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Techopia Live: Capital Angel Network crests $5M in investments in 2019
Jan 17, 2020
Ottawa’s local network of angel investors cracked a significant milestone in 2019 as it heads towards a decade of supporting the capital’s up-and-coming startups
Ottawa among first Canadian cities for Rogers’ 5G rollout
Jan 15, 2020
The switch has officially been flipped on 5G in Ottawa as Rogers Communications announced Wednesday it has rolled out its version of the next-generation network in the capital
Crowdfunding campaign launched for family of Tehran plane crash victim Ali Pey
Jan 14, 2020
The Ottawa tech community is rallying together to support the family of a local startup CEO who died in last week’s fatal plane crash in Tehran
Techopia Live: Invest Ottawa preparing for Bayview Yards expansion heading into 2020
Dec 20, 2019
The local economic development agency’s home at Bayview Yards is bursting at the seams heading into 2020
Ottawa’s Snapclarity expands mental health solution to western Canada
Dec 13, 2019
An Ottawa-based startup focused on accessible mental health services has made a series of new hires aimed at building out a national network
City of Ottawa announces data-sharing plan with Google’s Waze app
Dec 12, 2019
Ottawa will join other major North American cities in sharing traffic data with Google’s Waze app, the city announced Thursday
University of Ottawa partners with IBM on new cybersecurity hub
Dec 4, 2019
Students and researchers at the University of Ottawa will now have access to tools and expertise on the cybersecurity sector from IBM Canada
Shopify merchants sell nearly US$3B over Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend
Dec 3, 2019
Shopify has offered a peek into its merchants’ performances over the Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend, which saw an already fervent period of online sales balloon even more for users on the Ottawa e…
Techopia Live at SaaS North: What separates the Ottawa and Montreal startup scenes
Dec 2, 2019
Techopia Live took a few minutes at this year’s SaaS North conference to explore the differences between Ottawa and Montreal when it comes to building a startup
Techopia Live at SaaS North: Kinaxis CEO on breaking down enterprise customer ‘skepticism'
Nov 28, 2019
Selling at the top level requires proof and patience, Kinaxis CEO John Sicard told Techopia Live this week on the sidelines of SaaS North
Ottawa business leaders win big at Women in IT, Finance awards in Toronto
Nov 22, 2019
Ottawa’s female business leaders took home a haul of hardware at the Women in Finance and Women in IT awards held this week in Toronto
Techopia Live: Silicon Valley VC assembled ‘the Avengers’ to run Ottawa’s Threekit
Nov 21, 2019
With brands the likes of Crate and Barrel using Threekit’s tech to model couches online with a variety of colours and fabrics, big-name investors also started taking notice
Collège La Cité opens prototyping centre for students and Ottawa businesses
Nov 20, 2019
Ottawa students and researchers now have access to another development centre for prototyping new products through the latest tech
Ottawa tech companies set to open their doors Wednesday evening
Nov 13, 2019
Startup Open House returns to Ottawa Wednesday evening with a series of hubs across the city opening their doors to curious members of the public and prospective tech talent
Ottawa’s Assent Compliance makes Deloitte Fast 50; Rewind named company to watch
Nov 7, 2019
Deloitte’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing tech firms in Canada includes one Ottawa-based company, with another burgeoning local startup making the short-list of high-potential firms
MindBridge, uOttawa, Willis College team up to close gender gap in AI, cybersecurity
Nov 5, 2019
Three Ottawa-based organizations are collaborating on a new learning platform to improve gender equity in the artificial intelligence and cybersecurity industries
Techopia Live: How Mark Cuban set Kanata’s InGenius up for years of success
Oct 31, 2019
It was a conversation with billionaire Mark Cuban that forged the foundation of Dale Gantous’s business philosophy
Ottawa’s MindBridge Ai strikes proof-of-concept deal with Bank of Canada
Oct 23, 2019
MindBridge Ai has been tapped to pilot its artificial intelligence-powered audit platform with Canada’s central bank, which could give the fast-growing Ottawa firm a major reference customer
University of Ottawa’s Scaleup Garage unveils first cohort
Oct 22, 2019
A crop of familiar faces from the University of Ottawa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem are returning to the local post-secondary institution to supe up their startups in an all-new 'garage'
Invest Ottawa launches health-tech pre-accelerator pilot
Oct 18, 2019
Invest Ottawa’s newest accelerator program will give a booster shot to entrepreneurs looking to make an impact on the healthcare sector
Techopia Live: Fintech firm Veem growing in both Kanata and Silicon Valley
Oct 18, 2019
Sheila James, Veem’s vice-president of operations, joined Techopia Live this week to explain why she believes the global payments industry is 'ripe for the fixing'
Techopia Live: After 10 years in business, Napkyn Analytics shares secret sauce
Oct 11, 2019
Techopia Live invited the team from Napkyn Analytics to the show this week to share some of the best practices that have placed the firm on numerous fastest-growing companies lists over the past…
Techopia Live: Inside TÜV SÜD’s testing labs in Kanata North
Oct 4, 2019
Techopia Live went inside one of Kanata North’s longest-standing test facilities this week, where we learned how German operator TÜV SÜD is helping local firms bring products to market
Four Ottawa startups join L-Spark’s 2019 fall cohort
Oct 3, 2019
A slew of Ottawa companies will join the latest cohort of L-Spark’s SaaS accelerator this coming fall
Giatec Scientific leads Ottawa firms on Globe and Mail list of top-growing companies
Sep 27, 2019
The accolades just keep pouring in for an Ottawa-based concrete sensor developer that is the region’s highest-ranked firm in the Globe and Mail’s inaugural list of Canada’s top-growing companies
Techopia Live: Iversoft shares ‘secret sauce’ on the digital consultancy’s rapid growth
Sep 27, 2019
Iversoft, one of Ottawa’s fastest-growing companies, welcomed Techopia Live into its new offices this week to give a peek into what’s fueling the firm’s expansion push.
TiE Ottawa extends application deadline for $150K pitchfest
Sep 24, 2019
The organizers of Ottawa’s annual TiECon Canada conference have extended the deadline an extra week for the 2019 pitchfest, which promises an even bigger prize than previous years’ events
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s Giatec Scientific scaling up with ‘discipline’
Sep 20, 2019
Giatec co-founder Pouria Ghods said one of the factors helping the firm grow is the attractiveness of its solution to an industry facing a talent crunch
Ottawa-born 3D commerce firm Threekit expands overseas with Paris, London offices
Sep 19, 2019
A 3D-imaging company with roots in Ottawa is putting down seeds in Europe to serve overseas markets.
Ottawa’s Advanced Symbolics applying AI tool to monitor key federal election ridings
Sep 18, 2019
An Ottawa-based artificial intelligence company is teaming up with a political marketing firm to track important ridings in the upcoming federal election
BlackBerry and L-Spark launch applications for second accelerator cohort
Sep 17, 2019
Kanata-based L-Spark and Canadian tech giant BlackBerry are renewing their partnership and opening up applications for a second round of companies looking to shift their businesses into high gear
2019 Growth 500 list reveals Ottawa-Gatineau’s 26 fastest-growing firms
Sep 12, 2019
Ottawa’s e-commerce darling, a slew of local tech and professional services firms and one bagel shop all make appearances on Canadian Business magazine’s latest ranking of Canada’s fastest-growing…
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s automotive tech sector quickly maturing
Sep 11, 2019
Techopia Live went down to CAV Canada this week to see first-hand how the capital’s automotive tech cluster is motoring along
Applications open for 2019 SaaS North pitchfest in Ottawa
Sep 9, 2019
Applications are now open for SaaS startups looking to make a splash at one of Ottawa’s biggest annual conferences
Techopia Live: University of Ottawa’s Startup Garage scales up after 10 years
Aug 30, 2019
In the next 10 years, Startup Garage will move beyond its pre-accelerator roots. A new program called Scaleup Garage will launch this fall, aimed at student or alumni startups that are ready for scale
Shopify to provide Algonquin College students with free access to e-commerce platform
Aug 29, 2019
Algonquin College students looking to grow their own businesses will soon get a leg up from Ottawa’s own e-commerce giant
Techopia Live: Ottawa entrepreneur using ‘sweat’ equity to improve employee retention
Aug 22, 2019
Techopia Live sat down with Ottawa’s Russell Coltess this week to hear about how his new platform is helping HR departments track ROI on employee wellness programs
Former Ottawa Senators CFO Ken Taylor takes over books at Kanata's You.i TV
Aug 15, 2019
One of Ottawa’s rising tech firms will turn to a seasoned finance vet to take over as CFO
Ottawa hackers, farmers and angels: Highlights from Techopia Live's first half of 2019
Aug 1, 2019
Techopia Live covered emerging sectors, re-emerging entrepreneurs and even a surprise or two over the first half of 2019
Ottawa returns to top five Canadian cities attracting venture capital in 2019: MoneyTree
Jul 31, 2019
Ottawa companies taking on venture capital in 2019 have raised more on average than firms in Canada’s other major tech hubs, according to the most recent MoneyTree report
FedDev Ontario plugs $2.9M into Ottawa-based Rockport Networks
Jul 30, 2019
An Ottawa-based company is getting a boost from the federal government as it looks to disrupt networking technologies
Ottawa to host SoGal pitch competition for female and diverse founders
Jul 29, 2019
Applications are closing soon for a global pitch competition coming to Ottawa this fall specifically aimed at startups with diverse founders
Techopia Live: Ottawa firm looks to Make Giving Happen for a digital generation
Jul 26, 2019
Techopia Live showed its charitable side this week with an Ottawa tech firm that’s helping local clients such as Carleton University tailor their fundraising campaigns to a new generation
Shopify looks to ‘welcome back’ Ottawa’s lapsed software developers
Jul 24, 2019
Trained software developers in Ottawa who have fallen behind on recent advances in the field will soon be able to get back up to speed with a helping hand from Shopify.
Ottawa-based CIRA lands spot in first cohort of L-Spark’s new secure IoT accelerator
Jul 22, 2019
The Ottawa-based company responsible for the .ca domain is among the first cohort of companies joining a new accelerator spearheaded by L-Spark and its team of corporate partners
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s Benbria tracking ‘tectonic’ shifts in customer engagement
Jul 19, 2019
Benbria CEO Jordan Parsons joined Techopia Live this week to break down why the customer engagement field is growing exponentially
CATA taps iBIONICS co-founder Suzanne Grant as interim CEO
Jul 11, 2019
An Ottawa-based entrepreneur will pick up the torch from the late John Reid to advocate on behalf of Canada’s tech community
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s GoFor deepening U.S. reach following $500K pitchfest win
Jul 4, 2019
Techopia Live brought GoFor CEO Brad Rollo on the show this week to learn how the firm's big win is helping it expand its construction industry marketplace south of the border
Ottawa among cities open for applications to public-private 5G testbed
Jul 3, 2019
A $400M public-private partnership is opening up a new testbed for companies in Ontario and Quebec to experiment with the coming wave of 5G networks
Techopia Live: New generation of entrepreneurs using tech to overhaul agriculture
Jun 28, 2019
Agritech talk was on tap this week as Techopia Live went on tour for a special networking event at TD Place
Fanshawe College fire prevention students to train on software from Ottawa’s APX
Jun 26, 2019
An Ottawa-based startup will provide its software to London’s Fanshawe College in hopes of training students to prevent fires in smart cities
Techopia Live: CybernetIQ gaining momentum following $250K AccelerateOTT win
Jun 21, 2019
Fresh off his pitchfest win at last week’s AccelerateOTT, CybernetIQ founder Joe Cummins joined Techopia Live this week to talk about how his history as a blackhat hacker helps his startup protect…
Kanata’s L-Spark accelerator returns to SaaS focus for sixth cohort
Jun 19, 2019
Kanata-based L-Spark is refocusing its accelerator to find the best software-as-a-service firms in Canada
Techopia Live: Syntronic Canada nears 300 employees after five years in Kanata
Jun 14, 2019
Techopia Live crashed Syntronic Canada's anniversary party on Thursday evening to hear more about the company’s origins and what’s behind its rapid growth
Ottawa Hospital partners with Invest Ottawa, Bayview Yards on smart health program
Jun 11, 2019
The Ottawa Hospital is working with the National Capital Region’s economic development agency on a new program to both improve patient care and support entrepreneurs looking to break into the health-…
Ottawa startup Spiderwort raises $500K to further biomaterial mission
Jun 10, 2019
An Ottawa startup looking to change how the health-care sector regrows parts of the human body has raised $500,000 from a group of friends, family and some well-known Ottawa angels
Entrepreneurs to talk agritech and going against the grain at upcoming Techopia Talks
Jun 7, 2019
Discussion on Ottawa’s growing agritech sector is on tap at an upcoming Techopia Talks event later this month
Techopia Live: How women leaders help build AI's 'humanity'
May 31, 2019
Techopia Live got a little lesson in humanity this week from, of all places, an artificial intelligence conference.
Ottawa tech firms land $1M in funding from Canadian Space Agency
May 28, 2019
A pair of Ottawa space tech companies collectively secured nearly $1 million in fresh funding this week from the Canadian Space Agency to add some rocket fuel to their R&D efforts.
Ottawa-based LED designer steps up its game with Eaton Centre project
May 27, 2019
Ottawa-based UTG Digital Media has put some pep in a new set of steps at one of Toronto’s largest malls, installing a specialized LED staircase as part of recent renovations at the Eaton
Here are the six Ottawa startups pitching for $150K at AccelerateOTT
May 24, 2019
Invest Ottawa has revealed the six startups that will be pitching onstage at AccelerateOTT this year, vying for a shot at $150,000.
Techopia Live: QuickSilk’s CEO making his voice heard in crowded CMS market
May 23, 2019
In the crowded market for content management systems where names like WordPress are the standard, a made-in-Ottawa solution is standing out for its emphasis on security.
Invest Ottawa startups to get ‘passport’ to WeWork offices worldwide
May 21, 2019
Ottawa’s on-the-go entrepreneurs will soon have free access to office space in major cities across the world.
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s HubStor riding a ‘flood’ of data storage demand
May 17, 2019
Virgin Hyperloop One, like many of the world’s biggest businesses, faces challenges with managing and protecting its data.
MindBridge CEO Fathi, University of Ottawa profs join feds’ AI advisory council
May 15, 2019
Members of Ottawa’s tech and academic communities will guide the federal government in shaping policy decisions around artificial intelligence.
Carleton, uOttawa land millions in federal funding for cutting-edge research
May 13, 2019
A new source of federal funding means a boon of up to $3.5 million in grants for doctors, engineers and scientists at two of Ottawa’s post-secondary institutions and research institutes.
U.K. media giant Sky joins Kanata-based You.i TV’s series-C round
May 9, 2019
You.i TV’s bid to become the dominant software platform in the sports media market is getting a boost from a broadcasting giant.
Carleton, uOttawa get funding boost to build tech startups
May 6, 2019
Two of Ottawa’s universities have received a total of $2.5 million in new funding aimed at training the next generation of tech entrepreneurs.
Ottawa's Shopify partners with Facebook, Snap on new ad-creation apps
Apr 29, 2019
Shopify is partnering with two of the world’s leading social media companies to make it easier for businesses to advertise on their platforms.
Techopia Live: Demand for manufacturing insights fuels growth at Kanata’s Sciemetric
Apr 26, 2019
Modern manufacturing requires a holistic view of a company’s assembly line, increasing the demand for technology capable of collecting and interpreting the vast amounts of data generated
Shopify deepens brick-and-mortar push with new retail hardware
Apr 25, 2019
Two years after launching its first hardware product, Ottawa commerce giant Shopify (
Ottawa gains momentum as other Canadian cities lose ground in global tech hub ranking
Apr 24, 2019
A new ranking of global startup ecosystems has Ottawa making waves as one of the top 100 tech cities in the world.
Feds loan $1M to Gatineau’s VanillaSoft for AI platform development
Apr 23, 2019
The federal government announced Tuesday it’s loaning out $1 million to support a CRM software developer with operations in the National Capital Region.
Techopia Live: University of Ottawa opens the doors to Kanata North campus
Apr 19, 2019
Techopia Live went inside the University of Ottawa’s new space in the Kanata North tech park this week to hear about how the direct partnership between local industry and academia came to
Virgin Hyperloop One taps Kanata firm’s cloud data management solution
Apr 17, 2019
A major player on the cutting edge of transportation technology is using an Ottawa startup’s solution to manage unstructured data in the cloud.
Techopia Live: Ottawa firm reducing cyber threats for small businesses
Apr 12, 2019
As fears of cyber threats spread, an Ottawa-based company is finding opportunities in alerting small and medium-sized businesses to vulnerabilities in their systems.
University of Ottawa's Startup Garage launches 2019 cohort
Apr 10, 2019
The University of Ottawa’s Startup Garage has unveiled the next cohort of eight companies that will be run through its accelerator this year.
Ottawa’s Giatec augments concrete sensors with artificial intelligence
Apr 9, 2019
An Ottawa tech firm is teaming with a renowned group of Montreal-based artificial intelligence researchers to bring AI to the concrete industry.
Eyeing safer streets, FedDev Ontario provides $187,500 loan to Ottawa’s SmartCone
Apr 5, 2019
FedDev Ontario is giving a boost to Ottawa’s SmartCone Technologies in hopes of getting its smart city safety device onto streets sooner.
Techopia Live: AccelerateOTT taking 2019 pitchfest to 'next level'
Apr 3, 2019
An upcoming shot at $150,000 could represent more than just a major payday for a lucky Ottawa startup.
Techopia Live: Discover TechNATA career fair to showcase evolving Kanata tech park
Mar 29, 2019
As Kanata North tech firms prepare to showcase their companies to a flurry of job-seekers next week, Techopia Live sat down with Veronica Farmer, director of operations with the Kanata No
Ottawa’s L-Spark partners with Telus, BlackBerry, Solace on new IoT accelerator
Mar 27, 2019
L-Spark is adding another accelerator program to its repertoire, this time teaming up with Telus, fellow Ottawa firm Solace and existing partner BlackBerry on a new offering targeting Int
Mar 25, 2019
A disagreement over who has the right to customer data has ended a partnership between Ottawa-based Shopify and email services provider Mailchimp.
Techopia Live: uOttawa startup’s AI looks to save lives in a self-driving world
Mar 22, 2019
With the promise of a self-driving future inching closer every day, the need for a new generation of sensors to guide autonomous vehicles becomes increasingly important.
Ottawa’s Slice Labs partners with Nationwide on flexible insurance app for rideshare drivers
Mar 20, 2019
An Ottawa-born tech firm is working with a well-known name in insurance to bridge coverage gaps for drivers in the ride-sharing industry.
Ottawa-based CENGN seeks broadband proposals for northern Ontario communities
Mar 15, 2019
Startups looking to improve broadband access for remote and rural communities in northern Ontario could soon receive funding from an Ottawa-based organization.
Ottawa-based Assent Compliance leads Canada’s largest venture-capital rounds in 2018
Mar 14, 2019
Assent Compliance’s enormous series-C round last fall was the largest such venture capital raise from a C
AccelerateOTT putting $150K up for grabs at 2019 pitchfest
Mar 12, 2019
Ottawa’s homegrown innovation conference is putting up a pretty purse for its annual pitchfest this year.
Techopia Live: Kanata North panelists make the business case for gender equity
Mar 11, 2019
It’s about business – not women in business.
Techopia Live: Aydin Mirzaee on the Ottawa tech scene’s evolution
Mar 8, 2019
Techopia Live went on tour this past week to OneEleven Ottawa, the latest accelerator in the capital’s ever-changing ecosystem.
Ottawa’s Advanced Symbolics picked for Lazaridis ScaleUp Program
Mar 7, 2019
An Ottawa-based artificial intelligence company is among 10 women-led businesses selected to participate in the fourth cohort of the Lazaridis ScaleUp Program.
The Growcer signs produce supply deal with university food services firm Chartwells
Mar 6, 2019
Ottawa-based hydroponics startup The Growcer will soon be installing its high-tech system for growing fruits and vegetables at colleges and universities across Canada.
Kanata’s L-Spark partners with Algonquin College on student entrepreneurship initiatives
Mar 5, 2019
Kanata-based L-Spark is taking some space at Algonquin College to make its mark on the post-secondary institution’s entrepreneurship programs and connect students to opportunities with the accelera
Techopia Live: Ottawa startup Poly turning plastic problem into business opportunity
Mar 1, 2019
Techopia Live visited the University of Ottawa’s STEM building this week to hear how student startup Poly is addressing plastic problems across Canada.
Meet Ottawa-Gatineau’s 2019 Bootstrap Award winners
Feb 27, 2019
An Ottawa-made hydroponics system, a solution for healthier eating in the workplace and a sport hijab maker are among this year’s best bootstrapped firms set to be honoured next week.
India-based data centre equipment supplier expands to Ottawa
Feb 25, 2019
An Indian company is branching out to Canada with a new subsidiary in the capital focused on meeting the growing demand for low-latency computing services.
Techopia Live: Aetonix tackles at-home care market in Ontario, U.S.
Feb 22, 2019
As pressure on Ontario’s healthcare system rises amid concerns of overcrowding in hospitals, one Ottawa startup is finding its niche in improving at-home care for patients with complex ca
Tehama, offshoot of Ottawa’s Pythian, accepted to New York accelerator
Feb 20, 2019
An Ottawa-based SaaS developer is headed to the Big Apple to join the next cohort of a national accelerator program.
Kanata-based Equispheres lands $8M cleantech funding from BDC
Feb 19, 2019
The Business Development Bank of Canada is putting $8 million from its cleantech fund into a made-in-Ottawa metal powder with the potential to reduce fuel consumption and waste in a varie
Ottawa’s SmartCone partners with IBM Watson to improve worksite safety
Feb 15, 2019
A made-in-Ottawa Internet of Things device will work alongside one of the world’s most powerful artificial intelligence systems in an attempt to minimize worksite hazards.
Dragons’ Den holding auditions for Ottawa entrepreneurs in March
Feb 14, 2019
Ordinarily the threat of dragons roaming the countryside and descending onto unwitting cities is enough to send townsfolk heading for the hills, but an upcoming tour might just be a fanta
Invest Ottawa adds four startups to accelerator program
Feb 11, 2019
Invest Ottawa has added another four startups to its rolling accelerator program, bringing the total number of companies under its umbrella to nearly 50.
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s Contextere laying the foundations for global AI success
Feb 8, 2019
Techopia Live got a crash course in business fundamentals this week from Contextere, an Ottawa firm working with the likes of Lockheed Martin and BMW on an artificial intelligence solutio
Ottawa-based Telesat to launch low-earth orbit satellites on Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket
Jan 31, 2019
Ottawa’s Telesat is partnering with some of the biggest companies in space to put its satellites into orbit and power their connections once they’re up there.
Techopia Live: Tracking the evolution of Kanata's L-Spark accelerator
Jan 30, 2019
From its origins as an upstart accelerator for Canadian SaaS firms to its new program partnering with BlackBerry QNX, Kanata’s L-Spark has never been one to rest on its laurels.
FedDev Ontario puts $615K into Ottawa startup’s first responder tech
Jan 29, 2019
An Ottawa startup equipping first responders with smart tech has received a $615,000 loan from FedDev Ontario, one of the federal government’s regional development agencies.
U.K.’s Heathrow Airport to pilot made-in-Ottawa artificial intelligence
Jan 25, 2019
Ottawa’s Searidge Technologies will set its software to use at Heathrow Airport in hopes of improving runway visibility for traffic controllers at one of the world’s busiest travel hubs.
Techopia Live: Breaking down Capital Angel Network’s 2018 investments
Jan 24, 2019
Ottawa’s angels were in a blessing mood in 2018.
Ottawa’s Ross Video powering Yahoo Finance streaming service
Jan 23, 2019
A few days after announcing it had set a revenue record in its last fiscal year, Ross Video added another notch on its belt this week with the news it is backing streaming services for Ya
Assent Compliance, MindBridge Ai join Ottawa companies on 2019 Narwhal List of high-potential firms
Jan 17, 2019
An annual ranking of Canada’s highest-potential private firms welcomes Ottawa’s Assent Compliance and MindBridge Ai to the list in 2019 alongside a couple of familiar faces in the Nationa
Ottawa’s Mitel to power communications for Los Angeles Kings hockey team
Jan 15, 2019
Two sets of rings in the Los Angeles Kings’ home arena come from the NHL team’s Stanley Cup championship wins in 2012 and 2014.
Ottawa’s autonomous vehicle players unveil new tech at CES 2019
Jan 9, 2019
A few of Ottawa’s autonomous vehicles players took a road trip to Las Vegas for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show this week, where the world’s biggest tech companies are convening to sho
Techopia Live looks back – and ahead – on the year in Ottawa tech
Dec 20, 2018
Before signing off for the year, Techopia Live assembled a panel to share the highlights from the year in tech that was and give predictions on what 2019 might have in store.
Ottawa tech leaders set to take stage at next year’s TEDxKanata
Dec 14, 2018
Some of Ottawa’s most well-known tech execs will ask a live crowd to imagine with them at next year’s TEDxKanata event.
Three Ottawa firms among first cohort of L-Spark/BlackBerry accelerator program
Dec 12, 2018
Three of the capital’s rising software firms are among the first seven companies to run through a new accelerator program presented by Kanata-based L-Spark and BlackBerry QNX.
Techopia Live: University of Ottawa unveils new startup program, MakerLaunch
Dec 5, 2018
The University of Ottawa is putting its new STEM Complex and alumni network to work to serve student startup needs with a new program aimed at priming the city’s entrepreneurship pipeline
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s rising and established software stars light up SaaS North
Nov 30, 2018
If you were at the Shaw Centre this week for SaaS North – the annual gathering of software-as-a-service companies and entrepreneurs in Ottawa – you may have seen
Ottawa-based Shopify acquires Swedish e-commerce firm Tictail
Nov 26, 2018
The Ottawa company known for helping merchants sell online made a major purchase of its own just before one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year.
Techopia Live: Matt Whitteker on maintaining Assent Compliance’s rapid growth
Nov 16, 2018
While $130-million venture-capital rounds are no doubt exciting for any tech firm, the prospect of scaling a company that rapidly can be daunting.
Klipfolio ranks as sole Ottawa firm on Deloitte Fast 50
Nov 15, 2018
An annual ranking of Canada’s fastest growing companies lists dashboard developer Klipfolio as the only Ottawa entrant.
Shopify surpasses Mitel as Ottawa’s top R&D spender
Nov 14, 2018
After years sharing Ottawa’s top two spots on the ranking of Canada’s biggest research and development spenders, Shopify has overtaken Mitel as the capital’s top R&D investor in 2018.
Techopia Live: Ottawa-based BlackBox changing how content creators get paid
Nov 9, 2018
In the midst of his quest to ensure content creators get a fair shake for their work, Pat McGowan stopped by Techopia Live this week to share how his company BlackBox is hoping to change the media
Ottawa’s Algonquin College, La Cité land $386,000 in federal funding for research partnerships
Nov 5, 2018
Two Ottawa colleges will get a cut of $45 million in previously promised federal funding aimed at promoting research partnerships between post-secondary institutions and private companies.
Highlights, pitches, entrepreneur awards and more from TiECon Canada 2018 in Kanata
Nov 2, 2018
Let’s end the suspense: The winner of the TiECon Canada 2018 pitchfest is Aetonix! CEO Michel Paquet took the stage with his fellow pitchers to accept the award.
Techopia Live: With visions of scale, Kanata North BIA brings in Veronica Farmer
Nov 1, 2018
Techopia Live sat down with the Kanata North Business Association’s new director of operations, Veronica Farmer, this week to hear about what’s coming down the line in Canada’s largest technology p
MDA bringing made-in-Ottawa expertise to lunar rover concept design
Oct 30, 2018
The Canadian Space Agency will look to some Kanata-based expertise in the design of a new lunar rover for the next generation of moon missions.
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s Equispheres leans on local R&D partners for unique metal powder
Oct 26, 2018
A well-funded Ottawa startup is turning to a local post-secondary institution for R&D support in hopes of turning a tiny powder into a big win.
Techopia Live: New PageCloud CEO Greg Evans building the Ottawa firm’s future
Oct 12, 2018
This week Techopia Live sat down with one of Ottawa’s newest chief executives, Greg Evans, to hear about his vision for the future of PageCloud.
Ottawa health startup Welbi wins $50K Ontario Brain Institute award
Oct 10, 2018
Ottawa-based health-tech firm Welbi is among six startups receiving funding from the Ontario Brain Institute for promising neurotechnologies.
Galtronics releases made-in-Ottawa 5G antenna product
Oct 5, 2018
An antenna firm that came to Ottawa last year hoping to harness the capital’s telecom talent has released its first 5G-enabled product.
Ottawa’s Ranovus, Giatec to receive millions in federal clean-tech funding
Oct 4, 2018
Two Ottawa firms will reap the rewards of the federal government’s latest round of spending aimed at promoting clean tech.
Kanata’s L-Spark accelerator unveils fall 2018 cohort
Oct 2, 2018
The L-Spark accelerator is widening its sectors of focus but keeping closer to Ottawa with the first four companies announced in its 2018 fall cohort, three of which call the National Capital Regio
Kanata’s L-Spark accelerator partners with payment processor Stripe
Oct 1, 2018
Kanata-based accelerator L-Spark has struck a partnership with one of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing payment processors.
Techopia Live: Pythian side business Tehama secures the international workforce
Sep 27, 2018
If your business has ever tapped a third party or remote worker for services, you might be familiar with the logistical and security headaches that come with a far-flung workforce.
Techopia Live: Hollywood comes to Ottawa’s autonomous vehicles hub
Sep 20, 2018
Before autonomous vehicles were being built in our own backyards, people would turn to Hollywood to inform our ideas of what a self-driving car can be: Night Rider’s Kit was exchanging witty banter
Techopia Live: Kinaxis, Mitel leaders share how #MeToo affected Ottawa tech firms
Sep 14, 2018
This week, Techopia Live called on some of Ottawa’s largest tech firms to tackle an issue bigger than tech: Me Too and sexual harassment in the workplace.
Martello Technologies tops Ottawa firms on Growth 500 list for second straight year
Sep 13, 2018
While nearly two dozen established Ottawa firms are proving themselves among the fastest-growing in Canada, the National Capital Region was shut out of a list ranking up-and-coming Canadian startup
Gatineau-based Foko Retail chases European market with new France office
Sep 12, 2018
A Gatineau-based retail software firm is expanding to Europe this month in response to strong brick-and-mortar demand overseas.
Ottawa-based Solace to underpin U.K. fintech firm’s exchange platform
Sep 11, 2018
An Ottawa company’s tech will enable rapid data transfers on a British firm’s platform that manages cryptocurrencies and other digital assets.
Ottawa-based Martello Technologies to go public on Sept. 12
Sep 10, 2018
The day almost a year in the making is nearly here: Ottawa’s Martello Technologies will ring the bell on the TSX Venture Exchange as it begins public trading on Wednesday morning.
Techopia Live: Fast-growing FRAMOS eyes embedded vision opportunities
Sep 7, 2018
In this week’s season premiere, Techopia Live turned its camera on a company that’s itself quite familiar with lenses and sensors.
Ottawa-based Shopify to expand Toronto footprint with 434,000-square-foot Well Tower lease
Sep 5, 2018
Ottawa’s e-commerce giant is expanding its space in Toronto with a sizeable lease at a new office tower set to come online in 2022.
Ottawa-based MasterpieceVR joins Silicon Valley accelerator
Aug 31, 2018
An Ottawa-based virtual reality software company will bring its creative vision to Silicon Valley this fall.
Transport Canada awards $300,000 to Ottawa cleantech auto projects
Aug 30, 2018
A slew of federal government grants awarded to Ottawa organizations are looking to advance new technologies and reduce the carbon footprint of Canada’s transportation sector.
University of Ottawa uses local startup’s tech to improve transit service
Aug 28, 2018
The University of Ottawa is partnering with a local startup in the hopes of improving transit service in Ottawa and beyond.
Techopia Live: Syntronic Canada aiming for 180 new Ottawa hires by 2022
Aug 27, 2018
Techopia Live took advantage of a new broadcast location at the Red Dragon Golf Classic to grab Syntronic Canada – a new neighbour of the Marshes golf course in Kanata – and chat between holes abou
Ottawa firm powers mobile hospital communications in South America
Aug 23, 2018
C-COM Satellite Systems’ tech is helping to bridge a critical communications divide in South America, where mobile hospitals are on the fro
Subaru selects Ottawa startup to connect cars to smart homes
Aug 21, 2018
An Ottawa company that connects vehicles to users’ home devices will soon see its tech on the dashboards of Subaru cars.
Local startup lands public safety deals with Nokia, City of Ottawa
Aug 17, 2018
A local startup has secured a couple of back-to-back deals that will see its public safety applications integrated into the City of Ottawa’s Fire Services and emergency response teams across the wo
Boston accelerator launching Ottawa-based Aetonix into U.S. health-care market
Aug 16, 2018
An Ottawa health-tech company will get a helping hand as it enters the United States thanks to the Boston-based Canadian Technology Accelerator.
Ottawa’s STACS DNA rolling out newborn specimen-tracking tech across Ontario
Aug 15, 2018
An Ottawa firm’s software will soon keep track of medical samples from newborns across Ontario hospitals, providing technical features that could represent life-changing efficiencies.
Ottawa’s Carleton University lands $350,000 from feds for green building project
Aug 14, 2018
Research from Carleton University might help make new buildings more energy efficient with the help of some fresh federal funding.
Ottawa-based Napkyn’s new subsidiary aimed at skirting tricky Google Analytics concern
Aug 8, 2018
A local consulting company is launching a new venture aimed at helping others tap into the marketing power of Google Analytics, a process that’s less straightforward than one might think.
Ottawa’s iBIONICS lands $438,000 in Quebec government financing
Aug 3, 2018
A local firm is getting a leg up from the government of Quebec in its mission to restore vision to the blind.
Carleton partners with ICTC for autonomous vehicles co-op placements
Aug 2, 2018
Carleton University is partnering with a national technology council to ensure the coming generation’s skills will meet the rising demand for autonomous vehicles jobs in Canada.
Startup Open House returns to Ottawa Sept. 20
Aug 1, 2018
A fresh crop of Ottawa tech firms are opening their doors to the public at next month’s Startup Open House, the sixth edition of the annual event.
Ottawa tech veteran Gord Wyse tapped as Klipfolio’s new CFO
Jul 10, 2018
Ottawa-based Klipfolio will turn the books over to local tech veteran Gord Wyse, the firm’s second chief financial officer in as many years.
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s Arvizio brings mixed reality to the enterprise market
Jul 5, 2018
To consumers, augmented and mixed reality applications often take the form of visually rich playgrounds or immersive gaming.
Broaden your search and focus on potential: Techopia Live talent panel
Jun 29, 2018
In response to debates raging across Canada about whether we have a brain drain – a flood of skilled workers leaving the country – or the reverse, a “brain gain,”
Ottawa’s Shopify acquires Montreal-based Return Magic
Jun 26, 2018
Shopify has brought another one of the successful developers in its app ecosystem in-house with its latest acquisition.
Ottawa-based Leonovus lands federal government pilot project
Jun 25, 2018
Ottawa’s Leonovus will pilot its storage solution with a Government of Canada department this summer, hoping that this first inroad will lead to further trials and future sales with the f
Techopia Live: Ottawa-based Crypto4A securing for the internet of tomorrow
Jun 21, 2018
Strapped with government funding, Ottawa’s Crypto4A dropped by Techopia Live this week to talk about what exactly cryptography means for
Kanata-based L-Spark accelerator opening applications to cyber, IoT firms
Jun 19, 2018
The Kanata-based accelerator program known for its aggressive approach to scaling software-as-a-service firms is opening its application process up to promising startups operating in fiel
Techopia Live: Video software firm March Networks tracking cannabis from seed to sale
Jun 15, 2018
You can’t build a global company for 18 years without one eye focused on the future – or in the case of Ottawa’s March Networks, one len
Ottawa’s CENGN appoints Jean-Charles Fahmy as new CEO
Jun 8, 2018
A telecommunications veteran with a background in Ottawa tech will lead the locally-based Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks, the organization announced this week.
Techopia Live: Upcoming conferences targeting Ottawa entrepreneurs of all ages
Jun 7, 2018
Techopia Live had the scoop this week on the summer’s hottest conferences and programs for founders young and old.
Techopia Live: Lumenera harnessing Ottawa’s ‘hotbed’ of imaging tech
May 31, 2018
Stepping in front of the camera this week on Techopia Live was a member of Ottawa’s own imaging experts – Lumenera.
Ottawa’s Telesat, BluMetric receive funding from Canada-Israel partnership
May 22, 2018
Two Ottawa firms will reap the rewards of a bilateral R&D fund between Canada and Israel.
Techopia Live: L-Spark female founders event shows young girls what’s possible
May 17, 2018
Techopia Live joined hundreds of Ottawa business leaders at L-Spark’s Female Founders
CATA awards gala honours made-in-Ottawa artificial intelligence
May 16, 2018
The Ottawa-based Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance embraced artificial intelligence at its latest gala, with a prominent local firm
Ottawa-area museums turn to high tech for tourism boost
May 14, 2018
Ottawa’s museums are turning to the latest tech to attract more visitors and deliver immersive experiences.
Techopia Live: Lawyer Megan Cornell seeing ‘momentum’ in Kanata North
May 10, 2018
From the Momentum Law offices at 555 Legget Dr., founder Megan Cornell has a great view of the technology firms in the research park.
Ottawa’s MDS to build largest engine test facility in the world for Rolls-Royce
May 7, 2018
MDS Aero Support is putting made-in-Ottawa innovation to the test in the United Kingdom, where the firm recently announced it will partner with Rolls-Royce to build a testing facility for the aeros
Ottawa’s You.i TV to power History channel app
May 4, 2018
Vikings, aliens and more will be making their new home on Ottawa-based You.i TV’s platform, as the firm announced this week it has signed a deal with A&E Networks.
Techopia Live: New executive director Jamie Petten looking to raise Kanata North’s global profile
May 2, 2018
Before Jamie Petten officially takes the reins of the Kanata North Business Association
Techopia Live: Ottawa students shifting from studies to summer startups
May 1, 2018
With students shifting from books to startups in the summer months, Techopia Live turned its attention this week to some of the programs
Techopia Live: WOBOT award-winner InGenius talks the tech it ‘bet the farm’ on
Apr 26, 2018
What exactly does it mean when that voice on the other end of the line says, “your call may be recorded for quality purposes”?
Cash in the capital: Ottawa-area firms raise $14M in first-quarter VC funding
Apr 25, 2018
Ottawa saw an increase in VC deal volume in the first quarter of 2018, though most of the boost can be traced to a single firm’s series-C.
Ottawa’s The Growcer trials concentrated CO2 spray to speed up hydroponic growing
Apr 24, 2018
An Ottawa company that builds specially designed containers for hydroponic fruit and vegetable growth in northern communities has inked a deal with a Toronto firm that it hopes will signi
Ottawa’s Ensyn to build new Quebec plant with BDC investment
Apr 23, 2018
An Ottawa firm is among the first recipients of the Business Development Bank of Canada’s new clean-tech fund.
Kanata's Neptec lands $1.8M in Canadian Space Agency contracts
Apr 17, 2018
With ambitions to put an autonomous rover in space, Kanata-based Neptec has been awarded multiple contracts valued at nearly $1.8 million by the Canadian Space Agency.
AccelerateOTT 2018 lineup to feature Assent Compliance CEO Waitman
Apr 16, 2018
A prominent local CEO and some high-profile out-of-towners are among the first few speakers unveiled for this year’s AccelerateOTT confere
Ottawa’s Edgewater Wireless unveils Wi-Fi location tracking tech
Apr 13, 2018
Edgewater Wireless, an Ottawa-based provider of high-density Wi-Fi networks, says its latest tech can identify and track devices moving
Gatineau’s SMITH leads Air Canada Vacations digital transformation
Apr 11, 2018
Coming off a high-growth year, Gatineau commerce firm SMITH has been tapped by Air Canada Vacations to redesign the full gamut of travellers’ booking experiences.
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s Searidge Technologies lands customers on layovers
Apr 10, 2018
Like catching a flight, if you’re selling air traffic management technologies to an airport, delays are to be expected.
Sunny break: You.i TV scores Weather Channel tech deal
Apr 6, 2018
Technology developed by one of Ottawa’s fastest-growing companies is
Techopia Live: Artificial intelligence predictions from Ottawa’s Shopify
Apr 4, 2018
At Shopify, a machine learning algorithm takes 40 minutes to perform a task what previously took humans more than 730 hours.
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s Desk Nibbles imagines ‘office kitchen of the future’
Mar 28, 2018
While day-old donuts and tupperware leftovers may dominate the majority of office kitchens today, an Ottawa-based startup believes that the future belongs to healthier alternatives, custo
Techopia Live: Hydroponics firm the Growcer returns food security to Canada’s north
Mar 27, 2018
Ahead of this week’s Design Day at the University of Ottawa, Techopia Live spoke to one of the event’s star alumni, an Ottawa-based hydr
Techopia Live: How Ross Video branches out without losing steam
Mar 26, 2018
Techopia Live got a crash course in live video production last week from broadcasting veteran Ross Video as CEO David Ross discussed how a 44-year
Techopia Live: Construction materials delivery app building a name for itself in Ottawa
Mar 22, 2018
If the sharing economy can bring a pizza to your door, why can’t it bring some extra lumber to a work site?
Shopify lands Gatineau’s Hydropothecary for online cannabis retail
Mar 21, 2018
With recreational cannabis sales around the corner, distributors and producers alike are turning to Shopify to power their online pot dis
Ottawa firms central to new $400M public-private 5G partnership
Mar 19, 2018
Five multinational companies with an Ottawa presence are partnering with federal and provincial governments to put Ontario and Quebec on the forefront of fifth-generation network tech.
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s SanEcoTec turning water into wins
Mar 15, 2018
Fresh off a win at last week’s Bootstrap Awards, Ottawa-based SanEcoTec dropped by Techopia Live to talk about why the company’s work in
Ottawa’s Spartan Bioscience finds high levels of Legionella bacteria across government buildings
Mar 14, 2018
An Ottawa startup is reporting troubling levels of Legionella bacteria in government buildings across the National Capital Region.
Techopia Live: Cancer Computer puts Ottawa processors to researcher need
Mar 13, 2018
There’s a set of servers in Ottawa processing data that may one day uncover a cure for cancer.
Determined women will thrive in tech, Ottawa panel says
Mar 9, 2018
There has never been a better time for women to get into the tech sector but it’s up to them to grab the opportunities: that was the advice from an all-female panel hosted at Ottawa’s You
Deadline approaching to apply for Shopify’s ‘Dev Degree’
Mar 7, 2018
For students accepted to Carleton University’s computer science program in the fall, next week is the final chance to apply to make
Techopia Live: Ottawa blockchain talent pipeline running dry, says Leonovus CTO
Mar 6, 2018
Women key to Canada’s AI future, Ottawa conference hears
Mar 5, 2018
If Canada wants to make a name of itself in artificial intelligence, its tech firms better start paying more attention to half of the population.
Techopia Live: Women in Data Science conference brings female speakers to Ottawa stage
Feb 28, 2018
The best way to see more women in STEM fields is to make the ones already there more visible, according to this week’s all-female panel on Techopia Live.
MLB taps Ottawa’s Mitel for on-field communication systems
Feb 27, 2018
The Toronto Blue Jays’ next call to the bullpen will be powered by an Ottawa telecom firm.
Lawyers, developers team up at Ottawa legal hackathon
Feb 26, 2018
Lawyers courted tech solutions from coders in Ottawa this past weekend, as the two ordinarily-disparate groups came together to crack the case at a legal-themed hackathon.
Meet Ottawa’s 2018 Bootstrap Award winners
Feb 23, 2018
An eco-speaker manufacturer, water treatment firm and the developers of a patient monitoring app are among this year’s recipients of the 2018 Ottawa Bootstrap Awards.
Law code: Global Legal Hackathon comes to Ottawa
Feb 21, 2018
Teams of lawyers, developers and designers are scheduled to come together this weekend for the Ottawa edition of the Global Legal Hackathon, competing
Ottawa researchers look into what's holding back Canada's female innovators
Feb 14, 2018
The traditional definitions of innovation – the ones that revolve around new technology and disruptive models – are holding back Canada’s female innovators, according to a study released
Techopia Live: Jason Lee’s journey from Siberia to SmartCone to make life safer
Feb 13, 2018
Travelling through Bolivia, Siberia and the Middle East early in his career, Jason Lee says the many security and communications projects he was working on all shared a common flaw.
New patent, Canada Post deal fuel Intouch Insight’s SaaS pivot
Feb 12, 2018
With a freshly-filed machine learning patent and recent three-year deal with Canada Post, Intouch Insight’s CEO says the shift toward su
Techopia Live: Once big data ‘evangelical’, Ottawa’s Interset now flooded with demand
Feb 8, 2018
Today’s cybersecurity environment is complicated (to say the least), but Interset president and CEO Mark Smialowicz told Techopia Live this week that the local firm is finding opportunity in simpli
Techopia Live: Snapclarity raises $1.5M to put mental health back in patients’ hands
Feb 6, 2018
An Ottawa entrepreneur is putting nearly two decades of mental health experience into a mobile application with the goal of making treatment more accessible.
Ottawa’s Ross Video powers 3D graphics at Super Bowl LII
Feb 5, 2018
A local firm brought football’s biggest stars to life during last night’s Super Bowl.
Techopia Live: Solink’s software can both deter theft and speed up a drive-through
Feb 1, 2018
Ottawa-based Solink wants to turn millions of hours of unwatched security footage captured around the world into actionable data, the firm’s CEO Michael Matta told Techopia Live recently.
Techopia Live: Lightship automating certifications for cybersecurity products
Jan 30, 2018
Ottawa startup Lightship Security illuminated the “darkness that is cybersecurity” on Techopia Live this week, telling us how the firm is helping products get securely to market as quickly as possi
Techopia Live: Invest Ottawa CEO Mike Tremblay looks back on a ‘whirlwind’ first year
Jan 26, 2018
Though his silver hair wasn’t exactly windswept, Invest Ottawa’s president and CEO joined Techopia Live this week to talk about the “whir
Techopia Live: Inside a founder's choice to hand her startup to a new CEO
Jan 25, 2018
Sometimes a firm’s change in leadership is the result of competing visions. But not so in the case of Ottawa’s InitLive.
Ottawa-based GaN Systems named to 2018 Global Cleantech 100 list
Jan 24, 2018
An Ottawa clean-tech company is among those being recognized in San Francisco this week for its potential to make a significant market impact in the next decade.
Techopia Live: CEO John Proctor explains Martello’s IPO opportunity
Jan 23, 2018
We may have just had Martello Technologies’ CEO on the the program a few months ago, but in just a few short weeks the landscape at the
Ottawa firm Edgewater provides in-store Wi-Fi for Kroger’s smart shopping apps
Jan 22, 2018
With traditional shopping ripe for mobile disruption, U.S.
Ottawa-based CIRA adds Amazon to fifth year of national grant program
Jan 9, 2018
A local non-profit is tapping the power of internet giant Amazon in its annual grant program for building smart communities in Canada.
Deadline approaching for Founder Institute Ottawa’s winter cohort
Jan 3, 2018
If 2018 is the year you resolved to launch the startup idea you’ve long had rattling around your brain, Founder Institute’s Ottawa franc
Ottawa entrepreneur Terry Matthews named officer of the Order of Canada
Jan 2, 2018
Ottawa tech giant Terry Matthews has been appointed an officer of the Order of Canada, the latest prestigious accolade for one of the ci
Techopia Live: Ottawa tech panel shares 2018 hopes at L-Spark’s Holiday Hustle
Dec 14, 2017
Before Techopia Live took a break for the holidays, the show crashed L-Spark’s Holida
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s You.i TV hunting for big wins in 2018
Dec 12, 2017
After a strong year that saw You.i TV rack up
Techopia Live: Klashwerks marks latest stop along IoT road for Ottawa entrepreneur Russell Ure
Dec 7, 2017
The idea for Russell Ure’s latest venture came in the midst of a snowstorm.
Ottawa’s RVezy to fuel U.S. vehicle rental firm’s Canadian expansion
Dec 5, 2017
An Ottawa tech firm that powers an Airbnb-like platform to rent recreational vehicles says it;s partnering with a U.S.
Techopia Live: FileCatalyst co-founder goes from computer science degree to Emmy award
Dec 4, 2017
An “explosion” in the size of video files and changes in the way we host data have reinvigorated an Ottawa tech company’s file transfer specialties.
Shopify merchants collectively surpass $1M in sales per minute on Black Friday
Nov 27, 2017
The busiest shopping day of the year lit up Shopify’s servers as merchants reported record sales on Black Friday.
Techopia Live: With big data, Ottawa-based Relogix makes every square foot count
Nov 24, 2017
For those obsessed with getting the potted plant on their desks in just the right location to block out an annoying coworker, this episode of
Techopia Live: MindBridge CEO Eli Fathi wants to put Ottawa AI on the map
Nov 21, 2017
If you go back to the earliest archives of Techopia Live from a year ago, you’ll find one of our first interviews
Techopia Live: AI-powered Mindbliss battles workplace stress
Nov 16, 2017
If everyone is stressed, there’s a market in relaxing them. That’s the simple pitch behind Mindbliss, a guided meditation and mindfulness app.
Techopia Live: Ottawa startup seeks $20M prize with carbon recycling solution
Nov 14, 2017
Tandem’s conversion technology recycles CO2 emissions into more palatable byproducts such as calcium carbonate, a key ingredient in paint and toothpaste.
Ottawa's Klipfolio, Shopify, You.i TV among Canada’s fastest-growing firms: Deloitte
Nov 10, 2017
Three Ottawa firms have landed among the country’s hottest startups, according to Deloitte Canada’s annual ranking of Canada’s 50 fastest-growing companies.
Techopia Live: 2017 CEO of the Year tells you how to be a better CEO
Nov 9, 2017
If you’re hoping for a preview of the 2017 CEO of the Year’s acceptance speech, Calian
Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke to lead feds’ digital industries strategy table
Nov 8, 2017
The federal government is hoping to capture a bit of Shopify’s magic.
Techopia Live: Spectrafy co-founders making solar spectral data affordable
Nov 7, 2017
Techopia Live put the lights on Spectrafy this week, an Ottawa-based startup with the federal government’s seal of approval.
Techopia Live: L-Spark adapts SaaS accelerator but keeps the ‘aggressive style’
Nov 2, 2017
Strapped with lessons learned from their previous cohorts, L-Spark’s Leo Lax and Jamie Petten dropped by
Ottawa-based Spectrafy lands federal contract for national solar sensor network
Nov 1, 2017
An Ottawa-based startup’s technology will power a network of climate and solar measurement systems across Canada after receiving a contract with the federal government.
Full list revealed of Ottawa’s Startup Open House participants
Oct 20, 2017
Ottawa startups are closing off October by opening their doors and sharing their treats with the public; it’s like Hallowe’en, but with more artificial intelligence and less artificial sw
Techopia Live: Driving more government innovation, women in tech
Oct 19, 2017
Techopia Live’s Wednesday line-up was full of guests fed up with the status quo.
Techopia Live: Everyone is a 3D modeller in Masterpiece VR’s world
Oct 16, 2017
Jonathan Gagne’s outlook changed in unexpected ways the first time he tried on a virtual reality headset.
Techopia Live: Ottawa gears up for Canada's first on-road autonomous vehicle demo
Oct 11, 2017
Kanata’s credentials as the autonomous vehicle capital of Canada will get a major boost tomorrow during the country’s first test of a driv
No filter: Shopify teams up with Instagram to expand merchants’ reach
Oct 10, 2017
Buried in the avalanche of news about Shopify’s shares
Techopia Live: Can gamification end distracted driving?
Oct 5, 2017
With current fines and penalties proving to be inef
Techopia Live: Canada Science and Technology Museum joins Ottawa’s innovation ecosystem
Oct 3, 2017
Local companies including SimWave and Lumbec will be showcasing their work when museum reopens Nov. 17.
Techopia Live: Tech advocates talk fair play and silver linings of proposed tax changes
Sep 22, 2017
Techopia Live dug into the federal government’s proposed tax changes for small business owners this week.
Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal corridor selected as finalist for Hyperloop One
Sep 15, 2017
If Amazon’s HQ2 wasn’t enough to get you buzzing, a literal hypetrain may soon be speeding
Shopify leveraging Apple’s new iOS to merge mobile and offline retail
Sep 12, 2017
Shopify timed its release with Apple’s annual product announcement event on Tuesday because the tech giant’s latest operating system includes a QR code scanner natively in the camera app.
Techopia Live: Ottawa startup Rewind.io saving online storefronts from data oblivion
Sep 11, 2017
It’s the week before Christmas, at the height of the holiday shopping rush.
Shopify’s Build a Bigger Business winners ring the bell at NYSE
Sep 5, 2017
Shopify wrapped up an international competition on Tuesday, selecting eight winning firms that each proved their abilities to scale from
Drupal North drops into Ottawa with keynote from feds’ CIO Alex Benay
Aug 24, 2017
Ottawa’s top public sector techie will deliver the keynote address this weekend at Drupal North, the first time the annual developers' event has come to the Capital.
Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke tops Snap, Dropbox CEOs on Fortune 40 Under 40 list
Aug 18, 2017
Fortune’s annual 40 under 40 rankings of the “most influential young people in business” features a familiar face: Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke mad
Ottawa’s Clearford lauded for water projects spanning from Kemptville to India
Aug 17, 2017
In the midst of a restructuring plan, Ottawa clean-tech firm Clearford Water Systems received a high-profile endorsement of its technology and commercialization efforts this week.
You.i TV brings in Ottawa tech finance heavyweight Rob White as CFO
Aug 10, 2017
Rob White, a perennial Ottawa tech board member and the man purportedly behind one of the biggest acquisitions in the city’s history, i
Member365 lands partnership with downtown management industry group
Aug 8, 2017
A partnership with a North American group is bringing hundreds of downtown management organizations under Ottawa-based Member365’s umbrella
Techopia Live: Assent Compliance’s ‘winner-takes-all’ mentality
Aug 4, 2017
On the surface, Assent Compliance appears to be chasing a niche market.
Techopia Live: Mitel CFO Steve Spooner breaks down Ottawa firm's $430M ShoreTel acquisition
Aug 2, 2017
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.
As Liberals tout ‘innovation agenda,’ CRA keeps scaling back SR&ED credits: CATA
Jul 31, 2017
CATA argues $5.3 billion has been removed from the program between 2009 and 2016.
Do you need a computer science degree to break into Ottawa’s tech sector?
Jul 27, 2017
Techopia was on the road again this week, dropping by the Rideau Street offices of PageCloud for HackerNest – an international non-profit running self-described “unpretentious tech events
Bell joins Ottawa-based telecom consortium CENGN
Jul 26, 2017
One of Canada’s telecom heavyweights has joined a local industry organization aimed at developing the next generation of networking technologies.
SurveyMonkey surpasses 100 employees in Ottawa
Jul 24, 2017
Making good on a promise to scale up hiring at its Ottawa office, California-based SurveyMonkey says it now employs more than 100 staff members in Canada’s capital.
Ottawa’s Shopify widens reach with eBay sales channel
Jul 14, 2017
Digital merchants using Shopify’s popular e-commerce platform in the U.S. will have a new way to reach customers later this year.
Fulbright donation leads to new entrepreneurship chair at Carleton University
Jul 11, 2017
Four visiting academic and research chairs will come to Carleton University, including an entrepreneurship chair at the Sprott School of Business, as part of a $16-million, 25-year partne
Video: Why are Ottawa's telecom competitors cooperating on 5G?
Jul 10, 2017
In a follow-up to Techopia's feature on the 5G buzz in Ottawa, Ritch Dusome – CENGN's president and CEO – and Rob Cameron, N
FarmLead moves to a new plot of land in Ottawa
Jul 7, 2017
Having outgrown its first digs at Invest Ottawa’s incubator space, FarmLead picked up its roots and moved into a new office space this week.
Canadian CEOs want money, talent, government support, survey by Ottawa’s Sampford Advisors finds
Jul 6, 2017
Sampford Advisors’ annual survey of Canadian tech CEOs shows that raising capital and acquiring talent are top of mind of the nation’s executives.
Video: Ottawa’s Thinkwrap Commerce eyeing automated e-commerce future
Jun 26, 2017
This week, Techopia Live was joined by Steve Byrne, CEO of Thinkwrap Commerce.
Video: Take a look inside MadeMill, the on-site workshop at Ottawa's Innovation Centre
Jun 23, 2017
For entrepreneurs and designers with a vision, a new workshop in town aims to be the one-stop shop for turning ideas into reality.
Video: Shopify, BlackBerry QNX, Dragonwave: The year’s biggest stories (so far) in Ottawa tech
Jun 19, 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 tech
Video: Latest startup cohort graduates from Ottawa’s L-Spark accelerator
Jun 14, 2017
It had everything but the freeze-frame cap toss at the end of the movie: L-Spark grads walked across the stage Tuesday night, but pitched their bu
Video: Member365, Quickily reflect on L-Spark experience before SaaS Showcase
Jun 5, 2017
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.
Video: Telfer EMBA, Junior Achievement partner to deliver business skills to Ottawa youth
May 30, 2017
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.
Ottawa-based Shopify finds Canadians don’t think Ottawa is entrepreneurial
May 24, 2017
A new survey conducted by Shopify purports a booming entrepreneurial spirit across Canada, though it seems few eyes are on the e-commerce
Ottawa's You.i TV expands market offerings with Samsung platform
May 17, 2017
Samsung has officially approved the You.i Engine as a solution for developing apps on its Tizen TV operating system, opening up a new marketplace for Kanata-based You.i TV.
L-Spark opens applications for Fall 2017 accelerator cohort
May 16, 2017
If your software-as-a-service startup is getting the insatiable itch for growth, L-Spark wants you.
Video: Ottawa museums' steampunk gala adds art to STEM through augmented, virtual realities
May 15, 2017
The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corp.
Stop making excuses and start solving people’s problems: Venture capitalist
May 11, 2017
TEDx Kanata: Canadians failing to tell our own tech success stories
May 9, 2017
Digital storyteller Melanie Coulson took to the TEDx Kanata stage this spring to, what else, tell stories.
Video: AccelerateOTT MC Susan Richards dishes on Ottawa startup growth
May 8, 2017
Ottawa earnings week: Who’s up, down, firing and acquiring?
May 5, 2017
Shopify: (TSX:SHOP): $116.90, up 12.53% on th
Video: Move-in day at Innovation Centre for new Startup Garage cohort
May 2, 2017
AccelerateOTT unveils full lineup, including Finkelstein, Wille, Techstars
Apr 27, 2017
The list of speakers, which includes local champions as well as global leaders in entrepreneurship, is highlighted by a keynote address from Eamonn Carey, managing director of Techstars. Carey has…
Video: Discovery, not business model or product, the goal of Ottawa's pHacktory
Apr 24, 2017
Shopify launches first hardware product, new checkout process at Unite conference
Apr 20, 2017
TEDx Kanata: 150 years on, what will make Canada prosperous?
Apr 19, 2017
Fresh of a countrywide “Innovation Nation” tour, Microsoft Canada’s John Weigelt was feeling nostalgic for the early days of confederation.
Video: Invest Ottawa head Tremblay seeks regional plan for growth
Apr 17, 2017
Invest Ottawa looks for assistance in crafting a five-year strategic plan for growing the National Capital Region’s companies.
TEDx Kanata: High school student looks to rebrand science through dance
Apr 12, 2017
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
Video: Tackling the sports tech market with FanShare
Apr 10, 2017
For even the most avid fan, the idea of building a business around sports technology may seem like it's coming out of left field. Yet the industry built around loyal, passionate fans – especially…
Applications to Carleton's Master of Entrepreneurship up 300%
Apr 7, 2017
In just its second year, a new degree offered through Carleton University’s Technology Innovation Management program is
Shopify launches free stock images site to beautify merchants' stores
Apr 6, 2017
Shopify is ostensibly an ecommerce platform provider, but that hasn’t stopped it from
Video: What Ottawa companies need to consider about mergers and acquisitions
Apr 3, 2017
Is selling your homegrown company a sin?
Kanata North recruiters hunting for talent, culture fits at Technata expo
Mar 28, 2017
Techopia Live shifted its day and location to take a roadtrip to Kanata North's Technata tech expo and talent hunt. The event was packed with more than 60 exhibitors and hundreds of candidates…
Video: FarmLead lands $6.5-million funding in mission to modernize grain marketing
Mar 20, 2017
Ottawa named best Canadian tech hub: study
Mar 14, 2017
There’s no better place to live and work in tech than Ottawa, according to a recent study.
Video: Punchtime, Bluink imagine the future of mobile
Mar 13, 2017
Fresh off the 2017 Bootstrap Awards, winners for best mobile application Chris Desjardins of Punchtime and Steve Borza of Bluink joined us for Techopia Live. We covered the difficult decisions…
Ottawa’s 2017 Bootstrap Awards winners lace up for gala
Feb 21, 2017
This year’s rebooted Ottawa Bootstrap Awards include a wide range of winners, from a zero-waste grocery story to a new way to punch out at the end of the day.
Federal government gives $3M for Ottawa university tech research
Feb 15, 2017
During a University of Ottawa lab tour today, federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced more than $50 million in funding for Canadian research projects, $3 million of which will go towards l
Video: Ottawa, Silicon Valley share similar energy, different VC culture: Kwilt co-founder
Feb 14, 2017
Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke defends powering Breitbart storefront
Feb 9, 2017
Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke waded into the political waters this week to defend his e-commerce company against a litany of complaints for powering the online store of right-wing media outlet Breitbart N
Three quotes that sum up how Ottawa entrepreneur Tobi Lütke runs Shopify
Feb 7, 2017
Purpose, culture, and long-term vision: If you had to boil it down, this is what Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke thinks about when he’s making decisions about Shopify.
Video: What Ottawa businesses should do amid Trump's entry ban fight
Feb 6, 2017
Ottawa's Leo Lax shares his high expectations for L-Spark portfolio companies
Feb 3, 2017
L-Spark managing director Leo Lax recently wrote a blog post that forecast a banner year for the Kanata-based accelerator, as well as for Ottawa and Canada as a whole.
Ottawa tech leaders join petition against Trump’s migrant ban
Jan 31, 2017
Several prominent members of the Ottawa tech community joined their Canadian counterparts in adding their names to a petition calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government to
Video: Breaking down the growth in Ottawa's gaming sector
Jan 30, 2017
Mayor Watson, Sir Terry Matthews leading tech crusade to Queen’s Park
Jan 25, 2017
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson put innovation high on his list of priorities during his State of the City address on Wednesday.
Shopify, Algonquin College partner on graphic design course
Jan 24, 2017
Shopify U has added graphic design to its course offerings.
Video: Vicki Iverson is the woman and the code behind Ottawa's Iversoft
Jan 23, 2017
Shopify opens second Toronto location with room for 200 employees
Jan 19, 2017
Shopify has officially opened its second office in Toronto, the latest installment in a still-growing presence in Ontario's capital.
University of Ottawa biohacker Andrew Pelling named TED Senior Fellow
Jan 17, 2017
Andrew Pelling, the University of Ottawa researcher known for treating “biology like hardware,” has been named a TED2017 Senior Fellow.
Video: How autonomous driving can fix Ottawa's potholes
Jan 16, 2017
Shopify powers both sides of Trump debate
Jan 12, 2017
Shopify was caught in political crosshairs this week when a petition emerged on SumOfUs.org calling for the Ottawa-based e-commerce giant to stop powering the online store of Breitbart, a pro-Donal
Video: Wipebook CEO Frank Bouchard named first executive director of Ottawa’s Fresh Founders
Jan 9, 2017
Ottawa tech firms descend on Vegas to show wares at Consumer Electronics Showcase
Jan 4, 2017
The start of the new year means new tech at the Consumer Electronics Showcase, and several local Ottawa area companies are in Las Vegas this week to flaunt their latest products.
Video: PageCloud CEO Craig Fitzpatrick is a man on a startup mission
Dec 7, 2016
Video: Lessons from Eli Fathi's long career in Ottawa tech
Dec 6, 2016
Shopify acquires Toronto-based app studio Tiny Hearts
Dec 5, 2016
In an October
Feature: How to pitch an angel
Dec 2, 2016
If you’re looking for funding, sometimes your best shot is an angel. But more often than not, your prayers fall flat and investors aren’t impressed.
Ottawa named Futurpreneur Canada’s Top Entrepreneurial Community for second straight year
Nov 25, 2016
If you were looking to get involved during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) this year, the nation's capital was apparently the place to be.
Feature: A tough slog
Nov 23, 2016
It’s not all fun and games inside social app startup Bumpn.
Ottawa fintech startup ChangeJar accepted into Silicon Valley accelerator
Nov 18, 2016
The Ottawa team behind an app that turns spare change into digital currency is joining a California accelerator that’s also making a “significant” investment in the company.
Ottawa-based You.i TV, ProntoForms among Deloitte’s 50 fastest growing companies
Nov 16, 2016
The exponential growth of two Ottawa firms ranks among the top in the country according to professional services firm Deloitte.
Ottawa’s Mitel and Shopify among Canada’s top R&D spenders
Nov 14, 2016
Research Infosource released its annual report on the top 100 companies in R&D spending, and several comp
Better Software Co. lands another $1M investment round
Nov 3, 2016
The Better Software Company just raised another $1 million. And, to be honest, no one is surprised anymore.
Shopify announces '100 per cent growth' in stock ticker symbol
Nov 1, 2016
Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP)(TSX:SH) just hit a milestone on the TSX: Effective today, the company is now trading with the ticker symbol SHOP instead of SH.
Wipebook founder wins $10,000 Innovation Award
Oct 27, 2016
Wipebook founder Frank Bouchard sure knows how find money.
L-Spark announces fresh fall accelerator cohort
Oct 18, 2016
L-Spark, the Kanata-based SaaS accelerator, announce
Terry Matthews to co-chair Algonquin College entrepreneurship panel
Oct 11, 2016
Sir Terry Matthews – you know, the serial entrepreneur and the force behind Wesley Clover, which helps fund L-Spark,
L-Spark grad Cliniconex lands seed funding round
Oct 7, 2016
Local healthcare IT company Cliniconex says it’s on the hunt for additional software engineers and sales representatives after securing its first seed funding round, led by the Capital Angel Networ
Shopify hires through acquisition
Oct 3, 2016
What does a rapidly growing tech firm do when it meets a team of talented software developers?
Ontario entrepreneurship, by the numbers
Sep 28, 2016
A recently released report is shedding new light on the state of entrepreneurship in Ontario and what drives residents in the province to start their own company.
You.i TV unfazed by Shomi shutdown
Sep 27, 2016
News that streaming service Shomi would be shutting down at the end
DRS completes consolidation in Kanata
Sep 26, 2016
Local staff at defence firm DRS Technologies are settling into a new home after the company consolidated its two offices in the region into a single location.
Ottawa's The Better Software Co. returns to hiring following layoffs
Sep 22, 2016
The Better Software Company is back in growth mode.
Tech security firm Trend Micro to keep hiring in Ottawa: Report
Sep 21, 2016
The chief executive of Japan-based Trend Micro says the digital security firm plans to continue adding to its Ottawa-based headcount, according to a local media report.
Updated: EDC backs Shopify Capital cash advances
Sep 20, 2016
One of Ottawa’s hottest tech firms is hoping to accelerate its growth by strengthening a program that gives cash advances to its customers.
Akimbo wants to save video game developers millions of dollars
Sep 16, 2016
Ottawa’s long history of networking companies might not seem to have much to do with video games, but that track record - and the talent around it - is what led one Vancouver-based game developer t
IoT613 conference to build on Ottawa’s strength as Internet of Things hub
Sep 14, 2016
Imagine walking into a hotel room that’s already adjusted its temperature according to your personal preference before you arrive.
Cash in the capital: Fusebill, You.i TV land multimillion-dollar funding rounds
Sep 13, 2016
The week is off to a prosperous start for the city’s tech sector, which has seen an infusion of $18 million into a pair of its fastest-growing firms.
Feature: What you need to know about Ottawa’s new Innovation Centre
Sep 5, 2016
The multimillion-dollar transformation of a 75-year-old city maintenance garage into a hub for entrepreneurship and innovation is nearly complete.
The straight dope: MediaMiser president explores the ins and outs of M&A
Sep 1, 2016
Chris Morrison knows mergers and acquisitions from both sides of the table – buyer and takeover target. The president of Ottawa-based MediaMiser, which creates software and provides services related…
Apprenticeships: An old yet new approach to entrepreneurship education
Aug 29, 2016
Post-secondary institutions across Ontario are embracing entrepreneurship education at an unprecedented rate, according to a recent report by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.
Ottawa's Assent Compliance punches above its weight
Jun 23, 2016
By Michael Woods Ottawa’s Assent Compliance raised one of the largest series-A rounds in Canadian history last month.
Feature: Science and Tech CEO looks to new frontiers
Jun 22, 2016
Change is in the air at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology.
Day on the Hill: Bringing small business owners, public servants and politicians together
Jun 21, 2016
By Michael Woods The federal government’s much-anticipated innovation agenda took centre stage at Ottawa’s Shaw Centre early last month.
Feature: Ottawa companies become early adopters of conversational commerce
Jun 20, 2016
By Michael Woods
The straight dope: How to ramp up sales at your startup
Mar 18, 2016
Paul Emond knows his stuff when it comes to sales.
BIA study looks at gaps in regional innovation hotspot - pt. 2
Mar 17, 2016
By Lucy Screnci
Video: Macadamian’s Fred Boulanger on unleashing the full potential of ideas
Dec 16, 2015
Feature: Out of the founder’s shadow
Sep 7, 2015
What happens when a visionary leader moves on?
Cutting through the 'future fog' of innovation economy
Sep 1, 2015
By Barry Gander
The uncomfort zone
Jun 17, 2015
Entrepreneurs are fueled by living outside their comfort zone. When things get comfortable, they always find a way to push the envelope.
It's back, baby
Jun 12, 2015
By Alexia Naidoo
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