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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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Entrepreneurial collaboration

Monday, August 24, 2015

News Release

Entrepreneurial collaboration 

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. 
 

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