“If we’re not the next PayPal, if we’re not the next Visa, we kind of failed.”
The 37-year-old’s profile on the list suggests Shopify’s CEO has been relatively low-key in the firm’s success to date, but that with the company’s continual success since its IPO and having recently…
The company installed a sanitation system at a mobile home park near Kemptville after residents were handed eviction notices when the park’s owner failed to comply with sewage treatment regulations.
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.
Invest Ottawa is hoping a new name for its incubator space at Bayview Yards will excite – or rather, incite – the types of hard-working firms it hopes to attract.
Business veteran also serves on the boards of Ottawa companies Pythian, LiveQoS, MASV.io and Cliniconex.
“You could be sitting next to someone whose company is valued at $10 billion, and they’re sitting in their sweatpants.”
Ottawa startup making deals where the neon signs are pretty
On the surface, Assent Compliance appears to be chasing a niche market.