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

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We love sharing what our DMS participants have to say💬

🍽️ OwnerShift is a virtual consulting firm teaching restaurant owners around the world how to scale up their businesses and effectively manage multiple locations. Their story: https://t.co/eqDsPOeWIX @FedDevOntario https://t.co/5zN2ZraWK4

18 hours 40 minutes ago


We love sharing what our DMS participants have to say💬

🥕@beetbox_coop not only supplies organic vegetables, it also offers various programs and events to build the relationship between the community and sustainable farming. Story: https://t.co/PW9R1zEfCn @FedDevOntario https://t.co/35b3eSajlD

22 hours 50 minutes ago


📰New from our blog: Pow Wow Pitch and Invest Ottawa: Working together to support Indigenous entrepreneurs.

It all starts with an idea. Here’s the story behind @PowWowPitch: https://t.co/f5PJJAXSI9.

23 hours 13 minutes ago


📰 Hazel Harrison @Smart_Addiction & Morissa Glasgow-Oliver are two Indigenous entrepreneurs making a difference in the capital. Learn more about them in our latest blog: https://t.co/0YR2uDsHKQ. https://t.co/oLuI2QfWpB

1 day 11 minutes ago


We love sharing what our DMS participants have to say💬

💼Eric McRae, Founder @MyByWardOffice, started the business after seeing how
convenient and commonplace co-working offices were in other cities. The story: https://t.co/SnwZwDVvDQ @FedDevOntario https://t.co/1vNDQFRX0V

1 day 1 hour ago


We love sharing what our DMS participants have to say💬

🖥️@HoveyIndustries is a leading technology company with tried-and true manufacturing techniques and innovative design capacity. The story: https://t.co/Qr7nRsJjtJ @FedDevOntario https://t.co/ZMVDUmQeIH

3 days 21 hours ago


Perks of joining the IO Pre-Accelerator Cohort 11 Pitch Finale:

🗳️ Cast your vote to help determine Crowd Favourite
👏 Support local startups
📢Be the first to hear a special announcement

Secure your free ticket: https://t.co/O4hQo5A3W9 https://t.co/ncbMTkQXg0

4 days 2 hours ago


We love sharing what our DMS participants have to say💬

📖Co-founders Inez Hillel & Robin Shaban founded Vivic Research in 2020 after observing an outdated and conservative perspective adopted by many economic consulting firms. The story: https://t.co/GhYmkmLIBG @FedDevOntario https://t.co/JeLBLDotXT

4 days 4 hours ago


We love sharing what our DMS participants have to say💬

🐶Easy Breezy Dog Training offers dog training services for every pesky pooch so that dog owners can lead a happy and enriched life with their beloved canines. The story: https://t.co/PxjTzkaguN @FedDevOntario https://t.co/qYjOsqoUoN

4 days 22 hours ago


Meet DMS business participant Unearth Education Éveillée 📚

Unearth Education Éveillée leveraged the DMS program to improve their website and get assistance in launching a marketing campaign which targeted new and potential clients. https://t.co/HuFPCXL3lo @FedDevOntario https://t.co/MFO8fqk1ra

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