Swiping Right on Innovation: An OCIF Feature

The Calgary Economic Development is a proud supporter of InterGen through their Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) since 2019.

Beyond finances, their support created more awareness and provided validation for InterGen's vision and value to the community. This has enabled us to facilitate over 6,400 matches and 1,000 direct connections between our network of experienced business leaders and scaleups in our platform. 

We are eager to share some of the highlights from their feature article about us:


  • "InterGen has well exceeded the initial target of 140 companies registered over a three-year period, further supporting the demand for and value of this initiative. Like a dating app for knowledge transfer, experienced leaders with years of business and technical acumen and new entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses are connecting for mutual long-term benefit."
  • "In 2022, Calgary attracted its fifth consecutive year of record venture capital investment, with $647 million across 64 deals – an increase of 29.4 per cent more dollars than the year prior. Nationally, Calgary ranked the fourth highest city for venture-capital investment.  

    InterGen fosters support for local companies in multiple ways. The organization also launched InterGen Capital, a venture fund designed to enable high potential local companies to seize global opportunities. The fund aims to fill the gap in funding for later stage companies ready to take their business to the next level. InterGen has raised capital for the fund from prominent business leaders in the city and has deployed seven million of capital into 11 Calgary based companies that have collectively raised more than $140 million."

To view the full article including testimonials from founders who have been impacted by InterGen, visit this page