Invest Ottawa Sponsors

Our sponsors 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.



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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:



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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).




Logan Katz LLP is an established firm of Chartered Professional Accountants. In business since 1994, we are a team of forty-five enthusiastic and energetic professionals and administrative staff offering proactive, leading-edge expertise in a timely and responsive manner. We are trusted advisors to individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations.

As a full service, boutique firm, we offer uncompromising high standards of client care and personalized service in the areas of personal, corporate, Canadian, the U.S. and cross-border taxation, assurance, accounting, financial reporting, and business advisory, with specializations in advanced tax planning, corporate restructuring, commodity taxes, and inbound investment.

We grow with our clients, supporting their needs both nationally and internationally through our affiliation with AGN International. Our span is global, but we like to call Ottawa home. We are active contributors to the well being of our local community through our fundraising, sponsorship, and volunteering efforts.


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Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 66 countries, their 18,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert real estate and investment advice to clients. With annual revenues of $4.5 billion and $98 billion of assets under management, Colliers maximizes the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of its clients, investors, and people.

Colliers Ottawa Brokerage supports the real estate goals of their clients in Office, Industrial, Retail, and Investment Sales. They are active community supporters and proud sponsors of Invest Ottawa.

Senior Vice Presidents, Lindsay Hockey and Oliver Kershaw are leading advisors in Ottawa’s commercial real estate market with expertise in Landlord, Tenant Representation and Office Leasing. They have represented leading innovation and technology organizations from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations.

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BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. With its 110+ business centres from coast to coast, BDC provides businesses in all industries with financing and advisory services. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers equity, venture capital and flexible growth and transition capital solutions. To find out more, visit
BDC est la seule banque qui se consacre uniquement aux  entrepreneurs. Sa mission consiste à soutenir l’entrepreneuriat canadien, plus particulièrement les petites et moyennes entreprises. Comptant plus de 110 centres d’affaires partout au pays, BDC propose des solutions de financement et des services-conseils aux entreprises de tous les secteurs d’activité. Sa division d’investissement, BDC Capital, offre des services de financement par capitaux propres et par capital de risque, ainsi que des services personnalisés de capital de croissance et transfert d’entreprise. Pour de plus amples renseignements, visitez





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.


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Ross powers video productions for billions of global viewers daily with the industry’s widest range of high-impact, high-efficiency production solutions. Ross makes it easy to create compelling news, weather, and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screens, entertainment shows and rock concerts, educational institutions, legislative assemblies, corporate applications, and inspiring content for houses of worship.



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For over two decades, MDK Business Law has supported Canadian entrepreneurs by providing pro-active legal knowledge to help its clients to launch well, grow smart and thrive. The law firm regularly advises innovative and knowledge-based businesses at the formation, growth and exit stages, providing legal advice and options that support strategy and decision-making and help to address business challenges. In addition, MDK Business Law is committed to strengthening the network for entrepreneurs by offering resources to today and tomorrow’s generation of business people to help guide them towards building positive, collaborative relationships with other like-minded leaders on a path to achieving long-term business success.


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A pre-eminent Canadian owned and operated insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group represents leading national and international insurance companies. Cowan specializes in property, casualty and credit insurance, providing the best value to businesses, organizations and individuals for their insurance and risk management needs. The organization also advises and creates retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups and offers wealth management, financial planning and succession planning services to individuals through its wholly owned financial services subsidiaries. Cowan Insurance Group has over 450 employees and currently operates in 10 locations across Ontario. Cowan subsidiaries include The Williamson Group, Millennium CreditRisk Management, Wentworth Financial Services, and Cowan Financial Solutions. For additional information about Cowan Insurance Group, please refer to


At Mann Lawyers, we are a group of dedicated lawyers who provides our clients with top notch legal services in a wide variety of practice areas.
Our 25+ years of delivering compassionate, intelligent and thoughtful advice with integrity, demonstrates our unparalleled ability to forge long-term client relationships. That quality of thought and action extends to our clients but also to our team members and out in the communities we feel lucky to be part of.
We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional-quality legal services, but the relationships we develop with our clients are also exceptional.

The Mann Lawyers team is highly regarded and deeply community minded. We are active in not-for-profit organizations, arts and athletic organizations, legal education, and business development groups. Our office in Ottawa provides direct access to all federal government services and departments, as well as to some of the finest legal resources in the country.



Since 1918, Welch has been providing a wide range of accounting, tax and advisory services to private enterprises, government and not-for-profit businesses. Welch experts are industry specialists who have an in-depth understanding of marketplace influences, issues and trends unique to each sector. A true partner, Welch takes a collaborative, relationship-driven approach to client service. Big firm expertise, with small firm service and value. Welch LLP is a firm like no other.


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Export Development Canada (EDC) is a financial Crown corporation dedicated to helping Canadian companies succeed on the world stage. Wherever you are on your exporting journey, we have a suite of tools and resources available to support you. Our trade knowledge, financing solutions, equity, insurance, and connections can help you grow your business with confidence. Underlying all our support is a commitment to sustainable and responsible business.



DBA has been proudly providing consulting services for group benefits and group retirement savings since 1977. We have worked closely with businesses of all sizes, both local and international.

As a fourth-generation, 100% Canadian-owned and family-run business, we recognize the importance of tailoring effective solutions to each client’s unique needs.

Our approach to group benefits helps businesses retain talent, boost employee productivity, and support employees in both their professional and personal lives. Our team collaborates with you to create a benefits plan that aligns with your company’s requirements, enabling you to make informed decisions.

We prioritize our clients’ interests above all else and maintain our independence from all group insurance carriers.

Our ability to offer the best group benefit plans at competitive rates is rooted in our decades of collective expertise and the strong relationships we’ve built throughout our 40 years in business.


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Introducing Mosaic: An AI-driven leap in Economic development and Investment Strategy

Mosaic is a first-of-its-kind, AI solution tailored specifically to help Economic Development Agencies drive improved decision-making in the inward investment domain. This innovative platform gives you an unprecedented perspective on your district’s business environment, helping you pinpoint prime opportunities for growth and expansion and develop narratives that resonate with prospective companies.

Rooted in Hatch’s 68-year legacy of economic expertise and augmented by advanced AI capabilities developed by the decision intelligence experts at Brainnwave, Mosaic is not just a tool – its poised to be your team’s new strategic partner. Designed to support your efforts in discovering, attracting and nurturing valuable business ventures, Mosaic ensures companies not only find a foothold in your region, but thrive in its unique economic landscape.

What sets Mosaic apart is its ability to dissolve the barriers of data accessibility, giving you an unhindered view of the most relevant insights, constantly refreshed and detailed like never before. Mosaic does more than just present data; it offers clarity into your region’s economic fabric. With a wealth of data sources already built in, your team can focus on diving deep into the data to compare and harness powerful insights, instilling a newfound confidence in how you understand, develop and champion your region.

Experience Mosaic – where data meets strategy and where your region’s economic potential is not just understood, but truly realized.


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Founded in 1962, Green and Spiegel is Canada’s largest and oldest immigration law firm with over 60 years of experience assisting a diverse global clientele. With over 120 people, including 22 lawyers working exclusively in immigration law, Green and Spiegel is considered by many to be the preeminent immigration law firm in Canada.

As a boutique firm, Green and Spiegel focuses exclusively on immigration law and provides a broad range of immigration services to individual, institutional, and corporate clients. Green and Spiegel caters to entrepreneurs, investors, and start-ups seeking immigration benefits including extensive experience in helping foreign entrepreneurs and businesses navigate the Canadian immigration system, including the Federal Start-Up Visa Program. Green and Spiegel finds creative solutions to all types of immigration challenges and has the expertise to get results for its clients every time.

Green and Spiegel is built on the foundation of a diverse staff, offering support in over 30 languages, and a dedicated team approach to immigration.


Invest Ottawa is seeking expressions of interest for sponsorship from law firms in Ontario with a significant immigration practice

Invest Ottawa is the lead economic development agency for knowledge-based industries in Canada’s capital, facilitating economic growth and job creation in Ottawa. Guided by a vision to help realize Ottawa’s full potential as a globally recognized, innovative, inclusive and future-ready city, Invest Ottawa delivers venture development, global expansion and talent programs and services that catalyze the growth and success of entrepreneurs and firms. These include small business training, mentorship, acceleration for technology firms, foreign business and investment attraction, local business retention and expansion in targeted sectors, commercialization, and marketing Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life. Invest Ottawa is also the manager of Bayview Yards, Ottawa’s innovation hub and one-stop business acceleration shop, and founder and operator of Area X.O, the R&D complex for next-gen smart mobility, autonomy and connectivity technologies. Since 2013, Invest Ottawa has supported almost 14,000, contributed to the creation of more than 14,700 jobs, helped domestic companies raise $1.86 billion in capital, and attracted $1.47 billion in domestic and foreign direct investment to Ottawa. Explore Invest Ottawa’s 2022 Economic Impact Report for additional details, or visit 

Invest Ottawa’s sponsors play an integral role in the training and support of the entrepreneurs and firms we serve. Sponsors have the opportunity to meet with small business founders, scaling Ottawa firms, and international organizations seeking to establish an Ottawa presence. Sponsors form beneficial relationships that provide companies with the knowledge and network needed to scale and grow. We are seeking expressions of interest from immigration law firms or law firms with a significant immigration practice in Ontario who meet the following criteria: 

  • Must be headquartered or have a significant presence in Ontario (at least 2-3 immigration-focused lawyers on staff licensed to practice in Ontario) with the ability to travel to Ottawa at their own cost for in-person meetings as needed, up to once a month (per mutual agreement). This opportunity is not restricted to Ottawa-based law firms.  
  • Extensive experience working with multinational companies and providing guidance for their establishment in Canada including expertise in inter-company transfer, Global Skills Strategy, Francophone Mobility, free-trade agreement immigration, federal skilled worker programs, and more. 
  • Dedicated to supporting the Ottawa innovation ecosystem from early stage founders through to large, international companies  
  • Ability to provide affordably priced or sliding scale services for early stage startups  

We are currently seeking immigration law firms or law firms with a significant immigration practice, only. We are not seeking law firms with a general corporate/commercial practice at this time. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity for immigration law firms, we look forward to speaking with you. Please send all expressions of interest to Kara Eusebio at [email protected] by October 27, 2023. 




Current Requests for Sponsorship Expression of Interests

To learn more about how your organization can support the Ottawa entrepreneur ecosystem, please contact our Partnerships Team at [email protected].