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Fund Your Venture

Looking for capital to grow your venture? There are many programs and competitions available to support UCalgary entrepreneurs.

Funding Opportunities

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Cannon Lachapelle Award

This award is for undergraduate students who embody entrepreneurial thinking. The successful applicant will demonstrate creativity and innovation in new ways of doing, helping, thinking and supporting the University of Calgary campus community or society beyond. The award recipients will receive $10,000 to support their entrepreneurial and academic efforts.

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This pre-seed and seed funding program helps commercialize new technologies and accelerates UCalgary startup companies. Qualifying ventures can receive an investment of up to $300,000 for UCalgary-based child and health enterprises.

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Pitch Competitions

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Energy New Venture Competition

The single-day competition is designed to introduce promising start-ups to an incredible network of investors and industry leaders and offers a pitch training program led by Platform Calgary.

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RBC Fast Pitch Competition

This competition features undergraduate entrepreneurial thinkers from entrepreneurship courses on stage, pitching their new venture concepts to a panel of esteemed judges, competing for $100k in cash and in-kind prizes to further develop their idea into a true start-up venture.

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