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 rbc bank


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.





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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Our mission is to keep you focused on innovating, leading, and growing your company.
Nelligan Law is a locally owned, multi-practice law firm, with a team of over 40 lawyers and over 50 business and support staff.
What makes us different?
We are a one-stop-shop for businesses with a strong understanding of the unique needs of startups. We support early-stage businesses to setup including intellectual property, financing, and incorporation. As your scales, we can help you with HR, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, and international expansion.
Our experienced and agile legal team is here to support you at every stage of your success.


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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.


smart and biggar


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.

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HUB International is a leading insurance brokerage providing risk management, insurance, employee benefits, retirement and wealth management products and services through over 475 locations across North America.

We advise businesses and individuals on how to reach their goals. When you partner with us, you’re at the center of a vast network of experts that bring clarity to a changing world with tailored solutions. So you’re ready for tomorrow. For more information, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn.


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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

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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


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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.


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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

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


Invest Ottawa is seeking expressions of interests for sponsorship from Ottawa-based accounting firms

Invest Ottawa is the lead economic development agency for knowledge-based industries in Canada’s Capital, facilitating economic growth and job creation in the City of Ottawa. Guided by a vision to help realize Ottawa’s full potential as a globally-recognized, innovative and future-ready city, and the best place to learn, work, live, and play, Invest Ottawa delivers venture development and global expansion 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. Since 2012, Invest Ottawa has worked with thousands of startups, scale-ups, and SMEs; helped firms attract more than $992 million in capital; contributed to creating more than 11,178 jobs; and attracted more than $1 billion in domestic and Foreign Direct Investment. Explore Invest Ottawa’s 2021 Economic Impact Report at:

Invest Ottawa’s sponsors play an integral role in the training and support of the entrepreneurs and firms we serve, especially during these challenging economic times. 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 accounting firms who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be headquartered or have a significant presence in Ottawa (at least 5 accountants with Chartered Professional Accountant certification)
  • History of working with startups and SMEs with a demonstrated ability to meet the unique needs of these founders
  • Ability to provide affordably priced or sliding scale services for early stage startups
  • Extensive experience working with multinational companies and providing guidance for their incorporation and establishment in Canada including but not limited to expertise in government incentives such as SR&ED, company structuring, and cross-border tax implications
  • Dedicated to supporting the Ottawa innovation ecosystem from early stage founders through to large, international companies

We are particularly seeking expressions of interest from accounting firms who have expertise in M&A and IP, smart mobility, connectivity/autonomy, defence and public safety, and/or other priority sectors including telecommunications, advanced networks, life sciences, and clean tech. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, we look forward to speaking with you. Please send all expressions of interest to Kara Eusebio, Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships at [email protected] by September 2, 2022.




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].