Getting started in the regional innovation ecosystem

No matter which stage of entrepreneurship your business is in, there is a place for you in Edmonton’s Innovation Ecosystem. Alberta Innovates supports several organizations in our city to ensure that your company is matched with a service provider that best understands your needs.

To get matched with the right service provider, the Innovation Ecosystem Navigator will sit down with you and listen to your business needs. Based on the information you provide, the Navigator will share tailored resources and introduce you to the best local service provider to help you move forward.

We focus on businesses that are ready to scale up. However, our partners in the ecosystem—Startup Edmonton, NABI and NAIT—help entrepreneurs and businesses in every other stage.

We’d love to meet you to see how we can help.

Book a meeting with our Innovation Ecosystem Navigator

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Ideation

You have an idea that you’d like to bring to life but you haven’t taken it to market yet.

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Startup

You’ve embarked on your new journey and are determining market fit, growing a team and are launching your product or service.

Learn more about our services

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Scale-up

Your business has evolved, your product or service is validated in the marketplace and you’re ready to grow even more.

Let’s see how we can work together

Programs and services tailored to you.

Events

Workshops, lunch & learns, and other events

We have events covering topics for each stage of entrepreneurship.

Programs & Accelerators

Programs and accelerators

TEC Edmonton has several of programs and industry-specific accelerators to propel your business to success.

Funding & Financing

Funding & financing opportunities

Businesses need funding to survive – we understand that. We’re here to help you find it.

Our Services

Services for entrepreneurs

Regardless of where you are on your journey, TEC Edmonton offers a broad range of services to help you take your business or technology to the next level.

Action Plan

Action plans and TEC Coach 

How do you know if your business is on the right track – should you pivot or have you reached a plateau? Maybe you need an expert opinion in an area outside your expertise.

Entrepreneur toolkit

Entrepreneur Toolkit

Our entrepreneur toolkit includes online workshops, modules and other resources to help you thrive as an entrepreneur.

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TEC Advisory Panel

The TEC Advisory Panel offers free and confidential business advice to qualified technology companies in the Edmonton Region. They have expertise in financing, taxation, intellectual property, corporate law, management, marketing, and product development. To connect with the TEC Advisory Panel, complete the Connect with TEC form

Case Studies

Case studies

Learn from past TEC client successes.

Contacts

Bridget Casey

Bridget Casey

Program Manager

Bridget connects entrepreneurs with the programs and resources they need to start, grow and scale up their business.

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Kathleen Norman

Innovation Ecosystem Navigator

Kathleen guides technology-based entrepreneurs, researchers and inventors through the vast Edmonton innovation ecosystem of business resources. She also connects new entrepreneurs with available resources in Edmonton.

(780) 492-7042

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Shelley McDonald

Entrepreneur Development Coordinator

Shelley helps manage the first contact intake process, database and customer relationship manager inquires. In addition, Shelley manages the entrepreneur training programs, plans and manages industry events and coordinates the TEC Source Advisory Panel.

(780) 492-6903

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