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🗓️Sign up for the @MilachiaGroup virtual summit taking place May 27-28! Network with top women leaders from around the globe & learn the key steps top-level experts should take in today’s remote world. Register with the code ‘investottawa’ for 50% off: https://t.co/6hlqjwbAoI https://t.co/k9kb68ktZU

11 hours 48 minutes ago


We are excited that The Summer Company Program is back for 2021! 😎

Do you know any innovative 15-29 year old students looking to gain the skills & knowledge to start up a successful business with a grant up to $3,000 during Summer break?

Spread the word https://t.co/SokDYBYX1f https://t.co/GYKPp57dos

12 hours 58 minutes ago


In partnership with @invest_canada, we are participating in a @FuturEconomy spotlight series on Ottawa’s CAV ecosystem. Here’s what @TenilleHouston, CEO – @AutoguardianSC had to say. 💭

Full spotlight: https://t.co/8atZ9zvF35 https://t.co/YlZ1iMGclK

16 hours 18 minutes ago


Thank you for joining us this morning @JimWatsonOttawa and @iSunsun! ☀️ https://t.co/ByuVG8WAG7

17 hours 10 minutes ago


Consistent business growth does not simply happen overnight, it is planned carefully and requires rigorous preparation. To learn how to get started, join @LoganKatz_LLP for their free webinar on May 20th!

📅Register here: https://t.co/CIX5fVTVuJ https://t.co/VEqZZLMJea

20 hours 6 minutes ago


Have you registered yet? David Bird of @Birdseyemktg is hosting a FREE workshop where you can discover the secrets to online success as told by your own website. 🔐

📝Sign up today: https://t.co/y3VLyt0lll
@digital_mainst @FedDevOntario https://t.co/3o3EEvsRqn

1 day 14 hours ago


Dive into the mindset of cultivating post-traumatic growth from within during this free workshop with @TerriStorey_Ott, co-founder of @snapclarity & Matthew Segal founder of Charlie Wellbeing. 🌱

📅Register for this free event: https://t.co/c7uUAuBebA https://t.co/WTLTuLg9qW

1 day 16 hours ago


📅 On May 6th, join Business Wealth Coach, former CFO, &fellow entrepreneur, Michelle Van Tol as she shares the secrets of creating business wealth based on more than 25 years of her experience working with entrepreneurs.

Learn more: https://t.co/64edBjxGYx https://t.co/BSbturQuUM

1 day 17 hours ago


#ICYMI this week @ottawabot and @obj_news revealed the 2021 Forty Under 40 recipients. Congratulations to all the recipients 🥳

For the full list visit: https://t.co/6akA6lSrcS https://t.co/p2dFRFvSOO

1 day 18 hours ago


“Supporting mothers in supporting their child helps build strong & resilient leaders.”

@juliaaslanina is building stronger communities through connected technology to support mothers. Learn how in @naomiathaile x @Invest_Ottawa’s #PowerOfWhy.
🔊 https://t.co/2tIzEeSPqK https://t.co/6zgDUJUM3h

2 days 12 hours ago