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Join us in making Calgary a global hub for startups and innovation.

Calgary's Home for Innovators.

The Platform Innovation Centre, opening fall 2021, will gather and support thousands of entrepreneurs and hundreds of tech startups annually from across Alberta. When a tech innovator walks through the door of the Platform Innovation Centre, they will have access to everything they need to achieve success and, in doing so, strengthen the economy for all Calgarians.

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Ways to Support the Platform Innovation Centre:

Join the Circle of Support.

Behind every great innovator is a supportive community. 

Platform’s Circle of Support is a group of passionate Calgarians who see a future for our city rooted in the growth of a vibrant tech sector. These community leaders are helping us establish the Platform Innovation Centre as Calgary’s home for innovators. Funds raised through the Circle of Support will go directly toward this important capital project.

If you share our vision for a strong innovation community that will drive economic diversification, job creation, and prosperity for all,  join the Circle of Support.

Support founders through the Pillar Team.

We are looking for service companies — from banks and financial institutions, accounting and law firms to commercial real estate — dedicated to supporting our goal to triple Calgary’s tech sector. These firms, referred to as the Platform Pillar Team, will be connected with and become a source of trusted business, professional support and guidance to thousands of founders and startups at the Platform Innovation Centre.

By joining the Pillar Team, service firms will be the go-to experts in their area with referrals and access to a network of 17,000+ collective members and thousands of entrepreneurs, startups and businesses. One Platinum and up to three Gold support opportunities are available per category. 

Become part of the Pillar Team. 

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Connect Your Global Accelerator with the Innovation Centre Community.

As a local partner, Platform Calgary has the network and resources to fully integrate and localize a proven accelerator. We are well-positioned to build a comprehensive local network for a global accelerator while ensuring they become immediately relevant and critical to Alberta’s innovation economy.

We are the ‘boots on the ground’ that will localize a global accelerator through collaboration with our regional industry experts and professional service firms. Platform Calgary will also assist an accelerator with the sourcing and recruitment of companies, pre-screening, ranking and selection to your criteria, and logistics support.

It takes a community.

The Platform Innovation Centre will bring together 50+ tech and innovation partners under one roof to reduce barriers for founders and increase the capacity and quality of programs.

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The Platform Advisory Roundtable

The Platform Advisory Roundtable is a group of community leaders who provide counsel to the Platform team on initiatives to create shared prosperity for future generations.

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Platform Innovation Centre

In 2021, Calgarians will celebrate the opening of the Platform Innovation Centre located in Calgary’s vibrant East Village neighbourhood. Platform will be Calgary’s home for innovation, designed and programmed to gather the most impactful programs and partnerships under one roof.

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Partnerships

Through the Platform Innovation Centre, innovators will access the resources they need to grow their business and, in turn, create new jobs, economic growth, and shared prosperity for all Calgarians. Our Program Partners and Members will help make this happen.