Calgary Innovation Spaces

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

Last updated December 6, 2017

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

The Newest Calgary Spaces (since September 2017)

These are the ones that are recently announced or I recently found out about.

WaterNext

https://waternext.ca/

  • Mentoring and Investments
  • Water
  • University Area
  • *** Launched September 2017 ***

The Bridge

http://www.thebridgeco.works/

  • Co-work
  • General
  • Downtown
  • *** NEW September 2017 ***

The Calgary Spaces (in alphabetical order)

The Collective 1212

http://www.thecollective1212.space

  • Co-work
  • Software, hardware
  • Inglewood area

The Accelerator (program based at The Collective 1212)

http://www.theaccelerator.tech/

  • Accelerator
  • Software, hardware
  • Inglewood area
  • Cohort #2 underway Summer 2017

ATB X Accelerator

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

  • Accelerator
  • Software, social
  • Beltline area
  • Cohort #3 starts September

Assembly

http://www.assemblycs.com

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

Calgary Chamber of Commerce Ignite

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

  • Accelerator
  • Small Business
  • Downtown
  • July 2017

CETAC West

http://cetacwest.com/

  • Accelerator
  • Environment, green energy tech
  • University area

The Commons

http://www.thecommonscalgary.com

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

Communo

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 Labs

https://www.creativedestructionlab.com/2017/05/20/cdl-announces-national-expansion-3-new-sites/

https://www.creativedestructionlab.com/cdl-rockies-application/

  • Accelerator
  • Various
  • University and Downtown
  • August 2017

District Ventures

http://www.districtventures.ca/

  • Accelerator
  • Consumer products
  • Kensington area
  • Cohort #4 underway Summer 2017

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 #1 underway Summer 2017

EFFECTIVE

http://effectiv.ca/

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

GE Zone Startups

http://calgary.zonestartups.com/

  • Co-work, Accelerator
  • Industrial Internet, IoT and energy
  • Downtown

Imaginea

https://imagineaenergy.com/

  • Co-work and Investments
  • Clean Energy
  • Downtown
  • August 2017

Innovate Calgary

http://www.innovatecalgary.com/

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

Kinetica Ventures with Innovate Calgary

http://www.kineticaventures.com/

  • Co-work
  • Energy technologies
  • Downtown

Kinetica Innovations Centre at SAIT

https://www.innovatecalgary.com/kics/

  • Co-Work Lab Space
  • Clean Energy
  • SAIT
  • July 2017

RBC with Innovate Calgary

http://www.innovatecalgary.com/files/public-files/pages-accordions/rbc-social-enterprise-accelerator2016-8.pdf

  • Accelerator
  • Social enterprise
  • University area

TELUS with Innovate Calgary

http://www.innovatecalgary.com/files/file/telus-technology-accelerator-final-2017-01-11.pdf

  • Accelerator
  • Big data, analytics, telecommunications, internet of things (IoT), health sectors
  • University area
  • Cohort #2 starting July

Rainforest/OddFellows (placeholder)

http://matrix.cwcanada.com/asp/filecabinet/Trans/464075/Oddfellows_Building_Brochure_Feb17_ONLINE.pdf

  • Incubator
  • Programming TBD, but looking for tenants now
  • Downtown

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

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, IncubatorAccelerator
  • Tech
  • Downtown
  • June 2017

Tecterra

http://www.tecterra.com/

  • Accelerator“, mentoring, funding
  • Geospatial

The Space at 921

https://www.thespaceat921.com/

  • Co-work
  • Mindful creatives
  • Inglewood
  • June 2017

Tundra ACE

http://tundraace.com/focusareas/

  • Accelerator
  • Energy
  • South-East
  • June 2017

Work Nicer

http://worknicer.ca/

  • Co-work
  • Software, creative
  • Downtown

500 Startups Canada

http://500canada.ca/

  • Mentorship and Investments across Canada
  • Calgary HQ at The Collective 1212

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

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