Invest Ottawa Partners

Our partners are essential in facilitating key programs and services to local entrepreneurs. As collaborators within the innovation community, their support enables Invest Ottawa to provide access to workshops, seminars, networking opportunities, and events for thousands of entrepreneurs throughout the year.






Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries. For more information, please visit‎  RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see:



CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units – Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets – CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world. Ongoing news releases and more information about CIBC can be found at or by following on Twitter @CIBC, Facebook ( and Instagram @CIBCNow.




Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company that’s working to deliver a great experience to our customers every day. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet, information technology, and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, sports, televised and online shopping, magazines, and digital media. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).







Low Murchison Radnoff LLP is an established Ottawa law firm offering legal services in a number of practice areas including: business, employment and labour, intellectual property, technology, estates and succession planning, real estate, civil litigation, personal injury and family law. We advise individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations with practical legal advice on a timely basis.

  • Our experienced highly qualified Ottawa lawyers are proactive, forward-thinking, and driven to provide all of our clients with the very best legal representation.
  • We strive to be accessible, flexible, attentive, and to uphold the highest professional standards
  • Dedication to our clients has made us one of the National Capital Region’s most trusted law firms since 1938.

We pride ourselves on being active, engaged members of the Ottawa community. We have built a strong professional reputation over eight decades based on delivering creative solutions and exceptional results for our clients.



Cresa focuses exclusively on commercial tenant and buyer representation. This allows our brokerage teams to always maintain an unbiased view, and positions them to capitalize on opportunities to the benefit of our clients. We are results-oriented and committed to maintaining the highest standard of service at all times. In addition to transaction management and site selection, the Ottawa office offers strategic planning, project management and lease administration, which can help companies meet their overall occupancy objectives. We collaborate with clients to provide service-oriented, rather than transaction-oriented, consulting.

Cresa is North America’s largest tenant representation firm. The firm is functionally organized like a large scale professional services consulting, accounting, or law firm. We have over 1000 employees in more than 60 offices throughout the world.





Nelligan O’Brien Payne is a mid-sized multi-service law firm in Ottawa, Ontario with over 50 lawyers. Since 1963, our firm has grown and developed expertise in 15 areas of law and our lawyers serve clients in Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories as well as other provinces in Canada.

Helping you succeed is our business. If you are a new entrepreneur, our lawyers have the expertise and enthusiasm to provide cost effective advice and solutions to help you face today’s business environment with confidence. Many business law matters intersect with other areas of law, including intellectual property, labour and employment, estate planning, commercial leasing and real estate. Our lawyers consult regularly with their colleagues in our various practice groups to ensure that all their clients’ business and legal needs are properly addressed. We are the right size to deliver focused, individualized expertise, while offering a broad range of value-added legal and advisory services.



Founded in 1999, SurveyMonkey is the world’s leading platform for turning people’s voices and opinions into actionable data — People Powered Data. Whether it’s with customers, employees, or a target market, SurveyMonkey helps curious individuals and companies — including 99% of the Fortune 500 — have conversations at scale with the people who matter most. It’s People Powered Data that allows them to understand not only “what” is happening, but “why.” SurveyMonkey’s 700+ employees throughout North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific are dedicated to powering the curious.




Smart & Biggar is Canada’s largest and leading firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law. We work directly with the world’s leading companies across industries, to help them secure, protect and maximize the value of their inventions and intellectual property in Canada.  With over 100 professionals in five offices across Canada, we offer the full complement of intellectual property and technology law services, including patent and trademark agency services, strategic IP counseling, licensing and IP transactions support.


BDO Canada has spent more than 90 years providing assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services to a broad range of clients across the country. Founded in 1921, we have grown from a single office in Winnipeg to more than 3,000 partners and professionals in over 100 offices across Canada. Our strengths remain firmly rooted in the communities we serve. BDO aims to create a collaborative working environment that makes it possible for our professionals and clients to achieve their goals. We always begin at the local, individual level, delivering highly personalized guidance, industry-specific knowledge, and unparalleled service to exceed the expectations of every client – public or private, big or small. And as our team and our clients’ needs expand globally, we draw on our resources around the world. BDO has a key focus on the Technology & Life Sciences Industry and provides hands-on support to start-ups through our STARTSMART program.


CBRE is the world’s largest Commercial Real Estate firm operating in more than 100 countries globally, combining local market insights, broad services and specialized expertise on a local, national and international level.

The CBRE Ottawa office opened in 2000 and has since established itself as a dominant force in the city advocating on behalf of their clients. Genuine interests in local development, along with a strong client focus, are qualities that the Ottawa team is proud to convey to the Ottawa market. Our client base covers all ranges, from newly formed start-ups looking to open their first office to multinational corporations.

The local Urban Office Team specializes in meeting our clients’ needs – with a strong focus with both the Technology and Non-Profit sectors.

Our strengths lie in understanding our clients’ needs and delivering real estate solutions that attract and retain top talent, reduce costs and provide flexibility.

To learn more about how your organization can support the Ottawa entrepreneur ecosystem, please contact Kara Eusebio, Partner & Concierge Manager, at [email protected].