The Alacrity Foundation continues to have a presence focused exclusively on Western Canada, but we’ve grown. Today, the Alacrity group is a global organization, as demonstrated by our points of presence globally.
Reflecting upon the Gust award, we thought it opportune to share a timeline of activity of the Alacrity Foundation in Western Canada, which represents the activity that the award was based upon.
Berlin is a truly global city, and a political, economic, and artistic hub. That there are over 3,000 active tech startups in Berlin makes for a welcoming atmosphere as the idea of coworking has been fully adopted across the city’s office spaces, cafes, and bars. This eclectic mix promotes an entrepreneurial atmosphere in the city, evident in Berlin’s thriving tech startup scene.
While comparisons to other cities are brushed aside by Berliners, it is difficult for observers not to mention Berlin in the same breath as Silicon Valley or London. Berlin’s startup scene is worth noticing as an entrepreneur or an investor.
Alacrity has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Accelerators!
The large-scale growth and activity of the accelerator industry is not exclusive to the U.S. Accelerators can be found in regions all across the globe. The U.S. and Canada still reign as leaders of the accelerator industry with a total of 111 accelerators investing $90.3M in 2,968 startups.
Canadian businesses have leading global roles in the mining, oil and gas, and forestry domains and Canada has a political and technological environment highly favourable for innovation. The natural resource sector’s market size, the technology export potential, and the dramatic forces changing the industry make it a very interesting target.
Every Friday Alacrity provides you an update on the investments and funding activities we have been watching during the previous seven days. We hope you find this resource useful!