"Calgary is an exciting place to be for those in the tech and innovation space. Not only is the city breaking VC records, we’re leading the continent in tech talent growth. Momentum is on Alberta’s side."
Calgary is rapidly transforming into a global tech hub. Almost 90% of venture capital investment in Alberta came from 66 Calgary companies, totaling $500 million in deals. From Amazon Web Services’ multibillion-dollar investment in a Data Center Region in Calgary to tech giants Infosys and Mphasis, Calgary is attracting major investments from global companies. These big fish poise Calgary’s startup ecosystem for big things.
Accelerators and incubators are also flocking to Calgary. The likes of Thrive by SVG Ventures, Plug and Play, Avatar Innovations, Creative Destruction Labs – Rockies, Life Sciences Innovation Hub, and Alberta Catalyzer are all part of Calgary’s tech ecosystem supporting the burgeoning startup scene. The innovation ecosystem is further strengthened by support from all orders of governments, including funding for an Energy Transition Centre located in the city’s downtown core and the Platform Innovation Centre, as the nucleus of Calgary’s innovation hub. Moreover, Mphasis, alongside the Government of Alberta and the University of Calgary launched the Quantum City Centre of Excellence in 2021.
Attracting and developing world-class tech talent in Alberta is Calgary’s top priority, supported by Calgary’s five post-secondary institutions, the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program, and the Startup Visa Program. According to LinkedIn Talent Insights, Calgary is seeing the fastest growth in tech talent in North America. Emerging as one of North America’s most important innovation hubs, Calgary is where bright minds and big ideas come together with an unmatched spirit to solve global challenges.
Ecosystem by the Numbers
Reasons to Move Your Startup to Calgary
Low Cost of Doing Business
Selected Startup Organizations
Startup Genome Members
Key Ecosystem Players
Bow Valley College Centre for Entertainment Arts
Mount Royal University Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
SAIT School for Advanced Digital Technology (SADT)
University of Calgary Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking
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