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About UCeed

UCeed is a group of early-stage investment funds, backed by philanthropic support, accelerating UCalgary and community-based startup companies to advance problem-solving research, create jobs and fuel the economy.

The challenge facing entrepreneurs

Raising capital is a daunting challenge for new startups and founders often seek government grants or investments from friends and family as their first source of funding. Once those sources are exhausted, entrepreneurs often run out of options before the private sector can see the opportunity's value.

UCeed was created to fill that funding gap by supporting technology research, development and demonstration.

UCeed investee companies are chosen through a robust selection process. Their ability to diversify the economy, develop healthier communities, and shape the future of talent in our province through their innovation are key criteria.

UCeed Funding

The foundational pillars of UCeed

UCalgary's innovation ecosystem supports the translation of research to real-world impact by linking discovery, creativity, invention and entrepreneurship to solve local, national and global challenges. UCeed is the culmination of UCalgary’s focus on entrepreneurial thinking, invention and innovation, education and community impact. 


Accelerating innovation from within UCalgary and its surrounding communities.


Enriching the quality and breadth of learning through real-world opportunities for entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking.


Integrating UCalgary with communities on-and-off campus through entrepreneurship and innovation.

Shaping the Future with UCeed