AccelerateOTT brings together the city’s innovators, creators and inventors. Work in tech? Starting a business? Just want to dip your toes in the proverbial entrepreneurial waters? You’ll be surrounded by founders, mentors and venture capitalists (some from as far as Silicon Valley) providing strategic and sage advice.
Since 2012, Invest Ottawa, has ignited the Accelerate series in Ottawa, providing a conference that truly fuels the entrepreneurial fire. The day is packed with world-class speakers, power networking breaks, and an epic after party!
Who will be there?
Students, entrepreneurs, makers, techstars, startups, mentors, founders, funders, wildcards and pretty much anyone with an interest in what is takes to build a business.
This year’s speakers include…
Sean Sheppard (Founding Partner of GrowthX), Hana Abaza (Head of Marketing at Shopify Plus), Allan Wille (Co-Founder and CEO of Klipfolio), Jessica Scorpio (Founder and CMO of Getaround), Dane Bedward (Angel Investor and Board Member at Capital Angel Network), Alain Goubau (Co-Founder and COO of Farmlead) Eamonn Carey (Managing Director at Techstars), Harley Finkelstein (COO of Shopify) and Mark Organ (CEO of Influitive). Susan Richards (Virtual CFO and Co-Founder of Numbercrunch and Givopoly) will be the MC of the event. All of the speakers will be sharing tips and tricks on growth hacking, the theme for AccelerateOTT 2017.
The full program will also be confirmed and announced very soon, so stay tuned!
Some of our past speakers include…
Chamath Paihapitiya (Founder of The Social+Capital Partnership), David Lennie (SVP, Data and Analytics at Shopify), Janet Bannister (General Partner at Real Ventures) Allen Lau (CEO and Cofounder of Wattpad), Andrew Pelling (TED Senior Fellow), Jesse Hertzberg (CEO of Livestream), Ash Maurya (Creator of Lean Canvas), Sandi MacPherson (Founder of Quibb and 50/50 Pledge), Angela Tran Kingyens (Partner at Version One Ventures), and many, many more.
Check out their talks on our YouTube channel.
Why should I go?
You get to exchange high fives with industry leaders that have proven track records of growing incredible businesses. You’ll also get to rub elbows with Ottawa startup elite. It’s a chance to devour and learn best practices, tricks of the trade and how to scale a business.
Ottawa is on fire! We’re home to hundreds of startups with nearly 69,000 people working in some of the world’s best technology companies. And we have a pretty solid lineup of speakers that want to share their experiences. We want to bring all these people together to celebrate and exchange ideas, free of limitations. We know; it’s sorta cheesy but we truly believe it.
And did we mention we have the food and drinks covered? Because we totally do.
Opportunities to get involved
Want to explore sponsorship options? Looking to volunteer? Have a question? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact us through the form at the bottom of our website www.accelerateott.ca.
The small print
We get it – sometimes we make plans and something comes up.
Should you require a refund, please send a written request for full refund to [email protected] by April 7, 2017. Any request submitted between April 7 and April 21, 2017 will be refunded at 50%. Regrettably, we will be unable to process any requests after April 21, 2017.