The award highlights innovation in the fintech space in Calgary and the surrounding areas and aims to support fintech companies currently based in Calgary, as well as those looking to expand there.
“Launching and growing a new business is difficult. Entrepreneurs struggle to raise funds, build connections, and gain exposure for themselves and their products or services,” says Jeffrey Smith, Co-Founder & CEO of Digital Commerce Bank.
“That’s why the Digital Commerce Calgary Fintech Award proves to be a game changer – connecting founders to world-class advisors, industry leaders, and investors, and giving them a chance to win a cash award to accelerate and elevate their companies.”
A total of 25 startups will be selected to participate in the 6-week program. Startup founders have exclusive access to interactive workshops, leadership panel discussions, coaching, and mentorship from industry experts, as well as peer networking opportunities.
The top 5 selected startups will have the opportunity to live-pitch to a panel of judges to compete for the grand cash prize at an Award Gala in October 2023.
“Calgary has all the right components to build leading, globally competitive fintech companies, because of its educated workforce, opportunities, and available capital — and the award offers an additional critical boost for startups looking to stay and grow in Calgary,” says Terry Rock, CEO at Platform Calgary.
Applications are now open and startups can apply to participate in the program and award at CalgaryFintechAward.com until June 5th.