Join us at our Plug and Play Alberta EXPO in Downtown Calgary at The Ampersand to celebrate the graduation of our Spring 2023 cohorts!
At this event, we will be showcasing top technology innovators from across our four industry-specific startup accelerator programs, including Health, Sustainability, Agnostic, and Food & Beverage. Many of the startups in our programs are leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, and other combinations of technologies to accelerate innovation within their respective industries.
The startups participating in this event will have spent the last 12 weeks working alongside our corporate partners, advisory panel, and mentors to grow and scale their businesses. Join us for two days of pitches, insightful innovation content, and networking with startups, corporates, investors, mentors, and industry experts.
Monday, May 29th
* Morning – Health EXPO
* Afternoon – Sector Agnostic EXPO
Tuesday, May 30th
* Morning – Food & Beverage EXPO
* Afternoon – Sustainability EXPO
More details will be announced soon!
The main event will take place in the Lobby of The Ampersand. Startup demo tables will be on display in the Conference Center on the 2nd Floor of The Ampersand.
About Plug and Play Alberta
Plug and Play Alberta is building a world-class innovation platform to attract top technology and investment to the region and support Albertan entrepreneurs to scale and grow, hire tech talent, and propel digital transformation across the province. Plug and Play is part of the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program that is run by a consortium led by Alberta Innovates. The consortium, which also includes Alberta Technology and Innovation, Edmonton Unlimited, the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund, and Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), allocated $35 million over three years to retain business accelerators. It’s part of the Alberta government’s goal to help create 20,000 jobs and increase technology firm revenue to $5 billion by 2030.
About Plug and Play Tech Center
Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform, connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we’re present in 45+ locations across 5 continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we’ve invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com
About Alberta Innovates
Alberta innovates is the province’s most comprehensive research and innovation agency. From funding to commercialization, we are Alberta’s innovation engine. We foster and accelerate research and innovation to benefit citizens and drive economic growth. We are currently managing a project portfolio worth $1.2 billion. Alberta Innovates works across sectors to fund, partner and enable entrepreneurship throughout the province. The corporation operates in 11 locations with more than one million sq ft of industrial testing and lab facilities and 600 acres of farmland. Alberta Innovates employs 589 highly skilled scientists, business and technical professionals and has an annual operating budget of $250 million. Learn how Alberta Innovates.
About Edmonton Unlimited
Headquartered in Alberta’s capital city, Edmonton Unlimited leverages, unites and promotes home-grown innovation as a gateway to solving the world’s most pressing problems. We provide programs, tools, and support for Edmonton innovators, and harness the power of the public and private sectors, ground-breaking academic research and purpose-driven investment to build a shared prosperity and open international markets. From sustainable climate solutions to public health and digital education, Edmonton is a leading global centre for inspiration, ingenuity and inclusion. Learn more about Edmonton Unlimited.
About Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund
Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund was created as a wholly owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary in 2018 to support catalytic investments within the city to help diversify and transform the economy. The fund is administered by Calgary Economic Development and has a volunteer Board of Directors. For more information, visit our website.