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!
This year’s theme is ‘Scale or Fail’. Get ready to be taken through the full lifecycle of a growing company – from startup to scaleup. You’ll be armed with the strategies and tactics needed at every stage to grow revenue, raise investment and hire winning teams. If your startup is hunting hundreds of customers, employees or millions of dollars, AccelerateOTT is your secret weapon.
Who will be there?
Students, entrepreneurs, makers, techstars, startups, mentors, founders, funders, wildcards and pretty much anyone with an interest in what it takes to build a business.
This year’s speakers…
Ryan Hoover (Founder, Product Hunt), April Dunford (Founder, Rocket Launch), Saalim Chowdhury (Partner, 500 Startups), Elizabeth Yin (Co-Founder, Partner and Startup Investor, Hustle Fund), Chris Heivly (Entrepreneur in Residence, Techstars), Andrew Waitman (CEO, Assent Compliance), Chris Neumann (Early Stage Investor), and so much more.
Our all star line-up of speakers will be sharing tips and tricks on Scaling or Failing, the theme for AccelerateOTT 2018.
For full details on speakers and the program, please visit accelerateott.ca!
Some of our past speakers include…
Eamonn Carey (Managing Director, Techstars), Hana Abaza (Head of Marketing, Shopify Plus), Jessica Scorpio (Founder & CMO, Getaround), David Lennie (SVP, Data and Analytics at Shopify), Janet Bannister (General Partner at Real Ventures), Sean Sheppard (Founding Partner, GrowthX), 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 68,000 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.
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and partners for helping make this event possible!
The small print
We get it – sometimes we make plans and something comes up.
Should you require a refund, please send a request for full refund by May 15, 2018. Regrettably, we will be unable to process any requests after this date.