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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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Ottawa and Gatineau Join Forces to Attract Global Cyber Firms, Investment and Talent to Canada’s Capital Region
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Ottawa and Gatineau Join Forces to Attract Global Cyber Firms, Investment and Talent to Canada’s Capital Region

Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for Canada’s Capital, Ville de Gatineau, ID Gatineau and IN-SEC-M, the national non-profit industry cyber organization, today announced the official launch of a joint marketing strategy that aims to attract new cyber firms, investment, talent and opportunity to Canada’s Capital Region.
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USMCA and IP – How the New Trade Agreement Will Impact Canadian Intellectual Property Owners
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USMCA and IP – How the New Trade Agreement Will Impact Canadian Intellectual Property Owners

Minutes before the September 30, 2018, midnight deadline, Canada reached a new free-trade agreement with Mexico and the United States. The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) replaces the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which came into effect over 24 years ago. The USMCA covers a wide range of topics, including intellectual property (IP) law. While Canada is already compliant with many of the requirements set out for the treatment of IP, there are some notable changes that Canadian businesses should be aware of.
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Invest Ottawa and the Waterloo Accelerator Centre Put Two Decades of Collective Scale-up Success to Work in New Accelerator Program in Canada’s Capital
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Invest Ottawa and the Waterloo Accelerator Centre Put Two Decades of Collective Scale-up Success to Work in New Accelerator Program in Canada’s Capital

Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for Canada’s Capital, together with the Waterloo Accelerator Centre (Waterloo AC), strategic partner and award-winning accelerator founded by His Excellency The Right David Johnston in 2006, today announced the official launch of The IO Accelerator, a new Invest Ottawa Accelerator program that leverages best practices from both organizations to rapidly accelerate the development, scaleup and commercial success of high-growth technology firms.
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Three Design Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them: A Case Study [Part 3]
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Three Design Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them: A Case Study [Part 3]

Invest Ottawa sees thousands of entrepreneurs every year, all with an endless amount of ideas. But not all ideas are made equal,...
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The 3 Most Common Types of Business Entities in Ontario
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The 3 Most Common Types of Business Entities in Ontario

This blog is provided by Invest Ottawa’s proud sponsor, Nelligan O'Brien Payne, as part of our Expert Series. View the...
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Three Design Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them: A Case Study [Part 2]
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Three Design Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them: A Case Study [Part 2]

Invest Ottawa advisor, Ron Gagnier, has been helping get projects off the ground for decades; helping turn innovation into commercialization. In this three-part series, Ron walks through the do’s and don’ts of product development and chats with an Invest Ottawa supported company which were able to avoid many missteps.
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Three Design Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them: A Case Study [Part 1]
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Three Design Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them: A Case Study [Part 1]

Invest Ottawa advisor, Ron Gagnier, has been helping get projects off the ground for decades; helping turn innovation into commercialization. In this three-part series, Ron walks through the do’s and don’ts of product development and chats with an Invest Ottawa supported company which were able to avoid many missteps.
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Invest Ottawa Announces First Cohort in New Accelerator
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Invest Ottawa Announces First Cohort in New Accelerator

The new Invest Ottawa business acceleration program officially launched yesterday. Forty dynamic technology startups spent the day at Bayview Yards,...
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AccelerateOTT: The Business Case for Investing in Women
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AccelerateOTT: The Business Case for Investing in Women

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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How Are You Going to Attract and Retain Top Talent?
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How Are You Going to Attract and Retain Top Talent?

High quality employees, aka “top talent,” are the most sought-after commodity for tech companies today. In many global economies, including Canada, there is a shortage of skills and therefore talent is at a premium. This begs the question, how are you going to attract and retain the best and the brightest talent so your organization can reach its maximum potential? First off, we have some good news, Ottawa is a great city for tech companies. Here’s what you get with the capital advantage:
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