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Inventures gathers innovators, startups and scale-ready enterprise seeking partners, advisors and capital. It’s a one-stop opportunity to gauge fast-growing players through pitch competitions and discover investment gems across the entrepreneurial landscape.


Inventures gives you access to investors, thought leaders and fellow entrepreneurs through keynotes, panels, pitch events and informal networking opportunities.

Researchers, Academics & Thought Leaders

Inventures provides multiple programming streams for discovery, sharing and deeper learning in emerging and transforming industries.

Business, Investment and Professional Services Providers

Inventures showcases solutions for the startup, scale and spread of knowledge and networks that tap into, feed and grow an ever-fresh global innovation system

Inventures Sponsors

Prairies Economic Development Canada

PrairiesCan is proud to sponsor Cultivating AgTech programming at Inventures 2022. Prairies Economic Development Canada is the department that diversifies the economy across the Canadian Prairies. PrairiesCan leads in building a strong, competitive Canadian economy by supporting business, innovation and community economic development unique to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Servus Credit Union

Servus Credit Union is proud to sponsor Futurecasting Work programming at Inventures 2022.

Learn more about Servus at servus.ca/life and servus.ca/business

Calgary Economic Development

Calgary is an economic force and a catalyst for today’s trailblazers. This is a diverse city that embraces change and change-makers, and supports and sustains its communities and its people. There is opportunity here – to start a business, start a new life or start an adventure. And everyone is welcome to be part of the energy.


For more than 10 years, ERA has been investing the revenues from the carbon price paid by large final emitters to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative clean technology solutions. Since ERA was established in 2009, they have committed $616 million toward 186 projects worth $4.5 billion that are helping to reduce GHGs, create competitive industries and are leading to new business opportunities in Alberta. These projects are estimated to deliver cumulative reductions of 35 million tonnes of CO₂e by 2030.

NGIF Cleantech

NGIF Cleantech Ventures is a $50 million industry-led venture fund making equity investments in early-stage, high-growth startups with solutions that enhance the environmental and economic performance for Canada’s natural gas sector. NGIF is focused on growing cutting edge clean technology companies into commercial scale enterprises.

Economic Developers Alberta

Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is Alberta’s leading economic development network. For almost 50 years, it has been committed to advancing the economic development profession by providing resources, professional development and networking opportunities. As a non-profit organization, it is governed by a volunteer board of directors that represent the interests of its membership.

Innovate Edmonton

Headquartered in Alberta’s capital city, Innovate Edmonton leverages, unites and promotes home-grown innovation as a gateway to solving the world’s most pressing problems. We harness the power of the private sector, ground-breaking academic research and purpose-driven investment to build a shared prosperity and open international markets. From sustainable climate solutions to public health and digital education, Edmonton is a leading global centre for inspiration, ingenuity and inclusion.

Bennett Jones

Clients in Canada and around the world trust Bennett Jones to solve their most complex legal matters. What sets us apart from our competitors is our ability to deliver an outstanding client experience, our deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses and industries, our history of building long client relationships, and our roster of highly skilled lawyers.