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We love sharing what our DMS participants have to say💬

🥛 By 2018, Jessica Lim’s personal passion project had evolved into a well-known set of products sold in local farmer’s markets across the NCR. The story of Hippie Mylk: https://t.co/aOZZeSJmkf @FedDevOntario https://t.co/KNNzJ8YX7V

16 hours 22 minutes ago


It’s that time again🤩

Join us and local entrepreneurs on June 24th to celebrate the graduation of our 11th IO Pre-Accelerator Cohort and be the first to hear a special announcement! For more details and your free ticket visit: https://t.co/O4hQo5A3W9 📆 https://t.co/v63u7U4Gvx

19 hours 13 minutes ago


We love sharing what our DMS participants have to say💬

💍 Siblings Lindsay and Stephanie Appotive launched @TrueBijoux in 2006 with a mission to bring a modern and vibrant jewelry experience to the city. Their story: https://t.co/HwSJ1LpLH7 @FedDevOntario https://t.co/FSfZc2D3gc

19 hours 55 minutes ago


Meet DMS business participant Crowded Table Farm 🌽👋

Opened only a few weeks before the pandemic, they were forced to pivot their marketing and prioritize a digital strategy. As a result they reached out to the DMS team for support: https://t.co/7EcUrJJggC @FedDevOntario https://t.co/cDoFwYocfG

20 hours 38 minutes ago


Don’t forget to watch @rogersottawa22 with host @BarbaraBalfour tonight at 9PM for the first episode of Business Breakthroughs! 📺 https://t.co/8IW4PvsyPm

23 hours 4 minutes ago


We love sharing what our DMS participants have to say💬

📱@rdeevey Founder of Deevey Communications advises clients across the public, private and non-profit sectors how to improve their marketing and digital media. Learn more: https://t.co/8u5yDkYmUu @FedDevOntario https://t.co/J7VzisZUWT

23 hours 5 minutes ago


Introducing the Xtreme Talent Accelerator, a complimentary, industry-led, designed & delivered program in Ottawa that offers tech workshops & career development support to help talent like you become Ottawa’s future tech leaders. Learn more: https://t.co/HzeLfJONbf https://t.co/RudSriHHkC

23 hours 25 minutes ago


We love sharing what our DMS participants have to say💬

🪑 ErgoPrime Inc. was founded on the belief that all workplaces can optimize employee health through ergonomic assessments and training. The story: https://t.co/VPTeTFnkij @FedDevOntario https://t.co/K7K2WG7af3

1 day 17 hours ago


If you are a business with under 150 employees don’t forget to order your free rapid test kit! ⬇️ https://t.co/aJhRWtTOEE

1 day 17 hours ago


📆 Introduction to Bookkeeping hosted by Invest Ottawa partner @LoganKatz_LLP

Whether you are doing the books yourself or delegating this fundamental part of your business to others, you will surely benefit from this free workshop taking place July 13th: https://t.co/caTmVbMsIg https://t.co/bDOsWPQSvd

1 day 19 hours ago