April 20 - June 22
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Indigenous Technology Incubator Program

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Inventures Startup Pitch Event – Apply Now!

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to pitch your innovative new product or service to a panel of leading industry professionals, VCs and angel investors, live in Calgary at Inventures 2021, September 22-24.

Finalists will receive free registration to the Inventures conference, access to professional coaching and a chance to WIN $10,000 in funding! Startups will also receive tons of exposure to investors from around the globe.

Applications are open for startups focused on the following categories: 

  • Innovation of Work 
  • AgTech Meets BioTech
  • The AI Datasphere
  • Co-Designing Healthier Living
  • Building Adaptive Communities
  • Net-Zero Emissions Energy

It’s FREE to apply! The deadline is May 14, so get yours in today! 

Inventures Startup Pitch Event – Apply Now!

An exciting, challenging and rewarding career awaits all new graduates who hold degrees or diplomas in agricultural and environmental sciences.

Look for career opportunities in:

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Crop Production
  • Land Reclamation
  • Animal Production
  • Land Remediation
  • Food Development and Processing
  • Water Resources Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Greenhouse Gas Management

and MANY others

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The Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA) is a volunteer organization committed to helping entrepreneurs achieve success by surrounding them with a team of business leaders who provide conflict-free mentorship, coaching, and guidance.

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The University of Lethbridge library’s Project Sandbox has moved virtual and have some new programs: 

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Looking to get your feet wet in a startup? Venture For Canada offers post-secondary students the opportunity to explore entrepreneurial work experiences in Atlantic Canada, British Columbia and the Prairies. Learn invaluable skills on your road to building your future from those in the best position to teach - other entrepreneurs.

Bonus: our program fits the requirements of most co-op placements

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Have you tried our Education-on-Demand?

In the Fall, Tecconnect began offering programs via our Education-on-Demand service. 

We plan to have more content coming available in the new year, so consider starting out by taking Entrepreneurship 101 and order these 6 sessions for FREE at the link below. 

Entrepreneurship 101: Foundations Module
This 6-week program is designed to focus on the introductory fundamentals of designing and validating the value proposition for your business idea and explores how to build it out using the Business Model Canvas (BMC).

The video recordings of our Fall 2019 session provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to harness their business idea in order to develop a working canvas that can serve as a living, breathing reference tool while building the approach towards full-scale operation.

The key takeaways for this course are: to guide entrepreneurs towards appropriate market validation of your idea; and to gain the understanding to have it built and eventually be mapped into a robust business plan.

Register for all 6 sessions and get ready for new announcements in 2021!

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Nominate her for the 2021 AWE Awards


Applications are open for the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses, starting on September 27, 2020, until June 2021. This subsidy will provide payments directly to qualifying renters and property owners, without requiring the participation of landlords.

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 TECTERRA, a geospatial technology innovation support centre that supports the Canadian development and commercialization of geomatics technologies. Since TECTERRA’s inception in 2009, as a non-profit organization, we have directly supported hundreds of startups and SMEs in Alberta, creating over $365 million in economic impact and helped over 280 companies.

 BUILD program. TECTERRA invests in small but growing companies that utilize geospatial technology with higher than average technical risk and solving problems for large or clearly-defined markets in Alberta and beyond. TECTERRA’s BUILD program empowers Alberta businesses to accelerate and de-risk the development and commercialization of innovative geospatial technology with a non-dilutive, 0% interest loan of up to $500,000.