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.
“CETA & Doing Business with Central Europe”
Global Affairs Canada (Robertson Room, Lester B. Pearson Building)
125 Sussex Dr.
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2
May 23, 2017
Open data for business webinar: Tackling machine learning complexity for data curation with Ihab Ilyas
Communitech Data Hub
14 Erb St. W
May 23, 2017
Robots, Virtual Reality & Digital Forensics!
The Marshes Golf Club
320 Terry Fox Drive
May 24, 2017
For Leaders: Taking Care of Business
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre l 200 Coventry Road l Ottawa, ON
May 24, 2017
Starting a Business
Ottawa Public Library Emerald Plaza Branch
May 24, 2017
Emotion & Motivation for Digital Behavior Change – Ottawa (2-day Workshop)
University of Ottawa
100 Thomas More Private
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Canada
May 25, 2017
Public Lecture on Guglielmo MARCONI
May 25, 2017
VO Workshop: Website design – WordPress for Non-Profit Organizations
United Way building,
363 Coventry Road, Ottawa,
ON, K1K 2C5
May 26, 2017
Ottawa IET LN Present Around the World Competition
MC 2014, Minto Center
May 27, 2017
4th International Conference on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Hyatt Regency Osaka
Osaka, Kansas 66523 Japan
May 29, 2017