Partners - Inventures


Western Economic Diversification Canada

Inventures Unbound Sponsor

For more than 30 years, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has been working to diversify the western economy while improving the quality of life of western Canadians. WD aims to be a leader in building a strong, competitive West by focusing on business development, innovation and community development.

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Servus Credit Union

Inventures Unbound Sponsor: Innovation of Work Programming

Servus Credit Union is proud to sponsor Innovation of Work programming at Inventures Unbound and Inventures 2021.

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Calgary Economic Development

Inventures Unbound Sponsor

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.

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Alberta Enterprise Corporation

Inventures Unbound Sponsor

Alberta Enterprise Corporation connects Alberta inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs to money, markets and mentors — and we’re lucky enough to have them as a sponsor and partner of Inventures Unbound. Alberta Enterprise has invested more than $550 million of venture capital into Alberta tech – could you be next?

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)

Inventures Unbound Sponsor

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.




Canadian Blockchain Consortium

The Canada Blockchain Consortium (CBC) was founded to unite Canada’s diverse community of blockchain business owners, developers, adopters and those interested in exploring this technology’s transformative potential. Through our inclusive ecosystem, we can educate and bring prosperity back to our nation.





Created with a generous gift from the Hunter Family Foundation in 2017, the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking is UCalgary’s central community hub that transforms lives and economies through fostering entrepreneurial thinking in students, faculty and the community. Our mission is to create and support game-changing innovators and accelerate their ideas from conception to impact. The Hunter Hub contributes to the University of Calgary’s strategic vision to be the most entrepreneurial university in Canada. Tenet I2C is one of the initiatives within the Hunter Hub, a pitch competition specifically designed to support the growth of healthcare innovation across disciplines.

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The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) is a not-for-profit organization co-developed by industry, academia, and non-profit partners and created through investment from the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund. CAAIN enables the accelerated application of digital and automated technologies in the agri-food industry by supporting network participants in leveraging their resources, building connections, and delivering impactful research and innovation projects. CAAIN’s goal is to drive productivity, cost efficiency, employment, and value chain premiums for Canada’s agri-food sector by converting data into intelligence, shaping automated ecosystems, and creating smart farm platforms for scaling technologies.

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Bow Valley College

As Alberta’s largest college with 17,500 full- and part-time learners, Bow Valley College is a leader in business, health, community studies, creative technologies, adult upgrading, and English Language Learning.

Twitter: @BowValley

Instagram: @bowvalley Logo - Colour fuels the growth of US and Canadian companies by giving them access to billions in R&D tax credits and innovation incentives without the red tape. Armed with $123M USD in funding, is on a mission to help innovative companies become successful. To take this mission further, Boast.AI co-founded Traction, a community of over 100k founders and tech professionals that brings leaders from the fastest growing companies to share learnings on business growth via weekly webinars, regular meetups such as founder-funder matchmaking, and an annual conference.


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Lethbridge College Global HR Forum

The Lethbridge College Global VR Forum is your opportunity to experience first-hand the potential that virtual reality (VR) offers. Listen to global leaders share insights on artificial intelligence, AgTech, Net-Zero emissions, and more – all within a virtual environment. Participate in a collaborative VR activity with design leaders from around the world. A variety of Virtual and Augmented Reality devices will be made available for attendees to demo. The event is organizations by the Spatial Technologies Applied Research & Training (START) initiative at Lethbridge College.


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Indigenomics Institute

Indigenomics honors the powerful thinking of Indigenous wisdom of local economy, relationships and human values. Indigenomics is about increasing the role and visibility of Indigenous peoples in the new economy. It is about understanding indigenous ways of being and worldview. Indigenomics draws on ancient principles that have supported indigenous economies for thousands of years, and works to implement them as modern practices.

Indigenomics welcomes you to an Indigenous worldview. It brings to the forefront human values and practice. It invites dialogue, and thought provoking insight into possibility of the Indigenous relationship both in Canada and beyond. It explores the pathway of the threshold of the indigenous relationship and modern economies.