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The Technology Ecosystem – Contact List

We are constantly updating this resource. If there is an organization that you think should be added to this list, please send the information to ssmith@wesk.ca.

Academia

OrganizationWebsiteAbout
University of Saskatchewanhttps://research.usask.ca/Building the future through creativity, collaboration, and research success.
University of Reginahttps://www.uregina.ca/research/index.htmlThe University of Regina is committed to research that has impact.
Saskatchewan Polytechnichttps://saskpolytech.ca/about/applied-research-and-innovation/Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur with a big idea, or an industry professional with a challenge begging for a solution, Saskatchewan Polytechnic has the tools and expertise to help.
Praxis School of Entrepreneurshiphttps://praxisschools.ca/The Praxis School of Entrepreneurship is a private post-secondary training institute dedicated to helping entrepreneurs create their own futures by immersing themselves in the life of the entrepreneur through our constantly updated training program and launch their companies. 

NGOs & Community Stakeholders

OrganizationWebsiteAbout
SaskTechhttps://www.sasktech.org/SaskTech assists governments and educational institutions in understanding the specific needs of technology for workforce growth and capital investment.
FHQ Developments – PLATO Saskhttp://www.platosask.com/who-we-arePLATO Sask will deliver a full menu of software testing services tailored to Saskatchewan clients large and small, while training and developing Indigenous software testers for long term technology careers.
WESK – Founders Tablehttps://wesk.ca/programs/founders-table/A collection of programs and supports to help women at any stage of their tech entrepreneurial journey.
ComIThttps://www.comit.org/ComIT is a charity which aims to develop a community that links people struggling to overcome employment barriers with companies looking for talented IT professionals.
SaskInteractivehttps://saskinteractive.com/As that professional voice, SaskInteractive represents members involved in the development of content-based interactive digital media, as well as consumers and stakeholders. 
Saskatoon Industry Education Councilhttps://saskatooniec.ca/The Saskatoon Industry-Education Council (SIEC) is a bridge between Saskatchewan’s career opportunities and Saskatoon area youth.
Regina District Industry Education Councilhttp://www.rdiec.ca/The Regina District Industry Education Council [RDIEC] is a non-profit corporation established in 2013 as a result of industry education councils being highlighted as best practice in the Government of Saskatchewan’s Plan for Growth Vision 2020.
HackReginahttps://hackregina.com/#/HackRegina’s goal is to assist individuals’ growth by providing opportunities to collaborate, learn, and grow together.
Ag-West Biohttps://www.agwest.sk.ca/Ag-West Bio is Saskatchewan’s bioscience industry association and bioeconomic catalyst.
Mitacshttps://www.mitacs.ca/enMitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 20 years. 
Startup TNThttps://www.startuptnt.com/Startup TNT is a community of entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, innovators and startup supporters that gathers every week to have fun, share stories, and build great companies.
Green Centre Canadahttps://greencentrecanada.com/GreenCentre’s mission is to accelerate promising chemistry solutions that advance both the economy and the environment in unison. They provide research and development services to small companies, entrepreneurs, academic start-ups, and large and medium-sized corporations. 
Sustainable Development Technology Canadahttps://www.sdtc.ca/en/Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) helps Canadian companies develop and deploy competitive, clean technology solutions, to help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges: climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil.

Government Stakeholders

Municipal & Economic Development Agencies

OrganizationWebsiteAbout
SREDA – Square Onehttps://squareonesask.ca/Square One assists entrepreneurs with the first steps to starting or expanding a business in Saskatchewan. Get in touch with us to learn how to successfully bring your business idea to life!
Economic Development Regina – Audacityhttps://audacityyqr.ca/Audacity YQR is a movement celebrating the creativity, innovation and success of bold individuals and visionary organizations that want to make Regina their home. 
Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliancehttps://seda.sk.ca/SEDA equips communities with the skills, knowledge, resources and connections required to embrace change and build a sustainable future.

Provincial Government

OrganizationWebsiteAbout
Innovation Saskatchewan – SAIFhttps://innovationsask.ca/research/saskatchewan-advantage-innovation-fundThe Saskatchewan Advantage Innovation Fund (SAIF), is a research and development (R&D) funding program designed to accelerate commercialization of game-changing technological innovations in the province’s core sectors.
Innovation Saskatchewan – STSIhttps://innovationsask.ca/technology/stsiSTSI is designed to encourage investment in early-stage technology startups that bring new products to market and create jobs in Saskatchewan.
Innovation Saskatchewan – MIST/Innovation Challengeshttps://innovationsask.ca/initiatives/mistThe Made in Saskatchewan Technology Program (MIST) connects the Provincial Government to Saskatchewan technology-based companies whose products may improve Government service delivery.
Innovation Saskatchewan – AGFhttps://innovationsask.ca/research/agfThe Agtech Growth Fund (AGF) is a research and development (R&D) funding program designed to accelerate the commercialization of game-changing technological innovations in the province’s agricultural sector.
Innovation Place – Co-working spacehttps://www.innovationplace.com/Innovation Place is a collaborative community that helps emerging and established technology companies thrive through flexible space and supportive partnerships.
TED – SCII (Patent Box)https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/investment-and-economic-development/business-incentives-and-tax-credits/saskatchewan-commercial-innovation-incentiveThe Saskatchewan Commercial Innovation Incentive (SCII or ‘Patent Box’) is a new-growth tax incentive that offers eligible corporations a reduction of the provincial Corporate Income Tax Rate (CIT) to six per cent for 10 consecutive years for eligible corporations that commercialize their qualifying intellectual property in Saskatchewan.

Federal Government

OrganizationWebsiteAbout
Innovation Science and Economic Development (ISED)http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/homeInnovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada’s innovation performance, increase Canada’s share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.
Western Economic Diversification (WED)https://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/home.aspFor more than 30 years, WD has been working to diversify the western economy while improving the quality of life of western Canadians. 
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/Index_eng.aspThe Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada funds visionaries, explorers and innovators who are searching for the scientific and technical breakthroughs that will benefit our country.
Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC)https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/101.nsf/eng/homeInnovative Solutions Canada funds R&D and test prototypes in real-life settings.
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)https://www.innovation.ca/The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is a non-profit corporation that invests in research infrastructure at Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions.
SDTC – Tech Fundhttps://www.sdtc.ca/en/SDTC supports Canadian companies – clean technology trailblazers – who are leaders in their efforts to develop and demonstrate new environmental technologies that address climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil.
National Research Council (NRC) – IRAPhttps://nrc.canada.ca/en/support-technology-innovation/about-nrc-industrial-research-assistance-programThe National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) is Canada’s leading innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized businesses.
Global Affairs Canadahttps://www.international.gc.ca/global-affairs-affaires-mondiales/home-accueil.aspx?lang=engGlobal Affairs Canada defines, shapes and advances Canada’s interests and values in a complex global environment. 

Funding & Investors

Venture Capital

OrganizationWebsiteAbout
Conexus Venture Capital Fundhttps://www.conexus.ca/Business/Resources/VentureCapital/Founded by Conexus Credit Union, Conexus Venture Capital invests time, knowledge and capital in Saskatchewan and Canadian high-growth startups, helping to fuel growth in the local innovation economy.
Westcaphttps://www.westcap.com/WestCap is a growth equity firm led by a team that has founded, capitalized and operated tech-enabled, asset light marketplaces for over 20 years.
PFM Capitalhttps://www.pfm.ca/PFM was established to provide a home grown solution to the lack of capital available for Saskatchewan businesses, aiming to provide companies with the capital required to execute their strategic goals while adding long-term value to the benefit of all stakeholders.
Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)https://www.cvca.ca/CVCA exists to support a healthy, functioning private capital system that works for the economy and for our members.

Angel Investment

OrganizationWebsiteAbout
Broad Street Bullshttps://www.broadstreetbulls.ca/Broad Street Bulls fuels the prairies’ technology sector with early-stage capital, mentorship, and support.
Valhalla Angelshttps://valhallaangels.com/Valhalla Angels is an investor only membership group committed to supporting the startup ecosystem through early stage angel investing.
NACOhttps://nacocanada.com/NACO mobilizes angel capital for Canada’s entrepreneurs.

Financial Institutions

OrganizationWebsiteAbout
Farm Credit Canada (FCC)https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en.htmlFCC builds strong relationships and shares knowledge and expertise with thousands of customers across the country.
Business Development Canada (BDC)https://www.bdc.ca/enBDC helps create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.
Conexus Credit Unionhttps://www.conexus.ca/Personal/Conexus Credit Union is all about their members—ensuring their financial well-being drives everything they do.

Incubators & Accelerators

OrganizationWebsiteAbout
Co.Labshttps://www.co-labs.ca/Co.Labs is building a thriving tech ecosystem in Saskatchewan that will result in the emergence of new Series A startup(s) every year.
Cultivatorhttps://www.cultivator.ca/Launched in 2019, Cultivator powered by Conexus (Cultivator) was built to create an innovation hub that provided the programming, resources, mentorship, funding and space founders to accelerate the growth of local tech startups.
Altitude Acceleratorhttps://altitudeaccelerator.ca/Altitude Accelerator is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator for companies in Advanced Manufacturing, Internet of Things, Hardware & Software, Cleantech and Life Sciences.

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