AccelerateAB celebrates the best of Alberta’s technology scene.

The annual event brings together leaders, investors, influencers and supporters of Alberta’s technology ecosystem, with the goal of leveraging the success of the next generation of technology entrepreneurs across the province.

The event is backed by high-profile and successful leaders in the industry and is powered by the A100, a member-driven group of Alberta’s most noteworthy technology entrepreneurs.

AccelerateAB is all about creating collisions between early-stage and late-stage startups, angel investors, venture capitalists, service providers, government agencies, and more, making this THE tech event to attend, year after year. AccelerateAB alternates hosting between Calgary and Edmonton each year.


Proudly hosted by the A100, the AccelerateAB Roundtables are an opportunity for scaling or growth stage Alberta-based tech companies that have demonstrated traction to connect with experienced entrepreneurs who have built, scaled, and exited technology startups themselves.

This year, the Roundtables will take place virtually on the morning of Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The deadline to apply is 5pm MST, Friday, October 8, 2021.

AccelerateAB Backstage

Curious about what’s really happening in the Alberta tech scene? New in 2022, AccelerateAB Backstage will showcase innovative local tech companies and their founding teams via exclusive in-person open houses, tours and discussions throughout the day.

Capacity for each immersive Backstage experience will vary depending on the host companies. Participants can build their own hands-on Backstage experience when registration opens in March 2022!

What to Expect

Meaningful Advising

Powered by The A100, the Roundtable Sessions are one of the most valuable experiences for any startups from all over Alberta. Successful applicants will be able to take advantage of 1:1 advising with A100 members and industry experts.

AccelerateAB Backstage

New in 2022, Edmonton-based tech companies will open their doors and give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at what they do and how they’re doing, challenges, successes, and everything in between. Get a real-world view into what’s happening in Alberta tech!

Women in Tech

DID YOU KNOW? In Alberta, the proportion of female tech founders in 2018 is almost double the national average at 30%. A priority of AccelerateAB’s is to accelerate, support, and learn from Alberta’s outstanding female entrepreneurs to help continue this positive trajectory.


Networking is a highlight of AccelerateAB. It’s an extremely valuable opportunity for attendees to make strategic partnerships and connections from across the province. There are many ways to connect at AccelerateAB! From the Roundtables to open houses at AccelerateAB Backstage, to the Start Alberta Tech Awards celebration — there’s something for everyone!

Latest News

Bouncing back from an entrepreneurial eff-up

The startup and entrepreneurial journey, while always exciting, can sometimes throw unexpected challenges into the path to success. Kevin Franco, Executive Advisor and Entrepreneur in Residence at Platform Calgary, is more than a little familiar with that journey. Prior to acting as this year’s Moderator for the “Entrepreneur Eff-Up Stories” panel at AccelerateAB, we connected with Kevin to get his insight on overcoming challenges and how AccelerateAB helped shape his resilience.

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