategy 

Entry requirements

In order to get the hands-on service, you will need to be an active member of one or more of our hubs. Following an introductory meeting with the advisor, a Statement of Work is outlined to include details such as maximum hours, timelines, and specific deliverables. After that, you get to work with some of the industries best to accomplish your business objectives. 

How to apply

Purchase a membership to an Innovate Calgary Hub

  • Click on the hub in the navigation to learn more

Identify what advisor you would like to work with

  • See the list of available advisors below

Connect with us to get matched!

  • Connect with us and we will set you up with the appropriate advisor

Meet our Expert Advisors


Whether you would like to be added to the roster or have a question about meeting with an advisor, we can help.

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