The following technologies have been assessed and reviewed by our expert team and are currently available for licensing or sponsored research.

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

  • Programs / Workshops
    • Discover


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

      Register now for spring 2018 

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    • Validate


      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. 

      Registration for winter 2018 coming soon

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    • 321 Sales Academy: Sales 101

      321 Sales Academy: Sales 101

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

      Registration for spring 2018 now closed

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    • 321 Sales Academy: Lean Sales

      321 Sales Academy: Lean Sales

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

      Registration for spring 2018 now closed

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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

      Applications for Cohort 3 are now open!  

      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.

    • Intellectual Property

      Intellectual Property

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

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Alastair Ross Technology Centre

A facility dedicated to supporting innovation-driven enterprises.

Owned and operated by Calgary Technologies Inc. the ARTC offers more than 120,000-square-feet of office and shared space making it one of Calgary's largest innovation communities. What can you build here?

  • Virtual Space, Coworking & Tenancy

    We offer space to match your company needs. Our spaces will expose you to our vast innovation ecosystem of service providers, peers and resources.

    • Corporate ID | Virtual Space

    The Corporate ID service allows you to move your business beyond your home address or local coffee shop. Corporate ID clients are provided with a professional address, access to meeting rooms, business centre resources and reception services for a monthly rate.


    • The Inc.

    The Inc. is a startup incubator program that combines one-on-one mentoring and shared space to provide support and guidance for your unique startup.  From open desk space to dedicated desks, this monthly membership offers you the flexibility you need to move your business forward.

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    • Tenancy

    Flexible leasing terms of office space from 250-square-foot to 3,000-square-foot.  

    Be part of the Alastair Ross Technology Centre community, a 120,000 sq ft facility where 40+ technology companies operate their business. Tenants have access to meeting rooms, business centre resources and reception services. 


    • KICS Prototyping Lab at SAIT

    Managed by our partners at Innovate Calgary, KICS is a facility and program that helps Alberta innovators and researchers design, prototype and test their proprietary technologies.

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  • Services

    • Book a Meeting Room - for ARTC clients and Corporate ID clients only.

    Clients reserving meeting rooms are responsible for understanding the terms and conditions associated with using these resources as specified by the facilities management.  The client agrees to use these resources accordingly while assuming full responsibility for any additional charges incurred.

    • Venue Services - Host your event with us.

    We invite organizations within the innovation/technology ecosystem to host their event at the ARTC, subject to availability. Our facility can accommodate up to 75 guests.

    The ARTC meeting rooms are equipped with basic AV including; poly-conference, projector, screen and complimentary Wi-Fi.  Additional AV and lighting equipment must be reviewed and approved by the ARTC facilities manager. Catering and entertainment are the responsibility of the requesting party.  Alcohol is not permitted on site.


    • Client Services - Committed to providing best-in-class building operations and client services.

    Maintenance and janitorial services, contact:

    Neil Ubi, Building Superintendant

    Call/Text: 403-815-4008 

    Business centre or room booking inquiries, contact:

    Jen Neufeld, Client Services Coordinator
    Call: 403-284-6400

    Rental rates or operation cost billings, contact:

    Crystal Raymond, ARTC Facility Director
    Call: 403-284-6422

    Corporate ID, venue service charges or parking billing, contact:


    • ARTC Payments

    ARTC Payments


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