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Helping you grow and scale your business.

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Whether you’re selling racks of clothes or lines of code, we can help.

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Why Ottawa

A global tech hub in Canada's capital.

How does Invest Ottawa aim to help equip more companies for success, create new high-value jobs, attract new investment, and drive the growth of our economy?

Leveraging feedback from hundreds of stakeholders across our region, we are pleased to launch our new five-year Strategic Plan!

Help Shape Ottawa’s Future: Apply to Be a Director of the Boards of Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards

Deadline: March 23, 2018

How Has Invest Ottawa Contributed to the Growth of Companies, Jobs and Our Economy Over the Last Year?

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Don’t let your competitors capture your IP assets. Protecting your IP assets gives your business a competitive edge & could make you $$$. Join @SmartBiggar for one of their monthly IP clinics @Bayview_Yards! Learn more about the Mar 28 clinic at https://t.co/9e7FpUCefI https://t.co/MfuWUIKPgC

5 days 20 hours ago


Workshop: Realities of a Restaurant Business
March 29 @ 10AM – 11:30AM
Acquire a basic understanding of all you need to consider before embarking on an investment in a restaurant project! Register: https://t.co/DEoaYGxZT9 #Ottcity #MadeinOttCity https://t.co/i6oo1pqnUm

5 days 21 hours ago


How can the @ottawacity use tech to make our city an even better place to live, work and play? Think big, bold and out-of-the-box! TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to complete the #SmartCitiesChallenge questionnaire! Click and share your insight https://t.co/ywEUsaDNZI #Ottcity #Ottawatech https://t.co/YpHbZfF4Ni

5 days 22 hours ago


Workshop: Becoming an entrepreneur – before you take the plunge!
Mar 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
This presentation will help individuals explore, evaluate and decide if entrepreneurship is truly the right lifestyle for them.
Register here https://t.co/j00sqJomQk https://t.co/WbVKNPy2T3

5 days 22 hours ago


Join @SmartBiggar at “Branding for CEOs”, a masterclass to discuss trademarks – one of your company’s most valuable brand assets. Mar 21st at @Bayview_Yards!
Register here https://t.co/QhiO3xmHPb #SmartBiggar https://t.co/089uJpkw2h

6 days 13 hours ago


Workshop: Preparing Income Tax Returns for Sole Proprietors
March 13 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm @Bayview_Yards!
@LoganKatz_LLP will talk Canadian Income Tax system, record keeping, the tax for T2125, etc. https://t.co/xUkqOSK6fP #innovationcentre #Ottawastartup #taxes https://t.co/DlzfDWfL9p

6 days 14 hours ago


Workshop: Validating Your Business Idea
March 16 @ 9:30AM
This session is meant for entrepreneurs at the idea stage of starting a biz. It’s the first step towards developing a business model! Register at
https://t.co/r8Kr63H3DS https://t.co/G5vGOO40F2

6 days 16 hours ago


@Invest_Ottawa is hiring a Senior Manager, Digital Impact!
Interested in being a part of a passionate and impactful team?
Visit https://t.co/N4yk2gTBZu
@WorkInOTT #WorkinOttawa #Ottjobs #digitalimpact #mediastrategy https://t.co/GzZwtDtPsn

2 weeks 1 day ago


If it’s 80% of your business’s value, why isn’t it protected?
Entrepreneurs need to protect their IP. Join @marksandclerk’s FREE workshop, Your IP Assets in a Global Space: Creating & Preserving Value @Bayview_Yards Mar 7, from 10AM – 11AM, to learn how – https://t.co/MfoQaYqoXy https://t.co/VC7G9GyKnq

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Are you an SME specialized in AI/big data, 3D printing/additive manufacturing, engineering surfaces, advanced coating, BLOS communication? You may be eligible for funding via the new Innovative Solutions Canada Program! Learn at https://t.co/g3fGXmA122, Mar 6, 9AM @Bayview_Yards https://t.co/hVmDLIoYku

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