We believe world-class tech companies are being built in Alberta and that our collective greater involvement can meaningfully increase successful outcomes.


Purpose

Inspire and support generations of Alberta tech entrepreneurs.

Mission

Drive lasting diversification for Alberta's economy, and engage our community of seasoned technology founders to support up and coming tech entrepreneurs by sharing their experiences and networks.

Core Principles

Focus on the Entrepreneur

Putting people first and developing the full potential in an entrepreneur, not just the business. 

Culture of giving back

Every A100 member has received mentorship, guidance or advice over the course of their careers. We pay-it-forward by investing our time and experience.

Experience-based advice

We're entrepreneurs too and we've walked in your shoes. We understand the challenges that keep you up at night and share real-life advice that we've learned the hard way. 

Partner with community

Collaborate with existing community groups to support and complement grassroots initiatives in the hi-tech startup ecosystem.

Independently funded

An objective, third-party voice to policy makers that can stay true to our objectives and core principles. 


Key Initiatives

The Accelerate Fund is a $10M early stage Angel co-investment fund available to technology companies. The A100 leads the Accelerate Fund Industry Committee, which serves as an objective, hands-on resource to the fund and its portfolio companies. The AF II is managed by Yaletown Partners, which reviews applications, performs due diligence, rules on investment decisions and provides ongoing support to portfolio companies. www.acceleratefund.ca

AccelerateAB is an annual celebration focused on entrepreneurship and tech startups in Alberta. Alternating between Edmonton and Calgary every year, over 400 entrepreneurs, investors and innovators unite from around the province and beyond to discover Alberta's fast-growing scene. AccelerateAB is about connecting, educating and showcasing the incredible tech companies that call Alberta home.  www.accelerateab.com

a100-events

We host a variety of events for our members, from breakfasts to the Chairman's cup. We also work with community and industry organizations to host informational events like Mentor Training and VC Updates. Our goal is to increase collisions amongst the members of our community in an effort to support collaboration and shared networks. We even see A100 members starting new companies together!