Platform Calgary’s Junction Program to Pilot KnowHow’s Software to Support Calgary Startups
KnowHow and Platform Calgary are collaborating to empower Calgary-based startups participating in Platform Calgary’s Junction program. In addition to using KnowHow’s software to support the delivery of the Junction program, all entrepreneurs accepted into Junction’s Spring 2020 cohort will receive a $500 Credit to KnowHow, a mission-critical software that helps growing companies improve staff productivity.
“In order for Calgary to become a global tech powerhouse, we need to equip founders with what they need to refine their ideas, find product/market fit, and then give them resources and guidance to scale their solution to the world” said Leighton Healey, CEO of KnowHow.
Junction is Platform Calgary’s 9 week residency program that helps entrepreneurs build a strong foundation to scale their startup. “We’ve designed Junction to help founders organize their business, articulate their value proposition clearly and develop a growth roadmap for their next 12-18 months,” said David Yiptong, Director of Programs at Platform Calgary. “We are always keen to provide Junction Founders with a value add and are excited to be piloting Calgary startup KnowHow for the next cohort.”
Born out of a Silicon Valley-based technology accelerator itself, KnowHow’s platform for centralizing company processes was built specifically to help businesses scale their systems and equip employees to work with confidence as they grow. “We’ve benefitted by experienced entrepreneurs guiding us and giving us the tools we need to succeed” said Leighton Healey, “that’s why we’re so thrilled to be partnering with Platform Calgary to support the next generation of high-growth tech startups in our city.”
Based in Calgary, AB, KnowHow is a platform for managers to share step-by-step processes with their teams. Launched in December 2019, KnowHow is a central source of truth for all of a company’s internal know-how, equipping employees with what they need, when they need it.
About Platform Calgary:
Platform Calgary’s mandate is to work collaboratively to transform Calgary’s economy and identity by fostering a movement to create hundreds of innovation-driven, highly scalable companies. Platform provides access to education, coaching and connections that help people gain the entrepreneurial and technical skills needed to thrive in the new economy, helping startups grow and scale.
Calgary’s new Platform Innovation Centre is currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2021. Located in the East Village on 9th Ave SE, the physical space will serve as a visible and active hub for Calgary’s startup and innovation ecosystem, bringing an additional 50,000 feet of public access space to serve the community.
For more information about how you can get involved and help shape innovation in Calgary, visit www.platformcalgary.com.