Are you a promising pre-seed or seed-stage tech startup? The Accelerator offers expert mentorship, resources, connections, and programs to take your tech startup to the next level. Click here to apply.
Our team has been through many of Silicon Valley's top rated accelerators, including 500 Startups and Alchemist Accelerator. They're now taking that knowledge to help spur the entrepreneurial community here in YYC. The Accelerator is a not-for-profit that aims to change Calgary's technology landscape, one startup at a time. If you are ready to be matched with the best mentors in Calgary and join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, this is your chance.
Most importantly, The Accelerator is very lean, with concentrated programming so you can focus on the most important thing: building your business. We don’t want to get in the way or take up all your time, we just want to help you move faster.
What happens in the program?
January - June: Bi-weekly founder dinners with investors, entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, and more
January - June: Office hours with The Accelerator Staff
February - July: Mentorship meetings + Storytelling Workshop with Arleigh Vasconcellos of The Agency
February: Valhalla BaseCamp with Randy Thompson
March: The Art of Sales (or, How to Get Paid for Your Stuff) with Roger Kingkade + Sales Office Hours
June: Private Investor Pitches + Pitch Party YYC
Our lean 5-month program offers everything an early startup needs to become Canada's next multi-million dollar tech company. We are looking for a wide variety of early-stage tech companies for our accelerator. Ideally, you will already have an MVP. In the past, we've accepted companies focusing on artificial intelligence, hardware, fintech, and much more. However, we are always open to new ideas and businesses that think outside the box.
You will be introduced to life-changing mentors, venture capitalists, angel investors, and fellow founders. Our programming will equip you with the knowledge to handle everything from raising your first round of capital to product-market-fit, exponentially accelerating your growth. Partners like Dentons, Valhalla Private Capital, and Zelos Capital will provide expert legal advice and deep financial know-how. With a network to guide you through any roadblocks, the only thing in the way is your work ethic and determination.