Take it to the Next Level
Ottawa’s tech scene has a decade’s rich history of powering world-class telecommunications. Today Canada’s capital is thriving with diverse sectors of innovative companies. There are over 1,700 companies in software, digital media, cleantech, communications technologies, life sciences and aerospace and defence & security. Invest Ottawa works with hundreds of companies on an annual basis, to help them with:
Want to make connections with other companies or organization? We can give you the lay of the land, make recommendations and warm introductions.
Ottawa is the most educated city in the country and flush with various levels of technology expertise. We can connect you with the schools that are developing next-gen skills or help to position your company as a high profile employer.
Invest Ottawa works with many private and public sector partners who provide a variety of services. Some of our partners include Global Affairs Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science and Export Development Canada
We work with your company to match your business growth needs with the appropriate funding programs at any level of government. We can facilitate introductions to the key government representatives who can help you through the application process.
Invest Ottawa has cultivated deep relationships with emerging and established markets across the globe. We help local business leverage connections in China, India, European Union and the Americas by connecting them with trade consulates and in-market specialists. We also work with industry associations, government departments and elected officials to mount robust trade missions that bring you face-to-face with key decision makers.
Learning from like minded entrepreneurs is always a valuable resource when growing a business. Our bootcamps and working groups provide practical advice for seasoned business owners that can be applied instantly. Select businesses will have the opportunity to join groups, comprised of businesses in similar industries, to learn from mutual successes (and missteps).
All our experts and advisors are specially selected for their prowess in their given fields. They have additional expertise in other areas like partnership development, marketing, exit planning, validation, product development, and day to day management.
The law and financial world can be complex to navigate and hard on cash flow. For select companies, Invest Ottawa can provide access to lawyers and financial experts, who can help craft strategies that don’t cost the size of a small loan.
“There really is an entrepreneurial and startup renaissance happening in Ottawa. And it’s evidenced by the amount of incubation, the angel investors and number of engineers that are in town.”
“I’ve always found Ottawa a great place to run businesses; especially the hi-tech sector. There’s quite the advantage [being the capital] because you have the embassies, they invite trade groups…And Invest Ottawa takes a really serious part in that.”
“What we’ve got in Ottawa works very well. We’ve got a solid talent pool of employees and potential employees, and we’ve got a strong higher education community with the city’s universities and colleges.”
“…Ottawa is a great place to build a tech company. Ottawa is home to other unique and innovative start-ups that help us think bigger and better. We’re also located near Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, which is great from a recruitment perspective.”
“We ultimately chose Ottawa as it has a smaller city vibe that is very family-friendly and offered great lifestyle opportunities. On a business level, Ottawa has a close-knit technology hub in places such as Kanata, which is important to us as we grow.”
“Ottawa has a wide variety of user groups that we have been serving for years. I truly feel that for us to provide an increased level of service and to create a higher standard of both product design and manufacturing for the Canadian market, we needed to be in Ottawa and work directly with the customers that are in this area.”
Ottawa houses a vibrant ecosystem, flush with monthly events for businesses of all sizes.
Shopify SEO 101 Webinar
June 28, 2017
Market Research 101
PQCHC - Employment Services Office
2525 Carling Ottawa Ontario
June 28, 2017
Business & Employer Learning Forum
Export Development Canada (EDC) 150 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 1K3
June 29, 2017
Business Launch Solutions Launches Awards for Entrepreneurs over 50
On line application
June 30, 2017
IEEE Ottawa Lunch and Learn Presents: “The Rise of the Industrial Drone” by Ian Glenn (CEO/CTO, ING Robotic Aviation Inc.)
The Marshes Golf Club
320 Terry Fox Dr, Kanata, ON K2K 3L1
July 4, 2017
Pitch Your Business @ the July 5, 2017 eSAX PITCHFEST!
Lansdowne Park – Horticulture Building.
1015 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario. K1S 3W7
July 5, 2017
How to Get Focused & Achieve Your Business Goals
430 Hazeldean Road - 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON K2L 1T9
July 12, 2017
Website vs Web Apps – what are they and which one is right for me
7 Bayview Rd
July 13, 2017
Making Standards Work® – e-Government
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Canada, 75017
July 17, 2017
Writing Killer Web Content
123 Slater Street
July 18, 2017