The world needs what Edmonton offers: a passionate and vibrant innovation ecosystem committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, aimed at solving some of the world’s biggest challenges - climate emergency, public health, digital education and inclusion, food security and social and cultural innovation.
With its educated population, high quality of life, and low cost of living, Edmonton is a magnet both to young tech talent and startups eager to hire them. The local innovation ecosystem is anchored by the University of Alberta, which is well known globally for its particular excellence in the field of AI and machine learning, as well as more than 20 startup support organizations and incubators. Innovate Edmonton acts as a community hub, connecting innovators with the skills, space, and advice they need to start and grow their businesses. Part of a global network of cities under the Techstars umbrella, Edmonton Startup Week brings together the city’s entrepreneurs and business leaders for a 5-day celebration of big dreams and fresh ideas. ATB Entrepreneur Center offers entrepreneurs advice and banking solutions, as well as connecting them with necessary expertise. Local accelerators and incubators include the ATB X Accelerator, NAIT, Northern Alberta Business Incubator, and Innovate Edmonton, which offers CA$ 1.5 million in funding from the provincial government to help startups navigate the innovation system. The Alberta LeanStack Accelerator Program is a 4-month program created by Alberta Innovates in partnership with LeanStack founder Ash Maurya. Recent ecosystem success stories include Jobber, a provider of home service management software, which announced a USD $60 million round in January 2021.
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