Chief Executive Officer

Laura Kilcrease is the Chief Executive Officer for Alberta Innovates, which includes the subsidiaries InnoTech Alberta and C-FER Technologies.

Recruited from Austin, Texas, Laura is the founder and managing director of the venture capital fund Triton Ventures. She is widely recognized as one of the key figures in changing Austin’s economic landscape from one struggling with the economic ups and downs that come with oil dependence to a high-tech environment that is today recognized as one of the #1 Entrepreneur City and best place to live and work in the U.S.

She is the co-founder of the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), one of the United States’ earliest technology business incubators, whose companies have raised over $3 billion, and the Austin Technology Council, a premier networking organization that cultivated the growth of the Austin economy. Laura also launched The Capital Network, one of the largest angel investor networks in the U.S.

Laura has more than 25 years of hands-on experience in commercializing technology, and a deep understanding of how to identify and build new business opportunities. Prior to accepting the role as Alberta Innovates’ CEO, Laura was a seven-year member of the Alberta Research and Innovation Advisory Committee, an international advisory committee.

Laura has often been recognized for her outstanding achievements. She has received numerous honors and awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power Award, and the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Women in Business Leadership Conference Trailblazer Award.

Born in London, Laura received her certification as a Chartered Management Accountant in the U.K. and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas.