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Alberta Accelerator by 500
Applications for Batch 4 in Calgary are now open!
Info Session: Alberta Accelerator by 500
Interested in learning more about the program? Want to get the best application tips? We’re hosting a virtual info session on June 5, join us to get all your questions answered.
Scale in the heart of Alberta’s tech innovation hub
We designed this unique program in the region for local and global entrepreneurs to land and expand in the tech innovation ecosystem of the Edmonton-Calgary Corridor.
Batch 4 of the program will welcome up to 20 startups, in Calgary, to leverage our startup playbook, run rapid experiments to test the market, and learn funding best practices to scale in Alberta and beyond.
Why the Alberta Accelerator?
Discover a tailored curriculum sensitive to growing sectors in the region, including clean energy, digital health innovation, artificial intelligence, and more.
Coaching and mentorship
Work directly with resident mentors dedicated to program participants, along with visiting mentors with local and global industry expertise to run rapid experiments, hold customer discovery interviews, and test product-market-fit.
500’s global network
Join this unique program while gaining access to a global network of partners, mentors, startups, and more.
Here's what you can expect
This 12-week hybrid program rotates between batches in Edmonton and Calgary. Batch 4 will take place in Calgary, Alberta with 6 weeks of in-person delivery and 6 weeks of virtual delivery.
The Alberta Accelerator by 500 program was designed with the shared vision of strengthening the Edmonton-Calgary Corridor as a global hub for tech innovation
We encourage you to submit an application if you:
- Are a pre-seed or seed stage startup
- Have a tech-enabled solution that is already commercialized and in market
- Are based in Alberta or looking to land and expand in Alberta
Applications open on April 17, 2023. The deadline to apply is June 18, 2023. The Alberta Accelerator by 500 team will review all applications carefully. We will reach out to schedule an interview if there is a potential fit.
We will respond with a decision prior to launching in July 2023.
Foundations of Growth
Foundational programming to cover growth marketing hacks, developing ideal customer profiles, and creating an effective one-liner. Founders participate in daily stand-ups that enable peer and resident mentor mentorship and guidance.
Growth experiments, customer interviews, and weekly 1:1 meetings with mentors from 500 Global’s extensive network across industries.
Startups will be equipped on fundraising best practices and will develop an effective presentation to present to Canadian and international partners and industry players at our Demo Day.
Frequently Asked Questions
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No, there are no fees for participating.