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Canada is one of the most welcoming and favourable countries for businesses looking to move or expand, and Calgary is arguably your best bet. After all, we have the highest head office concentration and the most patents per capita in Canada. Plus, Canada ranks #1 for Business Environment of the G7 countries (for forecast period 2016-2020). It also has the lowest total tax rate and one of the most generous R&D tax incentives of the G7 countries.

In this section, you’ll find tools and resources to support business development in Canada. We also have plenty of resources for established businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. Browse for:

  • details on grants, financing, and angel investors
  • demographics and forecasting information
  • guides and advice for goods importers and exporters
  • help and tools to expand your business
  • immigration and employment resources

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Angel Investors & Venture Capital

The A100 is Alberta’s community of seasoned technology founders & executives.

The Accelerate Fund is an early stage, Angel co-investment fund available to Alberta technology companies.

AEC invests in venture capital funds that finance early stage technology companies and that have a commitment to Alberta.

AlliedVP is one of Canada’s newest angel investor groups dedicated to diversifying Western Canada’s funding ecosystem for technology entrepreneurs and investors.

Are you ready to raise capital? Check out the questions investors ask and be prepared for the real thing.

Where tech companies fundraise, recruit and launch.

Canadian venture investor with over 20 years of experience in financing early-stage innovative business opportunities.

Avatar Innovations is the ground-breaking initiative generating, implementing and funding energy innovation. By empowering leadership inside oil and gas to champion disruption, rather than be displaced by it, Avatar fills the needed gap in the innovation ecosystem to truly create a new energy future.

Azure Capital Partners is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in the information technology industry using an investment research approach to venture capital investing.

Full spectrum of specialized financing.

The BDC Capital Women in Technology (WIT) Fund is one of the world’s largest venture capital funds dedicated to investing in women-led technology companies. Women are under-represented and under-funded in technology and investment companies. BDC wants to change that. We will invest $200 million over the next five years to help bridge this gap.

Beauseant Capital Partners is a seed stage incubator with a focus on technology startups. We are located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Jakarta, Indonesia. [Accelerators and Incubators]

Builders VC is a new venture capital firm focused on supporting entrepreneurs modernizing traditional industries through the deployment of technology platforms. The fund will invest in North American Series A stage startups disrupting long-established sectors including healthcare, agriculture, industrials, and real-estate.

A feminist equity venture capital company investing in strategically led companies run by women.

C100 is a non-profit, member-driven association of Canadian thought leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area committed to supporting and accelerating the innovation economy in Canada.

Online platform connecting startups with a global network of angel investors and crowdfunding services.

Chrysalix is a technology focused venture capital company that builds, mentors and connects high-growth companies.

Hybrid accelerator/ venture builder accelerating the growth of Canadian companies with promising cleantech solutions for the energy industry.

EnerTech Capital invests in early to growth stage companies that offer products or services that dramatically improve the profitability of producing or consuming energy.

Aviro invests in innovative food and agriculture companies that provide solutions to global challenges in the areas of health, wellness and sustainability.

iNovia (venture capital) backs early-stage technology entrepreneurs who have unique insights and a passion for making transformative ideas a reality.

Connecting scale-up businesses with accomplished senior executives so they can revitalize, rebuild and reimagine our economy.

Largest database of Canadian female founders and funders.

McRock Capital is a dedicated Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Venture Capital Fund that partners with relentless entrepreneurs that want to change the world.

NACO is the champion of Angel investors, incubators, and accelerators in Canada.

We provide bridge financing to companies who are applying to, or have applied for, Canadian Federal Government SR&ED tax credits and/or grants. (Venture Capital)

Canadian seed stage venture capital fund.

Relay Ventures (venture capital) backs proven teams targeting high growth markets related to mobile software, services, content and technology.

Invests in technology enabled, growth stage companies operating across the entire North American Agri-Food value chain.

Vada Capital is an independent, family-backed private equity firm that partners with passionate management teams to help them achieve growth.

One of Canada’s most active angel investment groups since 2003 with member locations in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, and Vancouver.

Valhalla Private Capital exists to help entrepreneurs and investors across the globe navigate the lifecycle from “Cradle to Exit” and back again. Focusing on early stage entrepreneurs while supporting all stages of the ecosystems with its angel network, a full suite of investment funds, education, training, global mentorship programs and M&A advisory services.

Primary industry association for venture capital, private equity, angel investors and others interested in furthering the industry in Alberta.

Yaletown invests in emerging-growth technology companies in Canada that enhance sustainability and productivity for industrial and enterprise customers.