Critical Path Group

Critical Path Group is a specialized advisory firm founded in 2003 and located in Calgary, Canada, one of North America’s leading innovation centres. While based in Calgary, we operate coast to coast. Critical Path Group manages both the largest and newest venture forums for the emerging technology industries in Canada: Banff Venture Forum, AGRI Tech Venture Forum, and the Atlantic Venture Forum.


We build business and technology conferences that bring together executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, corporate strategics, researchers, commercialization and technology transfer professionals, and thought leaders.


We undertake select consulting projects, primarily for government departments, economic development agencies, and related organizations, including those with R&D and technology commercialization agendas. For over a decade, Critical Path Group has earned trusted advisor status with clients from start-up entrepreneurs to federal government departments.


We create business intelligence products and reports focused on economic development outcomes within the emerging technology industries. Operating at the intersection of high growth technology companies, the private equity community, and corporate strategics, we are uniquely positioned within the emerging technology, science and innovation industries.