Startups & Entrepreneurs

ProgramSummarySectorIntake Period / Effective DateDate Information Updated
FuturepreneurFuturpreneur has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. They are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Not sector specificOngoing2024/02/22
Venture For CanadaAs a national charity, Venture Canada is on a mission to foster the entrepreneurial skills and mindsets of young Canadians. Their vision is a Canada where young people can equitably realize their entrepreneurial potential to build the most prosperous place in the world.Not sector specific Ongoing2024/02/22
Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)For the last 28 years, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs has established our organization as a leader in the entrepreneurial space by providing a variety of programs suited for women entrepreneurs of all scales. AWE is here to provide Capital, Connections, and Capacity.Not sector specificOngoing2024/02/02
Alberta Self-Employment ProgramThe Self-employment Program offers eligible Albertans who are looking to develop and start a new business with formal training, business plan development, one-to-one business counselling, coaching and guidance.Not sector specific Ongoing 2024/02/02
StartUp Leduc Wetaskiwin RegionsJEDI is a proud partner in Start Up Leduc Wetaskiwin Regions, a business incubator initiative for prospective and new businesses. Their mission is to fill the need for a local business incubator that provides programing, mentorship, and a business resource centre hub.

The SMARTstart Business Cohort Program is a 9 month practical hands-on course for those with a business idea or startup business.
Not sector specificOngoing for StartUp
SMARTStart runs from March - November with applications now open for 2024
Catalyst Incubator Powered by CARINThis unique, cohort-based program helps foster new ideas and make critical connections for start-up business. The Incubator focuses on supporting start-ups in manufacturing, agriculture, technology, energy innovation, and more.

The Catalyst Incubator is 100% funded by CARIN through Alberta Innovates and is FREE to attend for all eligible entrepreneurs.
Energy and more
Applications open for Fall 2024 program2024/02/27
Alberta IoT - Fast Track Program6-week virtual program for Alberta-based IoT and emerging technology companies, providing knowledge and resources to accelerate business growth. TechnologyEnrollment is open for Spring 20242024/02/29
Entrepreneurs with Disabilities ProgramCommunity Futures Entrepreneurs with Disability Program (EDP) is an innovative program that helps people working with barriers or health conditions start and grow businesses with training, mentoring, loans or other financial support. Not sector specificOngoing2024/03/06