CDL-Rockies is located in Calgary, Alberta at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. Calgary is one of Canada’s fastest-growing, most entrepreneurial and innovative cities, with the highest number of patents filed per capita in Canada.

As the epicenter of the country’s energy sector, CDL-Rockies is home to a Prime stream as well as a specialized Energy stream. CDL-Rockies brings together many of the region’s most experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and scientists from diverse fields including energy, healthcare, software and hardware, industrials and clean technology. CDL startups work with these mentors to sharpen objectives, prioritize time and resources, raise capital, and engage with experts working on the frontiers of research.


The general technology or “Prime” stream includes startups in an array of industries with deep-science and technology innovations. The Prime stream is industry agnostic, with startups tackling problems in healthcare, industrials, cleantech, advanced materials, mining, agriculture and biotech sectors, amongst others. Technologies in the Prime stream include advanced engineering, artificial intelligence, AR/VR, electronics, blockchain, nanotech, biomedical, and general IT applications.

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The Energy Stream at CDL-Rockies operates from the epicenter of the energy industry in Canada and brings together experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and scientists active in the energy sector. The Energy cohort focuses on emerging technologies in oil & gas, cleantech and power.

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