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

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

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,

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

Today we’re proudly congratulating one of Invest Ottawa’s own incubator companies, FarmLead, on receiving Series A funding for their startup! FarmLead is the world’s leading online grain marketplace. The Ottawa-based startup provides an online platf

Work in Ottawa: The Urban Explorer

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Where does a world traveler rest their head in between trips? Surely it’s in a place that’s culturally enriched, bustling with activities, and has a scenic landscape with endless opportunities to explore. A place that if you found yourself getting r

Ottawa Crowned Canada’s Top Tech Hub

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Accolades awarded ahead of talent attraction campaign targeting ex-pats Expert Market’s latest report identified Ottawa as the top tech hub in which to live and work in Canada. The detailed report takes into account many indicators, including key qu

Queen’s Park Mission

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On Monday, March 6th, Mayor Jim Watson and Sir Terry Matthews, of Wesley Clover International, led a delegation to Queen’s Park. The delegation was made up of key Ottawa leaders in research and development, commercialization, innovation, and economi

Invest Ottawa Announces New CEO

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Invest Ottawa Announces Michael Tremblay as New President and CEO Fortune 100 Business Executive to Lead Invest Ottawa’s Evolution in Collaboration with Our Community Ottawa, Ontario; January 27, 2017: Invest Ottawa, the city’s premier economic deve

E-COMMERCE BOOTCAMP SEEKING OTTAWA BIZ APPLICANTS 3RD Season of “Main & Digital” Bootcamp Offers Big Rewards for Winning Businesses Ottawa, ON – FEBRUARY 7, 2017: Invest Ottawa is launching its third season of Main & Digital, a 4-part

Of all the milestones that come with building a startup, very few compare to the feeling that happens when you get your first paying customer. Finally, someone believes in you and is willing to pay for your solution! All that hard work feels worth i

#OttawaINC – GameStrat

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Winning in competitive sports takes more than raw skill and athletic prowess. Strategies which harness an athlete's strengths, while exploiting the weaknesses of opponents, is truly how championships are won. In the end, it simply comes down to whic

GTEC is Canada’s internationally recognized forum for excellence in innovation and government service delivery. For over two decades, it has served public sector enterprises with learning and professional development, an annual conference and exhibi

OTTAWA – November 1, 2016 – On Sunday, Canada and the European Union signed a free trade agreement aimed at boosting trade and generating growth. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will enable Ottawa companies to export to the EU

Oh boy.I can already feel the digital mob ready to pounce. But first a recap:First: A gauntlet was thrown down reminding the world that Ottawa is a tech hub.Second: A compilation of the comments, nice and not-so-nice.Finally: You can find lots of ex