Edmonton Unlimited harnesses the power of possibility and brings the best of Edmonton to the world. As the City of Edmonton’s innovation agency, Edmonton Unlimited fosters innovation for the benefit of all and mobilizes the city’s innovation communities for maximum impact locally and internationally.
Working to position Edmonton as an inclusive global innovation capital, Edmonton Unlimited supports innovators as they create companies and solutions to solve the planet’s toughest challenges, including the climate emergency, public health, food security, digital inclusion, and reconciliation, to name a few.
By providing local innovators with the right assistance at the right time, Edmonton Unlimited helps Edmonton’s entrepreneurs translate their ideas into tangible, growing companies. These made-in-Edmonton solutions are uniquely designed to meet international market demands, attract enlightened investment and bolster our reputation as a destination of choice for entrepreneurs, accelerators and bold multinationals.
Things are happening in Edmonton, and they are happening fast. Edmonton was recently named North America’s fastest-growing tech sector, and since 2020, the ecosystem value has increased by 236 percent.
“Contributing to this extraordinary success in 2022, Edmonton Unlimited unleashed 1,200+ seats for entrepreneurs in our free programs and unlocked 9,750+ mentorship and coaching hours free to founders and companies to help them start, grow, and scale to tackle global challenges,” said Edmonton Unlimited CEO Catherine Warren. “Not only are their local solutions what the world urgently needs, they also meet international market demands, attract enlightened investment, and demonstrate Edmonton’s significant bench strength.”
They’re achieving success, results and impacts from the recently released Edmonton Unlimited annual report, which includes:
Of the 1,200+ seats filled, 85% of program participants were working on early-stage ideas and companies.
25% of program participants plan to seek funding and financing in 2023.
125+ founders/companies were working on ideas and solutions to global challenges, and 250+ founders/companies were working on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Their programs serve diverse innovators from across Edmonton: 48% of founders are female; 41% of founders are visible minorities; 3% of founders are Indigenous.
Launch Party is the annual flagship event of Edmonton Startup Week, a week-long community-led event produced by Edmonton Unlimited. Since 2010, 115 celebrated companies have launched their businesses and raised more than $278 million USD in investment and $22 million CDN in grants to grow and scale.
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With support from all corners of our city, Edmonton Unlimited is committed to supercharging local innovators. Capitalizing on natural assets, rich diversity, northern grit and relentless optimism, our city of innovators is solving the world’s toughest challenges. From feeding and powering a hungry planet to reducing disparities and extending lifespans to solutions for ethical AI, Edmontonians have a deep-seated passion for improving things for the better — for doing good while also doing well.
They invite you to join us in mobilizing Edmonton’s diverse communities and the groundbreaking innovations built from here for the world. Learn more about our 2022 milestones, program delivery results, and the impacts of Edmonton’s innovation communities at EdmontonUnlimited.com/impact.
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