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Entrepreneur in Residence; Invest Ottawa’s Secret Weapon
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Entrepreneur in Residence; Invest Ottawa’s Secret Weapon

The sheer volume of resources are infinite. There are books, websites, podcasts,  conferences even Instagram accounts that a budding business person can consult on "How to be an Entrepreneur." Simply search that exact phrase and 174 Million results pop up. So how does a startup get practical, sound advice that new entrepreneurs can use, to help lay the foundation of a successful company? The answer: our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR).
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#OttawaInc: PageCloud

Many of us have tried to make our own website - using pre-made templates, or web editors, or the visual designer on Adobe Dreamweaver. And many of those attempts have been like ordering x-ray specs from an ad in the back of a comic book: extremely disappointing, and never looking as good as the ad. So when I first heard about PageCloud, I was to say the least, skeptical. However, after seeing Craig Fitzpatrick, CEO and Founder of PageCloud, pitch at an event (and feeling everyone’s heads in the room collectively explode while he was demoing), I knew I had to sit down with him to talk PageCloud and web design.
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Silicon Valley Dreams
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Silicon Valley Dreams

George Borovec, CEO of Treasure Chest Market Place, says the idea to invade the Valley catalyzed over lunch.
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The Harmony of Music and Economic Development
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The Harmony of Music and Economic Development

A city like Austin, Texas with a vibrant live music scene generates $1.6 Billion dollars annually for the local economy. Recently stakeholders in our local scene, say Ottawa has the potential to reach similar benchmarks. Now the city has commissioned a study to determine what’s needed to make that idea a reality. The findings will be released in March.
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President’s Report – February 2015

From the start, it has been our practice at Invest Ottawa to focus our activities around a theme. In 2012 that theme was “transformation”, in 2013 it was “results” and in 2014 our theme was “collaboration”. In just the last six months or so, we have been fortunate to participate in a number of collaborative proposals and projects that promise to enhance Ottawa’s innovation ecosystem in a significant way.
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The Best City in Canada
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The Best City in Canada

It took nearly two years.

The team at Invest Ottawa scoured research papers, websites, government statistics, even blogs to find every shred of evidence. Now more than 65 incredible facts have been married with rich visuals to create a powerful presentation that everyone can use.  As Bruce Lazenby, CEO of Invest Ottawa puts it, the goal was to create a tool where, "every person in Ottawa can tell our great story, so we are all singing from the same song sheet".
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Ask a Lawyer – Digital Games and Copyright

Here’s a very practical introduction to copyright in video games – what you, as a game developer, need to know.
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How to Build an International Office in 72 Hours
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How to Build an International Office in 72 Hours

On December 4th, the Swedish multi-national firm Syntronic officially opened its first R&D facility in North America. They are Sweden’s...
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#OttawaINC: QNX

QNX has been labeled “the hero of manufacturing” by Fortune. The Ottawa tech company has been called “The Crown Jewel...
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