- Techopia Live kicked off its 2018 season with iBIONICS’ CEO and co-founder Suzanne Grant, who shared her passion for restoring sight to those with vision loss.
- Creating functional, healthy workplaces is prime objective
- A wrong move around a downed power line or other equipment can lead to serious injuries and in some cases even turn deadly.
- Planning, preparation and execution minimize inconvenience to customers
- Grassroots organization celebrates stellar year of community-engaged arts throughout Ottawa
- Studies show a well-designed and carefully furnished workplace can play a key role in helping companies attract and retain the best staff, as well as increasing both productivity and job satisfaction…
- Digital magazine, video walkthroughs profile some of the top workplaces in the National Capital Region
- The food hamper program has existed in Ottawa for 102 years. This year, the organization has close to 6,000 families requesting help but still has a list of nearly 1,000 households waiting for…
- Panel features CEOs from Farm Boy, Mad Radish and Rent frock Repeat
The 2017 edition of the EIC-PEI saw an impressive array of concepts that showcased students’ wide interests and talents.
- Evening hosted by Jewish Federation of Ottawa's Emerging Generation division
- Ten organizations, selected by their own employees, honoured for staff engagement
- Growing Ottawa firm is a leader in lighting, controls and shading solutions
- Under Innovative Solutions Canada, small businesses will be invited to develop “novel solutions” to challenges proposed by federal departments and agencies.
- 2018 needs to be the year Ottawa tech gets loud, attendees say
- High-calibre team plans to double the company in 10 years
- Annual recurring revenue has grown around 2-3x this past year as the TV app developer looks to reach $100 million in revenues.
- Annual breakfast benefit brings together 800 community and business leaders
- Raven is a small camera-equipped device that can sit on a vehicle’s dashboard and is plugged into a car’s on-board diagnostics port.
- Guests include retiring Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
- FileCatalyst, founded in 2000, has been a pioneer in the accelerated file transfer technologies that are standard in film and broadcast today.
For many entrepreneurs the idea of mapping out a year-long budget for your business can sound pretty pointless. Things rarely go according to plan anyway, so why bother?
- Since arriving in Ottawa in 2009, Infinera's local headcount has grown from three to some 50 employees – a figure that’s expected to grow higher following this week’s announcement.
- Year two of SaaS North nearly doubled the exhibitors’ space and inspired a fresh crop of startups, but organizers and attendees say the Ottawa-based conference has a bigger ambition: Turning global…
- Local chefs come together at Fraser Café to prepare annual benefit dinner in aid of the homeless
- Law firm expands as seven lawyers from former Burke-Robertson join its team.
- Local business, organizations and Ottawa Senators wives decorate holiday trees as part of the festivities
- Ottawa-based Relogix has put sensors to work to give corporate real estate firms a better sense of how workspace is really being used.
- Holiday gift drive gets backing from Zibi project co-developer Dream Unlimited
- Serial Ottawa entrepreneur returned to Techopia Live to share the company’s past year of success and break down what’s next for the firm.
- Sold-out crowd of 350 don tuxedos, gowns to play popular pastime game
- New events venue near Ottawa airport will raise money for different charity each year
- Partial proceeds from private school gala will provide financial assistance to deserving students
- Hundreds of guests flock to see new exhibits and changes made to national museum
- Ottawa-based startup makes use of artificial intelligence to curate and build its meditation tools.
Three sisters raise awareness over youth homelessness after the oldest comes face-to-face with a teenage girl begging for change outside their neighbourhood grocery store.
- Video, highlights and reactions from Ottawa's premier business event of the year
- Tandem’s conversion technology recycles CO2 emissions into more palatable byproducts such as calcium carbonate, a key ingredient in paint and toothpaste.
- More than 500 attend second annual benefit, organized by local accounting firm
For the first time in more than 100 years, the public will have access to Chaudière Falls thanks to an expansion of Energy Ottawa’s Chaudière Falls hydroelectric facility.
Your sales reps always want more leads, but adding more leads doesn’t always garner more revenue. So how do you create more opportunities with the leads you have?
- Hintonburg chef Briana Kim of Café My House to compete nationally after winning event's culinary competition.
- Who better to ask for leadership tips?
- Organization celebrates affordable homeownership with sponsors, donors and volunteers.
- The made-in-Ottawa product – a combination of rugged hardware and proprietary software – could become the new industry standard for spectral sensors.
- More than 300 flock to Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market hotel for late-night cocktail party.
- One of the other major developments for L-Spark has been the launch of SaaS North, which runs this year from Nov. 29-30.
- Capital Barber Shop has been open in the Glebe for almost two years and is part of a growing trend toward offering men the authentic barbershop experience.
- Public sector executive has added disciplined routines to help the government keep up, such as weekly enterprise architecture reviews to set standards for the government and processes to ramp up…
There’s a talent shortage out there.
- Five up-and-coming startups will also have the chance to compete in a pitchfest for a $25,000 prize with more than $100,000 worth of in-kind professional services.
- Evening honours three research scientists for their outstanding work.
- Commonly known as 'The Phils,' awards take place at the Shaw Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
- The annual Artinis benefit drew a sold-out crowd of 200 to the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans for music, entertainment, food, drinks and games.
- “Silicon Valley, everyone wants to believe,” Bitaccess CEO Moe Adham told Techopia Live. And yet, the company didn’t stay in California. They came back.
- Last year, the city awarded a construction contract to a joint venture of infrastructure firm Dragados and Ottawa heavy construction firm Tomlinson for the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel project,…
- Women for Nature reception on The Hill brings together women from politics and business.
- Charting the future of commerce requires experimenting in virtual reality and AR, artificial intelligence in chatbots and voice-activated interfaces
- Ottawa business community turns out for annual benefit for sports organization serving people with intellectual disabilities.
- Seasoned chef was previously just across the canal, at The Westin Ottawa.
- Driving Women in Tech has made its way across the country from Vancouver, along the way sharing women’s stories of their struggles and successes in the tech field.
Along the bonny banks of the Ottawa River, government officials from both Scotland and Canada gathered Monday during our sesquicentennial anniversary to celebrate 150 years of friendship between…
Jonathan Gagne’s outlook changed in unexpected ways the first time he tried on a virtual reality headset.
- Three members of Ottawa Indo-Canadian community inducted into Hall of Fame.
- Firm breaks ground on new $25M growing facility with plans to capture 10% of domestic recreational market
- Popular benefit raises $70K
A self-driving car made its way down a public street in Kanata on Thursday afternoon – a Canadian first that puts Ottawa in the driver’s seat when it comes to being an autonomous vehicle…
In the midst of great success and innovation, it’s easy to lose sight of the sacrifices that entrepreneurs make when they set out to launch a business.
- Thursday’s demo, featuring a BlackBerry QNX vehicle, will also mark the first time an autonomous vehicle will be connected to city infrastructure on Canadian roads.
At the Trail Road landfill in south Ottawa, one resident’s trash becomes another person’s energy.
If your business is not growing, odds are it is slowly dying. In my years as a CEO, I’ve seen the early warning signs of both scenarios.
When you drop the name “Ottawa Salus” in the general community, you’re more likely to get blank stares and radio silence than nods of recognition and affirmation.
- Irdeto Cloakware vice-president Jaco Du Plooy also joined Techopia Live as the cybersecurity firm celebrates its 20th anniversary.
- Annual fundraiser at Bier Markt on Sparks Street nets $100,000 for charity.
Building a better working world is EY’s purpose. The global professional services firm strives to increase confidence and trust in business, and build communities that are stronger than ever.
- Local companies including SimWave and Lumbec will be showcasing their work when museum reopens Nov. 17.
- More than 250 people packed Babylon Nightclub to cheer on the lawyers-turned-musicians, raising at least $7,000 for the local food bank.
- It's from humble beginnings that Emond Harnden LLP has grown into the largest labour and employment firm in Eastern Ontario, and one of the leading firms in the country.
- Fresh off Martello Technologies’ listing on the Profit 500 list, CEO Bruce Linton told Techopia Live the coming year will likely see the firm make an acquisition or two and possibly even launch a…
- Mizrahi Developments’ stunning presentation gallery proved itself more than just a pretty face Tuesday by serving as a party venue to thank supporters of the recent National Arts Centre Gala.
- The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation was fortunate to have a committed group of businesspeople in its corner for this year's Fight for the Cure, a popular charity boxing fundraiser that leaves…
- Founders Paul Vallée and Fred Boulanger took the orange seat to talk about how Pythian and Macadamian have changed over two decades, and how the Ottawa scene has changed around them.
- We talked to three experts who outlined how these changes might affect SMEs and professionals, and how they hope the dialogue surrounding “fair play” might change in the future.
- The afternoon event was a reception for members of the Royal’s Women for Mental Health (WFMH), an all-female philanthropic initiative. It started in 2011 with 21 founders. They recruited more women,…
- Gold Medal Plate winner Joe Thottungal, chef and owner of the Coconut Lagoon, can now add another prestigious title to his collection: Sandwich Sovereign of Ottawa.
- Sold-out event hosted by tech giant Terry Matthews' Brookstreet Hotel, Wesley Clover Foundation.
- Move to LeBreton Flats ‘hopefully’ four or five years away
- Five-hour fundraiser at downtown Ottawa restaurant raises $15,000 for new cardiac CT scanner.
- Rewind.io backs up SMEs' storefronts and makes that data accessible for restores and retrieving lost data, a service that co-founder Mike Potter says isn't covered by big e-commerce providers.
- Ottawa-based discount retailer supports Ride for Dad at men’s fashion show
- “An investor told me, 'it’s a suicide project.'"
Dr. Ian Stiell leads The Ottawa Hospital Emergency Medicine Research Group and is an active emergency room physician and clinical epidemiologist.
- Ottawa firm develops sensors that can analyze the structural integrity of concrete structures, detecting cracks before they lead to collapse.
- Bid to turn idle motorhome into revenue source spawns Airbnb-like site for RVs with hundreds of members and bold U.S. expansion plans
- As advanced a tool as modern search engines are, they often miss the individual teachers and providers in a community.
- The idea for Ruckify, an online platform where people can post their unused goods, tools or property for rent, arose in an unlikely way when a tree fell in front of Cody’s house.
- “If we’re not the next PayPal, if we’re not the next Visa, we kind of failed.”
- Asking for help – and actually receiving it – is a phenomenon perhaps unique to Ottawa, the tech veteran says.
- The longer it takes for the government to play catch-up on proper regulations, the less opportunity Canadian firms have to capitalize on the disruptive industry.
On the surface, Assent Compliance appears to be chasing a niche market.
- Industry veteran explains the thinking behind the purchase, Mitel’s M&A strategy and why businesses are losing interest in managing their phone and communication systems in-house.
- More and more people in the industry are self-taught coders and that “a great portfolio and stand-up personality” can lead to solid job opportunities.
On Jan. 3, Ottawa was hit with its first major winter storm of the new year.
- On this week’s episode of Techopia Live, we spoke to two of the city’s transplanted entrepreneurs: France’s Eric Lavost, the founder of Eazylang, and TokenPet founder Flávio Banyai, who’s originally…
- 2002 CEO of the Year remembered for "incredible ability to get people onto his team"
- CENGN president and CEO Ritch Dusome and Nokia's vice-president of mobile strategy Rob Cameron took the orange seats this week to talk about the activity in Ottawa surrounding next-generation…
Canada really took one for the team, suffering through a soggy sesquicentennial on July 1 so that our friends to the south could enjoy a glorious Independence Day.
A group of bright-eyed entrepreneurs got a brush with royalty after Prince Charles dropped into Ottawa-based e-commerce giant Shopify while visiting the nation’s capital during…
Royal watchers don't mess around.
In this video blog, student Darren Fleming shares his impressions of San Francisco as well as his classmates’ reaction to presentations on how Nike…
Ottawa-based Learn Leap Fly is among 11 semifinalists in an international competition designed to discover how technology can improve access to education for hundreds of millions of…
- Fury for the Heart raises $50,000 for hospital's campaign to buy specialized cardiac CT scanner.
- Techopia Live speaks with CEO Steve Byrne about how the advent of machine learning is shaking up the industry
- Kick Off For Kids raises $17,000-plus to help kids at CHEO with inflammatory bowel disease
- MadeMill, the on-site workshop and digital media lab inside the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards, opened its doors Friday. Equipped with water-jet cutters, 3D printers and a variety of artistic and…
One minute, a sold-out crowd of 600 is sitting itself down in a ballroom for dinner and, the next, it’s surrounded by dancers masquerading as forest creatures, moving with such pride, passion and…
The Canadian economy has followed a slow and uneven growth path since the oil shock and we expect only a modest acceleration of economic growth in 2017.
Techopia Live’s producer Craig Lord (who is definitely not also writing this post) took the hotseat this week to talk about the biggest Ottawa…
Hydro Ottawa is committed to staying at the forefront of “green” energy and non-polluting technologies.
An eager and ecstatic group of young entrepreneurs was out to prove that Ottawa isn’t just a government town, but a city full of big dreams worth chasing, at Friday’s 20th annual…
Few fundraisers in Ottawa have gone the distance quite like Ringside for Youth XXIII, an annual dinner and boxing night that’s raised millions of dollars for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.
- L-Spark grads walked across the stage Tuesday night, but pitched their businesses – not their caps – as the latest cohort graduated from the Kanata-based SaaS accelerator.
- Evening raises $420,000 for Hellenic Community and Queensway Carleton Hospital
The 2017 edition of the Branham300, an annual list of the top Canadian public and private ICT companies ranked by gross revenue, is a Capital bummer.
Medical professionals sometimes refer to the “pillars” of cancer treatment. Until recently there have been four pillars: surgery, radiotherapy, traditional chemotherapy, and precision therapy.
- Twinkle Gala draws business leaders, philanthropists to make fundraising history for Ottawa Hospital
All the stars aligned for the Twinkle Gala, creating a magical and flawless evening that unfolded Thursday in the the Rockcliffe Park backyard party paradise belonging to Ottawa tech pioneer
- Ottawa Fury soccer team to participate in unique fundraiser, set for June 25
- L-Spark's SaaS Showcase is just more than a week away, when the Kanata accelerator touts the best of its cohort of companies in an event that is both pitchfest and celebration.
From hail to heat waves, Ottawa couturier Frank Sukhoo has seen it all while hosting his annual outdoor fashion show for Cornerstone Housing for Women.
When Josh Zaret said he was throwing a “fun, casual pizza party” to celebrate the official launch of Gemstone Corporation’s new office building, design centre and showroom, he…
- The drones, tech and armoured vehicles of Canada's largest defense and security trade show rolled through Ottawa this week at CANSEC 2017.
There’s no room at the Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala for fairweather friends. That’s because it’s the kind of outdoor gala where one happily attends, rain or shine; it’s just that much fun.
Jim Reklitis is quick to admit that he’s not a gifted golfer, but what he lacks on the golf course he's made up for in his leadership role with the annual Fuller Keon Golf…
- As Canadian demographics shift towards an aging population, Ottawa organizations are putting the focus on youth to ensure our local talent has the skills necessary to build business success.
Pasta dinner and light stretching aside, the best way to prepare for this year's Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend was to hang out with the consummately entertaining and insanely talented …
- Award-winning Linebox is behind St. Charles Market design
- The County of Carleton Law Association and Great Canadian Theatre Co. are partnering up to take on one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, Macbeth, in order to raise big bucks for the professional…
The real challenge for a lawyer is how well they can serve as their client’s champion.
- Governor General David Johnston delivered opening remarks at the inaugural gala and awards ceremony
Even one of our country’s most famous moms, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, acknowledges that it’s not an easy job.
- The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is putting a steampunk flair on its inaugural gala this coming week, and Techopia Live sat down with the museum's leaders and partner businesses…
The shovel hasn’t even hit the ground and already Mizrahi Developments was making its mark on Ottawa with the grand opening for its new luxury boutique condominium, 1451 Wellington.
- Politics and the Pen literary gala draws heavy hitters from political, business and journalism circles
It was a paparazzo’s playground at the Château Laurier on Wednesday as cabinet ministers and members of parliament, business leaders, household-name journalists and notable authors came together…
There’s nothing like powering up in the morning with a cancer-fighting breakfast, served with a side order of hope and inspiration.
University of Ottawa engineering students did away with the dioramas and baking soda volcanoes this week as the faculty put on a science fair like no other.
- “We are an innovation nation. We just don’t act like one,” says digital storyteller Melanie Coulson.
While we've all heard stories about family businesses gone bad (think McCain Foods and its bitter succession feud), family-owned firms are the bedrock of communities and the backbone of economies…
- Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa Breakfast celebrates Graham Macmillan for his long-time leadership and commitmentFor the past 10 years, Graham Macmillan has dedicated his time and energy to giving all kids in our community equal access to opportunities and possibilities, through his leadership as chair of the…
You could almost smell salt air coming from the Speaker’s Salon in Centre Block of Parliament Hill on Wednesday as supporters of Citizen Advocacy got together for a hot bowl of chowder and to…
For a sexy event, it wasn’t a sexy cause: oral health.
With the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend just around the bend, runners and non-runners alike were reminded Tuesday night of what they’re capable of achieving, whether it’s pushing one’s body to the…
- The Brewery Collaboration Day brought together 27 craft brewers from the area, not just to have some beer together but to make beer together.
Recognizing the Westin Ottawa nearly 10 years ago for its innovative conservation projects and strong environmental leadership, Hydro Ottawa continues to work with the downtown hotel as it becomes…
Within the space of a month, we saw a new “Innovation and Skills” budget as well as a bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
- The $275-a-ticket event was organized by a volunteer group of Elmwood parents and led by a pair of powerhouses: Denise Carruthers, who was a founding partner and chief financial officer of a software…
TD Place is about to become home to a new piece of art that celebrates our nation’s major milestone birthday and also has the distinction of having raised thousands of dollars to help children and…
The midweek slump is about to take a tasty turn for the better as legions of Ottawa residents prepare to do something so simple for charity: Dine out this Wednesday, April 26.
- Fresh of a countrywide “Innovation Nation” tour, Microsoft Canada’s John Weigelt was feeling nostalgic for the early days of confederation.
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“John, where is the Fintech market going?”
- While researchers and innovators may have fallen under the spell of science and technology, many more are seemingly disenchanted by the field, observes Ottawa high school student Mathilde Papillon in…
- Addition of new restaurants along Wellington Street West has made neighbourhood a destination for diners, but increased competition for established venues.
The Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park got a little sweeter Saturday as it played host to Ottawa’s first urban…
- Popular dance competition brings in $160,000 for patient care and research at The Ottawa Hospital
When Karen Secord used to hear the word “innovation” she would often think of high tech,…
- Capital Gaming Expo’s new owner hit the reboot button on the annual event this past weekend, bringing Ottawa’s gaming community together with industry leaders from inside and outside the city.
- Music industry players and special guests gathered at the Shaw Centre for a private awards dinner ceremony
- Charity cook-off tests kitchen skills of Nelligan O’Brien Payne, BLG, Gowling WLG, Edelman professionals
With bragging rights at stake, a group of Ottawa lawyers swapped their advocacy for aprons to participate in United Way…
One of Ottawa’s oldest charity auctions has been brought back by popular demand.
Increased collaboration. Higher productivity. Lower turnover.
Increased collaboration. Higher productivity. Lower turnover.
Increased collaboration. Higher productivity. Lower turnover.
You’ve got to love party swag that’s not only practical but essential, such as the grey tuques handed out to some 1,400 ticket holders for the Red Bull Crashed Ice VIP party held at the Château…
Jeri Campbell, wife of Ottawa RedBlacks head coach Rick Campbell, was among roughly 100 women helping to raise money for victims of domestic abuse during a party held Friday at…
- Executive chef Jesse Bell has been working diligently over the past year toward the opening of The Albion Rooms’ new Heritage Room Gastropub, located at the Novotel Ottawa on Nicholas Street.
While most towns have to cheer through to springtime to get the Stanley Cup, Ottawa just had to wait for it to celebrate a milestone birthday.
If anybody should have been dancing a happy jig at the Irish Canadian Saint Patrick’s Week Luncheon it should have been…
It was a night of panama hats, mojito cocktails and Cuban cigars (the chocolate kind) at the St.
Let’s be honest: If given the choice, most of us would spend the entire day in our pajamas.
Honorary award recipient Sharon Johnston and her husband, Governor General David Johnston, put the Royal in Royal Ottawa Mental Health Care and Research by…
The 2016 CEO of the Year recipient has been heading Ross Video since 2006,…
“Danny, where do I start to identify and address the cybersecurity risks to my small or mid-sized business?”
A review of the CVs of Ottawa’s entrepreneurs will demonstrate that it is a group full of fresh ideas and that loves to pursue new opportunities. The passion for starting a new business…
The international medical community was turned upside down in 1895.
An employee may be disciplined, and even terminated for cause, where his or her off-duty conduct interferes with and prejudices the employer’s business interests and operations, or its reputation…
In anticipation of the upcoming Ottawa 2017 celebrations, InsideTrack approached Guy Laflamme, executive director of the …
“Kegham, as a technology startup, how can I offset the costs of my R&D?”
At first glance, Shirley Westeinde appears to be an eloquent, fashionable and unassuming.
Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPAC) and Capital Pool Companies (CPC) are two capital raising vehicles that can benefit investors and business owners looking to access capital markets…
Jim Roche knows a thing or two about scaling up a business.
“Peter, how will intangible assets, such as goodwill, be taxed differently come the new year?”
Techopia was back on the road this week, dropping in on video production technology firm Ross Video.
There are many techniques and structures that a privately held business owner may consider in planning for the succession of the business. One such succession option is the management buyout.
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“John, how can I mitigate my personal liability as the director of a growing high tech company?”
Under the International Mobility Program (IMP), companies can temporarily transfer qualified employees to Canada as ‘intra-company transferees’.
Leading a successful business onto the international stage requires strategic vision and a relentless focus on customer needs.
“Gavin, what are some of the tax implications of expanding internationally?”
Increased collaboration. Higher productivity. Lower turnover.