David Shepherd
At TEC, one of our most central philosophies has always been “entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs,” meaning, our in-house experts help innovators and entrepreneurs grow their companies by drawing from a wealth of real-world experience.

This is why we’re thrilled that the Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator Program recently announced $1.5 million in funding to support increased program offerings from our region’s business service providers (TEC Edmonton, Startup Edmonton, NABI and NAIT).

“We are investing in these incubators with the confidence that present and future entrepreneurs in this city and area will build great companies and create jobs,” said MLA David Shepherd at the announcement.

A new way we’re helping entrepreneurs is through our Innovation Ecosystem Navigator, who is available to help Edmonton’s entrepreneurs navigate the region’s service offerings for entrepreneurs. Finding the right kind of help for your unique situation can be confusing. We’re here to do the legwork so you don’t have to. And if we can’t help you, we’ll find someone who can.

Tiffany Linke-Boyko, CEO of Startup Edmonton said it best: “As incubators, we see daily the potential this city and province have to create more diversity in our economy – especially when we empower people with innovative ideas.”

We’re looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and working with our counterparts to provide top-notch services to entrepreneurs while continuing to move the needle on innovation outcomes.

So who can access our services? Maybe you’re new to entrepreneurship – as a recent graduate, finding yourself unemployed, or simply looking to strike out on your own. Connect with us and let us know how we can help you.