Looking to get funding from WAV Capital? Check here to see if your startup is eligible.

*Student: A person under the age of 30 who is either enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Alberta or has graduated from an Alberta post-secondary institution within the last 12 months.

  1. Your company must have a minimum of 1 student* on the founding team.

  2. The student(s) must own ≥ 30% of the company.

  3. The company must be based in or have significant operations in Alberta.

  4. The company must have a technology component. It could be anything from a platform like AirBnB, a complex machine learning software, or new hardware. Unfortunately, we won’t be investing in cool new restaurants, traditional retail, or real estate.

  5. Must be more than an idea. We want to ensure founders have already put in effort towards building a company. Not quite there yet or unsure of how to get to this stage? Contact us and we’ll help you get to the stage where we can invest.

  6. Must be at a “pre-seed” stage. For those unfamiliar with startup funding lingo: You have received or are seeking less than $250k in funding (it can vary).

  7. A passionate founding team. One of the most important things we look at.

Hit these checkpoints? Send in an application! We can’t wait to hear about the next innovation coming from Alberta.