"It’s a building, but that building is filled with a lot of cool people, a lot of great resources and, ultimately, opportunities."
The tecconnect centre for entrepreneurship and innovation is exactly what it sounds like – a vibrant place for entrepreneurs to start and grow their business within a supportive and innovative environment. It’s a space and community that encourages the development of new ideas that transform industries and shape the future.
Open since 2011, tecconnect offers training, support and networking opportunities that connect start-ups with customers, influencers and experts. At tecconnect we are continuously working to bring opportunities to you, and in some cases, connecting you to the interesting opportunities and people outside of the community.
With a robust network of local, provincial and national industry connections and partnerships with post-secondary institutions and government agencies, we are working towards the common goal of helping you, the entrepreneur, succeed. As a key partner within the Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA), we also have a direct link to innovation and business development services, as well as a Technology Development Advisor onsite.
While the building has everything you need to run your business, including conference rooms, boardrooms, breakout areas, high-speed Internet access, a kitchen and even a ping-pong table, it’s the people and the culture that will have the biggest impact on your success. Tecconnect entrepreneurs talk about the supportive team, open door policy, collaborative environment and reputation as some of the key benefits of the tecconnect experience.
At Economic Development Lethbridge we are pleased to own and operate this centre that is at the heart of the area entrepreneurial ecosystem. Whether you are looking for a space for your start-up (short or long-term), interested in entrepreneur-based training opportunities or would like to get involved as a mentor, advisor or angel investor, we’d love to chat with you! Contact Renae at 403-332-6021.
If you haven't been to the centre before, you will find us in North Lethbridge, located in Sherring Industrial Park (3582 30 St. N).
Did You Know?
The Southern Alberta agricultural region has an annual production capacity of over 860,000 acres in canola crops - 21% of the Alberta total canola crops are grown here.