Fast Track Your Business Growth

Alberta IoT's Fast-Track Program: 6-week virtual program for Alberta-based IoT and emerging technology companies, providing knowledge and resources to accelerate business growth. Enrollment is open for Spring 2024.

About Fast Track

Welcome to Alberta IoT’s Fast-Track Program, a 6-week virtual program tailored specifically for Alberta-based IoT and emerging technology companies, looking to scale their business to the next level. Our comprehensive program is designed to equip scale-up companies with the knowledge and resources needed to grow to new heights.

The Spring 2024 Cohort is now open. Click the button below to apply. 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Our Facilitators

Fast Track is facilitated by a team of seasoned experts with extensive experience in entrepreneurship, innovation, and discipline knowledge. They provide invaluable guidance, mentorship, and strategic insights, empowering participants to navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and accelerate their growth in the ever-evolving Alberta technology landscape.

Some of our facilitators and advisors include:

James has over 30 years of technology and marketing experience in telecom, electric utility, upstream oil and gas, and agriculture sectors in early stage, scale-up, and large enterprises.

JAMES FREEMAN

Senior VP, Digital and Product Strategy, Convrg Innovations

Our industry-agnostic program creates an ecosystem that cultivates innovation, networking, and collaboration, for businesses across a diverse range of sectors.

INDUSTRY AGNOSTIC

MENTORSHIP

As a Fast Track participant, you have the ability to access coaching hours with our facilitators and program mentors. This will allow you to receive support and hone in on high-impact areas for your business. 

ENTREPRENEUR FOCUSED

To ensure the content is relevant to your business, our Fast Track program is designed for IoT and emerging tech organizations.

Who Should Participate

  • Technology-based company specializing in IoT and emerging technologies
  • Planning to hire new talent within 6-12 months
  • Actively pursuing growth opportunities
  • Alberta-based office or operations presence is mandatory
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Session 1 - Get to Know You Day

Welcome and introductions set the tone for the session, the elevator pitch and company intros allow participants to showcase their backgrounds and expertise. A facilitated discussion helps participants explore ways to maximize the program's benefits. Implementation of the provided template provides a practical framework for applying learnings.

September 12, 2023

Session 2 - Sales Strategy

This session includes a lecture on sales strategy followed by a workshop-style session where participants will revamp their elevator pitch for improved effectiveness.

September 19, 2023

Session 3: Grants, Funding & Financial Planning

In this session, participants will learn to identify and evaluate grants for IoT/emerging tech ventures. They'll develop and manage a financial plan to support growth goals and investments.

September 19, 2023

Session 3: Grants, Funding & Financial Planning

In this session, participants will learn to identify and evaluate grants for IoT/emerging tech ventures. They'll develop and manage a financial plan to support growth goals and investments.

September 19, 2023

PROGRAM CRITERIA

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Session Details

Why Choose Fast Track

VIRTUAL ACCESS

Our virtual program offers flexibility and accessibility to our participants, allowing businesses and team members to participate from anywhere around the province.

Fast Track participants will have the ability to access coaching hours with our facilitators and program mentors that can be used over the course of 1 year following graduation.

MENTORSHIP

NETWORKING

MEMBERSHIP

As part of your enrolment in Fast Track and the pricing package you choose, you may receive a one-year Emerging membership to Alberta IoT allowing you to further integrate into the ecosystem.

We connect you with other tech companies, facilitators, and potential partners, to foster collaboration and support networks that can propel your business forward.

Experience a wealth of exclusive perks as a participant in our Fast Track program. Gain invaluable mentorship, connect with industry experts, expand your network, access tailored resources, and immerse yourself in the supportive Alberta IoT and emerging tech community.

Apply now for the Alberta IoT's Fast Track Program! Don't miss out on this opportunity!

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Program Pricing

Our Fast Track accelerator program is designed to deliver maximum business value and return on investment.

PROGRAM FEES

  • 6-week Live Business Program (virtual)
  • 1 Year of Alberta IoT Emerging Membership*
  • 20 Hours of  1:1 Coaching Sessions
  • First Access & Discounts to Alberta IoT Workshops
  • 10% off Attendance at IoT North Conference
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$500 + GST

Cohort 9 coming soon.

FALL 2023 PRICING

* If you're a Current Alberta IoT members, please contact your relationship manager to receive member pricing for Fast Track.

Our Program

HAMISH KNOX

President, Sandler Training Calgary

Hamish is President at Sandler Calgary, which is part of the largest leadership and sales development company in the world. He is an active mentor with Futurpreneur Canada, is a Maple Leaf Club donor to Enactus Canada, and is an Advisor with STS Capital.

PAULINE MURDOCH

Sr. HR Consultant, ACTivate HR Corp

LUKE WANG

Principal and Registered Patent Agent, Gowling WLG

With 22 years of HR experience, Pauline's areas of expertise include, workplace investigations, labour relations, change management, recruitment, and training and development as well as consulting on general HR issues.

Luke is skilled in finding patent solutions for high-tech and oil and gas companies. His particular areas of expertise include wireless communications, signal processing, image processing, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and Software Engineering.

DAN POLONENKO

Principal and Registered Patent Agent, Gowling WLG

Dan has over 20 years of scientific and business experience in the Canadian biotech Industry with experience that includes strategic business plan preparation and implementation, budgeting and cost management and management of IP portfolios.

Get to Know You Day

  • Network, welcome, and introductions to set the tone for the program.

  • Present company intros to showcase backgrounds and expertise.

  • Facilitated discussions to explore ways to maximize program benefits.

Sales Strategy

  • Establish a sustainable revenue engine for your business.

  • Understand the dynamics of the buyer/seller interaction.

  • Learn to differentiate based on how you sell, not just what you sell. 

Grants, Funding & Financial Planning

  • Explore leveraging grants along your growth roadmap.

  • Understand approaches to funding to maximize opportunities.

  • Review financial processes, estimate financial needs, and identify areas for improvement. 

Investor Readiness & IP/Patents

  • Prepare for raising funds: types of investors, fundraising strategies, and valuation techniques.

  • Navigate the steps to closing a deal: pitching, due diligence, and data rooms.

  • Discuss intellectual property (IP) and patent strategies. 

Product + Marketing Strategy & Digital Marketing

  • Share insights on successful market research and product strategies.

  • Receive guidance on optimizing product development and market positioning. 

International Markets

  • Unlock strategies and insights for Alberta companies expanding globally.

  • Evaluate international expansion opportunities for IoT and emerging technology ventures. 

Cohort 9 Coming Soon

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An Expert Facilitator and Specialist in collaboration, knowledge management, business strategy, change management, innovation, and communication, Lucie has held leadership and management positions in various industries, both domestically and internationally.

LUCIE HAMEL

Instructor, SAIT

In 2017 Will founded Socium Law, a law firm focused on supporting the growth of technology companies and entrepreneurs generally. Will is a passionate builder of innovative businesses, acting as a board member or officer of several private and public companies.

WILLIAM VAN HORNE

President, Socium Law

Cam has more than 10 years experience in corporate finance, corporate governance, management and financial reporting roles and has held several executive roles in both private and public companies. He has experience in several industries.

CAM BAWOL

Financial Services and Business Development, MNP

Denise has been both an instructor, and business coach to hundreds of SME's in Calgary through a government funded Self Employment program. Denise has been a visiting instructor to many faculties at SAIT on Extreme Networking. Denise is a business and grant strategist.

DENISE BARIL

CEO, The Grant Sherpa

Monica Rovers is an international strategy professional who assists organizations to grow through her international experience and connections. She is Partnerships Director at Export Development Canada, Canada’s Export Credit Agency offering trade finance, export credit insurance, and more.

Partnerships Director at Export Development Canada

MONICA ROVERS

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Program Fees

Our Fast Track program is designed to deliver maximum business value and return on investment.

Non-Member

$350 C A D

6-Week Live Business Program (Virtual)

Access to 5 Hours of 1:1 Coaching Sessions For A Fee

1 Year Of Alberta IoT Emerging Membership*

First Access & Discounts to Alberta IoT Workshops

Logo & Website Link on Alberta IoT Website

Communications Shared on the Alberta IoT Digital Channels

Please note, rates do not include applicable taxes and coaching fees incurred outside our program.

Membership Pricing

$500 C A D

6-Week Live Business Program (Virtual)

Access to 5 Hours of 1:1 Coaching Sessions For A Fee

1 Year Of Alberta IoT Emerging Membership*

First Access & Discounts to Alberta IoT Workshops

Logo & Website Link on Alberta IoT Website

Communications Shared on the Alberta IoT Digital Channels

Please note, rates do not include applicable taxes and coaching fees incurred outside our program.

*If you're a current Alberta IoT Member, please contact Emma Duffy at emma.d@albertaiot.com to receive free access for Fast Track.

Fast Track Information Session

WEBINAR

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February 20th at 9:00am MT

Virtual Information Session