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Canada is one of the most welcoming and favourable countries for businesses looking to move or expand, and Calgary is arguably your best bet. After all, we have the highest head office concentration and the most patents per capita in Canada. Plus, Canada ranks #1 for Business Environment of the G7 countries (for forecast period 2016-2020). It also has the lowest total tax rate and one of the most generous R&D tax incentives of the G7 countries.

In this section, you’ll find tools and resources to support business development in Canada. We also have plenty of resources for established businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. Browse for:

  • details on grants, financing, and angel investors
  • demographics and forecasting information
  • guides and advice for goods importers and exporters
  • help and tools to expand your business
  • immigration and employment resources

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ACTia has worked with some of Alberta's leading entrepreneurs, concierges and investors to develop this two-page guide to the key resources & services within Alberta's clean Tech ecosystem.

Small shared coworking and office space in amazing Sunalta YYC that provides high quality private office and desk rentals and great amenities, without the large up front costs of long term leases and build outs.



Oil & gas - focused private equity firm.

Igniting growth for B2B startups and scaleups. Growth Academy helps companies and people level up their sales, marketing, product management and people capabilities to realize better results. [Accelerators and Incubators]



Establishing a substantive value proposition is critical if you want to start the journey from your “idea” to building a successful company.



Map of Calgary coworking spaces created by Calgary Economic Development.


The A100 is Alberta’s community of seasoned technology founders & executives.

ACAMP is a unique industry-led product development centre that advanced technology entrepreneurs count on to move their innovation from proof-of-concept to manufactured product by providing access to multidisciplinary engineers, technology experts, unique specialized equipment, and industry acumen.

The Accelerate Fund is an early stage, Angel co-investment fund available to Alberta technology companies.

The Accelerator is a Canadian seed accelerator that provides curriculum, services, seed money, mentors, and connections during two five-month programs each year.

Marketing consultants helping start-up and grow Calgary companies.

Acuspire is your personalized, automated recruiter. It utilizes advanced technologies to connect candidates with suitable employment. The more you interact with the system, the better it becomes at finding jobs that you really want.

Find agriculture and food products and services from Alberta, Canada. This catalogue was designed for you as an international importer, distributor or buyer located outside of Canada.

Information for Alberta companies considering exporting their products abroad and for companies from around the world interested in investing in Alberta.

Services to help you achieve your international business goals and export your Canadian agriculture and food products to global markets.

The most comprehensive database of food processing industry and its associations in Alberta.

The dashboard compiles the Alberta economy's most important indicators for businesses in one place.

AEC invests in venture capital funds that finance early stage technology companies and that have a commitment to Alberta.

The Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator program is a two-stream initiative funded over two years by the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, administered by Alberta Innovates. The purpose of this program is to offer support for prospective entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, recent graduates seeking employment and anyone who has the opportunity to create new products or concepts after service in a traditional industry sector.

The Alberta Geomatics Group acts as a facilitator to promote geomatics innovations amongst the sectors and augment business development opportunities.

Supports and accelerates research, innovation and entrepreneurship in all sectors in Alberta.

Tax credit to encourage investment in non-traditional sectors with strong job-creation potential.

The Alberta IoT Association is a not-for-profit consisting of organizations with a vested interest in the success of the Internet of Things in the province of Alberta.

An inventory of private and public sector projects in Alberta valued at $5 million or greater.

Not-for-profit organization dedicated to enabling women to build successful businesses by providing unique programs and services to women at all stages of business.

AltaML conceptualizes, develops, and commercializes machine learning (ML) software products.

BDC research on issues impacting small and medium-sized businesses in Canada.

Are you ready to raise capital? Check out the questions investors ask and be prepared for the real thing.

Where tech companies fundraise, recruit and launch.

If you want to produce innovative apparel for the consumer market or the industrial protective clothing market, you can get help from concept to final prototype.

Applied research for industry partners. [Accelerators and Incubators]

Assembly is a coworking space located in Calgary’s vibrant Kensington neighbourhood offering a comfortable, casual office environment with amenities and social opportunities suited to tech start-ups and small businesses.

A rewards-based crowdfunding platform from ATB Financial designed for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Alberta.

ATB's dedicated experts are here to help Alberta entrepreneurs.

The place for entrepreneurs in Calgary and Edmonton to get advice, banking solutions and connect with experts.

ATB Financial has a wealth of expertise and knowledge to share with Alberta business owners. Learn about business solutions, and get advice from experts and partners.

Intensive, 14-week business accelerator program supports Albertan entrepreneurs from diverse industries.

A multi-institutional, multi-phase program that matches youth with existing organizations and
community-embedded projects that have demonstrable impact.

Canadian venture investor with over 20 years of experience in financing early-stage innovative business opportunities.

Aviro invests in innovative food and agriculture companies that provide solutions to global challenges in the areas of health, wellness and sustainability.

Azure Capital Partners is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in the information technology industry using an investment research approach to venture capital investing.



The only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs.

Full spectrum of specialized financing.

Access information on business loans.

The BDC Capital Women in Technology (WIT) Fund is one of the world’s largest venture capital funds dedicated to investing in women-led technology companies. Women are under-represented and under-funded in technology and investment companies. BDC wants to change that. We will invest $200 million over the next five years to help bridge this gap.

Beauseant Capital Partners is a seed stage incubator with a focus on technology startups. We are located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Jakarta, Indonesia. [Accelerators and Incubators]

Designed to help entrepreneurs identify, anticipate and manage potential legal concerns early in the development of their businesses, on a cost-effective basis.

BetaList is a community of makers and early adopters showcasing their startups and exchanging feedback.

Access to thousands thousands of reviews, reports, directories and listings to help make smarter business decisions.

Business bank accounts and plans.

Business and wealth management services for women.

Boast Capital helps innovative companies in the U.S. and Canada recover their R&D costs from the government.

The BBG is a definitive guide for downtown office buildings, suburban office buildings, industrial and retail building information, and market commentary.

Coworking – Community – Collaboration

Provides practical, specific, and insightful advice from nine Vancouver-based leaders whose ventures are active in Asian markets.

Builders VC is a new venture capital firm focused on supporting entrepreneurs modernizing traditional industries through the deployment of technology platforms. The fund will invest in North American Series A stage startups disrupting long-established sectors including healthcare, agriculture, industrials, and real-estate.

This web service identifies all development permit, land use amendment, or subdivision applications that have been received by Development & Building Approvals.

From Statistics Canada. Building permits by type of structure and area, adjusted monthly.

A feminist equity venture capital company investing in strategically led companies run by women.

Providing resources and information to help Canadians get their businesses going and growing.

From start-up to succession, these business guides & templates can help you through key phases of business development and growth.

Business growth consultant. Focusing on strategic planning and development, Business Instincts Group helps companies reach their full potential.

Apply online or in person for a City of Calgary business license.

Licensed businesses open dataset for the City of Calgary.

Network serving Alberta entrepreneurs to help make their business succeed.

Streamlining your business permit and licensing experience.

Use BDC’s free productivity benchmarking tool and find out in just a few minutes where you stand compared to other Canadian businesses in your industry.

Subscribe to twice weekly reports to receive a continuous source of marketing, credit, construction and statistical data.

From Service Alberta, learn how to register your business in Alberta.

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has launched the new Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program in western Canada. It comprises two program streams designed to fuel economic growth through innovation and create more well-paying jobs for Canadians. On December 3, 2018, WD opened the first call for proposals for the REGI Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program stream.

Use this checklist as a starting point for your business.

Learn all about businesses taxes in Calgary.

From Service Alberta, information about running a business in Alberta.



C100 is a non-profit, member-driven association of Canadian thought leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area committed to supporting and accelerating the innovation economy in Canada.

Semi-annual report providing key economic indicators and forecasts for the City of Calgary.

List of Calgary's eleven Business Improvement Areas (BIAs).

Calgary's main connector of people, ideas and stories for over 126 years.

Upgrade from the home office. Discover coworking in Calgary.

The Calgary Innovation Coalition (CIC) is a collective of 17 organizations who support entrepreneurs with ideas for highly scalable technology-enabled startups. The CIC supports Business Development Advisors (BDA’s) who primarily work with Calgary-based early stage technology companies to refine and improve their business models.

Access Calgary Public Library Business, Law & Investing eLibrary resources by registering for a free public library card.

Access business-related programs and resources with your Calgary Public Library card.

Data in CalTRACS displays counts of pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles at intersections and on streets across the city.

Flexible co-working and shared office spaces. Shared spaces offer uncommon amenities and the ability to collide with other like-minded individuals. Community for businesses and entrepreneurs to work, meet and connect.

The Canada Business App makes it easier for small businesses to navigate government services and provides tailored recommendations and personalized notifications on funding applications.

Online platform connecting startups with a global network of angel investors and crowdfunding services.

Employer-driven training program where employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees to increase their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of Alberta’s changing economy.

The voice of Canadian businesses and the largest business association in Canada.

CDMN programs are offered through the network and provide tech companies with national and international opportunities via workshops, tools, events and funding opportunities.

Canadian firms, including pipeline operators and upstream exploration and production companies, are active in dozens of oil and gas producing countries worldwide. Canada can offer a wide range of services and products in oil and gas from grass roots exploration, pipeline construction and operation, to end of production abandonment, reclamation and remediation and more. The Guide is available in several languages.

CETAC-WEST is a private sector, not-for-profit corporation committed to helping small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engaged in the development and commercialization of new environmental technologies. (Accelerator)

An ever evolving and growing directory of active (or beta) online financial technology platforms and service providers in Canada such as crowdfunding portals, real estate investing, P2P marketplace lenders, blockchain initial coin offering providers, aggregators, consultants and agencies.

Provides summary reports and lists of companies importing goods into Canada.

Search over 1,000 categories and 11,000 companies representing the service and supply industry in Canada.

Search for Industrial and manufacturing products and services.

Financial support for your small or medium-sized firm’s development of new export opportunities

Create your visual business model or SWOT model with Canvanizer, business brainstorming blackboard, modelling tools.

Tax credit to encourage manufacturing, processing and tourism infrastructure companies to make capital investment in Alberta.

Providing the latest information, tools and resources to support and advance Canada's oil and gas workforce.

Statistical information for the 2011 Census of Population program.

Statistical information for the 2016 Census of Population program.

Chic Geek is a Calgary-based non-profit building a welcoming, supportive community for women at the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship.

Chrysalix is a technology focused venture capital company that builds, mentors and connects high-growth companies.

CIBC provides the right tools and advice so you can focus on what matters most — your business.

The Census Results book contains a summary of current data, historical data, ward comparisons, and ward and community summaries.

Accelerator and coworking for the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Colony is a premiere photo studio and available for commercial photo and video shoots.

List of commercialization resources for businesses and industry.

Get a desk at Calgary's boutique coworking office. Share a space with talented entrepreneurs, businesses, freelancers and innovators.

Small business specialists connect you with the skills, financing and resources you need to turn business ideas into reality in rural Alberta.

Community-specific information based on Federal Census of Canada and Calgary Civic Census data.

Purpose-designed coworking space for marketing service professionals.

Request a Hoovers company list from Calgary Economic Development. Email research (at)

Learn about the top companies in Calgary across a number of sectors, including creative industries, energy, financial services, green economy and transportation and logistics.

Your guide to doing business in Calgary.

CBWN is committed to providing service and support to female business leaders, entrepreneurs, business executives and home based sales leaders who have both successful and developing businesses and careers.

Alberta's web portal connecting innovators to funding, programs, services and more.

Identify foreign representatives in Canada.

This guide uses fictional cases studies based on interviews with real companies to show how the CPTPP opens and accelerates the usual way of doing trade among participating nations, what that means for firms and how Canadian exporters and importers can take advantage of the new opportunities.

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Rockies is a unique milestone-based coaching and seed stage financing program (incubator) for massively scalable technology and science-based ventures.

Crunchbase is the leading destination for millions of users to discover industry trends, investments, and news about global companies—from startups to the Fortune 1000.

An arts hub, innovative venue and coworking space for Calgary to experiment, explore and spark change.

Tools & resources for startups & entrepreneurs. Focus on released tools requiring no coding, cheap / free / have free plan, or otherwise worthwhile for bootstrapping startups. Initially made for entrepreneurship students @ Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. Featured on ProductHunt.

Licensed customs brokers in Calgary.

Cybera is a not-for-profit digital accelerator advancing Alberta's digital technology and cyberinfrastructure. Cybera is putting its cloud expertise to use to help Albertans launch new enterprises. These services are available to government, educational institutions, not-for-profits, and business incubators, as well as some individual researchers and entrepreneurs.



The DAIR Cloud program helps accelerate product development and improve the market competitiveness of small and medium-sized Canadian companies. With DAIR, businesses receive free cloud resources that enable rapid and scalable product design, prototyping, validation and demonstration.

Find publications, statistics, reports and studies published by Alberta Economic Development and Trade, as well as links to information resources and repositories to help you learn more about the province of Alberta. Connect your business with resources to trade and invest.

View population data by selected ethnic origins based on the Canadian National Household Survey information.

Dentons Calgary offers clients seamless and efficient service in almost every area of business law and litigation.

The Digital Strategy Fund encourages an overall approach that helps support Canadian artists, groups and arts organizations in understanding the digital world, engaging with it, and responding to the cultural and social changes it produces. The Fund will support initiatives that aim at developing a user-centred culture of innovation, a rethinking of organizational culture, work procedures and leadership styles, and finally, the adoption and deployment of available technological solutions.

Find Canadian companies that can supply your organization with the goods, services and the technology it needs.

Canada's top accelerator for packaged goods companies.

A new innovation accelerator founded by Arlene Dickinson’s District Ventures and IBM Canada. The Innovation Space is designed to bring big enterprise and entrepreneurs together to solve Canada’s biggest business challenges.

See what Downtown Calgary has to offer.

DraperTV spreads the entrepreneurial mindset and stories from founders and leaders in Silicon Valley all across the world.



Economic analysis provided by The City of Calgary Corporate Economics.

Economic and population outlooks provided by The City of Calgary Corporate Economics.

Updated forecast and analysis of various economic indicators that show signs of how Alberta's economy is performing.

Economic analysis and key indicators related to Alberta’s economy, labour market and various sectors within the province.

Calgary's HQ for collaborators, innovators and visionaries. The Edison is the first of its kind in Calgary. An office building located in the heart of the downtown core, dedicated to developing a solid business community through cultivating connections and providing spaces (including coworking) that spark creativity. The unique 446,300 square foot tower is home to RocketSpace, Showpass,, Entuitive, and other trailblazing businesses.

EdWorks supports the growth of the Alberta Educational Technology Industry by providing space, mentorship and business acceleration programming for EdTech startups. [Accelerators and Incubators]

Locally-owned coworking office centre.

Business and community coworking and innovation spaces ​in Calgary's International Avenue BRZ.

EnerTech Capital invests in early to growth stage companies that offer products or services that dramatically improve the profitability of producing or consuming energy.

Accelerator, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program, is the catalyst that enables first-stage entrepreneurs to catapult your business to the next level.

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 14,000+ influential business owners with 193 chapters in 60 countries.

EvolveU helps professionals upskill or pivot their career.

Find information about exports and imports of controlled products.

Provides Canadian exporters with expertise in trade financing, export credit insurance and bonding services, as well as foreign markets.

Determine whether your Alberta company is export ready.

Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting helps you get your business export-ready.



F6S is where Founders grow together. Connect with Funding from Accelerators, Funds & Investors.

Create a report to view financial performance data by industry.

Every lender and investor has different requirements that you must meet before they will finance your business. Find out how to prepare.

Short-term business office leasing and startup assistance.

Resources available to employers seeking to hire foreign workers, both temporary and permanent.

Platform Calgary and Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre have partnered to bring Foresight’s cleantech-focused venture development programs to Calgary in fall 2019. Foresight’s Launch program is a structured venture development program that helps early-stage entrepreneurs to grow their business.

Canada's industrial products and services search engine.

FrontFundr is the bridge that connects investors and entrepreneurs.

Canadian online funding tool.

Explore several different options that could help fund your business venture, including financial services, loans, grants and credits.

FUSE33 is Calgary’s largest makerspace featuring a Woodshop, Metalshop, Sewing lab, 3D printing studio, laser cutters, CNC and much more. The second floor of FUSE33 is The Loft - a small-business incubator and coworking space.

National, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39.



Global Affairs Canada manages Canada’s diplomatic relations, provides consular services to Canadians, promotes the country’s international trade, and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.

Guide for Canada's small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who are interested in expanding internationally.

Government grants, loans, and other financing available for your business.

Is your business ready to expand globally? Access advice, a step-by-step guide to exporting, Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), events and more at our Grow Globally portal.

The Growth Compass Lab is an initiative of Mount Royal University with a mission to deliver evidence-based insights and intelligence for small business through innovative industry-academic partnerships. The Growth Compass Lab currently has three programs designed to support Alberta small business.



Start working in Canada faster through the Global Skills Strategy. We will process most eligible work permit applications within two weeks. Find out if you are eligible for two-week processing.

Free and open source database tracking Canada's innovation ecosystem - accelerators, incubators, startups, government programs, angel groups, private equity and venture capital. Information is available on over 8,000 Canadian startups and investors.

Four ways the Hockeystick Database can help your company reach the next stage of growth.

See Step 4 "Where am I operating?" section for more information on home-based business permits.

Historical benchmark housing prices for Canadian markets.

Reports on Canada's housing and rental markets.

Monthly and historical housing reports for Calgary and area.

The Hunter Hub delivers and promotes programs which encourage entrepreneurial thinking and innovation.

HustleCo is a coworking space and marketing incubator located in Calgary, Alberta, that generates social profit by growing rising entrepreneurs, upcoming leaders, and ambitious people together.



Discover how to develop your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to test your idea’s viability without investing huge amounts of time and resources. Working alongside industry experts, this business growth accelerator delivers you a validated, market-tested growth strategy in only 90 days.

Apply to travel, study, work or immigrate to Canada, apply for citizenship, a permanent resident card or refugee protection.

Go-to resource for importers in Canada.

Information on importing and exporting from the Canada Border Services Agency.

The Inc. is a community helping entrepreneurs go from inspiration to market, providing early-stage startups with space to work (coworking) and grow through mentorship, support and guidance. This includes dedicated startup programs and one-on-one mentoring from experienced entrepreneur advisors and coaches.

Crowdfund innovations in tech and design before they go mainstream, and buy hundreds of unique products shipping now from Indiegogo's Marketplace.

A Government of Canada program that provides a single access point where small and medium-sized enterprises can find high-quality, timely advice to help them innovate and accelerate their growth.

Mailing lists, sales leads and marketing campaigns to help you find new clients.

Coworking space for companies involved in breakthrough innovation, immersive tech, and industry services that optimise experience.

Innovate Calgary is the innovation transfer and business incubator centre for the University of Calgary.

The Innovation Accelerator is a program for Alberta manufacturing companies. It is a four-module program held over a 20-week period, involving face-to-face workshops, innovation team coaching and webinar-based milestone reviews.

Connects you to funding programs like loans, tax credits, government grants and other options.

A one-stop-shop for Canada’s innovators and entrepreneurs.

iNovia (venture capital) backs early-stage technology entrepreneurs who have unique insights and a passion for making transformative ideas a reality.

Your one-stop government connection to doing business in Alberta.

New federal agency helping global businesses navigate Canada's investment landscape.

Find information and connect with an advisor to help you invest in Canada.

Publications available include flagship reports, sector profiles and Canada's cost and tax advantages.



Find work right across the province.

Find a job that fits your life.

Search for jobs in Calgary and across Canada.

Junction is a full-time residency program that helps you build a strong foundation as an entrepreneur and sets you apart from the competition, providing you with an unfair advantage when approaching investors, partners and customers.



Service provider for private capital markets investment software. Katipult is designed to be compliant with regulations, and allows firms to offer privately issued, exempt securities to non-accredited, accredited and institutional investors.

Kickstarter is an enormous global crowdfunding community built around creativity. Every artist, filmmaker, designer, developer, and creator on Kickstarter has complete creative control over their work — and the opportunity to share it with a vibrant community of backers.



Monthly labour market indicators from Statistics Canada.

Calgary and area annual and quarterly labour market reports.

Crowdfunding service - loans for Canadians by Canadians.

The Life Sciences Innovation Hub supports research-intensive companies to deliver commercially-viable products and services to market, by providing access to infrastructure, expertise, and startup services. [Accelerators and Incubators]

Lighthouse Labs has partnered with Assembly, Calgary's top coworking space, to bring Web Development Bootcamp and Intro to Web Development courses to YYC! Located in Calgary’s vibrant Kensington neighbourhood.

Largest database of Canadian female founders and funders.



Popular shared workspace located in The Edison, a building that is home to many of Calgary’s up-and-coming companies.

McRock Capital is a dedicated Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Venture Capital Fund that partners with relentless entrepreneurs that want to change the world.

This directory provides a listing of AFPA members, comprised of food and beverage processors and associate members, contact information and a listing of the company's products and services.

Solve your research challenges with university expertise, leveraged funding, and one-to-one support from Mitacs. Internships start at four months and can scale up as much as you need.

Provides services to help you test, plan and launch your own small business. Momentum offers classes, coaching and loans to get you started.

Resources for starting or making changes to your business including business registration and licensing requirements.



NACO is the champion of Angel investors, incubators, and accelerators in Canada.

Financing solutions for every need.

The National Research Council is the primary national research and technology organization of the Government of Canada, in science and technology research and development.

Step-by-step business guide to help you identify and understand the approvals and requirements needed to acquire a business licence.

NoTra Loft is a coworking space located in the downtown core of Calgary and directly on the C-Train line.

NSERC supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects.

Nucleus is a place to congregate, work, learn, and engage in a dialogue about innovation. Located downtown, in a newly renovated character space provided by Cenovus, Nucleus offers both permanent and temporary offices, as well as meeting, event, and learning spaces.

Numbeo provides current and timely information on cost of living for cities and countries worldwide.



OCCinfo is your one stop source for up-to-date information on Alberta's occupations, educational programs and schools.

We provide bridge financing to companies who are applying to, or have applied for, Canadian Federal Government SR&ED tax credits and/or grants. (Venture Capital)

The $100-million fund offers opportunities for private sector companies, non-profits and public institutions making transformative investments in Calgary that will be catalysts for economic growth, diversification, increased employment, and expansion of the property tax assessment base.

Shared office space located at Bow Valley Square.



Canadian seed stage venture capital fund.

Resources to assist in planning your business.

We accelerate the impact of Calgary's innovation-driven ventures by providing access to space, programs, mentorship and capital. From first time entrepreneurs to established businesses, our advisors, coaches and partners are here to help in each stage of startup and business development. Previously known as Innovate Calgary.

Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.

All-in-one search engine marketing platform you need to grow your business.

Register for small business programs at the Calgary Public Library.

Calgary's original, community-based, member-driven makerspace, offering access to work shop space, education, community, and shared tools for your projects.



Whether you are a start-up or a large corporation, RBC will partner with you to provide industry expertise and digital solutions that will help your business thrive.

The RBC Generator is a $10-million pool of capital for investment in businesses that tackle social and environmental challenges, while generating a financial return.

Learn more about Calgary's real estate landscape.

Is a trade barrier holding back your export business?

Contains monthly corporate registry listings published in the Alberta Gazette.

Office space, meeting rooms and virtual offices tailored to your needs. Workspaces for entrepreneurs to global businesses.

Relay Ventures (venture capital) backs proven teams targeting high growth markets related to mobile software, services, content and technology.

Whether you're moving to a new city or a new country, QMM will guide you smoothly through the moving process.

NRC offers Canadian businesses access to unique research infrastructure as well as the experts to optimize its use.

ReSourceYYC is an affordable coworking office for highly skilled professionals & start-ups in downtown Calgary.

Invests in technology enabled, growth stage companies operating across the entire North American Agri-Food value chain.



Salaries and wages information for Calgary.

A federal tax incentive program designed to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada.

Create your own flexible Small Business Banking Package.

An extensive suite of online databases to assist you in reaching the right businesses and people quickly and easily.

Provides access to most public securities documents and information filed by issuers with the thirteen provincial and territorial securities regulatory authorities in the SEDAR filing system.

Some things that you should consider when setting up a business and getting your business licenses.

Small business advisors provide free advice to small businesses and entrepreneurs navigating provincial regulations and business support programs. 

Download the Small Business Fact Sheet from our Report Library to learn more about the Calgary small business landscape.

Find local information to help your business make smarter, faster, better decisions.

A directory of business resources for new and established entrepreneurs.

Learn about income tax for those that are self-employed or are unincorporated small businesses.

Checklist for people who are starting a business.

Funding to help export-ready Alberta companies access new international markets.

Working together to advance and support social enterprise in Canada.

The Social Enterprise Fund (SEF) is a loan fund lending money to social enterprises in Alberta that want to make things better in the community and in the world.

Springwise curates and publishs the most exciting global innovations every day.

A tech community. Add your startup to the list of companies. Register as an accelerator, coworking space, investor or other supporting organization.

Are you looking to apply commercial strategies to your social cause? Whether your organization will be structured as a for-profit or a not-for-profit enterprise, you will want to employ many of the same tools and resources other businesses use to plan and manage internal operations. There are programs and services that can help you further your mission and help keep you sustainable.

Checklists and guides for starting different types of businesses.

With our knowledge, know-how and connections, and a big “can do” attitude, Startup Calgary will guide and support you on your entrepreneurial journey, pointing you to what you need when you need it. (Accelerator)

Entrepreneurs working together to build a Canada for entrepreneurs and give a voice to the Canadian startup community.

Standardized term sheets for Angel stage deals.

A free to share communication tool to help understand startup journey, identify key stages and to help develop Startup from "idea to business" and from "founding team to organization" in balanced and understandable manner.

Startup Genome creates the world’s most comprehensive research on startups.

Global map of Startups listed by City, Country and Industry.

All the facts and figures you want to know about Downtown Calgary’s commercial core and Stephen Avenue Walk, including vending, promo and busking.

Strategic Timelines is a Calgary-based strategic marketing and business planning firm with over 30 years of expertise working with hundreds of talented entrepreneurs. Whether you are starting, growing, funding, or exiting your business, we’re here to successfully navigate you through each step and stage to ensure a smooth transition.

An overview of the main provincial and federal innovation funding programs for technology driven companies in Alberta.

Stratus provides office-sharing and business centre services in Calgary to professionals, entrepreneurs, freelancers, start-ups, contractors, and others in need of an exceptional office environment and workspace on a flexible basis. (Coworking)

List of national and provincial agri-food supplier directories.

Government programs and initiatives in supporting small business in Alberta.

Alberta companies in the pre-commercialization stage of developing new products can turn to product commercialization centres to receive the technical equipment, labs or test facilities and services they need to bring their ideas to market faster.



Consultancy service providing business development and financial advice and connecting entrepreneurs to investors.

A free tool that allows Canadian exporters to check the tariffs applicable to a specific good in a foreign market.

Do business your way with our flexible and cost-effective account solutions.

Western Canadian Tech Directory. Tech West Canada is built for Western Canadian tech companies looking to grow. Connect with Western Canadian tech companies.

Techstars Anywhere is a (mostly) virtual Techstars accelerator--no relocation necessary. Through the power of the Techstars network and the use of technology we bring Techstars to the founders #Anywhere.

TECTERRA is a government-funded non-profit organization that assists geospatial technology start-ups, and small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) to develop and commercialize technology.

TECTERRA’s Geospace has a wide range of electronics test equipment and end-use geomatics technology that can be leased by Canadian companies engaged in the development and manufacture of new technologies.

Platform Calgary and TELUS have partnered to support Canadian technology startups at all stages of growth. At the early stage they help startups develop a robust go to market strategy. For growth stage startups, they offer a combination of advisory services that strengthen all aspects of their business.

Apply for a visa to work in Canada.

Blockchain for Business. Taking you from Hype to Happening with business and technical education, consulting and startup advise.

Thrive’s mission is to foster resilient communities and an inclusive economy. Thrive Incubator is a free business development program that targets aspiring and start-up social entrepreneurs. Thrive’s Accelerator program helps early-stage entrepreneurs fast-track their financial growth, while developing social change within their business.

Visit Calgary has everything you're looking for to plan your vacation or become the ultimate host in Calgary Canada. Features an extensive and updated calendar of events, an interactive map of Calgary and specially-themed lists of unique and popular experiences.

TCS assists with export advice and guidance to help you achieve your international business goals.

Generate customized reports on Canada's trade in goods with over 200 countries.

Vibrant coworking and learning space bringing together community members and students immersed in Calgary’s social innovation space.

Provoking innovation and building capacity in social entrepreneurship.

The Tundra ACE program is an exciting new initiative to help fast track the commercialization of near market ready technologies that solve some of industry’s most pressing problems.



Educational tools for small business electricity and natural gas consumers.



Vada Capital is an independent, family-backed private equity firm that partners with passionate management teams to help them achieve growth.

One of Canada’s most active angel investment groups since 2003 with member locations in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, and Vancouver.

Valhalla Private Capital exists to help entrepreneurs and investors across the globe navigate the lifecycle from “Cradle to Exit” and back again. Focusing on early stage entrepreneurs while supporting all stages of the ecosystems with its angel network, a full suite of investment funds, education, training, global mentorship programs and M&A advisory services.

Primary industry association for venture capital, private equity, angel investors and others interested in furthering the industry in Alberta.



Ward-specific information based on Federal Census of Canada and Calgary Civic Census data. Ward profiles for Census 2016 results are now available!

Western Canada's water accelerator, where innovators develop the next generation of Canadian water technologies and solutions.

The Western Canada Business Service Network (WCBSN) is a group of independent organizations that receive WD funds to help Western Canadians start, grow and expand their businesses.

Office space for rent & virtual offices in Calgary's prominent buildings: Bow Valley Square & Suncor Energy Centre.

This monthly report focuses on seven key areas while comparing Calgary to other major Canadian cities; Trade, Real Estate, Livability, Labour Market, Economy, Business and Demographics.

The Women’s Economic Council is the only national organization advocating for women-centred community economic development (CED) in Canada, and we’re the only organization that supports networks of like-minded organizations that help women-centred CED flourish across the country.

Apply for a visa to work in Canada.

Coworking space located in the heart of downtown Calgary.

Coworking space where members enjoy a complimentary gym membership, a luxurious and spacious lounge, beautiful private offices, an abundance of meeting rooms, and much more.

Affordable coworking space 2 blocks from the 4th Street C-train station.



Yaletown invests in emerging-growth technology companies in Canada that enhance sustainability and productivity for industrial and enterprise customers.



Helping entrepreneurs transform innovative ideas and products into world-class companies.

A founder-first accelerator program, driving innovation in the industrial internet.

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