Calgary, May 10, 2023 – The Calgary Chamber is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Startup TNT, a key connector of local and national investors with tech startups in Calgary and across Western Canada. With over 3,000 technology companies calling Alberta home, our tech industry is drawing global attention. Startups remain a critical component to Alberta’s economy – and regionally, Calgary is leading the charge.
This partnership signals the positive momentum happening in Calgary – where our entrepreneurial spirit runs deep. The Chamber is thrilled to recognize Calgary’s startup community and the contributions applied within the sector and beyond.
"Calgary has a vibrant and growing startup ecosystem, with plans to spend over $20 billion on digital transformation in Alberta through 2024, finding new and creative ways to optimize and solve the world’s most pressing problems," says Deborah Yedlin, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. "With competitive taxes, a highly educated workforce and ranked as the third most livable city in the world, Calgary is well-positioned to succeed into the future. We’re excited for this partnership, to amplify the great work being done across the city and to build the diversity of Calgary’s business community now and into the future."
"Community is the heart of Startup TNT. Our motto of Have fun. Make Friends. Build Companies. embodies the fact that we support and grow amazing tech companies where we live in a genuine and fun way," says Zack Storms, Co-Founder of Startup TNT. "We're excited about partnering with the Calgary Chamber, another organization committed to growing, supporting, and diversifying Calgary's economy!"
The Calgary Chamber is committed to supporting the growth and success of Calgary's startup ecosystem, offering a startup membership tier specifically designed to give startups access to the early-stage support and resources they need. This partnership is a significant step towards fulfilling our mandate, serving as the connector for new startups across the city, bridging the gap between businesses developing technology and those implementing it. The Chamber looks forward to welcoming new members to our business community in the coming months.
The Calgary Chamber exists to help businesses thrive. As the convenor and catalyst for a vibrant, inclusive, and prosperous business community, the Chamber works to build strength and resilience among its members and position Calgary as a magnet for talent, diversification, and opportunity. As an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization, we build on our 131-year history to serve and advocate for businesses of all sizes, in all sectors, and across the city.
Startup TNT is a community of entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, innovators, and startup supporters that gathers weekly to have fun, share stories, and build great companies. Startup TNT holds an Investment Summit twice yearly to celebrate the Prairie startup community and invest in local entrepreneurs in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. We also run sector-specific Summits to raise money and awareness for specific industries impacting the Canadian economy.
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