Innovate Edmonton has launched two new divisions, Scaleup Edmonton and Accelerate Edmonton, to support early and mid-stage entrepreneurs in the city. Chloe Chalmers, head of Scaleup Edmonton, and Dawn Newton, head of Accelerate Edmonton, will work alongside the already established Startup Edmonton team, led by Christian Tokarski.
"Under Innovate Edmonton's umbrella, startups will continue to receive an array of time-tested programs that deliver early entrepreneur support, from business basics to refined product-market fit training, through Startup Edmonton," CEO Catherine Warren explained.
"With the launch of Scaleup Edmonton, we are committed to Edmonton's successful coach program for high-growth companies, where we match growing companies with appropriate expertise to reach new company milestones. Accelerate Edmonton will support local and global accelerators with an Edmonton footprint, deploying the new $5 million in city funding announced back in spring 2021."
Warren added that with the organization's new hires, it now has the strength to deliver a "harmonized suite of programs, create economies of scale, and support one-stop shopping for Edmonton's entrepreneurs and business leaders."