The Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) was created as a catalyst to attract investment, drive innovation, and spur transformative economic development in the city. OCIF has made a wide range of public and private investments that drive economic growth, job creation, and ecosystem development, positioning Calgary to lead digital transformation across our key sectors.
$100M TOTAL FUND
The fund was created from the City of Calgary’s existing reserve.
25 PROJECTS SUPPORTED
Funded projects demonstrate bravery, innovation and clear social and economic benefits.
$77.4M FUNDS COMMITTED
Our projects support multiple sectors: agribusiness, technology, training, energy, and more.
OCIF: TURNING TECH SOLUTIONS INTO STARTUPS WITH CDL-ROCKIES
March 9, 2023
OCIF SELECTS COMBINE VENTURE BUILDERS TO ACCELERATE GROWTH OF EARLY-STAGE CALGARY COMPANIES
December 20, 2022
OCIF SELECTS MPHASIS TO EXPAND TALENT PIPELINE FOR CALGARY’S MATURING TECH INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
December 15, 2022
ACCELERATING GROWTH OF LOCAL TECH COMPANIES
Business accelerators and incubators support local startups through access to investors, mentorship and other resources to scale their companies.
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FUNDING OUR FUTURE
OCIF issued a RFP for third-party professional fund managers with a Calgary-focused fund to create a pool of capital for investments in early-stage companies.
LEADING ALBERTA INNOVATIONS IN HEALTH CARE
OCIF helps accelerate leading-edge medical innovations to solve global health challenges in Calgary’s thriving life sciences sector.
CALGARY HAS THE MOST TALENTED GROUP OF ENGINEERS PER CAPITA. THEY JUST NEEDED A DIFFERENT PURPOSE THAN OIL AND GAS
RESKILLING OUR WORKFORCE
OCIF helps diversify opportunities to meet Calgary’s growing demand for tech talent through the expansion of work-integrated learning and training for the digital economy.
SUPPORTING TECH JOB EXPANSION IN CALGARY
OCIF supports the growth of a tech-skilled workforce through investments into innovation ecosystem development.
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