Boosting the success of Alberta tech.
The A100 impact
The true power of the A100 is found behind the scenes where members have significant impact across the province. The force of the membership is felt through the members daily activities supporting and creating local grassroots initiatives, meeting and advising tech entrepreneurs, sitting on Boards, investing in local startups, all while acting as knowledgeable, independent and objective advisors to policy-makers.
The A100 has also supported local deal flow by providing advisory and capital across the ecosystem, expanded awareness about investment and entrepreneurial opportunities in Alberta, and created more synergy and on-the-ground cooperation between various organizations supporting Alberta’s entrepreneurs and its innovation ecosystem.
A100 members are the engine of the organization. A lean team drives our daily efforts.
Our purpose, mission and principles
Inspire and support generations of Alberta tech entrepreneurs.
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.
A100 Core Principles
Focus on the Entrepreneur
Putting people first and developing the full potential in an entrepreneur, not just the business.
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.
An objective, third-party voice to policy makers that can stay true to our objectives and core principles.
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.
Partner with community
Collaborate with existing community groups to support and complement grassroots initiatives in the hi-tech startup ecosystem.
Key investments and awards
Accelerate Fund II
The Accelerate Fund II is a $10M angel co-investment fund available to early-stage Alberta 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
Powered by the A100, hundreds of 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. This annual conference is open to the public and alternates location between Edmonton and Calgary.www.accelerateab.com
Start Alberta Tech Awards
The Start Alberta Tech Awards recognize both individuals and organizations for their contributions to Alberta’s innovation ecosystem and those making a significant impact on the province’s tech sector. Award categories include the A100 One-to-Watch, Tech Deal of the Year, Tech Investor of the Year, and Rod Charko Service Award among others.startalberta.com/news/start-alberta-tech-awards
The strength of the lean A100 organization is amplified by our board. We thank each of our board members for their ongoing vision and contribution.
Become a Member
We’re better together. Stand tall in the company of other Alberta tech startup founders, executives and board directors. Help Alberta tech succeed and scale.