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

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Invest Ottawa Accelerator Program

It's time to level-up your business.

Invested in Our New Reality

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How has Invest Ottawa contributed to the growth of companies, jobs and our economy?

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Correction: Masterpiece Studio Pro is a participant in our Accelerator Program!

22 hours 7 minutes ago


On this week’s episode of #InvestedPod, @davidbnz, Co-Founder of Idea Farm Ventures, discusses how location impacts the way we shop & why businesses should meet consumers where they are.

🎧Listen here: https://t.co/EwR2AHXTzg https://t.co/KKvqnSiGe6

22 hours 59 minutes ago


How does the COVID-19 Vaccine play a role in your workplace wellness strategy?

📅Join Mary Lou McDonald from @HUBInsurance to learn about the impact of the vaccine on wellness strategies&best practices to integrate a vaccine program into your organization https://t.co/etkO6ktOUh https://t.co/g7sGYTkR5v

1 day 24 minutes ago


Looking to take your Indigenous-led business to the next level?

Join us, @ExportDevCanada and @RBC on April 22. This free workshop has a special focus on programs available to Indigenous entrepreneurs! Learn more: https://t.co/lB92iAEgY8 https://t.co/2sCcB2bbHo

1 day 3 hours ago


Are you tired of those all too familiar moments of stress & anxiety?

📅This free workshop with Certified Business Psychologist @NancyMorris
will uncover the top ways to manage your own mental health to make you & your business a success!

Register today: https://t.co/gM98b6xeA1 https://t.co/b48Mc03vTZ

1 day 6 hours ago


📖Summer Company: a program that offers students aged 15-29 the skills and knowledge to start up a successful business during the Summer. Participants receive dedicated workshops, hands-on mentorship & funding. Deadline to apply is May 23rd.

Learn more: https://t.co/SokDYBYX1f https://t.co/mJhcy7P4Ln

1 day 22 hours ago


Are you looking to learn more about @CowanInsurance’s TechLife Association Program and how it can work for you?

📅Techlife: Understanding Your Benefits Options for Growing and Scaling Tech Companies, happening on April 20th at 1:00PM

Register today: https://t.co/tp9M2xm8Md https://t.co/XjbxbURNJi

2 days 1 hour ago


The @RBC Spirit Awards are an annual event that celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of youth who are making our community, and the world a better place. Does that sound like someone you know? Learn more below ⬇️ https://t.co/gLMP2vITM5

2 days 3 hours ago


Don’t count yourself out! The deadline to apply for #SheBoot is next Friday! 💸

#WeMeanBusiness https://t.co/BAWVjJV0VY

2 days 3 hours ago


Thank you for the spotlight @HireImmOttawa 🤩 https://t.co/XjOXcxljvV

2 days 4 hours ago