April 2023

Alberta Accelerator by 500

A rotating program between batches in Edmonton and Calgary, designed with the shared vision of strengthening Alberta as a global hub for tech innovation.

Applications for Batch 4 in Calgary are now open!
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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?

Bespoke programming

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions? Contact us at albertaaccelerator@500.co .


Are there any fees for participating in this program?

No, there are no fees for participating.

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This program is operated by 500 Ecosystems Canada, Inc. (together with its Affiliates, “500 Global”). All content provided in this webpage is provided for general informational or educational purposes only. 500 Global makes no representations as to the accuracy of information contained in this webpage. While 500 Global has taken reasonable steps to ensure that the information contained in this webpage is accurate and up-to-date, no liability can be accepted for any error or omissions. Nothing in the content delivered through this program shall constitute or is intended to constitute legal, tax or investment advice by 500 Global (including investment advice as defined in the U.S. Investment Advisers Act of 1940). This website is updated as of April 2023. This is a non-investment program, and participation in the program does not include or guarantee an investment from 500 Global, or its respective affiliates. However, participation in the program does not preclude 500 Global and its affiliates from considering future investments in a participating company.