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Invest Ottawa Hosts One of Canada’s Largest Pitch Competitions with $750,000 in Seed Investment Awarded at AccelerateOTT 2019

A Surprise Fivefold Boost in Prize Value Demonstrates Investor Confidence in the High Calibre and Commercial Potential of Ottawa’s Tech Firms OTTAWA, ONTARIO – June 12, 2019 – Invest Ottawa, the lead economic development agency for...
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Invest Ottawa, Bayview Yards, and The Ottawa Hospital Create a Smart Health Sandbox to Propel the Commercial Potential of Life Sciences Innovations and Firms

Ottawa, Ontario: June 11, 2019 – Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for knowledge-based industries in Canada’s Capital, together with...
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5 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Miss AccelerateOTT

4 mins | 500 words By: Mariam Zohouri Why attend AccelerateOTT 2019? The speaking roster alone would make anyone click...
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How to Nail the Five-Minute Fast Pitch 

A guide to pitching your business to a panel of investors  9 mins | 1600 words By: Katie LeClair  As...
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Invest Ottawa and Strategic Partners Launch the First CAV Testing Ground of its Kind in North America to Accelerate the Safe Deployment of Driverless Vehicles
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Invest Ottawa and Strategic Partners Launch the First CAV Testing Ground of its Kind in North America to Accelerate the Safe Deployment of Driverless Vehicles

Regional Technology Development Site in Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) Creates New Capabilities, Opportunity and Competitive Advantage for CAV...
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An Overview: International Women’s Week in the Capital 
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An Overview: International Women’s Week in the Capital 

4 mins | 940 words By: Wyatt Lang     Since 1911, March 8th has been recognized as International Women’s Day; a day...
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Breaking Down the F Factor: A closer look into the Women Founders Panel  
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Breaking Down the F Factor: A closer look into the Women Founders Panel  

8 mins | 1090 words By: Wyatt Lang     As a successful first day of International Women’s Week kicked...
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New Growth and Innovation Network to Support Scale Ups in Ontario

From: Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ILMZyxvp2U&feature=youtu.be $52.4 million to position southern Ontario as global tech leader and help...
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Ottawa Tourism, Shaw Centre and Invest Ottawa Launch ThinkOttawa to Attract More International Conferences
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Ottawa Tourism, Shaw Centre and Invest Ottawa Launch ThinkOttawa to Attract More International Conferences

https://youtu.be/ayuq5wTZ3QQ Complimentary support to organizations seeking to host events in Canada’s capital Ottawa, April 9, 2019—Three of Ottawa’s pillar economic...
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C-Suite Leadership Series: 20 Questions with Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau
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C-Suite Leadership Series: 20 Questions with Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau

Quote from the CEO:  "I made Ringette Team Canada when I was 15 years old. I was the youngest on...
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Invest Ottawa Hosts the Largest Pitchfest Ever in Canada’s Capital
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Invest Ottawa Hosts the Largest Pitchfest Ever in Canada’s Capital

It’s a fact: we know that diverse companies breed better products, better service and more resilient businesses. And still, barriers to entry remain, and inequality persists, preserving cultures that perpetuate inequity in the workplace. This reality is particularly true in STEM sectors… Advancements have been made, but it’s time to expedite our progress. The question is, how do we challenge the status quo? How do we kick our companies into high-gear? How do we guarantee greater success in the future? And, where do we begin? AccelerateOTT started with our speakers, a panel and a discussion on women in the startup world…
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Branding Beyond the Basics: Using Trademarks to Create Value
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Branding Beyond the Basics: Using Trademarks to Create Value

This blog is provided by Invest Ottawa’s proud sponsor, Smart & Biggar, as part of our Expert Series. View the...
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C-Suite Leadership Series: 20 Questions with Bree Jamieson-Holloway
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C-Suite Leadership Series: 20 Questions with Bree Jamieson-Holloway

Quote from the CEO:  "Being able to take an idea and turn it into a company is, for me, the...
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IDS Group Embraces All That Ottawa Has to Offer

The practical reality that Ottawa’s challenging winter is here, remarkably doesn’t seem to be hijacking the positive mindset of Sarah...
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C-Suite Leadership Series: 20 Questions with Mike Potter
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C-Suite Leadership Series: 20 Questions with Mike Potter

Mike Potter, co-founder and CEO of  Ottawa-based scaleup Rewind, speaking at Bayview Yards  Quote from the CEO: "The hardest part...
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IO Accelerator Stories: CybernetIQ
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IO Accelerator Stories: CybernetIQ

CybernetIQ is a software development company focused on building the next generation of cyber defense products.  Their flagship product, the...
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A Call to Action: A Successful Startup Community Needs IP
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A Call to Action: A Successful Startup Community Needs IP

Content author by Simmi Mangat, Patent Agent, Marks & Clerk It’s an exciting time to be in Ottawa again! You...
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C-Suite Leadership Series: 20 Questions with Jason Flick
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C-Suite Leadership Series: 20 Questions with Jason Flick

Quote from the CEO: "It's an incredible time to be in the TV industry, with changes happening every day. We’re...
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Norwegian Motitech Establishes First North American Office in Ottawa, Canada
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Norwegian Motitech Establishes First North American Office in Ottawa, Canada

Invest Ottawa Facilitates Global Expansion That Promises to Deliver Economic and Social Benefits in Canada’s Capital (Ottawa, November 13, 2018)...
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C-Suite Leadership Series: 20 Questions with Cassy Aite
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C-Suite Leadership Series: 20 Questions with Cassy Aite

With a goal of “Making Work Happier”, Desk Nibbles was created in 2016 to provide an easy and innovative snacking...
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