Mentoring and Support for Lethbridge Small Business Owners

Oct 20, 2017

With support from the Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator program, Lethbridge’s Tecconnect is offering commercialization services, networking and mentorship opportunities, as well as access to startup funding to help entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses.

The Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator program is a $10-million pilot project delivered through Alberta Innovates over two years to fund entrepreneur development and mentoring support programs in existing or new incubator spaces. The program gives entrepreneurs access to professional business development advisers who can help them move their ideas forward, navigate greater innovation system supports and nurture the development of companies during the startup period.

Tecconnect currently has nine resident companies working in diverse technology areas, such as business management software, digital media and virtual reality, and amphibious, remote-operated industrial equipment.

Alberta Innovates is proud to deliver the Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator initiative throughout the province. This initiative demonstrates an intentional drive toward an entrepreneurial culture in the province, creates new firms which generate new jobs and develops new technologies and support mechanisms for the diversification and growth of our economy.Laura J. Kilcrease, CEO, Alberta Innovates