Red Deer Polytechnic and the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Mount Royal University’s Growth Catalyst program to create a central Alberta business accelerator. The accelerator is designed for teams of up to four people and businesses with sales of up to-$100M. It uses a hybrid model to combine in-person learning with coaching, implementation, and support from local experts. The accelerator was developed from research completed by MRU Professor Simon Raby and his team. “This collaboration, combined with Red Deer Polytechnic’s education, training, and applied research opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities, will create an ecosystem that will help to ignite industrial and economic prosperity across the province,” said RDP Associate VP of External Relations Richard Longtin.