About the UCeed Child Health Fund

Activated by Innovate Calgary, the university’s knowledge transfer and business incubator, UCeed is a philanthropically powered early-stage investment program that accelerates UCalgary and community-based start-up companies to advance problem-solving research, create jobs and fuel the economy.

UCeed Child Health is funded by the generosity of our community through the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and their mission to inspire our community to invest in excellence in child health, research and family centred care.

Whether it's making sure that families have access to quality health care and child care, or making sure that our children receive the best educational opportunities we can give them, we must remain committed to these needs because our children are our future.

Blanche Lincoln

Opportunity Fund

Opportunity Fund

Award

Up to $150,000 investment

Criteria

  • Applicant must have an established relationship with the University of Calgary as a current, past or visiting faculty member, a student, or has licensed or assigned intellectual property developed at the University of Calgary.
  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL): Stage 1-4.
  • Minimum one (1) full-time employee.

Applicants are encouraged to download the Reference Document and develop your responses prior to completing the application form as you will not be able to save during the submission process.

Growth Fund

Growth Fund

Award

Up to $300,000 investment

Criteria

  • Applicant must have an established relationship with the University of Calgary as a current, past or visiting faculty member, a student, or has licensed or assigned intellectual property developed at the University of Calgary.
  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL): 5+.
  • Minimum two (2) full-time employees.
  • Minimum $250,000 raised by investee from external sources.

Applicants are encouraged to download the Reference Document and develop your responses prior to completing the application form as you will not be able to save during the submission process.


Application deadline

Funding is awarded competitively, based on a selection process conducted quarterly. Applications must be submitted by the following deadlines to be guaranteed for funding consideration in the respective quarter: October 1, 2021 (Q4 2021), January 14, 2022 (Q1 2022) and March 18, 2022 (Q2 2022). 


UCeed Investment Advisory Group - Child Health Fund


Dr. Jehangir Appoo

Founding Partner AIoT Health
Research Associated Professor, University of Calgary

Dr. Chen Fong

Founding Fellow, CDL
Co-founder, Calgary Scientific
Former Head of Radiology, University of Calgary

Derrick Hunter

President, Bluesky Equities
Chair, Hunter Hub Advisory Board
Co-founder, Wild Rose Properties

James Lochrie

Co-Founder, Wave Accounting
Founder, Exhibition Capital
Founder, Thin Air Labs
Director, IT, Farm Business Consultant

Alice Reimer

CEO, Fillip
Site Lead, Creative Destruction Lab – Rockies
Former CEO and Co-Founder, Evoco Inc.

Mike Begin

Director, Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
Fellow, Creative Destruction Lab - Rockies
Former Chair, CEO, Spartan Controls
Former Chair, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology