What is UCeed?
Funded entirely through philanthropic support and activated by Innovate Calgary, UCalgary's knowledge transfer and business incubator, UCeed funds, trains, mentors, and supports startup companies during the critical transitional stage between innovation demonstration and commercialization.
Shaping the Future with UCeed
UCeed's early-stage funds are creating jobs and diversifying Alberta's economy. Qualifying ventures can receive investment ranging from $50,000 to $300,000 depending on the ventures stage of development.
UCeed Momentum Update
Read about how UCeed continues to bridge innovation and commercialization along with the impact that portfolio companies have made in the past year.
The challenge facing entrepreneurs
Raising capital is a daunting challenge for new startups and founders often seek government grants or investments from friends and family as their first source of funding. Once those sources are exhausted, entrepreneurs often run out of options before the private sector can see the opportunity's value.
UCeed was created to fill that funding gap by supporting technology research, development and demonstration.
The foundational pillars of UCeed
UCalgary's innovation ecosystem supports the translation of research to real-world impact by linking discovery, creativity, invention and entrepreneurship to solve local, national and global challenges. UCeed is the culmination of UCalgary’s focus on entrepreneurial thinking, invention and innovation, education and community impact.
UCeed Social Impact Fund backs Monark, a company democratizing access to leadership development
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UCeed is funded entirely through philanthropic support from partners who believe innovation will define our future.
Applications for UCeed funding are open at various times throughout the year. Qualifying criteria is specific to the fund.