E-COMMERCE BOOTCAMP SEEKING OTTAWA BIZ APPLICANTS

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By: Ryan Gibson | Feb 7, 2017

E-COMMERCE BOOTCAMP SEEKING OTTAWA BIZ APPLICANTS

3RD Season of “Main & Digital” Bootcamp Offers Big Rewards for Winning Businesses

Ottawa, ON – FEBRUARY 7, 2017:

Invest Ottawa is launching its third season of Main & Digital, a 4-part bootcamp designed to help Ottawa businesses take their product from main street to the digital e-commerce world.
Main & Digital is Invest Ottawa’s bootcamp for businesses who are seeking support in taking their mainstreet business to an online selling platform. The camp consists of 4 individual half-day workshops that will help prepare 15 local businesses to take their sales online in a manageable and efficient way. This season, all 15 participants will be asked to pitch their e-commerce plan at the end of the bootcamp; 5 winners will be chosen and these 5 will receive a package of grants and services with an estimated value of $7500 each.
“We are encouraging all local businesses to apply,” says George Borovec, startup expert and developer of the Main & Digital program. “From all the applicants, we will choose about 25 to present an initial proposal, telling us why this program will help them. Fifteen will move forward, and at the end of their bootcamp, even those not selected for a prize package will feel ready to take on an e-commerce strategy.”
The program is accepting applicants online between Feb 6th and 20th. Shortlisted applicants will present shortly thereafter, and a fortunate 15 will receive the bootcamp training. Topics include branding, SEO, e-commerce platform options, and more. Trainers include Brock Murray and Lindsay Kavanagh of seoplus+, and Jordan Danger of DANGER Communications and Invest Ottawa.
Applications open today. Applicants should be prepared to present their business and how they would be utilize the prize package, which includes a generous Shopify credit, Hootsuite credit, online advertising grants, and individualized coaching services. The 15 bootcamp participants will be required to pay a $250 commitment fee to attend, which will be returned to them after completing all four workshops.
Application can be found here: https://www.investottawa.ca/main-and-digital/
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Jordan Danger Kent
Phone: 613-880-4754
Email: [email protected]

Ryan Gibson
Phone: 613-558-0202
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Invest Ottawa is a non-profit organization that facilitates economic growth and job creation in the city of Ottawa. We do this by giving entrepreneurs access to resources and coaches to help them start and grow their businesses; by promoting Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life to attract companies to set up shop and generate jobs; and by delivering programs and initiatives that increase entrepreneurial momentum.

Invest Ottawa is a non-profit organization that facilitates economic growth and job creation in the city of Ottawa. We do this by giving entrepreneurs access to resources and coaches to help them start and grow their businesses; by promoting Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life to attract companies to set up shop and generate jobs; and by delivering programs and initiatives that increase entrepreneurial momentum.

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