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At AccelerateOTT, the Early-Stage Investor Panel was so popular, during the talk you could hear a pin drop! Attendees walked away armed with the knowledge of what to look for in an Angel or VC, how to pitch, when to seek investment, how to discern b
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AccelerateOTT: Finding Your Marketing “Spicy Spot”

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Starting our program bright and early, Andrew and Franco woke up the crowd of 500+ with inspirational tales of serendipity and success. There was so much quality content it was a challenge to isolate our favourite top take aways, but we did it. Here

Keynote speaker Saalim Chowdhury, Partner at 500 Startups, took to the stage at AccelerateOTT to deliver Going for Growth: 10 Things Every Founder Should Know About Growth but We Don't Talk About. What he really shared were lessons he learnt the har

This blog is part of our AccelerateOTT: Scale or Fail Speaker Series. View the full series here.  Speakers: Ryan Hoover, Founder, Product Hunt and Weekend Investor and Robleh Jama, Product Lead, Shopify Title: The Rise and Impact of the Maker Cultur

When you are a startup in full-blown raise mode, running the gauntlet of investor meetings can be overwhelming. It feels like an endless cycle of research, one-on-one's, demo days, elevator pitches, "tire-kicking" and more pitches. Founders understa

Only seven days left to purchase your ticket to Invest Ottawa’s flagship entrepreneurial conference: www.accelerateott.ca
The venture development world is founded on risk and reward. As the President and CEO of Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards, I am

In celebration of National Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Day on May 31, 2018, the Kanata North Business Association (KNBA) is pleased to announce the development and launch of Canada’s first Autonomous Vehicle Technology and Innovator Directory in collabo

“Diversity and inclusion is a major area of emphasis for Invest Ottawa,” says Sonya Shorey, the firm’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “Together with our community, we strive to help create an even stronger, more integrated entrepren

Invest Ottawa has been instrumental for MindBridge Ai’s growth, especially during our incubation phase. This support allowed us to attract and build an excellent and dedicated team. It also helped us to raise critical seed funding that provided a ju

Today, the Ontario Centres of Excellence  (OCE) announced that the Ottawa Region will receive up to $5 million through the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) to establish an “end-to-end” testing location for AV. Led by Invest O

Serial Entrepreneur Will Leverage Two Decades of Experience to Help Catalyze the Growth and Success of Local Firms  Ottawa, Ontario, February 21, 2018 – Michael Tremblay, President and CEO of Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards, today announced Nick Qua

In early December, Invest Ottawa joined Premier Kathleen Wynne and a provincial business delegation on a five-day mission to China to meet with companies and explore opportunities for: R&D and business collaboration; Foreign direct investment (F

Work-life balance, what is it to you? A phrase, a goal, a far-off notion? While your story may feel like the latter at times, we’re here to offer up another narrative – one that takes place in Ottawa where work-life balance can be attained! Ranked #

eSentire, Inc., (“eSentire” or the “Company”) the largest pure-play Managed Detection And Response (MDR) provider, today announced that funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, have made a signif
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Summer Report 2017

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My oh my, do we ever have a lot to share with you today. Ottawa sure has lacked its traditional sunny weather recently, but that hasn’t stopped Ottawa’s economy from heating up! And the timing couldn’t be better, as Ottawa was named Canada’s t

Les Cours Bayview annoncent les huit commanditaires qui verseront une contribution de 1,3 million de dollars au guichet unique d’expansion des affaires et à la communauté de l’innovation d’Ottawa Des chefs de file industriels et universitaires joign

Bayview Yards Announces Eight Founding Sponsors Contributing More than $1.3 Million to Ottawa’s One-Stop Business Acceleration Shop and Innovation Community Industry and Academic Leaders Join Forces with Bayview Yards and Invest Ottawa to Fuel Entre

At this critical juncture in our evolution as an economic development agency, and more broadly as a city, Invest Ottawa is developing a new five-year Strategic Plan. This plan will establish key long-term goals and actions that aim to: help our regi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 24, 2017, Kingston ON – Queen’s University and Launch Lab announced today that they are accepting applications for the Fall cohort of GrindSpaceXL-Kingston, a business acceleration program for high-potential technol

OTTAWA, ONTARIO; April 28, 2017:  Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for the City of Ottawa, today applauded the Government of Ontario’s decision to invest $63 million in a centre that facilitates the commercialization of next generatio
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AccelerateOTT 2017: Allan Wille

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Growing a business is not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, and time. But take a quick look around and you’ll find entrepreneurs and their successful startups all over the place—especially if you’re looking around Ottawa. AccelerateOT

Niket Bajaj moved from India to Canada on Boxing Day in 2013. It was -20°C when he landed in Toronto, a big change from the scorching 35°C weather he left behind. Fast-forward to 2014, Niket was up one winter jacket, one degree in computer science,
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AccelerateOTT 2017: Sean Sheppard

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When the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer, everyone gets excited. Not only does this mean retiring the winter clothes, but it’s also an opportunity to freshen up your business strategies.  Looking to give your biz a good spring cleani

Ottawa has a festival for everyone. In fact, we have more than 180 events and festivals annually (that’s about one event, every second day of the year!).  From the House of PainT community art mural, to the Great Glebe Garage Sale – there̵