TELUS Community Safety & Wellness Accelerator (CSW)

By mmuise

The TELUS Community Safety & Wellness Accelerator (CSW) is a first-of-its-kind accelerator focused on addressing the social and safety challenges facing our communities.
In partnership with AlchemistX, the Edmonton Police Foundation, and Alberta Innovates, the CSW Accelerator is bringing proven Silicon Valley acceleration programming to the social impact space in Edmonton, Alberta. We’re looking for technology start-ups that are focused on solutions that address community safety and wellness, particularly those that are actively looking for pilot/POC partners and support to scale their solutions in the social sector.

Comments on Funding:


Deadline: December 22, 2023

The applicant must:

  • be a Social Impact entrepreneur or company;
  • be an early-stage technology startup meeting the following criteria:
    a) must not exceed 5 years from its inception;
    b) has $5 million or less external funding;
    c) have founder(s) working full time for the company.
  • have a product in market and/or in use in pilot or production environments. (note, companies with revenues will get higher preference)
  • be building a solution that helps promote Community Safety & Wellness;
  • have solutions contributing to the aligned goals in the 17 UN Social Development Goals, for example Affordable Clean Energy.
  • be able to attend virtually in an Alberta (UTC-6) time zone;
  • be able to physically travel to Alberta for a 1-week period.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

Cohort 5 will launch march 2024, intake cutoff is December 22, 2023.

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