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

  • Programs / Workshops
    • *NEW* Global Startup Program

      *NEW* Global Startup Program

      Build a healthy foundation with CTI's international 8-week program for pre-seed startups. Sign up for your advantage! Learn more and apply now.

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    • Discover

      Discover

      Registration for fall 2018 now open

      Understanding customer behaviour is essential to your startup success. This applied program teaches how to engage customers and discover their motivations, preferences and needs. 

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    • Validate

      Validate

      Registration for winter 2018 coming soon

      This applied program will guide founders through the validation of a product and business model. By the end, you will have sufficient knowledge to decide whether the venture is viable, and if so, feel confident to begin sales and running a business. 

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    • 321 Growth Academy: Sales Tools

      321 Growth Academy: Sales Tools

      Registration TBA

      An intensive two-day course to kickstart the creation of killer sales tools that will help you level up your sales.

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    • 321 Growth Academy: Sales 101

      321 Growth Academy: Sales 101

      Registration now open

      A full-day crash-course in B2B sales for business and technical founders and execs.

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    • 321 Growth Academy: Lean Sales

      321 Growth Academy: Lean Sales

      Registration now open

      This program includes eight half day sessions plus a one-on-one coaching session. 

       

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    • 321 Growth Academy: Marketing 101

      321 Growth Academy: Marketing 101

      Registration now open

      Marketing 101 is a full-day crash course in B2B marketing for business and technical founders. You’ll learn how to create an effective marketing capacity in your company, assess where you’re at, and develop an action plan to get you from here to there.

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    • 321 Growth Academy: Growth Marketing

      321 Growth Academy: Growth Marketing

      Registration now open

      An eight-week course for Startup Founders, Executives and Marketing Leaders to take a “learning by doing” approach to marketing impact. It’s all about assessing your market and current marketing, learning new marketing ideas and approaches and putting them into action by working on real-world marketing challenges facing your company. The outcome? A more focused and impactful return on your marketing investment and marketing that drives revenue for your business.

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    Programs / Workshops

  • Accelerator Programs
    • Kinetica Ventures

      Kinetica Ventures

      Kinetica bridges the gap between the energy industry and energy technology developers/companies. We help to validate and curate energy startups making it easier for industry adoption or acquisition.

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    • TELUS Accelerator Program

      TELUS Accelerator Program

      An eight-month program designed to accelerate your company's business model, technology and operational backbone. Its goal is to support the development of growth-stage companies with technologies that TELUS could potentially use, integrate or commercialize. 

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    • RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator Program

      RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator Program

      Applications are closed

      The RBC SEA #2 is a six-month program designed to accelerate startups whose mission is to create social impact while ensuring that profitability is core to their business model. This is a competitive program open to six startups, specifically those with a focus on health and nutrition, persons with disabilities, youth, education, new arrivals, the environment and affordable housing.

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    Accelerator Programs

  • Services
    • CEO Roundtable

      CEO Roundtable

      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. 

      "This roundtable has transformed our company, period. There are not enough good things I can say about this group. Even banks recognize its significance toward the foundation for a strong company." - Jeremy Bridge

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    • Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA)

      Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA)

      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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    • Funding Support

      Funding Support

      Prepare your approach to venture financing through performing a "12 Point Business Assessment".

      Having a plan to fund your business from many sources, which may include equity investors, is just as important as your business plan.

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    • Intellectual Property

      Intellectual Property

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

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    Services

RBC SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

Applications are now closed

The RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator Program is a six-month program designed to accelerate startups whose mission is to create social impact while ensuring that profitability is core to their business model. This is a competitive program open to six startups, specifically those with a focus on health and nutrition, persons with disabilities, youth, education, new arrivals, the environment and affordable housing.

CURRENT 2018 COHORT

 

Founder: Derek Rogers

GenerousTickets makes non-profits more effective by providing tools that help raise money, save time and build stronger relationships. The tools are only part of the story; their business model includes a profit sharing component to produce sustained long term growth, for both GenerousTickets and the non-profit groups they partner with.

Learn more at: www.GenerousTickets.com  


Founders: Derek Manns and Kylie Hykawy

Lumin is a digital platform that makes it easy for grassroots artists to connect with venues so that they can create and promote live events.

Learn more at: http://lumin.life  


Founders: Hafiz Mitha and Laura Sullivan

PlayCity is in the business of creating meaningful relationships. Understanding that most of life's best connections are made through a common interest, their goal is to connect as many people as possible through physical activity.

Learn more at: www.playcityapp.com 


Founders: Riley Booth and Jacob George

Re-able seeks to provide stroke survivors with accessible and affordable technology to help maximize recovery. Their first product, The Move, is designed to maximize upper arm recovery. Through a wearable activity tracker and app, they offer features like exercise and medication scheduling, inactivity alarms (to remind the user to use their affected limb) and activity feedback. The Move presents survivors with quantifiable metrics to motivate arm activity, and can be leveraged to monitor recovery programs.

Lear more at: www.re-able.ca 


 

PowerSwitch is a practical app to help victims of digital harassment - anyone being threatened, abused or persecuted via text, email, social media or voice call. Overwhelmingly in this case, the victims are women and teenagers. Entirely mobile, the app instantly captures and securely stores all communication (the abuse record) for use by lawyers, the court system or the police service. PowerSwitch gives control back to those who feel like they've lost it, and power back to those who feel like they have none. 


 

Founders: Sean Crump and Garrett Crump

Universal Access (UA) increases accessibility for people with mobility, visual or age related disabilities. They audit and certify spaces based on self-developed universal design standards. Once a business is certified, UA creates awareness of their space through social media, restaurant reservation platforms, wayfinding apps, and partnerships with senior care facilities and disability organizations, and more. Accessible spaces create immersive communities where all people, regardless of age or ability, feel comfortable going out without anxiety regarding the accessibility of the location, and it helps businesses grow their market share by catering to the needs of a unique market segment.

Learn more at: www.universalaccess.me 


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