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The Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) is here to help businesses bring new products or processes to market. RINSA also networks with other innovation systems in Alberta to maximize efficiency and province-wide collaboration.
GPRIN is the Innovation Network serving northwestern Alberta innovators and entrepreneurs with the resources, knowledge and connections to develop, validate, manufacture, market and launch innovations into the marketplace. The innovation ecosystem in Alberta is expansive and GPRIN has access to resources and expertise in a wide variety of areas, in Alberta and across Canada.
The WBRIN supports initiatives, programs, services and events that strengthen the entrepreneurial and innovation community in the Wood Buffalo region. The WBRIN's purpose is to increase and capture innovation on the front lines, attract technologies and talent to its community, and inspire a whole new generation of entrepreneurs across Fort McMurray and the entire Wood Buffalo region.
The East Central Alberta Regional Innovation Network envisions a vibrant, innovative, and diverse business environment in the region that creates jobs, increases revenues, and grows opportunities for local business to export to the global market.
The Edmonton Regional Innovation Network (ERIN) is a coalition of organizations in the Edmonton region that support innovation, technology, and knowledge-based startups and enterprises. ERIN's collective goal is to build a collaborative, cohesive innovation ecosystem that efficiently connects entrepreneurs to resources, capital, customers, and the community through alignment of service providers.
CARIN's mission is to foster the entrepreneurial spirit that is present in Central Alberta and help technology and knowledge-based companies move from idea to export in a faster, more seamless way.
The Calgary Innovation Coalition (CIC) is a group of organizations in the Calgary region that support innovation-driven entrepreneurs, startups, and enterprises. The CIC's collective presents a single vision and voice regarding the priorities of Calgary’s innovation community, a unique model for collaboration in Alberta's innovation ecosystem. The CIC is supported by Alberta Innovates' Regional Innovation Network (RIN) program.
The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s mission is to support the development of the high-impact talent that is essential to the continued economic prosperity of Alberta. This is accomplished by delivering transformative community-engaged learning experiences to Mount Royal students. In addition to student programming, the Institute also delivered evidence-based insights and intelligence on how companies successfully scale through various industry-focused programs.
Mitacs is the key link between industry and post-secondary institutions, driving collaborations at home and abroad to develop projects which solve business challenges, and develop the nation’s innovation capacity. Mitacs is passionate about developing the next generation of researchers helping to fuel Canada’s knowledge-based economy.
Understand the customer journey with Snapshots, Heatmaps, and Recordings. Use Crazy Egg's visual reports and individual session recordings to get to know your website visitors – where they're coming from, where they're navigating to, and where they're getting stuck – so you can make design changes with confidence.
The best way to build web apps without code. Building tech is slow and expensive. The Academy is your guide to building on Bubble. We cover everything you need to get started — from navigating the interface to expert features.
Callision provides a wide range of communication solutions for different stages of your business. From encouraging growth with its free business phone system for startups, to providing medium-sized businesses with sales and customer service telephony analytics for fine-tuning performance, to delivering best-in-class AI-powered enterprise call center tools Callision is scalable, reliable, and cutting-edge.
Miro enables startups to work effectively together, from brainstorming with digital sticky notes to planning and visualizing ideas to bring your business to life. Receive $1,000 in credit towards Miro's Team Plan.
Meet Ruby. The live virtual receptionist and chat company trusted by over 13,000 small business owners with their most important asset: their customers. Startup members save $200 on their first month of Ruby’s virtual receptionist and live chat services with promocode STARTUPS!
Over 17,000 companies and investors rely on Carta’s equity management platform, valuations, and services. Free cap table management for recently incorporated startups with up to 25 security holders and up to $1M raised.
Customers expect the best experience from every business, including yours. Let Zendesk lend a hand in providing the right solution whether it’s customer support, sales, or everything in between. Get Zendesk free for six months—including access to tailored resources and its growing network and community of customer experience leaders.
Drift’s sales and marketing software accelerates your entire deal cycle, from first visit all the way to close. How? By identifying each visitor, personalizing their experience, and helping your team engage more effectively than ever.
CA Flowdock brings all of your conversations, work items, and tools into one place. Prioritize work, solve problems, search and organize across teams, locations and timezones. Real-time team chat for your entire organization.
Slack is the collaboration hub that brings the right people, information, and tools together to get work done. From Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, millions of people around the world use Slack to connect their teams, unify their systems, and drive their business forward.
One easy-to-use app to call, message, meet and get work done. Transform how you work with Webex. Improve your workstreams and stay connected with a full suite of team collaboration features for calling, messaging, meetings, and integration.
Salesforce is an online solution for customer relationship management or CRM. It gives all your departments — including marketing, sales, commerce, and service — a shared view of your customers with one integrated CRM platform.
The Alberta SR&ED tax credit program provides a refundable tax credit to qualified corporations that incur eligible expenditures in respect of SR&ED activities carried out in Alberta after December 31, 2008. Expenditures by a partnership, trust, or individual are not eligible for this program. In Alberta legislation, SR&ED has the same meaning as it does in the Income Tax Act.
Corporations that were Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs) throughout the tax year may be able to claim the small business deduction (SBD). The SBD reduces Part I tax that the corporation would otherwise have to pay.
This program provides repayable contributions for projects that aim to accelerate the commercialization, adoption, and/or demonstration of innovative products, technologies, processes, or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability.
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) is an employer-driven program that helps employers invest in training for current and future employees. The goal of the CAJG is to increase the participation of Albertans in the labour force by helping them develop the skills they need to find and keep a job. The CAJG is also an opportunity for employers to invest in training that is better aligned to job opportunities.
Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from early-stage entrepreneurs around the world. $1,000,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.
Streamlined funding structure offers institutions ways to both acquire research infrastructure and to support its ongoing operating and maintenance costs.
The Business Benefits Finder is powered by Innovation Canada. Innovation Canada backs innovators. From funding to expert advice to driving new collaborations, their flagship programs and services are designed to help businesses innovate, create jobs and grow Canada’s economy.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is an IaaS that delivers on-premises, high-performance computing power to run cloud-native and enterprise company’s IT workloads. OCI provides real-time elasticity for enterprise applications by combining Oracle's autonomous services, integrated security, and serverless computing. Available for public cloud.
Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best-known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.
Startup School for Aspiring Founders is a free, 6-week online course for aspiring startup founders. Learn how to start a company with help from the world's best accelerator.
Google Cloud Platform is a suite of public cloud computing services offered by Google. The platform includes a range of hosted services for compute, storage and application development that run on Google hardware
For early-stage hardware startups that meet the eligibility criteria, the 3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups program offers software, training, and co-marketing resources at no cost to help you succeed. Members are eligable for 12-month accounts of 3DEXPERIENCE Works.
The Esri Startup Program is a global, up to a three-year program that helps early-stage startups build mapping and location intelligence into their products and businesses. The program provides access to Esri software, development tools, ready-to-use content, training, support, and co-marketing opportunities.
Snap Accelerate provides companies with the resources and support they need to scale their marketing and customer acquisition strategies with Snap. Members can receive media coupons and credits for creative services.
Eligible startups get advanced Intercom features and Early Stage Academy at a 90% discount. Intercom helps you build customer relationships through conversational, messenger-based experiences across the customer journey.
As a bootstrapped company, we have a soft spot for fellow bootstrappers. If you’ve launched your product, are charging for it, and haven’t taken outside investment, Postmark will give you $75 account credit to help with your email costs.
With $120,000 in free IBM Cloud credits, Startup with IBM can put your business on the path to transformative growth. Disrupt your industry with IBM. Services include: Watson, IBM Blockchain, Analytics, Security, and more.
Teams building digital products use Amplitude to better understand user behavior, ship improved experiences, and retain more customers. It’s all about getting your users to that "aha" moment when they realize they can’t live without your service. Product Intelligence gets you there faster. Amplitude created the Amplitude Startup Scholarship to give you one year of these powerful insights. That’s a $40,000 value, completely free.
Collecting and analyzing customer data is critical to finding product-market fit. That’s why Segment is giving early-stage startups Segment for free for up to two years—along with other perks.
Successful startups excel at understanding how customers use their products. That’s why Mixpanel is giving early-stage startups free access to Mixpanel’s Growth plan for 1 year via the Mixpanel Startups Program. Eligible startups get $50,000 in credits towards the Mixpanel Growth plan. The credits will be valid for 1 year and cover costs for the plan as well as additional data fees.
The Career Development Centre is your entry point to the Asper School of Business and your gateway to the best employees for your organization. The centre connects students and alumni from our BComm (Hons) and MBA programs with employers looking for bright, committed contributors for full-time, part-time, summer or term employment opportunities.
The I.H. Asper School of Business has thrived for over 80 years providing world-class education to leaders and innovators who contribute ethically to the social and economic well-being of Manitoba and the world. The school is committed to transforming research and scholarship, building a community that creates an outstanding learning environment, forging connections to foster high impact community engagement, and inspiring minds through innovative and quality teaching and learning.
The University of Winnipeg is a dynamic campus and a downtown hub that connects people from diverse cultures and nurtures global citizens. UWinnipeg consistently ranks highly in national surveys for overall reputation, small class sizes, academic excellence and commitment to the environment. The Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Winnipeg provides a business education in a liberal arts context. Students in the Faculty of Business and Economics are very engaged and take part in opportunities for experiential and work-integrated learning. Our Faculty has four active student groups who each provide a variety of academic, professional development and social activities. Also housed in our Faculty is the University’s co-operative education program.
UWinnipeg’s Co-Operative Education Program is available to students studying business administration, economics, economics and finance or applied computer science. Students in these areas have the educational background to work in areas including: human resources, accounting, scientific computing, information services, and finance. UWinnipeg students are highly motivated and value the opportunity to gain work experience in their related fields of study. UWinnipeg students are exposed to a mixture of in-class and unique experiential learning opportunities (including Co-op, applied research projects and student competitions) to ensure a well-rounded post-secondary experience that prepares them for the future. Entry into the UWinnipeg Co-op Program is competitive. Accepted students participate in professional development training prior to starting their co-op work term.
Lighthouse Labs is a proud member of Canada’s growing tech industry. We’ve graduated almost 2,000 professionals who are currently working at top employers countrywide. Whether you’re looking for a developer or data professional, finding your perfect fit is our top priority.