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District Ventures and IBM create new innovation space for Canadian entrepreneurs

March 14, 2017 — On March 8, we announced the new District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space in Calgary!

Located in Calgary, this unique innovation accelerator will help companies incubate and innovate ideas more rapidly, moving their business plans to commercialization. The new innovation space will connect big enterprise and entrepreneurs in the natural resources, clean-tech, fin-tech, health and agriculture sectors to solve some of Canada’s top business challenges.

Leveraging the success of District Ventures and IBM in accelerating growth stage companies, entrepreneurs will engage with high-level executives, investors, mentors, and each other to further innovate and tackle challenges identified by many of Canada’s leading industries.

“Entrepreneurialism isn’t reserved for start-ups. It should be embraced by companies large and small, by innovators in the smallest of garages to the most sophisticated of laboratories and boardrooms,” said Arlene Dickinson, CEO of District Ventures. “This partnership is a perfect example of what happens when big business and entrepreneurs join forces to do something amazing. Together with IBM, District Ventures is creating a unique accelerator model that matches large enterprises with tenacious innovators who, by using the latest in disruptive technology, can bring real-world solutions to businesses of any size.”

Arlene Dickinson District Ventures Dino Trevisani IBM Canada

Arlene Dickinson, CEO of District Ventures, and Dino Trevisani, President of IBM Canada, announce the new District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space in Calgary.

Click below to read more about the exciting new innovation space!

CNW Press Release: District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space opens in Calgary

Business News Network: District Ventures and IBM establish Calgary Business accelerator

CBC Calgary: ‘Innovation accelerator’ to support, mentor Calgary entrepreneurs

Calgary Herald: IBM and District Ventures opening new business accelerator space in Calgary

Tech Vibes: District Ventures, IBM Launch Innovation Space to Help Startups Solve Challenges

Breakfast Television Calgary highlights the new District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space at 2:31

National Post: Incubator matches entrepreneurs with big enterprise

To learn more about the District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space and when their recruiting for their next cohort, visit their website here. 

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