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Calgary Technologies Inc. rebrands to Platform Calgary

On March 4, 2019 Calgary Technologies Inc. will begin rebranding to Platform Calgary. As Platform Calgary, our focus will remain on supporting Calgary's innovation-driven companies by providing access to space, programming and advocacy, while also championing the vision for the new Platform Innovation Centre's design, activity, and culture. Our name change comes at the heels of our recent announcement as the new operator of the Platform Innovation Centre opening in East Village in the fall of 2020.

Why Platform Calgary?

There is a need to make innovation more accessible and visible to our community and this rebrand aligns with the City of Calgary's 10-Year Economic Strategy. Platform started with the idea of transforming Calgary into a global innovation hub. As Platform Calgary, we are turning that idea into action. Through this work the next wave of shared prosperity is being generated in our city, transforming local businesses into international success stories. By working together, we can make Calgary a global hub for startups and innovation.

It is about elevating innovation, and Platform Calgary is the next phase and evolution of Calgary Technologies Inc.

What's next?

March 4, 2019 marks our first official day of business as Platform Calgary. Over the next few months, you will see our materials transitioning over to our new name and brand. Our long-term priority is to put a focus on innovation in the heart of downtown Calgary. On March 4, 2019, we are opening Platform Beta at the Hillier Block in East Village. This historic 5,300-sq-ft building will serve as our interim downtown facility while the Platform Innovation Centre is being built.

We will continue to operate and provide services out of the Alastair Ross Technology Centre and The Inc.

Save the date for May 15, 2019: Annual Report to Community, Demo Day and Strategy Launch in the new Central Library. The event will showcase our Junction program graduates and will be the public launch event for our new Platform Calgary identity and strategic plan.

Have a question?

Contact us at communications@calgarytechnologies.com

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Best practice programs to support early-phase startups from idea to revenue.

  • Programs / Workshops
    • Junction 31

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    • CEO Roundtable

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      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. 

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      The Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA) is a volunteer organization that provides objective, conflict-free guidance to entrepreneurs in southern Alberta. Each entrepreneur is matched with a team of mentors, which gives a more in-depth experience than traditional one-on-one relationships.

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    • Startup Visa

      Startup Visa

      Canada's Startup Visa (SUV) Program is intended to attract foreign entrepreneurs who wish to establish new, high-growth businesses in Canada that will support innovation and job creation. 

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      Global Opportunities in Calgary

      As a champion of the innovation ecosystem, CTI and our partners are helping to drive change and establish Calgary as a global hub. Explore some of our global opportunities in Calgary.

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      Intellectual Property

      Questions about intellectual property? Want to learn more? Connect with our partners at Innovate Calgary. 

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Calgary Technologies Inc. (CTI) accelerates the impact of innovation-driven ventures by providing access to space, programs, mentorship and capital. From first-time entrepreneurs to established enterprises, CTI advisors, coaches and partners are there to help at each stage of your business.

 

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    University of Calgary



    The University of Calgary is a publicly funded research-intensive university founded in 1966, with 14 faculties offering more than 250 academic programs, and more than 50 research institutes and centres.  As one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, UCalgary combines the best of university tradition with the city of Calgary’s vibrant energy and diversity. 

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    Calgary Chamber



    Led by a team of volunteers and full-time staff, the Chamber provides a forum for debate on critical issues, an innovative public policy solution provider and a destination for networking with other members of the Calgary business community.

    The Chamber seeks to link the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of Calgarians to provide constructive solutions to critical policy issues and influence decisions at all levels of government. From networking events, to advertising and sponsorship opportunities, to professional development at our many Chamber events - the Chamber is the leading business organization in Calgary.

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    The Corporation of The City of Calgary is designated by the Province of Alberta through the Municipal Government Act as the official administrative body for Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    The City of Calgary delivers more than 500 lines of business, from road design and transit planning to dog licensing, enforcement, environmental protection and staffing and running public recreational facilities.

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  • Board of Directors

    • Evan Hu, Board Chair
      Adjunct Professor, Mount Royal University Bissett School of Business
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    • Heather Herring
      Principal, Makeitso Inc.
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    • Dr. Edward McCauley
      Vice President (Research), University of Calgary
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    • John Reynolds
      Associate Vice President Research, University of Calgary
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    • Brad Zumwalt
      Partner, Zinc Ventures
      Biography

    • Gord Follett
      Vice President of Finance, Bridgewater Bank
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    • Linda Dalgetty
      Vice President, Finance & Services, University of Calgary
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    • Ray DePaul
      Director, Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Mount Royal University
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    • Jim Dewald
      Dean, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
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    • Alex Zahavich
      Vice-president, Corporate Development and Applied Research, SAIT Polytechnic
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    • Dan Furst
      Legal Counsel, Suncor Energy

    • Sujatha Kamma 
      Program Director, Alberta Health Services
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    All publications here were created as Innovate Calgary, prior to our new corporate structure. Learn more about the seperation of Innovate Calgary and CTI here

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    • Career Opportunities

    CTI supports innovation-driven entrepreneurs and enterprises focused on business growth by providing access to space, programs, capital, advisors and mentorship, thought leadership and our network. We provide a unique environment for employees by combining a flexible work environment with great exposure to the breadth of Alberta's growing innovation sector. 

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