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.
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 http://www.rbc.com/. RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/
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).
The Microsoft for Startups program helps eligible startups build and scale their companies, facilitating access to technical and business resources that often exceed the reach of early-stage companies. Targeting high-growth firms with innovative technical solutions, it enables entrepreneurs to leverage Microsoft’s cloud services, enterprise sales team and partner ecosystem to help market their solutions globally.
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, 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.
Flex is the Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions provider that designs and builds Intelligent Products for a Connected World™. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. For more information, visit flex.com or follow us on Twitter @flexintl. Flex – Live Smarter™.
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.
MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. With over 5000 team members and 80+ offices, we are among the country’s largest professional service firms. Through partner-led engagements, we provide a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business and personalized strategies to help organizations succeed across the provinces and around the world. Our alliance with Praxity, an international network of like-minded, independent accounting firms, provides our clients with international experience, local market insights, strategic partnerships and regulatory guidance.
We tailor every service we offer to suit businesses individual needs. These services include assurance and accounting, consulting, corporate finance, enterprise risk, insolvency, tax, technology solutions, and valuation services. MNP invests time and resources into fully understanding the critical industry segments clients operate in to provide in-depth insights and solutions to help clients succeed in their respective sectors. For more information, please visit https://www.mnp.ca/en.
At i4C we consistently deliver top quality consulting services, supporting both business and technology. We work alongside our clients to assess their needs and ensure our approach, recommendations and move-forward plan will deliver the results they expect and the value they deserve. The core of our business foundation is trust. When you work with i4C Consulting, you can count on us to bring the right skills and capabilities to the table, at the place and at the right time, in order to achieve a successful outcome. The majority of our clients are repeat customers who time and time again reach out to i4C Consulting as their first call when a new project, deliverable, or issue lands on their desk. We are well versed in both business and technology and often times become the bridge between the two, creating cohesive projects that achieve on desired outcomes.
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.
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.
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 www.cowangroup.ca.
ProCorp Financial is a Canadian-based leader in providing innovative Personal and Group insurance solutions to business owners and their employees in Canada, the United States, and internationally. With an entrepreneurial spirit, we recognize the importance of understanding how your business operates and what matters most to you in your personal and professional life. Depending on your unique needs, we have the flexibility to partner with your existing team of advisors or leverage members of our own team and network to your advantage. To stay up to date on all things ProCorp, visit https://www.linkedin.com/company/procorp-financial/ .
Avison Young’s Ottawa office opened in April 2008 and is now one of the larger Commercial Brokerages in the region. As part of a lean, streamlined team of professional and support staff, its brokers focus on tenant representation, small investment-sale mandates and development land acquisition and dispositions.
Oliver Kershaw and Lindsay Hockey joined the Ottawa office as Principal’s in June 2016. They focus their energy on supporting Ottawa’s dynamic technology sector and have partnered with many initial early stage companies providing them with strategic real estate advice allowing them to grow and succeed. Oliver and Lindsay also work on assignments for some of Canada’s leading and most respected technology firms and they oversee leasing mandates across the City.
At Export Development Canada (EDC), we are committed to helping Canadians companies of all sizes grow their business through international trade by offering export knowledge as well as insurance and financial support, in both good times and bad. For more information of how EDC is helping companies like yours expand internationally, even during these exceptional times, visit www.edc.ca.
Exportation et développement Canada (EDC) s’engage à aider les entreprises canadiennes de toutes tailles à prospérer à l’international en mettant à leur disposition ses connaissances de l’exportation de même que ses solutions d’assurance et de financement, et ce, peu importe la conjoncture. Pour en savoir plus au sujet de la manière dont EDC peut aider des entreprises comme la vôtre à rayonner sur la scène mondiale, même en ces temps exceptionnels, veuillez visiter le www.edc.ca.