A Job Hunter’s Dream Event – Startup Open House Ottawa

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By: Emily Parsons | Nov 23, 2016

Startup Open House (SOH) is now less than one week away and, with so much to look forward to, we can’t help but emphasize why YOU, a talented, job-seeking, tech-loving, individual should attend!

This is the first time that SOH will “unlock” Ottawa. Since its inception in 2013, SOH has trickled across Canada (and even the UK) and encouraged 600 startups to open their doors to 10,000 visitors. Thousands of job seekers have attended – and our Ottawa edition doesn’t intend on being an exception to the trend!

And have you seen the line-up of participating startups?! From Kanata to downtown OTT, you will be able to peek inside the doors of our city’s top tech companies to see what they’re all about. On top of that, many of the offices will have drinks, snacks, tours, music and more waiting for you.

To help you prep for November 29th, we’ve compiled a list of the participating companies and details about who they are, what their open houses will entail, what jobs they are hiring for, and how to apply to their positions! Check ’em out:


Shopify 

Shopify is a Canadian e-commerce company headquartered in Ottawa, ON, that develops computer software for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems. If you haven’t heard about them yet, you probably live under a rock.

What can you expect at their Open House?

  • Explore Virtual Reality and learn more about what Shopify is doing with this cutting-edge technology,
  • Beer and non-alcoholic drinks along with some tasty snacks and,
  • A chance to meet with Shopify employees from several different departments!

Positions they are hiring for:

How should you apply?

You are encouraged to apply to any of these positions either before or after the event. Reference SOH in your application or let one of the Shopify crew know that you’ve applied.


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Pagecloud 

PageCloud is a browser-based website creation platform with a simple goal: to democratize the web, giving the whole world the ability to create and share online. This innovative website creator lets users build and edit websites with a powerful editing experience not seen on the web before. If you know how to use word or PowerPoint, odds are you’ll know how to create a website using their platform!

What can you expect at their Open House?

  • A tour of their office,
  • Light refreshments and,
  • Swag giveaways!


Positions they are hiring for:

How should you apply?

Submit your resume and/or portfolio to: [email protected] before or after the event. Insider tip: you’ll get bonus points for making some layouts using their app!!


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You.i TV

You.i TV is the company behind You.i Engine – an app experience platform geared for video media companies who deliver and monetize content. You might have heard about some of their clients: CFL Mobile, Shomi, Corus Entertainment and Crackle – impressive, right?

What can you expect at their Open House?

  • An Emmy’s theme (fitting for their TV apps),
  • Red carpet treatment and,
  • A chance to learn more about their open positions!

Positions they are hiring for:

How should you apply?

Apply either online or in person by dropping off your resume during their open house.


Martello

Martello Technologies

Martello develops fault & performance management solutions for unified communications (UC) systems, with a specialization in Mitel UC solutions. Their product, MarWatch℠ is deployed in over 1800 enterprise and service provider networks around the world.

What can you expect at their Open House?

  • Meet the Martello Tech team,
  • Enjoy craft beer tastings and snacks,
  • A gift basket draw ft. products from local startups and,
  • Demos of their latest software release!

Positions they are hiring for:

How should you apply?

You can apply to their positions directly through their website before or after SOH. Insider tip: As far as resumes go, keep it simple in terms of font, include lots of whitespace for note taking in the margins, steer clear of typos and use your cover letter as a tool to point them to your achievements that match what they are looking for!


Klipfolio

Klipfolio enables organizations to continuously, and affordably, monitor the health and performance of their business through real-time dashboards. Fun fact: almost half of their Instagram posts have dogs in them.

What can you expect at their Open House?

  • A candy bar,
  • Office tours,
  • A chance to meet the staff and ask questions about working at Klipfolio and,
  • Opportunity to meet a Klipfolio dog or two!

Positions they are hiring for:

How should you apply?

Send your resume to [email protected] with the job title and SOH in the subject line before the event.


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The Better Software Company

The Better Software Company offers a fully integrated Small Business Software solution to help owners improve and simplify their entire business, using a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Integrated features include CRM, scheduling, billing & invoicing, reporting & analytics and inventory management.

What can you expect at their Open House?

  • Learn about job opportunities and
  • Scope out their office!

Positions they are hiring for:

How should you apply?

Fill out the The Better Software Company’s application form either before or after SOH.


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Prontoforms

ProntoForms is a mobile workflow platform used by more than 3,500 businesses to collect and analyze field data with smartphones and tablets.

What can you expect at their Open House?

  • Learn about job opportunities and
  • Scope out their office!

Positions they are hiring for:

How should you apply?

Apply to their positions online either before of after SOH.


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Survey Monkey

SurveyMonkey is the world’s largest survey company, helping customers collect over $3+ million online survey responses every day.

What can you expect at their Open House?

  • Tour of the office,
  • Small presentations within each department (engineering, sales and services) and,
  • Drinks and snacks!

Positions they are hiring for:

How should you apply? 

Apply to their positions online either before of after SOH.


We hope you’re getting pumped for Startup Open House, Ottawa – join the conversation on November 29th by using the hashtag #SOHOTT2016!

For more details on the schedule, transportation opportunities, and how to register visit Startup Open House’s website.

Emily Parsons

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