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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:
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Oil & gas - focused private equity firm.
Tax credit to encourage investment in non-traditional sectors with strong job-creation potential.
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.
Applied research for industry partners.
A rewards-based crowdfunding platform from ATB Financial designed for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Alberta.
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.
ATB LendR gives businesses a chance to tell their story, and if Albertans are willing to back the business then ATB will too.
The only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs.
Access information on business loans.
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.
Providing resources and information to help Canadians get their businesses going and growing.
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.
CDMN programs are offered through the network and provide tech companies with national and international opportunities via workshops, tools, events and funding opportunities.
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.
Financial support for your small or medium-sized firm’s development of new export opportunities
Tax credit to encourage manufacturing, processing and tourism infrastructure companies to make capital investment in Alberta.
CIBC provides the right tools and advice so you can focus on what matters most — your business.
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.
Every lender and investor has different requirements that you must meet before they will finance your business. Find out how to prepare.
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.
Government grants, loans, and other financing available for your business.
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.
A one-stop-shop for Canada’s innovators and entrepreneurs.
Crowdfunding service - loans for Canadians by Canadians.
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.
Financing solutions for every need.
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.
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.
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 (accelerator) is a $10-million pool of capital for investment in businesses that tackle social and environmental challenges, while generating a financial return.
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.
Funding to help export-ready Alberta companies access new international markets.
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.
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.
Do business your way with our flexible and cost-effective account solutions.
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.
Crowdfunding service. Provides innovative fundraising technology to philanthropic enterprises.
The Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative is a five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada, in order to help move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace.