Calgary Innovation Spaces

Lynn’s list of active Co-Work/Accelerators/Incubators Innovation Spaces in Calgary.

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Last updated April 23, 2019

Co-work = shared space
Incubator = closed offices
Accelerator = programming (which may include use of co-work space), usually cohort-based


Featured Space:

Infusion CoWorking

https://www.infusioncoworking.ca/

  • The newest Co-work Incubator space.
  • Close to Downtown, Beltline & Inglewood

The Spaces (in alphabetical order):

The Accelerator (program based at The Collective 1212)

http://www.theaccelerator.tech/

  • Accelerator
  • Software, hardware
  • Inglewood area
  • Cohort #5 starting February 2019

ATB X Accelerator

http://www.atb.com/business/experts/Pages/ATB-X-Accelerator.aspx

  • Accelerator
  • Software, social
  • Beltline area
  • Cohort #6 starting Winter 2019

Assembly

http://www.assemblycs.com

  • Co-work, Incubator
  • Software, communications
  • Kensington area

The Bridge

http://www.thebridgeco.works/

  • Co-work
  • Social Venture/Impact
  • Downtown

Calgary Chamber of Commerce Ignite

http://www.calgarychamber.com/interact/ignite

  • Accelerator
  • Small Business
  • Downtown

CETAC West

https://cetacwest.com/

  • Accelerator
  • Environment, green energy tech
  • University area
  • Not cohort-based, continuous intake

The Collective 1212

http://www.thecollective1212.space

  • Co-work
  • Software, hardware
  • Inglewood area

The Commons

http://www.thecommonscalgary.com

  • Co-work, Incubator
  • Software, communications
  • Inglewood area

Commun-o

http://commun-o.com/

  • Co-work, Partnerships
  • Freelance ICT workers, teams companies
  • Inglewood area

cSPACE

http://cspacekingedward.com/

  • Co-work
  • Creative technologies
  • Under development in South Calgary area

Creative Destruction Lab – Rockies

https://www.creativedestructionlab.com/

  • Accelerator
  • Various advanced technologies, various locations across Canada, including Calgary
  • University and Downtown
  • Apply for 2019 streams now

District Ventures

http://www.districtventures.ca/

  • Accelerator
  • Consumer products
  • Kensington area
  • Cohort #6 graduated January 2019

District Ventures with IBM

http://www.dv-ibm-innovation-space.com/

  • Accelerator
  • Bluemix and Watson applied to Health/Fin/Ag/Clean/Natural Resources Tech
  • Kensington area
  • Cohort #4 graduated January 2019

The Edison

http://edisoncalgary.com/

  • Incubator, Co-work
  • All technology
  • Downtown

EFFECTIVE

http://effectiv.ca/

  • Co-work, Mentoring
  • Software
  • Beltline (MTech building)

Emerge

http://www.emergehub.ca/

  • Co-work
  • General, Administration
  • South-East – 17th/International Avenue

Entrepreneurs’ Organization

https://www.eonetwork.org/calgary

https://www.eonetwork.org/eo-accelerator/

  • Peer-to-peer international mentoring & networking for business growth
  • All industries
  • Virtual, meets monthly

Global Business Centre

https://www.calgaryeconomicdevelopment.com/industries/global-development/global-business-centre/

  • Co-work
  • International Businesses Visiting Calgary
  • Downtown

HustleCo

https://hustleco.space/

  • Co-work
  • General, Marketing, Social
  • *** NEW LOCATION *** Beltline area see announcement

Infusion CoWorking

https://www.infusioncoworking.ca/

  • The newest Co-work Incubator space.
  • Close to Downtown, Beltline & Inglewood

Imaginea

https://imagineaenergy.com/

  • Investments
  • Clean Energy
  • Downtown

Nucleus/Rainforest/OddFellows

https://www.nucleuscalgary.com/

  • Incubator, Events
  • Technology startups
  • Downtown

Platform (was Calgary Technologies Inc.)

https://platformcalgary.com/

  • The original Incubator, owned by University of Calgary and City of Calgary, also have The Inc. Co-work space, also has Accelerator programs
  • Large variety of tech companies and service providers
  • University area

Junction31 by Platform

  • The newest Accelerator program.
  • First time founders
  • University area
  • Applications for cohort #3 open now

TELUS with Platform

  • Accelerator
  • Big data, analytics, telecommunications, internet of things (IoT), health sectors
  • University area
  • Cohort #3 underway August 2018

Regus

https://www.regus.com/workspace/canada/ab/calgary

  • Co-work, Incubator
  • Anything
  • Downtown Calgary and 3000 locations worldwide

ResourceYYC

https://www.resourceyyc.org/

  • Co-work
  • Energy tech
  • Beltline area

STEM Learning Lab

http://stemlearninglab.com/

  • Co-work
  • STEM, EdTech, Design Thinking
  • South-East, near Calgary Farmers’ Market

Tecterra

http://www.tecterra.com/

  • Mentoring, Funding
  • Geospatial
  • South-East, near Calgary Farmers’ Market

The Space at 921

https://www.thespaceat921.com/

  • Co-work
  • Mindful creatives
  • Inglewood

Tundra ACE

http://tundraace.com/

  • Accelerator
  • Energy
  • South-East
  • Not cohort-based, continuous intake

WaterNext

https://waternext.ca/

  • Mentoring, Investments
  • Water
  • University Area

Work Nicer

http://worknicer.ca/

  • Co-work
  • Software, creative
  • Beltline, Downtown

Zone Startups Calgary with GE & TELUS

http://calgary.zonestartups.com/

  • Accelerator
  • Industrial Internet, IoT, EnergyTech, HealthTech
  • Downtown
  • Not cohort-based, continuous intake

Links to The World-wide Spaces

This site http://coworkingmap.org/ lists 1400 co-work spaces in the world but misses many (e.g. only lists 1 in Calgary)

This site http://copass.org is an international co-work space membership pass for digital nomadic workers.

WeWork https://www.wework.com/locations


My current Favorite Space

http://kohub.org/ – Ko Lanta, Thailand


Future Spaces

These are ones I’ve heard may be on the horizon.

Rocketspace

http://www.rocketspace.com/tech-campus/calgary

http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/silicon-valley-based-tech-accelerator-to-move-into-old-encana-place-tower

  • Co-work, Incubator, Accelerator
  • Tech, Varied
  • Downtown

Platform

  • Large mixed space, varied
  • Tech, Varied
  • Downtown, East Village

http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/yedlin-calgary-takes-big-step-forward-with-platform-project


If you have any others you think should be on the list, send me an email to: lynn.sutherland@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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