WHAT IS THE TUNDRA ACE PROGRAM?
The Acceleration Centre for Entrepreneurs (ACE) is designed to help Alberta’s best and brightest accelerate the commercialization of their near market-ready technologies that solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges. Launched in 2016, the program encourages risk-taking, supports Western Canadians, and celebrates their entrepreneurial spirit.
THE TUNDRA ACE PROGRAM HELPS ALBERTA’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST FAST-TRACK THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF THEIR DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS AND GAIN ACCESS TO MARKET, FAST.
WE SUPPORT EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES THAT:
REDUCE METHANE EMISSIONS
DECREASE OPERATING COSTS
HELP COMPANIES WITH COMPLIANCE
REDUCE CARBON TAX BURDENS
TECHNOLOGIES THAT DIVERSIFY THE ECONOMY
ALSO TECHNOLOGIES THAT COMPLeMENT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS VERTICALS:
BOILERS & WATER TREATMENT
MOTORS & DRIVES
PANELS & BUILDINGS
INSTRUMENTATION & CONTROLS
VALVES & ACTUATION
SERVICES & SUPPORT
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
If you have a near market-ready product, service, or technology, simply apply online. Tell us more about your situation, your technology, and why you think you would be a good fit for the program. We will review your application and evaluate the opportunity to work together.
If accepted, the first phase of the program will focus on execution planning. We will put together a well thought out plan that clearly outlines how we can successfully bring your product or solution to market. Once complete, your team will pitch inside the ‘Tundra Tank’ in front of a panel of Executives and industry experts. Your pitch will focus on your product, your opportunity, and the funding structure you are seeking. For example, you might be looking to become acquired, obtain funding, receive a royalty, or may seek some other deal structure that makes sense to your solution and situation.
When a deal is negotiated and agreed upon by both parties, it is time to execute on the plan and bring your solution to market! Sounds exciting, right?
WHAT WILL THE PROGRAM COST ME?
Nothing! Tundra and its supporting partners fully back this initiative, so there is absolutely no cost to you. While you will receive no compensation for your time spent in the program, the incentive for both parties is joining forces to streamline mutual growth.
The Tundra ACE program was created to deliver maximum value to stakeholders on all levels, including to Tundra, its customers, entrepreneurs, and to the industry as a whole. Tundra ACE partners with entrepreneurs, enabling them to access the market while also allowing Tundra to diversify its product portfolio and be on the cutting edge of technology. In helping to shape the future of the industry, the ACE program also provides value to customers by empowering them to adopt new technology in a low-risk environment through an established entity.
WHAT STEPS ARE INVOLVED IN THE TUNDRA ACE PROGRAM?
INTERVIEW, INTERNAL CONCEPT VALIDATION & DUE DILIGENCE
IN DEPTH RESEARCH & EXECUTION PLANNING
“TUNDRA TANK” EXECUTIVE PITCH (FUNDING APPROVAL)
FULL SCALE COMMERCIALIZATION
Once admitted into the ACE Program, you and your team will:
HAVE ACCESS TO A DYNAMIC AND COLLABORATIVE WORKSPACE, FREE OF CHARGE.
Tundra has constructed a dedicated high-tech workspace designed to foster creativity. The space will also allow participants to network and bounce their ideas off other ambitious high performers.
GET THE CHANCE TO SECURE INVESTMENT CAPITAL.
Tundra is a proven growth partner. As an ACE program participant, you’ll have the chance to vie for a variety of funding opportunities.
KEEP YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP)
Your IP will remain your IP. A detailed agreement will be given to each member prior to program acceptance.
RECEIVE CONTINUAL COACHING, TRAINING, AND GROWTH GUIDANCE.
Participants have access to ongoing advice and mentorship from some of Alberta’s most experienced technical professionals and business minds. Members will also be able to attend various ‘Meet The Pro’ sessions where industry experts will educate, give advice, and help guide the planning process.
GET TO COMBINE FORCES WITH A SKILLED AND POWERFUL SALES TEAM.
Accelerate revenue generation and fast-track growth through the Tundra ACE program. With a large sales force and an extensive network of end users, participants will be able to leapfrog their competition by leveraging the strength of Tundra’s expertise and network.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for individuals with market-ready, or near market-ready, technologies or solutions that just need a boost and partner to reach their full potential. Tundra is excited to help Alberta’s most ambitious entrepreneurs, inventors, business minds, marketers, engineers, project managers, and field staff who refuse to be stopped by mere circumstances and are motivated to make a difference in their industry.
While we are open to helping commercialize any new technology or service that creates value, priority will be given to entrepreneurs who plan to tackle emissions and improve the environment.
The closer the idea is to being market-ready = the greater chance of program acceptance.
APPLY FOR THE TUNDRA ACE PROGRAM
Does your technology solution meet or exceed the above criteria?
Apply today if you have a near market-ready technology and want to get involved in Tundra ACE:
THE TUNDRA ACE TEAM
ERIK ALLAN, P. ENG
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
We are always looking to help ambitious Albertans who want to shape the future of their industry. If you have questions, if this program excites you, or if you have a near market-ready technology and want to get involved in the Tundra ACE program, reach out to Erik at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (403) 255-5222.
OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS
JWN is the official media sponsor for the ACE Program and helps our entrepreneurs share their stories through a wide range of marketing channels.
Bennett Jones is the legal sponsor for the ACE program and offers our entrepreneurs a free legal assessment that covers all aspects of their businesses through Bennett Jones’ Kickstart program.
MNP is the official Strategy Sponsor offering our entrepreneurs full business consulting support through MNP’s Business Builder program.
William Joseph is the official marketing sponsor and a dedicated partner for the Tundra ACE program. William Joseph provides ongoing marketing workshops and free consultations to participants. They also offer a premium Accelerator package to fast-track marketing for participants while they grow.