Formerly the IO Pre-Accelerator

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Is IO Ignition a fit for me?

Formerly known as the IO Pre-Accelerator, IO Ignition is the trailhead of your venture path, a comprehensive starting point that helps you map out the road ahead and avoid pitfalls and mistakes that may come your way. You should apply if you:

Want to put your
assumptions to the test

Are building a tech or
tech-enabled product

Have started talking to
customers or have initial sales

Want to build your network
with like-minded founders
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“We are humbled and honored to have graduated from cohort 11, and very excited about the next milestones in our journey. It is such a privilege to be a part of the vast network of Invest Ottawa, and to be guided by the program team throughout the 10 weeks. It wouldn’t have been possible without our dear mentor, Laurie Davis. His insights have been key in our journey, and we are looking forward to new heights to reach with his support.”

Ahmad Al-Kabbany
Co-Founder & CEO, VRapeutic

“I’m a testament to Invest Ottawa’s empowerment of entrepreneurs in the capital region of Canada. From being in IO Ignition Program, to having several partnership opportunities with them since, Invest Ottawa has become a significant part of my personal and business success story.”

Jesmine Onyeukwu
Founder, The Organizing Academy

Erin Seegmiller

Have questions?

Erin Seegmiller is happy to help.
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