Monday, August 24, 2015
Calgary, AB - Innovate Calgary and Startup Calgary entered into a strategic partnership aligning their strategic mandates to integrate in support of Calgary’s entrepreneurial community. This three-year partnership foster a working relationship in an effort to grow and support Calgary’s entrepreneurial community.
“New Tech Meetup is a monthly event bringing together Calgary’s startup, business, academic and investor communities to support the technology ecosystem. Because of Startup Calgary’s role in the community, integrating with New Tech Meetup was a natural fit,” says Mark Williams, director, community entrepreneur development. “This partnership is really about the community coming together and providing ease of access for the entrepreneur community.”
The partnership focuses on partnered events, referrals and resources, giving Calgary’s entrepreneurs the benefit of a one-stop-shop approach. Entrepreneurs will be able to move with ease between the companies as they receive the support best needed for their stage of development.
Startup Calgary is pleased to welcome Innovate Calgary as a top tier sponsor of Startup Calgary's Annual Launch Party, which attracts 500 of Calgary's top entrepreneurs and supporters every November.
“We founded Startup Calgary five years ago and have seen strategic alliances such as the one with Innovate Calgary impact the tech ecosystem monumentally, says Hisham Al-Shuraf, co-founder and board chairman, Startup Calgary. “These partnerships enhance the strength of each organization and make Calgary one of the best cities to start a tech company.”
Some highlights from the partnership include:
• Startup Calgary is the feature sponsor of New Tech Meetup
• Innovate Calgary is a top tier sponsor of Startup Calgary’s annual Launch Party
• Innovate Calgary will support Startup Calgary’s role as a key entrepreneurial gateway for new entrepreneurs in Calgary
• Startup Calgary will provide referrals to Innovate Calgary
Calgary’s entrepreneur community will be the ultimate beneficiaries of this partnership. They will have the expertise from all involved parties available to them to help grow their innovation.
To learn more about Innovate Calgary please visit, www.innovatecalgary.com and to learn more about Startup Calgary please visit, www.startupcalgary.com.