OnApril 1, Alberta Innovates provided the Edmonton RIN (ERIN) with a grantof $2.76 million over two years.  

ERINis currently made up of 55 non-profit organizations committed toecosystem co-ordination and program and service delivery that supportshigh-growth innovation focused entrepreneurs. ERIN is guided by a steeringcommittee from the following organizations: 

  • Business Link 
  • Startup TnT   
  • TECEdmonton   
  • University ofAlberta   
  • TechnologyAlberta   
  • Valhalla PrivateCapital   
  • Alberta WomenEntrepreneurs   
  • Concordia Universityof Alberta   
  • InnovateEdmonton  

Fundingwill enable ERIN to build programs that address four key gaps in the innovationecosystem: 

  1. Coaching andmentorship support 
  2. Developingentrepreneurship in the post-secondary environment 
  3. Addressing the needfor capital, and 
  4. A common entry pointfor entrepreneurship resources.   

Alberta Innovates Technology Development Advisors Rick Davidson and Mike Riou will be working closely with ERIN and its clients to explore the additional services and supports Alberta Innovates offers entrepreneurs 

Learn more about theEdmonton Regional Innovation Network.