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Ecosystem Overview

Edmonton succeeds through a combination of a strong entrepreneurial culture and the backing of top-five-in-world research institutions. Individual action is alloyed through strong community teamwork and a bottom-up approach to problem solving.

From the bottom to the top

The foundation for our city’s thriving innovation ecosystem was built by community leaders and company founders dedicated to creating new opportunities for themselves and future generations of entrepreneurs. With support from service providers and organizations, funded by all levels of government, entrepreneurs have access to resources ranging from workshops to explore a new product idea to managing commercialization of university research, opportunities to connect with potential new hires to help preparing for investment.

11 Edmonton based co-working spaces

20+ Organizations offering incubation programs + services

3 Edmonton based Accelerators

Organizational support

Investors & grants

Grassroots initiatives