Bree Jamieson-Holloway, founder and CEO, Jamieson Law

Bree Jamieson-Holloway
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Each year, OBJ and the Ottawa Board of Trade honour 40 of the region’s top young entrepreneurs, business executives and civic leaders and recognize them for their professional achievements, expertise and community service.

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After putting herself through university and law school, Bree Jamieson-Holloway became an international corporate finance lawyer working in London and Hong Kong. However, the demands of her job – which often involved working 20-hour days – resulted in burnout and a recognition of the importance of self-care and nurturing one’s self as a critical part of her health and wellness, which would help shape her later ventures.

Upon returning to Canada, Jamieson-Holloway joined Momentum Law and became a partner. In late 2018, she launched Jamieson Law, a boutique corporate law firm, and single-handedly grew the company organically through word-of-mouth and network referrals.

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The fully virtual law firm has helped foreign companies enter the Ottawa market as well as provide business and legal consultations to startups, small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as Indigenous entrepreneurs, to assist them in scaling their companies.

Jamieson-Holloway also co-founded Nurtured Life in 2018, a bootstrapped social enterprise company that provides a one-stop shop for mobile health and wellness. After landing multiple accolades at Invest Ottawa’s accelerator pitch competition in late 2018, Nurtured Life expanded to the Greater Toronto Area the following year.

Alongside leading both ventures, Jamieson-Holloway mentors young women entrepreneurs one-on-one, acquainting them with the startup ecosystem and helping them get a strong career start.