Driving the exploration and support of innovative ideas and technologies

Zone Startups offers partnership opportunities for companies looking to delve into and embrace innovation, new technology, and the cultivation of advancements in the industrial internet.



Through a partnership with GE, Zone Startups Calgary helps early stage technology companies grow by tapping into GE’s expansive network and leveraging startup accelerator programming that has been successful in Toronto and Mumbai.

Working out of the GE Customer Innovation Centre, startups can connect with a network that includes potential customers, mentors, investors and tier one founders focused on the industrial Internet and energy-related sectors.


TELUS has a long history in Alberta of fostering innovation, building on that legacy through its partnership with Zone Startups Calgary to support the development of next-generation technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices and big data applications.

TELUS works closely with Zone Startups Calgary and GE Canada to provide participating startups with increased market access for expedited technical and commercial validation, visibility into new business opportunities, as well as increased access to subject matter experts and mentors.


Creativity, a hunger for wisdom, and a forward-looking approach means that Aspen is eager to innovate so we can continue to give our tenants what they need—remaining relevant by evolving to keep up with changes in technology and tenant needs.

Zone Startups Calgary has proven to find leading-edge companies, and by working closely together with Zone, Aspen is able to trial an application on any amount of our 4 million square foot portfolio providing significant value for not only the entrepreneur, but our tenants as well.


Founded in 1909, UFA Co-operative Limited is an Alberta-based agricultural co-operative with over
120,000 member-owners. With roots that run deep, they are the most trusted and reliable supplier of
petroleum, crop, livestock, building products and services, in the markets they serve.

This partnership will
help to connect startups with an avenue to market validation and commercialization of agriculture
technology solutions. Although UFA has grown and changed over the years, at their heart they remain committed to rural life,
and that dedication inspires everything they do. UFA is proud to be on the innovation journey with Zone
Start Ups, and the journey starts now.

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Community Partners

Catalyst | Frontier Solutions | MLT Aikins LLP | TSGI Corporation


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Supported By

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program and Alberta Innovates

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Accelerator Programs

For companies looking to create accelerator programs, a partnership with Zone Startups drives the:

  • Development of customized programs focused on specific verticals or technologies that provide startups with strategic and tactical guidance.
  • Creation of opportunities for strategic partnerships, pilots, collaboration, and business development with startups.
  • Connections with high-potential startups working on innovative and disruptive technologies and ideas.

Innovation Consulting

A consulting practice that lets companies embrace a new approach to innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • IDEATION: Brainstorm and generate ideas in an entrepreneurial setting that inspire action and gain insight from people working on innovative technologies.
  • VALIDATION: Turn ideas and concepts into reality by identifying the best or most relevant technologies to capitalize on opportunities or solve problems.
  • BUILD: Jump-start strategic and tactical initiatives by developing and launching new technology solutions and products.

Early visibility into disruptive technology

See what’s emerging and coming over the horizon to identify opportunities and ideas.

  • Discover and explore new and disruptive approaches and technologies that could improve or transform your business.
  • Early access to startups developing products or solutions with the potential to change how businesses operate.
  • Increase your innovation capacity by accessing external resources, including UI, UX, development, market research, and more.
Considering a corporate partnership?
Zone Startups has programs in Calgary and Toronto, as well as Mumbai and Bangalore, India.