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

  • Programs / Workshops
    • Junction 31

      Junction 31

      Applications for Cohort 2 are now open

      Build a healthy foundation with CTI's international program for pre-seed startups. 

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    • Discover


      Registration for winter 2018/19 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


      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 closed

      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 closed

      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 closed

      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 closed

      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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    • 321 Growth Academy: People 101

      321 Growth Academy: People 101

      Registration now open

      A full-day crash course in human resources (HR) for business and technical founders and leaders. You’ll learn how to build an effective people capacity in your company, how to assess where you’re at with your HR function and how to develop an action plan so you can attract and develop the culture and team you need to grow.

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    Programs / Workshops

  • Accelerator Programs
    • TELUS Accelerator & Incubator Programs

      TELUS Accelerator & Incubator Programs

      CTI and TELUS partner to support Canadian technology startups at all stages of growth. At the early stage, the TELUS Technology Incubator (TTI) helps startups develop a robust go to market strategy. For growth stage startups, the TELUS Technology Accelerator (TTA) offers a combination of advisory services that strengthen all aspects of their business, leading to increased growth, higher visibility with potential customers and investors, and potential enterprise opportunities with TELUS.

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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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    • Global Opportunities in Calgary

      Global Opportunities in Calgary

      As a champion of the innovation ecosystem, CTI and our partners are helping to drive change and establish Calgary as a global hub. Explore some of our global opportunities in Calgary.

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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.

    • Intellectual Property

      Intellectual Property

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

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Junction 31



Cohort 2: February 25 - May 3, 2019 (10-week program)

You want to grow your business or social enterprise and we want to help you become a better entrepreneur! Junction 31 is your opportunity to build a strong foundation as an entrepreneur. Learn what it takes to make it, and gain an unfair advantage when approaching investors, partners and customers. What you learn here will better prepare you for your entrepreneurial journey.

Junction 31 takes a founder friendly approach to everything we do. Every aspect of the program is vetted by one question, “is it founder friendly?” This ensures we always deliver content and help based on your best interests, not ours. Secondly, the program is free and does not take any equity. We feel our program will prepare you to take full advantage of seed accelerators after graduation so you can hit the ground running.

Sounds good eh? Don’t jump to the application just yet though! Understand what is expected of you through this program before applying. The program is intense. You will have to work hard to keep up. So it may not be the program for you. Over 10 weeks, about 1/3 of each week is in-class instruction and hands-on workshops led by some really smart people and business leaders. If you are unable to meet program expectations, you may be asked to leave and reapply when you are more ready. 













This program is for entrepreneurs who:

  • Are first-time tech founders
  • Are a first time founder with an innovation driven product and/or solution prototype
  • Are serious about learning how to move your company to the next level
  • Do you have an MVP? A BMC? A VPC?
  • Are you pre-seed? Pre-revenue (or early revenue)?
  • Are you willing to work onsite at The Inc., alongside other startups for 10 weeks?

Program outcomes:

  • Find your product/market fit
  • Better prepared for next level accelerators
  • Data room set up
  • Access to advisor network
  • Growth of your network
  • Pitch development
  • Heads up on the unknown  



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