Launch Party

Watch Your Tech Startup Take Off

Why participate:

  • Opportunity to showcase your company in a 10x10 booth for 800+ guests

  • Connect with funders (angels, VCs, PE, grantors) during a private speed-networking dinner

  • Feature your startup story on Startup Calgary’s website or podcast

  • Receive social media recognition leading up to, during and after the event

  • Introductions to media and journalists, on a request-basis*

  • Opportunity to be selected for the People’s Choice Award or the Alumni’s Choice Award. Prize details to be announced soon

How it Works

Follow these steps:

  • Submit a nomination. Nominate yourself or another startup. Deadline to nominate is Friday, September 27 at 4pm MST.

  • Complete your application. Once you have been nominated, you will receive an email (within 2 business days) with a link to the application. Deadline to apply is Sunday, September 29 at 5pm MST.

  • Qualify for the A100 One to Watch Award. To be considered for this award, you must be nominated by Thursday, September 12 at 5pm MST. The award will be presented as part of the Start Alberta Tech Awards on Wednesday, October 23 in Edmonton.

  • All submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee. The top 15 companies will be announced the week of October 14, 2019.

Selection criteria: 

  • Must be an innovative tech or tech-enabled company incorporated in Calgary, Alberta 

  • Must be able to demonstrate traction (Minimum of 10 clients or 100 users) 

  • Must have a working MVP or product  

  • Must have a completed Business Model Canvas 

  • Been in operation for 3 years or less 

  • Preference given to those that are revenue positive with monthly recurring revenue