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15

Partners & Customers

4

About Platform Calgary

Platform Calgary offers programs to help entrepreneurs build strong foundations for their businesses.

Platform Calgary Headquarters Location

429 8 Avenue SE

Calgary, Alberta, T2G 0L6,

Canada

(403) 284-6400

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Alberta Catalyzer starts 2022 with a new name and first cohort of entrepreneurs, The Canadian Business Journal

Sep 9, 2022

Alberta Catalyzer starts 2022 with a new name and first cohort of entrepreneurs Alberta, Jan. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alberta Catalyzer, the new provincial pre-accelerator for tech-focused startups, is kicking off the new year with its official name and its inaugural cohort of 35 participating entrepreneurs from across the province. A collaboration between Platform Calgary and Innovate Edmonton, Alberta Catalyzer is providing education, mentorship, programming, and resources to help innovation-driven startup founders prepare for their next phase of growth. “The name, Alberta Catalyzer, speaks to the power of this program to supercharge our innovation ecosystem throughout our province – it is a catalyst for the economic diversification and job creation that comes with strengthening our tech-focused economy,” said Innovate Edmonton CEO Catherine Warren. “Thanks go to the 150+ startup founders from across the province who submitted name suggestions and helped us select the winning name: Alberta Catalyzer.” The name for the pre-accelerator was inspired by a submission from Nancy Mandaher, CFO and Co-founder of Sarcomere Dynamics, a robotics startup based in St. Albert. For seeding the chosen name, Mandaher received a $1,000 cash prize. Over the course of the year, Alberta Catalyzer will support a target of 180 qualified founders with a program focus on prototyping, ideal customer profiling, creating a minimum viable product, and validating business models. The founders in the inaugural cohort represent food and beverage, solar energy, fintech and AI from urban and rural communities across the province and internationally looking to establish their business in Alberta. “By combining our innovation ecosystem resources and networks, we are able to bring valuable programming, mentorship, and education to startup founders who we might not normally reach,” said Dr. Terry Rock, CEO of Platform Calgary. “Together, we are providing key building blocks for innovation-driven startup founders who are preparing for their next phase of growth. We’re helping to create Alberta’s future economy.” Alberta Catalyzer is a free, merit-based program series dedicated to Alberta-based startup founders. Divided into three phases and led by seasoned delivery teams in Edmonton and Calgary, it is a coordinated expansion of startup support in the province. “The Alberta Catalyzer pre-accelerator is a huge step forward in fostering a pan-Alberta innovation system for the benefit of all Albertans,” said Alberta Innovates CEO Laura Kilcrease. “With accelerator programming encompassing Edmonton, Calgary and all parts of the province through the Regional Innovation Networks, early-stage startups now have an exceptional opportunity to advance. Alberta Innovates has championed the Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program to create a critical mass of entrepreneurial activity that will put Alberta on the global stage as a technology leader.” “Alberta’s tech sector is growing exponentially and we’re seeing thousands of jobs created across our province,” said Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Doug Schweitzer. “Our investment in tech accelerators is off to a great start with the first cohort of startup founders in Alberta Catalyzer. The mentorship, education, and networking provided through Alberta Catalyzer will be instrumental to helping companies grow, attract investment, diversify our economy and create good jobs.” Alberta Catalyzer is part of the Alberta Scalup and Growth Accelerator Program supportedby a consortium led by Alberta Innovates. The consortium, which also includes Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Innovate Edmonton, the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund and Prairies Economic Development Canada, allocated $35 million over three years to retain business accelerators. “The Government of Canada is proud to support promising Alberta firms in accessing the supports and resources they need to grow, create jobs, and bring innovations to market,” said the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency. “Today’s launch of Alberta Catalyzer will enable local technology entrepreneurs to scale up their businesses and reach new markets with their innovative products and services.” Alberta Catalyzer aims to be accessible and welcoming and features coaches and mentorswho reflect our diverse population. -30-  About the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator program The Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program (Scaleup GAP) is intended to attract Alberta and eligible global companies to strengthen the Alberta ecosystem with a global mindset and provide them access to international collaborations and capital. Scaleup GAP is run by a consortium led by Alberta Innovates. The partnership, which also includes the Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Innovate Edmonton and Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), are allocating $35 million over three years to retain business accelerators. It’s part of an overall government goal to help create 20,000 jobs and increase technology firm revenue to $5 billion by 2030. About Platform Calgary Platform Calgary brings together the resources of Calgary’s tech ecosystem to help startups launch and grow at every step of their journey, from ideation through to scale. We focus on making all parts of Calgary’s startup ecosystem better resourced, connected, efficient, effective, and prominent. Through collaboration and targeted programming within a purpose-built home for innovators—the Platform Innovation Centre—we are a hub for a community focused on inclusive tech-led economic diversification and job creation. Learn more about Platform Calgary at PlatformCalgary.com . About Innovate Edmonton  Headquartered in Alberta’s capital city, Innovate Edmonton leverages, unites, and promotes home-grown innovation as a gateway to solving the world’s most pressing problems. We harness the power of the public and private sectors, ground-breaking academic research, and purpose-driven investment to build a shared prosperity and open international markets. From sustainable climate solutions to public health and digital education and inclusion, Edmonton is a leading global centre for inspiration, ingenuity, and inclusion. Learn more about Innovate Edmonton at InnovateEdmonton.com . About Alberta Innovates Alberta Innovates is the province’s largest and Canada’s first provincial research and innovation agency. For a century we have worked closely with researchers, companies and entrepreneurs – trailblazers who built industries and strengthened communities. Today we are pivoting to the next frontier of opportunity in Alberta and worldwide by driving emerging technologies across sectors. We are a provincial corporation delivering seed funding, business advice, applied research and technical services, and avenues for partnership and collaboration. Learn how Alberta Innovates .

Platform Calgary Investments

15 Investments

Platform Calgary has made 15 investments. Their latest investment was in Ulivit as part of their Incubator/Accelerator on October 10, 2019.

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Platform Calgary Investments Activity

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10/3/2019

Incubator/Accelerator

Ulivit

Yes

1

10/3/2019

Incubator/Accelerator

Swaportunity

Yes

1

10/3/2019

Incubator/Accelerator

Raydius Digital

Yes

1

10/3/2019

Incubator/Accelerator

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10

10/3/2019

Incubator/Accelerator

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10

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10/3/2019

10/3/2019

10/3/2019

10/3/2019

10/3/2019

Round

Incubator/Accelerator

Incubator/Accelerator

Incubator/Accelerator

Incubator/Accelerator

Incubator/Accelerator

Company

Ulivit

Swaportunity

Raydius Digital

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New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Platform Calgary Partners & Customers

4 Partners and customers

Platform Calgary has 4 strategic partners and customers. Platform Calgary recently partnered with Reverb on September 9, 2021.

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Business Partner

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9/28/2021

Partner

United States

Published: Tuesday, September 28th, 2021.

Reverb is the result of an ongoing collaboration with the Embassy of France in Canada and Platform Calgary .

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1/12/2021

Partner

Canada

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10

12/9/2020

Partner

Canada

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11/25/2020

Partner

Canada

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10

Date

9/28/2021

1/12/2021

12/9/2020

11/25/2020

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Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

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United States

Canada

Canada

Canada

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Published: Tuesday, September 28th, 2021.

Reverb is the result of an ongoing collaboration with the Embassy of France in Canada and Platform Calgary .

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Platform Calgary Team

2 Team Members

Platform Calgary has 2 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Terry Rock.

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Work History

Title

Status

Terry Rock

The City of Calgary, University of Calgary, and AIESEC

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

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Work History

The City of Calgary, University of Calgary, and AIESEC

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Chief Executive Officer, President

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