About Us


A little muscle with a lot of hustle. 

Think of us as your coach. With our knowledge, know-how and connections, and a big “can do” attitude, Startup Calgary will guide and support you on your entrepreneurial journey, pointing you to what you need when you need it. Then the hustle is up to you!


Our Events & Programs

Thinking about launching a tech startup, but don't know where to start?
Startup Calgary offers a variety of events and programs for ideation and conception stage entrepreneurs. 


From identifying value propositions to navigating the many options for funding, these workshops equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to build and grow a tech startup. 


Community Events

Connect with a community of like-minded founders, funders and enthusiasts in a casual setting - even over drinks. 

Speaker Series

Get to know the game changers that are impacting and disrupting Calgary's entrepreneurial community, and find out what lessons they learned along the way. 


Startup Weekend

Collaborate with business managers, developers and designers to build, validate and launch an idea over the course of a weekend. A true taste of startup life.  


Launch Party

Calgary's largest celebration of tech and entrepreneurship brings together every corner of the innovation ecosystem to showcase the top startups of the year. Are you one of them?



Top founders and investors travel to Startupfest Montreal to represent Calgary's thriving tech community, build global connections and educate conference attendees about Calgary's startup ecosystem.

Volunteer Program

Can't get enough of the startup community? Sign-up for our volunteer program to become an Events Volunteer, Community Builder or Peer2Peer. If you have other creative ideas, we would love to hear those too! 


Calgary Economic Development

Whether you're launching, expanding or relocating a business in Calgary, a lot needs to line up. Calgary Economic Development can help you connect the dots. 

Our History

Founded in 2010, Startup Calgary is the passionate advocate and collective voice for the entrepreneurial movement that is reshaping Calgary. We exist to inspire and welcome people into our community by facilitating collisions of diverse people, ideas and skills.

To better serve the city’s early stage entrepreneurs and strengthen the innovation ecosystem, Startup Calgary became part of Calgary Economic Development in 2017.

By partnering with the best resources in and out of Calgary, we foster startups, connect founders and support the local business community with programming, events, and initiatives.