Microsoft 365 and Teams have become essential to most companies, especially given the reality of remote work. So what happens when these platforms become unstable or don't work?
- The popular fundraiser for the OSEG (Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group) Foundation was back at TD Place stadium after getting benched by the pandemic over the last two years.
- If you live in some of the more rural or remote regions of our province, the topic of high-speed internet access can be a thorny one. This edition of the Eastern Ontario Business Journal Podcast digs…
The pandemic brought many new realities for employers to navigate, one being Ontario is Bill 27, a new law that is erroneously being called the "right" to disconnect.
- This year marks the 25th edition of the awards, which have become widely recognized as the region’s most sought-after business accolade for people under the age of 40.
- Small business owners chat with Desjardins Group about opportunities and pain points.
- "I think we're still embarrassed to admit how profoundly the pandemic has negatively affected mental health and driven people into addictions and other forms of crisis."
- How fitting that "Wabano" means "new beginnings" in Ojibwe during a time when the public is venturing back out into the world, knowing the pandemic is waning and life is returning to normal.
- Excitement high as Forty Under 40 Awards Gala returns to Hilton Lac-Leamy for first time in three years“It doesn’t end tonight; it starts tonight,” OBJ publisher Michael Curran told recipients. "If you’re a recipient here tonight, this is a cohort you belong to.
- After a pandemic-imposed hiatus, the popular food and drink fundraiser for Shepherds of Good Hope made a delicious comeback.
- The sold-out event at Eagle Creek Golf Club saw 144 participants raise $190,000 for research at the UOHI.
- Everyone was a happy camper at BGC Ottawa’s Glamping Gala, a sold-out fundraiser that brought 480 partygoers together for a night of food, drinks, dancing and socializing.
- Calian Group CEO Kevin Ford has set a bold goal. Through organic growth and acquisitions, the company wants to achieve $1 billion in annual revenues.
Cybersecurity expert Sai Huda says Canadian small to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) are far too vulnerable to stealth attacks from hackers.
- The deck is stacked against technology startups. Success is an unsure bet. To boost their odds of success, some startups join incubators and accelerators.
- Local politicians and business leaders gathered Tuesday morning to mark the opening of the region’s new district energy system: the Zibi Community Utility (ZCU).
- There was no shortage of scissors to go around for all the excited kids who wanted to help snip the bright green ribbon at Thursday’s official opening of BGC Ottawa’s brand new clubhouse.
When bootstrapped tech entrepreneurs need to take the next step in their development, who do they turn to?
- This year marks the 25th edition of the awards, which have become widely recognized as the region’s most sought-after business accolade for people under the age of 40.
- On Monday, three women hosted PYSANKA: To Ukraine With Love Fundraiser at AllSaints Event Space in Sandy Hill and, in doing so, further galvanized the community into action.
- Watching the exodus of Ukrainian refugees, these volunteers wondered if Ottawa could provide a safe haven for people fleeing the war-torn country. Techopia Live talks with two volunteers.
- What is the right path to grow revenues and scale? OBJ publisher Michael Curran and numbercrunch co-founder Susan Richards co-host this lively discussion about growth strategies for tech companies.
- Two female founders from Ottawa have a possible solution to traps many founders fall into, from organizational struggles to issues protecting intellectual property. It's called Fortress.Legal.
- Some things are worth waiting for, including the opportunity to hear Jamaican-born Canadian entrepreneur Wes Hall speak at a special dinner hosted Thursday night by the business students of Telfer…
Many business owners believe the work-from-home trend has translated into lower overall company innovation and productivity as well as an erosion of company culture.
- Unpacking the importance of Lansdowne to Ottawa's tourism sector and how the community space has become Ottawa premiere meeting place for sports, festivals and business events.
- OBJ publisher Michael Curran talks with BluMetric CEO Scott McFabe about how his team plans to leverage the company's improved financial performance into new opportunities and growth potential.
As the recent Omicron wave slows down, public health officials are easing pandemic restrictions – in some cases, dropping vaccine passports and in-door mask use.
- The après-ski scene was alive and well at Mont Ste. Marie on Thursday as hundreds of participants of Ronald McDonald House Skifest 2022 basked in their love of winter and the great outdoors.
- That “chipset famine” is manifesting itself in a shortage of automobiles, computers, smartphones and other devices. In this episode of Techopia Live, OBJ publisher Michael Curran speaks with a…
- It’s like the Rainbow Bistro found its pot of gold when a group of savvy businessmen, motivated by their love of music, banded together to save the music hall from closing last year.
- In this episode of Techopia Live, OBJ talks to an Ottawa founder who is looking to counteract the downside of quantum.
- Ottawa athlete and businessman did his family, friends and colleagues proud over the weekend after coming out of Olympic retirement to finish in the top 10 in the four-man bobsled.
OBJ has big plans at Techopia in 2022. In this episode, OBJ chats with the managing partner of EY in Ottawa, Warren Tomlin, to reveal some plans for the future with this new partner.
- TechopiaLive: Help me, Rhonda: IMI's AI-powered digital persona gets real-time feedback from employeesWhen the CEO of North America's largest installation resource company wanted to get a better idea of how his employees were doing, he set out to create Rhonda, an AI-powered digital persona
In part two of this episode of TechopiaLive, OBJ publisher Michael Curran spoke to the CEO of Knak, a company that specializes in codeless emails and landing pages for enterprise marketers.
- The Ottawa Business Journal officially launched the 2022 Book of Lists today with a virtual event that featured interviews from business leaders in the Ottawa community.
For those who think email marketing is dead: think again.
It started as a casual group that would meet for coffee or dinner. But these days, Fresh Founders is looking to get a lot more organized and possibly extend its borders beyond Ottawa.
- Ottawa software firm's fourth venture capital deal in the past five years boosts its total fundraising haul to $640 million.
- Techopia Live: 'No skeletons in the closet': ProntoForms CEO riffs on running a publicly traded micro-capOver the past two decades, Alvaro Pombo has quietly built ProntoForms into one of the Ottawa tech scene’s steadiest performers.
- Fast-growing firm that makes cloud backup and recovery software for Shopify merchants and others had a monster year, landing more than $100 million in venture capital.
- Techopia Live host Sherry Aske spoke with NuEnergy AI CEO Niraj Bhargava, whose startup aims to help organizations measure and manage trust in their AI technology.
- Solon Angel tells OBJ's Michael Curran Ottawa-based fraud-detection software firm is poised to become a global force in the year ahead.
- In the latest episode of Techopia Live, we peer into Assent Compliance CEO Andrew Waitman's crystal ball to predict what 2022 might bring for the local tech sector.
News broke this week of a major acquisition in the Ottawa business scene when the Commissionaires Ottawa Group acquired another security-related company: ADGA Group.
- Wondering how you can start building your talent pipeline? Look no further than Algonquin College.
- In advance of next week's Ottawa's Economic Outlook event, urban advocate Mary Rowe speaks with OBJ's Michael Curran about what can be done to bring the capital's downtown core back to life.
With events and festivals making their return to the capital, a resurgence in sports tourism is expected to follow suit – in part, due to a set of new state-of-the-art sports facilities in the…
- Learning how to incorporate accessibility into a workplace not only expands companies’ labour pools, but also works to make employment an accessible, tangible possibility for all Canadians.
- CEO Nazim Ahmed's new firm has $3 million in fresh funding for its plan to capture major market share in burgeoning bespoke printing space.
- Most companies understand the importance and value of data, but are simply overwhelmed by the sheer volume of it and lack a strategy for leveraging it effectively.
- Organizers are hoping to raise $100,000 in the 2021 edition of event that's cumulatively brought in more than $1 million for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
- In a time when the music industry was slowed almost to a standstill, the online platform for musicians pivoted to meet the changing needs of its artists and stay relevant.
When Jim Taggart was a kid, there was no yellow school bus waiting to greet him after class. He got picked up by a fuel truck.
As employers institute vaccination policies for COVID-19, they face big questions about how to manage unvaccinated employees.
- Members of Ottawa's business community came together Friday to applaud, admire and appreciate a who's-who of local leaders.
The Ottawa-based finance executive who orchestrated the largest tech IPO in TSX history has been awarded the CFO of the Year by Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade.
Even with masks on, this year’s 27th Annual Ottawa Philanthropy Awards felt like a breath of fresh air.
- The round is among the biggest ever for an Ottawa firm, eclipsing major deals such as Assent Compliance’s $160-million raise three years ago and Shopify’s $100-million series-C round in 2013.
In the latest episode of Techopia Live, OBJ publisher Michael Curran and immigration law specialist Warren Creates discuss how immigration will continue to be a significant factor in the…
- Over the past four years, fundraiser has grown from a small grassroots gathering to a well-attended gala.
Less than five years ago, the co-founders of Wicket set out to disrupt an industry by launching an integrated platform to help associations manage their data.
- Launch of new networking space in former Mitel building on Legget Drive "like a homecoming" for the Kanata North tech community.
- Event that included prizes and live and silent auction items raised $55,000, surpassing the previous high of $48,000.
With most employees double vaccinated, companies are asking staff to return to office work. But, how can your office layout and design entice them?
- Ottawa firm has bootstrapped its way to this year's list of the city's fastest-growing companies and is rapidly expanding into the U.S. market.
Smart employers are looking for a competitive edge when it comes to attracting and retaining talented workers, something that goes beyond gimmicky perks, such as free snacks and branded swag.
- Podcast: New chapter for Ruckify, legal risks from work from home and Ottawa airport traffic on the riseGo Behind the Headlines of the week's biggest business stories.
- A sold-out crowd of 288 golfers enjoyed Wednesday afternoon's event at The Meadows Golf and Country Club.
In this episode of Behind the Headlines, Ottawa Business Journal publisher Michael Curran speaks with editor David Sali about a sudden bounce back in venture capital, Nelligan Law's Jim Anstey…
The Infinity Convention Centre was filled with a collective sense of excitement and hope on Friday as 250 guests got as close as they could to partying like it was 2019.
- Shepherds of Good Hope adds more supportive housing thanks to largest gift in its history from Singhal familyNew facility on Montreal Road aids in stabilizing people in crisis through innovative harm-reduction services, such as its managed alcohol program.
Ottawa's museums play a pivotal role in the city's tourism ecosystem, attracting visitors from across the globe.
- Inaugural event coincides with $91,000 cheque presentation to CHEO Foundation and Roger Neilson House.
- Watch this live interview with Dean Jacques Beauvais about how the engineering school is rapidly evolving to satisfy talent needs and boost innovation.
- Watch on YouTube or listen on Spotify, SoundCloud and other audio platforms.
- Firm recently made headlines by signing a multi-year deal to supply its cloud-based tech to Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company.
They’re 100 Men Who Care to actually meet in person again.
- Watch on YouTube or listen on Spotify, SoundCloud and other audio platforms.
- Cheeky new tourism campaign touts BeaverTails and other local attractions as it stokes city's friendly rivalry with Toronto and Montreal.
- 'Lumber prices – and the lack of lumber – have boosted my business.'
- Teams competed for prize money that was donated to the Ottawa Humane Society and Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth.
- Ottawa company could soon be evaluating the technology that powers everything from driverless cars to medical devices.
- NAC's 1 Elgin Restaurant increases capacity, extends patio season with retractable roof over outdoor seatingTourism officials call new $700K structure 'a game-changer'
- Municipalities can cut waste pickup costs when residents use household 'pre-treatment' systems, CEO says.
- There’s an opportunity for our city’s entrepreneurs to lead the way in building a greener and more resilient local economy.
- Each year, billions of dollars worth of goods are damaged in transit when, for example, perishable items are kept at the wrong temperature or a warehouse forklift backs into a pallet.
- Once a buzzword mostly of interest to academics, machine learning is an increasingly mainstream technology.
- Podcast: Kanata North pushes for autonomous buses and shuttles, Ottawa home prices 'levelling out,’ Eli Fathi retiringWatch on YouTube or listen on Spotify, SoundCloud and other audio platforms.
- In this episode of Techopia Live, Fullscript CEO Kyle Braatz shares what’s contributed to the company’s rocketship-like growth, and his plan to make the business even more sustainable.
- Tech executives, startup founders, health care entrepreneurs and business leaders from construction, real estate, retail, tourism and communications among this year's recipients
- For the second year in a row, recipients will be spotlighted in a virtual event featuring a host of local business and community leaders.
- Michelle Coates-Mather, Gareth Davies, Kelly Haussler, Nick McRae and Christopher Redmond are among this year's recipients.
- To help local executives plan for the return to the office, OBJ and Interactive Audio Visual teamed up to explore the tools every employer needs to safely return to a collaborative workspace.
- Podcast: CLV takes lead on Hintonburg project, MDS Aero Support's growth runway, Sala San Marco's evolutionPodcast available on YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud and other audio platforms.
- Hear how the company has managed to re-energize internal audit reporting – and caught the attention of international firms in the process.
- Podcast: A new ByWard Market hotel, Ottawa Tourism prepares for 2022, Dairy Distillery's fresh fundingWatch on YouTube or listen on Spotify, SoundCloud and other audio platforms.
- Startup leaders need to have the mindset that their company could receive an offer from a potential buyer at any time, longtime Ottawa entrepreneur says.
- The Ottawa Business Journal recently launched the 2021 edition of Best Offices Ottawa to highlight some of the city's top commercial spaces.
- Podcast: Waiting for downtown workers, Salesforce in Kanata, gym closures create entrepreneurial opportunityWatch on YouTube or listen on Spotify, SoundCloud and other audio platforms.
A return to the office and renewed opportunities for in-person collaboration are finally in sight for businesses and their employees.
- Podcast: A fresh Forty Under 40 class, Bryden's new waste-to-energy tech, Eastern Ontario tourism investmentsWatch on YouTube or listen on Spotify, SoundCloud and other audio platforms.
- Local musician has been performing from home throughout pandemic to entertain public, support nonprofit groups.
- The growing acceptance of remote work is opening vast new talent pools for many businesses.
- Joint initiative of OBJ and the Ottawa Board of Trade is widely recognized as the region’s most sought-after business award for people under the age of 40.
- How Pat Crosscombe navigated the inevitable highs and lows of entrepreneurship while ensuring she and her team had fun along the way.
- Listen on Spotify or Soundcloud, or watch the video on OBJ's YouTube channel.
- There is widespread hope that the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines will enable a full economic reopening and a return to some semblance of normalcy for businesses.
- Kingston’s Spectra Plasmonics pilots rapid tests to find ‘fingerprints’ of toxic contaminants in street drugsThe firm’s drug analysis system identifies the unique chemical 'fingerprints' of various substances and can detect the presence of dangerous contaminants such as fentanyl.
- Far too many professionals are still making common mistakes and creating barriers to communicating effectively with clients, coworkers and suppliers – as well as exhausting themselves in the process.
- Virtual edition of CHEO For the Kids Gala raises $185K to help children and youth reach full potentialEvening featured gala-in-a-box delivery, online auction and entertainment while bringing attention to pediatric hospital's development and rehabilitation program
- As the economy emerges from the shadow of the pandemic, many businesses are looking to pivot, expand and capitalize on new opportunities.
- Getit Local is challenging Uber Eats and SkipTheDishes by operating without charging local restaurants the typical 30% to 35% fee on delivery orders.
- To help local business owners support the well-being of their employees, OBJ and sponsor Meldrum Horne recently teamed up to explore new approaches to employee benefits.
- ThinkOttawa assists association leaders in planning conferences by helping organize bids and supplying marketing material as well as locating venues and hotels – free of charge.
- Highlights include home-delivered dinner and drink packages, cooking demonstration, Celtic music, Irish dance lessons and virtual networking
As the pandemic continues to change the way in which companies and their employees work, employers are facing new sets of questions and challenges.
- New product offerings, a shift to online sales and better use of digital marketing are some of the strategies Ottawa merchants are employing to engage customers in new ways.
- Twenty company trucks and vehicles drive to Casselman to show support for cancer-fighting co-worker
- Out of darkness comes inspiration at Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health Virtual Inspiration AwardsFive members of Ottawa community honoured for tackling mental health stigma, raising awareness, scientific research
- Organizers say the games will provide an “amazing opportunity” to raise the region’s profile, showcasing its amenities and encouraging participants and spectators to return for a future visit.
- How the cybersecurity company stays one step ahead of the bad guys on the internet.
- BYA gala organizers, sponsors drop by 12 finalists' homes to celebrate Ottawa businesswomen and their achievements
- With in-person events on hold for the foreseeable future, event planners in the capital are putting a new spin on virtual gatherings.
- Sing us a song, you're the Piano Man: How Ottawa's Dave Kalil uses music to connect with public, help charitiesLocal musician live streams weekly show, Take a Break, from home since onset of COVID-19 pandemic
- Companies across the city are asking fresh questions about how best to use their office space effectively as employees begin to think about returning to the workplace later this year.
- Bringing any big idea to market requires technical talent, investments in business development and marketing prowess – a lot of hats for just one entrepreneur to wear.
- Distribution deal in France, contract manufacturing operation, has created a “war chest” for Ground Soap to push its brand into new international markets.
- Vengeance Van sees increased demand from families frustrated over tougher lockdown measures
- Investor focus broadening to include more biotech, clean tech opportunities
- Podcast: Sports retailers glide to record sales, ski hills suffering, immigrant entrepreneur pays it forwardExplore the top local business stories of the week.
- When organizers went looking for a city to launch the annual event in 2016, the support from Ottawa’s tourism and tech communities quickly tipped the scales in favour of Canada’s capital.
- How the businesses that made headlines over the past year will shape the region in 2021 and beyond.
- Gaelic footballers have festive fun singing Christmas carols for elderly at St. Patrick's Home of OttawaOttawa Gaels club has been distributing care packages to seniors in Ottawa Irish community during pandemic
- Rules requiring masks to be worn indoors and protocols to promote physical distancing will remain in place even as vaccines are rolled out.
- Technology enables farmers to grow produce year-round in any climate.
- Online broadcast to feature industry leaders offering their 2021 forecasts as well as the release of one of OBJ's most popular publications.
- Annual award ceremony goes virtual in its celebration of Ottawa’s most successful businesses and their leaders
- Commissionaires prides itself on delivering a great customer experience
- Unlike the glitzy gala of years past, this year’s version of the Best Ottawa Business Awards will happen virtually – but a celebration it will be.
- An in-depth look at the local manufacturing sector.
- With many conferences and conventions rescheduled, several of the city’s top chefs are hard at work planning new ways of using food to bring people together.
- Trust-building starts with a leader’s ability to listen, connect, and cultivate empathy with people.
- Logan's Heroes event sets $200K fundraising goal with help from The Foundation WCPD, Syntax Strategic, Virtually Fitness
- Alongside its impressive organic growth, omNovos has also scaled up through acquisitions and has joined forces with two companies on the West Coast in recent years.
- Podcast: A hot rural real estate market, disrupting the self-storage industry, Ottawa's Lifetime Achievement Award recipientExplore the top local business stories of the week.
- For teens who are already living with a mental illness, the adjustment to COVID-19 protocols could be debilitating.
- Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a type of neuromodulation that directly stimulates the specific brain circuit known to be dysfunctional in people with major depression.
- Podcast: The future of office space, hydroponic farming, bars and restaurants forced to adapt (again)Podcast also available on YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify.
- We’re driven and motivated by our common goal of helping people who suffer from mental illness and addictions.
- Understanding an employer's rights and responsibilities are for accommodating employees forced to self-isolate or supervise children amid COVID-19.
- Former Rideau Bakery site to rise up once more – this time as Ottawa Mission training facility for job seekersOttawa Mission's signature Blue Door fundraising gala to go virtual on Nov. 7 with Downchild Blues Band, Dan Aykroyd, Colin James and others
- Despite the ongoing restrictions on large in-person gatherings, local and provincial associations are finding creative ways to host their conferences and events.
- More than 5,000 people register in Ottawa for virtual walk or run in support of women's mental health
- Go behind the headlines of Ottawa's top local business stories of the week.
- Company supplies products to NATO, is the sole provider for the U.S. Navy and recently signed a deal with the Canadian military.
- Podcast: Weathering the winter COVID-19 storm, Ottawa Athletic Club closes, new tower planned for Holland CrossBehind the headlines with OBJ's editors
- Podcast also available on Spotify and Soundcloud
- Audio version available on SoundCloud or Spotify.
- Ottawa Valley team typically travels to dozens of countries annually to showcase the world’s top paddling, hiking, mountain biking and fishing destinations.
- After making a name for itself developing an automated patient reminder system for medical clinics, Cliniconex began to expand into the senior care market in 2018.
- Flexibility needed as workplaces reopen to employees
- Podcast also available on SoundCloud or Spotify.
- Former Espial CEO gaining traction in new markets with WishSlate
- OBJ's editors go behind the headlines of the top local business stories of the week.
- Going online gives festival access to larger audiences – music to the ears of sponsors and grantors.
- Weekly podcast also available on SoundCloud and Spotify.
- Whether you’re planning your dream custom home or a renovation, Oakwood provides all the services one needs from one trusted and reliable company.
- 'Centralizing our distribution was a key part of our growth strategy'
- Audio version available on SoundCloud or Spotify.
- Feris Build Tech has developed a building envelope system made of lightweight steel and expanded polystyrene foam.
- Podcast available on YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify.
- Ottawa Stronger Together celebrates Forty Under 40 class with 'story of hope' for business communityCity's top young business achievers of 2020 honoured in one-hour special on Rogers TV.
- WATCH: Broadcast to rally support for local business and salute this year’s Forty Under 40 recipientsOttawa Stronger Together airs on YouTube and Rogers television on Thursday, June 25 at 8 p.m.
- Podcast also available on YouTube and Spotify.
- OBJ publisher Michael Curran speaks with Joshua Moon, a partner and real estate law expert at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP about the options available to tenants and landlords amid the…
- Organizers bring fundraiser to sponsors, ticket holders through food, drinks, activities and virtual auction
- Advice for startups looking to continue to grow their business amidst the pandemic.
- For more than 20 years, lawyers at Bergeron Clifford LLP have helped individuals and families navigate the justice system while advocating for some of the region’s most vulnerable residents.
- OBJ publisher Michael Curran looks at the week’s biggest stories and how Ottawa’s business community is emerging from the ongoing economic challenges.
- OBJ publisher Michael Curran speaks with Dr. Vijay Jog, president of CRGroup to discuss how CFOs and financial leaders can build stronger, modern and agile companies.
- Weekly podcast available on YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify.
- 'We’re going to take the risk with these businesses because they are part of what makes this community successful.'
- '(If) you lose the summer, you’ve lost your whole year.'
- Prefer an audio version of this podcast? Listen to it on SoundCloud or Spotify.
- Startup has been incubated in Silicon Valley and raised millions of dollars in financing.
- Practical tips on how to recall laid-off employees and learn what health and safety issues employers now face as well as how to navigate the unique needs of employees who are suddenly caring for…
- Michael Curran speaks with OBJ editors David Sali and Peter Kovessy about some of the week’s biggest stories and how Ottawa’s business community is adapting to the ongoing economic challenges.
- OBJ publisher Michael Curran speaks with leaders from Ottawa's homebuilding industry about how they are adapting during COVID-19.
- Internet- and cloud-based technologies, tools and applications have enabled the abrupt shift to work-from-home operations. But they have also created more opportunities for cybercriminals.
- Watch the video interview or listen to the podcast.
- FundMore.ai's Chris Grimes saw an opportunity while working in the mortgage industry. But when is it time to take a great idea and turn it into a business?
In this Coping With COVID-19 podcast episode, OBJ publisher Michael Curran speaks with OBJ editors David Sali and Peter Kovessy about some of the week’s biggest stories and how Ottawa’s business…
- Supply chains, skilled labour and workplace safety are among issues facing Ottawa's construction industry
- If your company’s finance department is short-staffed or requires more senior finance personnel to deal with this complex environment, it might threaten your survival.
As the saying goes, change is the only constant in business.
- New offerings, such as urban rafting experiences out of Britannia Beach, are helping to tap into new markets.
- Appearing on a live video segment with OBJ, Mayor Jim Watson said the path to recovery starts in our own backyards.
- From its roots in the National Capital Regional, Bitback's journey has taken it to South Africa and Uganda – leading to lessons for founders managing a virtual company.
- Workplace wellness: How Hydro Ottawa’s unique corporate culture helped the company adapt to COVID-19 realitiesThe magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing measures meant a dramatic shift for Hydro Ottawa’s workforce.
- OBJ publisher Michael Curran speaks with editors David Sali and Peter Kovessy about some of the month’s biggest stories and how Ottawa’s business community is adapting to the ongoing economic…
- Eastern Ontario business has snapped back from the previous crashes, busts and blowouts.
- OBJ speaks with Ottawa restaurateurs Marc Lepine from Atelier, Joelle Parenteau from Wolf Down and Elias Theodossiou from EVOO and Mati.
- Ottawa-based Eclipse Foundation helps bring cutting-edge advances in IoT, AI, autonomous vehicles and cloud applications to market quickly and affordably.
- The backstory behind the Ottawa biotech company making global headlines for its innovative DNA testing product.
- OBJ publisher Michael Curran recently gathered a panel of local business leaders to determine how Ottawa is faring amid the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis.
- What signs should employers be looking for when it comes to detecting mental health issues with employees?
- “It’s a little bit of a hit on us as a business for 60 or 90 days, but if we’re helping out our client who is going to be with us for 10 years, it’s a no-brainer."
- Ross says much of the work for its approximately 830 employees has stopped, but the company has avoided layoffs.
- OBJ examines how an unprecedented disruption in regular business activity will severely impact the city’s real estate sector, especially retail and office leases
- An Ottawa-based high-tech company is shifting its focus to a simpler solution that could solve some common COVID-19 concerns while funding a more rapid response to the pandemic
- The CEO of Kanata’s Martello Technologies says the era of COVID-19 will test companies that haven’t prepared their business and their workforce for long-term stability
- In the latest Coping with COVID-19 video, OBJ talks with one of Ottawa’s highest-profile serial entrepreneurs about maintaining resilience in trying circumstances
- In the latest Coping with COVID-19 video, OBJ looks at the devastating impact of the pandemic on the regional hotel industry
- CHEO Foundation reacts to COVID-19 by shifting toward online fundraising for region's only children's hospital23rd annual CHEO For The Kids gala dinner among numerous springtime charity events and activities to be cancelled or postponed in Ottawa
- Ottawa-based Welbi is adapting its platform to better serve care providers in retirement communities amid increasingly overwhelming circumstances
- In the latest Coping with COVID-19 video, OBJ explores contract law, specifically whether commercial contracts are enforceable in a global crisis
- In the latest video of the Coping with COVID-19 series, OBJ explores how to manage employees who are working remotely.
- In the second video of Ottawa Business Journal's Coping with COVID-19 series, OBJ explores the employment law considerations of temporary layoffs
- In the first video of our Coping with COVID-19 series, OBJ digs into an issue that’s top of mind for many local business owners – maintaining cash flow during an unprecedented global pandemic
You can’t keep the Irish down, that much was clear at the annual Irish Canadian Luncheon hosted Friday, March 13 by the Heart & Crown in the ByWard Market.
- An award-winning bootstrapper joined Techopia Live this week to share the story of how her fledgling startup targeting the oil and gas sector has found its footing in Ottawa without raising major…
- Gala evening hosted by CTV's Ben Mulroney, Megan Shaw raises $500K for patient care, mental health research
- Non-profit organization to open a brand new 42-unit supportive housing facility on Montreal Road this fall
- Funds helped world-class facility for cardiovascular care with construction costs, new equipment, research and Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre
- Proceeds from elegant arts benefit to help more young people foster knowledge and appreciation for music
- Proceeds to help Ottawa's only second-stage shelter with much-needed upgrades to wireless networking technology and security camera systems
- Alice and her zany collection of friends played a starring role in this year’s Ottawa Children’s Gala, held Saturday night at the Infinity Convention Centre
- NUA Office Inc. equips Mercury Filmworks with customizable design elements, enabling animation studio to evolve with company’s growth
- Alio, part of $14.5M deal, began as a business to connect patients with trained nurses for in-home care
One of the best things about attending Ottawa Riverkeeper functions is that they're always within sight of the Ottawa River, the beautiful and powerful body of water that the grassroots charity is…
An employment contract is one of the most important documents that you’ll sign in your lifetime.
- Collaboration on Canada Green Building Council fitup cements lasting partnership between IDEA and COLE + Associates
- Cast members are put to the test as they take to the stage together for their first time, without prior group rehearsals
A relocation, demotion, layoff or pay cut are all circumstances that could give rise to a constructive dismissal, or resignation with severance pay.
- EnviroCentre goes beyond the jargon in educational series geared towards local entrepreneurs
- While the cyber arena might be more hazardous than ever before, the physical world – and its intersections with the digital realm – is increasingly under scrutiny for its level of security
- Third annual charity hockey game for DIFD (Do If For Daron) raises highest amount to date
- Canada has third-highest youth suicide rate in industrialized world; one in five Ontario youth suffers mental health problems
- Proceeds go toward programs that enhance care and contribute to health and well-being of residents at long-term care home
- Second annual benefit dinner raises $34,000 for Ottawa-based, volunteer-run Freedom Dog Rescue
- BDO can help public sector leaders turn data into a true corporate asset
- 28th Annual Skifest bombs past $2-million mark in total funds raised for Ronald McDonald House OttawaSki event remains largest single fundraiser for local charity that gives out-of-town families dealing with a sick child a place to stay close to CHEO
- Terry Matthews, Teron family, Daniel Alfredsson support ForeverGreen Gala to protect Kanata greenspaceInaugural gala raises funds for Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition's fight against redevelopment of Kanata Golf and Country Club
- CEO Peter Strom joined Techopia Live this week to talk about how the firm stays fresh in a rapidly changing industry
- Ottawa employment lawyer Alex Lucifero explores how long an employee can be away from work on a medical leave of absence as well as what information an employer has the right to know.
- Ottawa family keeps daughter's spirit alive at Maddy's Gala while raising funds for Roger Neilson HouseGrowing popularity of annual benefit results in most successful night for pediatric respite and palliative care home
- Annual benefit draws sold-out crowd for neighbourly night of food and drinks at Glebe Community Centre
- 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
- 'Wrongful dismissal' doesn’t mean what you probably think it means – and those misperceptions can be costly.
- Partnership between college and Ottawa businesses allows entrepreneurs to retain intellectual property, access government financing
- 'Lyfties' Awards are based on ride data collected on the platform, including how many times passengers are picked up and dropped off at various locations
- The local economic development agency’s home at Bayview Yards is bursting at the seams heading into 2020
- Social evening with young professionals helps to strengthen Jewish programs and services
- Nine area chefs donate time and food for benefit dinner to help provide 42,000 meals for homeless this winter
Since its launch in Ottawa over a year and a half ago, operating as a socially responsible company has been a primary focus of San Francisco-based rideshare company Lyft.
- Ontario Premier Doug Ford made an appearance at this year's Christmas Cheer Breakfast, which was narrowly saved from cancellation thanks to MPP Lisa MacLeod
- Most “for cause” terminations are not legitimate.
- Nearly 70 local charities have received funds from all-female philanthropic group over past five years
- 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
- More than 195 area children with life-threatening medical conditions on waiting list to have wishes granted
- Selling at the top level requires proof and patience, Kinaxis CEO John Sicard told Techopia Live this week on the sidelines of SaaS North
- “This is an opportunity to leverage a platform like Lyft to be able to start your own business.”
- Trees of Hope for CHEO at the Fairmont Château Laurier makes it official: the holiday season is hereHundreds gather for annual tree lighting ceremony and auction in support of Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
- Ashbury Ball nets roughly $250K for student financial assistance and school's new state-of-the-art science wingAshbury College, a 700-student private school located in the exclusive neighbourhood of Rockcliffe Park, attracted some 350 attendees to its signature event
- Inaugural fundraiser brings crowds together in pub setting for fun and friendly night of food, music and drinks
- As areas of The Bahamas continue to recover from Hurricane Dorian, Ottawa has been blessed with its own force of nature: groups of concerned residents wanting to help
- When the work environment has become poisoned, an employee may be entitled to compensation.
- 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
- Succession planning is a detailed, often emotional and personal process that can – and often does – take years of contemplation and complex negotiation to complete.
- ODS's 7th Annual President's Gala brings Ottawa dentists together for collegial and celebratory dinnerJust as one might expect, there were a lot of perfectly straight, white smiles at the Ottawa Dental Society’s 7th Annual President’s Gala held at the Shaw Centre on Saturday night
- World Trivia Night raises $55K to help Children's Aid Foundation of Ottawa improve lives of at-risk youthCurrent Jeopardy! champ Andrew Thomson among 1,350 attendees to participate in 25th anniversary event
- Seven generous and caring individuals, groups and businesses recognized Wednesday night at the 25th Annual AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards
- Student clubs ensure a well-rounded education at uOttawa’s Telfer School of Management
- La Cité’s La Factorie Desjardins is already attracting some of the city’s hottest early stage companies
- It’s an issue that employers get wrong far too often.
- 14th Annual Steel Toes and Stilettos Gala returns to Shaw Centre for fun night of auctions, prizes, dinner and music
- It was a conversation with billionaire Mark Cuban that forged the foundation of Dale Gantous’s business philosophy
- Annual dinner moves to new location, Infinity Convention Centre, and attracts crowd of 800-plus
- Ottawa Hospital 'on cusp of something very big', predicts retiring CEO Dr. Jack Kitts at research galaOutgoing Ottawa Hospital CEO gave a positive and inspiring message about the future of health care in the capital
- Neurovine is using AI to crack the code on concussion recovery, with backing from OSEG’s Jeff Hunt
- It's common for a company and a worker to think they’ve entered into a relationship as an employer and independent contractor. But that may not be how the courts see it.
- If odometers measured years instead of mileage, they'd have reached 60 for Mark Motors Group, a top luxury car dealership in Ottawa
- White-collar professionals step into ring to fight after nine months of training and fundraising
- 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'
- Envari helps business & property owners navigate a changing landscape
- Infinity Convention Centre dazzles with disco party in support of Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental HealthClaridge Homes founder Bill Malhotra matches grand total to help raise $102K for mental health cause
- 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…
- Advice for employers on maintaining a drug- and alcohol-free workplace – and insights into the rights of medical cannabis users.
- GGFL partner Natalie Evans guided Ottawa-based Paradigm Properties through its ownership transition.
- Rockable Hours benefit pays tribute to the late Ian Kerr, former law prof at uOttawa and supporter of fundraiser
- 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
- Funds to give increased access to supportive housing and services to "much too long" waiting list of people living with mental illness
- It was the largest turnout yet for the event, with more than 200 attendees at the Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar in the ByWard Market
- Lasting connection with clients helps set Ted Langstaff of Royal LePage Performance Realty apart
- World-renowned expert on wild chimpanzees in Africa is honoured with RCGS Gold Medal for her work in environmental awareness and activism
- Piano-playing physician Carol Wiebe and singing cardiac surgeon Fraser Rubens explore connection between music and medicine
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.
It was time to roll out the barrel, roll out the barrel of funds, for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute as a sold-out crowd of supporters gathered at Bier Markt on Wednesday night…
- The machine boring out a new sewage storage system below the nation’s capital had a major breakthrough Monday
- Queensway Carleton Hospital's mental health campaign reaps $465K from Harvesting Hope at the Farm GalaThe gala grossed $464,127 toward the west-end hospital’s $6-million Hopes Rising campaign to expand and renovate its acute mental health unit
- 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
- Benefit dinner and auction aids the Ottawa arts organization and its community engagement and education programming
Employee discipline can start with a verbal or written warning and escalate to a suspension or even termination.
- Architect Toon Dreessen breaks down the barriers to creating four and six-storey developments that integrate into existing communities
Cornerstone Housing for Women’s inaugural Purple Tie Gala was full style and splendour, with a light dose of comic relief, as partygoers turned out to the Ottawa Art Gallery on Saturday…
- The charity golf event raised nearly $760,000 in honour of Ottawa business leader Mike McCann, who passed away in February
- Techopia Live went down to CAV Canada this week to see first-hand how the capital’s automotive tech cluster is motoring along
- Fire and ice — two opposing elements of nature — are great on their own but put them together and you get something really spectacular, as in the Lumière ‘Fire & Ice’ Charity Gala.
- ‘Business on a Mission’ seeks to grow charity’s corporate sponsorship
- Practical takeaways for both employees and employers who are dealing with changes to their terms of employment.
- Primary reserve infantry regiment holds change of command parade over the weekend at Cartier Square Drill Hall
- 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
- Ottawa employment lawyer Alex Lucifero, a partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, explains the options for employers and the rights of employees surrounding temporary layoffs.
It may be the oldest hospital, with the oldest patients, but Bruyère Continuing Care is out to change the future of aging with new and innovative technologies.
- Law firm donates prize money from inaugural charity event to Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and CHEO
- 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
- Gourmet on the Gridiron raises funds to provide children and youth the opportunity to play, learn and develop through sports
- West-end BIA presents fourth-annual summer street festival full of free entertainment and activities
- Merger with Quisitive means faster growth and need for new hires
- Techopia Live covered emerging sectors, re-emerging entrepreneurs and even a surprise or two over the first half of 2019
- If you told the new football recruits seen hustling down the field of TD Place on Friday night that they run like a girl, throw like a girl and even tackle like a girl, it would be a total compliment
- 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
As it continues expanding in the U.S. and eastern Canada, a local renewable power generation company is adopting a new name as it works to build a more sustainable energy future.
- Benbria CEO Jordan Parsons joined Techopia Live this week to break down why the customer engagement field is growing exponentially
- Blue ribbon finish for Wesley Clover Parks' equestrian soirée in aid of Ottawa Regional Cancer FoundationOrganizers have really raised the bar with a creative new soirée that promotes the equestrian sport of show jumping, while also helping out the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
- Embassy hosts outdoor reception for 1,700 guests to celebrate France's national holiday
As many Canadian snowbirds have discovered, owning property in the United States might offer relief from winter, but it can also produce unexpected financial and compliance headaches for those who…
- As it improves transportation accessibility and equity in Ottawa, Lyft recently launched its driver resource centre and support hub on Carling Avenue – the company’s first in Canada.
What a warm reception the U.S. Embassy gave to its Canadian friends during its annual Fourth of July celebrations in Ottawa.
- 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
- Popular fundraiser continues each Wednesday in July at local lawn bowling club
- La Cité overhauls curriculum to emphasize competency based learning
- Agritech talk was on tap this week as Techopia Live went on tour for a special networking event at TD Place
- Just when you thought Wabano's Igniting the Spirit Gala couldn't get any better, along comes Alan DoyleCanadian singer, cultural dancers wow sold-out crowd at signature fundraiser for Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
- 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…
- Company consents to public announcement in order to boost awareness, inspire future philanthropy
- Ottawa firm offers bookkeeping, training, consulting and tax services
- Jensen to return to Hamilton to join family after completing five-year term as president
- 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
- Outgoing executive director retires this month after 28 years at local organization
- Members of Ottawa's restaurant community gathered at Queen St. Fare on Tuesday night to celebrate the largest-ever expansion launch in Mealshare history
- Sold-out charity golf tournament raises $268K in support of patient care and mental health research
- Many doctors must confront questions about incorporation, business expenses
- Ringside for Youth has officially retired as the undefeated and undisputed heavyweight champion, earning its title after helping so many kids in the Ottawa community
Volunteering can make you feel connected to your community and give you a greater sense of belonging.
- Strategic investments, right tenant mix will make the blend of commercial and residential units work
- Popular elimination draw results in Bells Corners businessman Jim Sourges winning a brand new luxury car
Techopia Live got a little lesson in humanity this week from, of all places, an artificial intelligence conference.
Throughout her career, Beverley McLachlin has always had both oars in the water, as they say.
It was a tad chilly but at least the rain stopped in time for a special reception hosted Tuesday night by the YMCA-YWCA National Capital Region at one of the best outdoor patios in town…
They say it takes less than 30 seconds to make a first impression, which is why it's so important to always put your best foot forward.
Amid warnings that many tenants have few options for space when looking to relocate or expand, the Ottawa Real Estate Show invited the head of one of the city’s major developers to…
- Most of us know TD Place as Ottawa’s downtown destination for live sports and concerts. But for many who struggle with disabilities, it’s a facility that provides a connection to the community and a…
- Business Sherpa Group provides portfolio of services: finance, HR, executive search, recruitment and key strategic services
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.
- Evening in the Maritimes celebrates 25 years of helping people with disabilities feel part of the community
Cue the ocean waves and the foghorn sounds.
Virgin Hyperloop One, like many of the world’s biggest businesses, faces challenges with managing and protecting its data.
It's spring, and with it comes — along with the heady scent of a federal election in the air — that rare and special night in Ottawa when politicians put aside their party differences…
Even as he battles pancreatic cancer, television legend Alex Trebek was in great spirits during his visit to the nation’s capital Monday for the official opening of the…
- When renting residential property, tenant turnover, or the completion of a newly constructed unit gives landlords the opportunity to set a new rental rate that will determine an investor’s return for…
Ottawa’s real estate and development business leaders turned out by the truck load Thursday to help Hobin Architecture celebrate its 40th anniversary.
- There’s something extraordinary happening at La Cité’s main campus near the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. It’s called Excentricité.
An opera singer, a photographer, a marketing agency and a well-respected arts leader were among the individuals honoured at the Ottawa Arts Council’s awards ceremony — the one night a…
Dining with the Ambassadors is the kind of fundraiser that proves the strength of a community isn't measured by its big homes and fancy cars but by the positive and healthy social…
There was a speakeasy operation in Ottawa on Saturday night and — if you can keep it hush-hush – we’ll disclose to you its not-so-secret location: Elmwood School.
- Investing in residential or commercial properties can be an excellent alternative to an often-volatile stock market, but there can be costly pitfalls if the investment is structured poorly.
The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa's new Tomlinson Family Foundation Clubhouse is a lot like a Joni Mitchell song, in reverse: They unpaved a parking lot and put up a paradise.
Attendees of the 2019 Ottawa Tourism Awards got a chance to shed their boring business suits and make a statement — one that was both proud and plaid — as this year's gala dress code called for…
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…
Even with wet, grey skies, the views from the new observatory tower at Zibi are impressive.
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…
It was a proud and historic moment for Carleton University on Wednesday as it celebrated the successful close of its campaign to raise $300 million.
For those who love a man, or woman, in uniform, the Army Ball was the place to be on Saturday night as Canada’s military came dressed in their finest for the black-tie gala held at the…
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.
Just as a woman gets better with age, so do the BYAs.
It was to Infinity and beyond for CHEO's 22nd annual For the Kids Auction as the region’s pediatric hospital brought its signature gala to the Infinity Convention Centre this year.
- Amid rising demand for qualified graduates, College La Cité received over $2M in grants to invest in new labs and equipment
No second opinion was required; all the medical experts agreed that the annual Dancing with the Docs fundraising dinner has become one of the most entertaining galas in town.
It was all about the blood, sweat and beers on Thursday night at the Heart & Crown pub in the ByWard Market, where organizers, competitors and alumni of Fight for the Cure came…
An upcoming shot at $150,000 could represent more than just a major payday for a lucky Ottawa startup.
As one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers, Hydro Ottawa has long understood the importance of listening to its employees, and capitalized on the energy, insights and fresh approach of…
The Shaw Centre was alive with the sound of music on Saturday as the 22nd edition of the Viennese Winter Ball: Spring Celebration whirled its way through the nation’s capital with …
The night had hardly begun when party-goers took it to the dance floor to whoop it up during the 8th Annual Proud To Be Bullyfree Gala held Friday night at Brookstreet Hotel.
Making it through an entire meal without being able to see a single thing can be quite a humbling experience.
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…
Everyone was happy as a clam at the French Embassy on Thursday as Ambassador Kareen Rispal hosted a one-of-a-kind Goût de France / Good France gastronomic experience in support of…
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.
Making a pitch to total strangers may sound like something that happens in a conference room full of business suits — not in a packed tavern of guys with pints and pizza.
The last few years have been a period of significant financial changes for doctors across Canada.
- It’s a modern take on the classic chicken-and-egg question: Which needs to come first – the electric car or the charger?
- When Anna Barone was working in a senior finance position on Bay Street in the mid- 2000s, she experienced a serious health setback brought on by the demands of work and life.
- Christopher Simmonds Architect creates ‘a sense of community’ in new home for Tomlinson Group
It’s about business – not women in business.
It was standing room only in Ottawa City Council Chambers on Friday as close to 500 people came out for Jane Philpott’s keynote address on the importance of gender…
Techopia Live went on tour this past week to OneEleven Ottawa, the latest accelerator in the capital’s ever-changing ecosystem.
Everybody's got to eat, so why not eat really well, make it more fun by doing it together, and raise some funds for charity while you're at it?
There are so many novel things about Dining in the Dark, including the fact that you can eat with your fingers — even lick them clean if you want — and none of the other dinner guests…
The 16th Annual Inspiration Awards Gala for the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health offered up a bit of magic, a lot of hope and a very special performance from Canadian singer-…
Techopia Live visited the University of Ottawa’s STEM building this week to hear how student startup Poly is addressing plastic problems across Canada.
Camp Fortune did an excellent job of living up to its prosperous name Thursday.
Some of Ottawa’s most outstanding female business professionals were recognized for their hard work, perseverance and success during a cocktail reception hosted Tuesday night at Lago Bar…
Maddy’s Gala — started by a pair of grieving parents looking to give back to a children's hospice that helped them in their darkest hours — has blossomed into a beautiful and bountiful…
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…
Hundreds of kids living in Ottawa’s most populated community housing neighbourhood will now have the opportunity to learn a variety of sports at the Rideau Sports Centre as a result of a…
- Here's what all business owners should be thinking about as new tax rules take effect
- Anne Côté began working at Quantum’s Montreal head office in 1977. After two successful years demonstrating that she had the determination and resiliency to make it in the industry, she pursued the…
Where do you find top talent? One of the common misconceptions for employers is that bringing in a person with a disability can be difficult and costly.
There was nary a boring black dress in sight at the African Day on the Hill Gala, which infused energy and life into the downtown core on Saturday night with live cultural performances,…
Merkburn Holdings cofounder William Burnside has a humble explanation for the firm’s longevity in Ottawa’s property market: “Happenstance.”
If anybody knows about Stayin’ Alive, it’s the Ottawa Senators.
You could feel a warm glow of optimism at this year’s Kaleidoscope of Hope Soirée: Start A Fire as organizers shone a critical light on an often dark issue — youth mental health and teen…
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…
Hayley Thompson called it love at first sight.
Assent Compliance CEO Andrew Waitman usually spends his Wednesday nights at an Ottawa boxing gym.
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.
I can't tell you how many times I've scurried past the Embassy Hotel & Suites without taking much notice of it. Not anymore.
BDO Canada LLP welcomed more than 200 clients, business contacts and colleagues to an open house it hosted Thursday to show off its gleaming new downtown office space, located in Minto…
Ottawa’s angels were in a blessing mood in 2018.
Constitution Square was the place to be Tuesday for those about to rock, and for those who just like rocks.
- Hydro Ottawa employees have pledged $1 million over a five year period to fully equip an entire mammography room at the Rose Ages Breast Health Centre.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot then it very well might be time to reconnect with them through a wee dram and a good blather at a Robbie Burns Day dinner.
There’s no use making a prediction if you can’t back it up.
So delectable was the food and so hungry was the crowd that this year’s Taste in the Glebe was all about producing zero waste in more ways than one.
- The dust has settled: Where do we stand?
As Ottawa welcomes the season of holiday celebrations, Rob Woodbridge, the general manager for Lyft in Ottawa, is urging the community to use Lyft for transportation to and from seasonal…
- How close are we to a new downtown build? Does Amazon’s arrival signal greater demand for industrial space? And what will a growing federal government be looking for in 2019?
The packing of holiday food hampers ran so smoothly on Thursday that even Santa’s workshop now seems — by comparison — slow, inefficient and destined for automation.
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.
- Local firm's headcount nearly doubled in 2018.
You could hear the crisp sound of skates on ice, mixed with children’s voices and laughter, as a large crowd of residents turned out Sunday for the grand opening of Rockcliffe Park's new…
Ottawa’s young Jewish professionals came together to light the menorah and get the party started at the Chanukah Ball hosted Saturday night by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Emerging Generation…
What began as a bitterly cold walk to a charity breakfast in predawn darkness soon turned into the stunning sight of a 40-foot Christmas tree, with twinkling lights, on prominent display…
Nobody’s saying that the YSB SleepOUT for Youth — where participants spend a night outdoors in sub-zero temperatures — compares to the authentic experience of living on the streets.
Thank goodness for pictures, because no amount of words could paint just how beautiful the farewell dinner was for Marc Mayer, outgoing director and CEO of the National…
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…
Moustache mania came to a smooth end Saturday night as participants of the annual Movember men's health campaign went under the razor while at Ottawa's Movember Gala, held at Overflow…
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…
What farewell gift do you give a woman whose job for the past 15 years has been to protect, promote and improve the Ottawa River? How about a canoe, for paddling off into the sunset.
Katherine Cooligan, regional managing partner of Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG), was celebrated Tuesday night for inspiring, mentoring and encouraging other women to rise…
It was an evening full of elegance, grace and timeless style as the Fairmont Château Laurier brought together all the very best parts of Christmas and presented them Monday night in one…
- Vision2Voice Communications helps organizations better engage their greatest asset
For a disease that can be extremely lonely and isolating, there was no shortage of partygoers looking to mingle the night away at the 13th annual Martini Madness benefit held in support…
Even if winter won’t allow us to simply waltz into spring, organizers of the Viennese Winter Ball most certainly can — and will.
The Infinity Convention Centre was fit for an Indian emperor (and empress!) on Saturday night as it offered all the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes of India while serving as host venue for…
Ottawa accountants got the chance to shed their reputation as cautious, risk-averse beancounters while hosting their popular Grand Casino: Betting Against Cancer charity event.
Normally when you walk through The Ottawa Mission's blue front doors, you enter an old downtown building that provides basic services, like food and shelter, to those in need.
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.
- AFP Philanthropy Awards celebrate the spirit of selfless giving by Ottawa individuals, groups and businesses
Every day, there are business leaders and ordinary people who are "quietly and conscientiously" working behind the scenes to make our city a better place to live.
Daniel Alfredsson got a hero’s welcome as he took to the stage Tuesday night as this year’s honouree of the Jewish National Fund of Ottawa’s Negev Dinner, held at the…
Make-A-Wish was on the receiving end of a dream come true, for a change, after being selected as the beneficiary of the 8th annual SHARE Party, hosted by the Malhotra Family Foundation…
It's called An Unlikely Pairing but the signature gala for Christie Lake Kids has become a knockout combo, year after year, as its raises significant funds while also heightening awareness over…
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…
Hundreds came together Saturday night to build home ownership for low-income working families, one brick at a time, at Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa's 13th annual Steel Toes and…
Supporters of the Ottawa Art Gallery got together Thursday to celebrate a new partnership with local developer David Choo in the upscale, chic sales centre for his new…
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…
The Ottawa Hospital has more than 11,000 patients taking part in hundreds of clinical trials to develop and test new experimental treatments.
Candles, sparklers and lamps lit up this year's Diwali Fundraiser and Awards Gala.
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.
With class-A office vacancy rates dipping below four per cent in Ottawa’s central business district, talk among some real estate watchers is turning to when ground will be broken on the city’s…
The smell of bacon wafting through the air was probably the best savoury reminder of what Saturday’s Spark Soirée was all about: making sure no child in Ottawa starts their school day…
If the old saying is true, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know," then the place to be Thursday was at United Way Ottawa’s annual networking extravaganza, Schmoozefest.
It won’t be long until some 700 corporate and community leaders come together under one big, beautiful roof for The Ottawa Hospital Gala and its celebration of the life-changing medical…
After a diverse career that included stints as an engineering officer in the Canadian military and the owner of a communications agency, Suzanne Grant was looking for a new cause to be passionate…
One of Ottawa’s largest developers and property managers says the launch of light rail has the potential to breathe new life into an often overlooked corner of the city’s office market…
By unanimous decision, the 2018 Fight for the Cure clinched this year's title of most thrilling charity event.
Famed Canadian chef and restaurateur Michael Bonacini flew into town to lend his culinary star power to a $1,000-a-plate benefit dinner for The Ottawa Hospital, held…
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.
Cornerstone Housing for Women is closing in on a $1.9-million campaign to put a safe, affordable roof in Westboro over the heads of 42 homeless women or women at-risk of homelessness.
Legendary Motown singer Diana Ross showed off her penchant for glamour and gowns as she took a concert hall packed with people on a nostalgic trip down memory lane at…
Nothing beats heading to the countryside on the weekend to revel in the open spaces, fresh air and slower pace of life, especially when the half-hour-or-so drive from downtown Ottawa…
Guests danced late into the night at Broadway for Bruyère, an annual signature gala that featured party after party, plus primo seats Thursday to see the School of Rock musical at the National…
Soirée Salus, an annual gala for community mental health services, has come a long way over these past five years, growing from a small, grassroots gathering into a fundraising tour de force.
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.
If you’ve ever met Ottawa businessman Robert Merkley, president of Merkley Supply, there’s a good chance he’s tried to recruit you to join his team for The Ottawa…
Fresh off its $230-million initial public offering of a new apartment REIT, Ottawa-based Minto Group is looking to expand both through acquisitions and new developments in Canada’s…
As Friday night’s tornado tore through parts of Ottawa, it looked like the annual rock concert for the Ottawa Food Bank was going to become an acoustic by candlelight show.
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…
Some 120 partygoers celebrated the last few days of summer by escaping into the private backyard oasis belonging to Ottawa businessman Aik Aliferis for Tuesday's …
- Hydro Ottawa is making it easier than ever for residents to give back with its annual Go Paperless campaign, in support of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation.
The splendiferous spirit of the late Jeanne Fuller – matriarch of the Thomas Fuller Construction family – lived on at her eponymous Red Dress charity golf tournament…
How do you know you've thrown a truly great party? When guests arrive early and leave late.
It seems like summer got another persuasive and personal invite to attend this year's Lumière Gala because the weather was once again perfect for the annual charity event held in support…
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.
So much was happening in Canada back in 1918, from our troops returning home from the First World War to most women finally getting the right to vote, federally.
- Inaugural gala in mid-November will support The Ottawa Mission's training program in food services
Hundreds of Ottawa families took part Sunday night in a new youth anti-bullying walk led by Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson and his wife Melinda…
In this week’s season premiere, Techopia Live turned its camera on a company that’s itself quite familiar with lenses and sensors.
David Perry and Anita Martel may be in the head-hunting business, but the title of “executive recruiter” is a poor fit.
Insurtech. The term may not spark the same recognition as fintech, blockchain or cryptocurrency. But for Ottawa’s Global IQX, it’s a global business that will only get bigger.
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…
The Ottawa Redblacks were back on their home turf Friday night and the only thing they had to worry about fumbling was perhaps a fork.
So say the industry analysts. The traditional on-premise data centre for business is dead, or at least on life support.
But how does your business fit into this equation?
It began with two guys, a backhoe and a dump truck.
The military term is High Altitude, Low Opening (HALO) – drop people and supplies above the range of conventional weapons and radar, have their parachutes deploy at the last moment.
As many as 26 per cent of adults aged 30-70 years have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Men are twice as likely as women to suffer from it.
- When asked to provide the elevator pitch for her business, Tara Azulay politely declines.
Anyone who believes that ladies’ lunches are full of stylish socialites idling the afternoon away with vapid conversations clearly hasn't been to Ladies Who Lunch Ottawa, organized by…
- Hydro Ottawa is giving its commercial customers a full picture of how their property is consuming power and offering solutions to help reduce their consumption.
On a rooftop terrace overlooking the village of Westboro, the sun was shining, the drinks were flowing, the tunes were spinning and, best of all, everybody was pumped over the fact that…
Construction of Amazon’s new Ottawa distribution centre has yet to officially begin, but the developer behind the project is already fielding…
- If Westboro is the best neighbourhood in Ottawa, then 1451 Wellington is its crown jewel – and construction on the boutique condo is closer than ever to breaking ground.
Bayview Yards is looking for a new vendor to run its digital media laboratory and manufacturing shop roughly one year after the facilities first opened.
One of the city’s largest heavy construction firms made relatively quick work of a decades-old pedestrian bridge this weekend, demolishing the aging structure above the Queensway and…
Music lovers got a little sneak listen of what’s to come at Ottawa Chamberfest in one of the most stunning embassies around.
Hold on to your hats: Ottawa-based MDS Aero Support dropped by for this week’s edition of Techopia Live, where vice-president of…
With Kanata office vacancy rates approaching a 10-year low, one of the west end’s largest…
It may not be a red-hot Tesla Roadster, but a local firm’s satellite was set into orbit by one of the world’s fastest-rising space companies following a successful launch this past…
These days, startups are often launched with little more than a great idea and some sweat equity.
One of the oldest lawn bowling clubs around has rolled out the grassy green carpet to a whole new generation of participants looking to bowl, bond and banter their Wednesday nights away…
Polo fans gathered for a nail-biter of a charity match that saw the women take a whack at trying to beat the men during Saturday's 4th annual Polo in the Park.
- Local cloud-based security firm hosts live panel discussion at AGM
To consumers, augmented and mixed reality applications often take the form of visually rich playgrounds or immersive gaming.
Over a raised glass of good ol' Kentucky bourbon, U.S.
Ottawa’s transit boss John Manconi updated councilors on Confederation Line construction this week with the aid of a city-owned drone.
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,”…
Big Daddy’s is back and, when you have a name that suggests such largeness, only a massive pair of scissors would do for its ribbon cutting at Monday's festive grand opening party.
- Evening of cultural dance and auction bidding nets $160K for Aboriginal health centre in Vanier
It’s an incredible story of hope and inspiration filled with a mixed bag of emotions for popular Ottawa personality Stu Schwartz, whose life was saved two years ago by a…
Strapped with government funding, Ottawa’s Crypto4A dropped by Techopia Live this week to talk about what exactly cryptography means…
- Though the urban areas of the nation’s capital have much to offer for visitors and residents alike, the region is also laden with hidden gems in its more rural stretches.
All the long hours, stress and sacrifices that go into building a business or career finally seemed worth it for the 40 young entrepreneurs and professionals honoured at a business awards dinner…
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…
All that was missing was a round of mimosas at the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa’s anniversary breakfast celebrating 30 years of sending thousands of children to summer camp while…
Hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors and mentors made their way to the sold-out AccelerateOTT conference on Wednesday hoping to make new connections, pick up some valuable insights or perhaps just…
- Ottawa Real Estate Show: Dogs in the office? Ottawa landlords wooing tech tenants through flexibility
Shorter lease terms, bicycle parking and an occasional willingness to allow canine tenants are some of the ways downtown Ottawa landlords are marketing buildings to the growing number of…
Anybody and everybody involved in the first major fundraiser for the new OSEG Foundation deserves a round of high fives and fist bumps for pulling off a tremendously successful event.
- With automakers investing billions of dollars into electric vehicles, a revolution in how Canadians commute is on the horizon.
It was a night full of political knockouts, but just as exciting as the Ontario election were the punches and jabs…
Techopia Live had the scoop this week on the summer’s hottest conferences and programs for founders young and old.
The idea of entering a towering office building, only to be swept away to the charming French countryside, is no longer the stuff of silly daydreams.
- Reception draws 350 guests, celebrates theme of 'service' to businesses and broader community
- A talented workforce, relatively high household income and a strong sense of community are among the reasons several Ottawa entrepreneurs say they chose Orléans as the location to launch and expand…
An Ottawa food bank, known for thinking outside the box, selected the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards — which is also about exploring new ideas — as the venue to hold its fifth annual…
- For decades, it was widely assumed by most organizations that the process of onboarding new, younger hires largely involved a one-way transfer of knowledge.
If you're looking for a party that's really going to float your boat, try the annual Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala.
Stepping in front of the camera this week on Techopia Live was a member of Ottawa’s own imaging experts – Lumenera.
- Ottawa Business Journal among award recipients
Clearly, generosity is in season. The Queensway Carleton Hospital reaped a bumper crop of support at its fabulous spring soirée, held Thursday out at the award-winning Saunders Farm.
There had to be something in the air at this year’s Evening in the Maritimes. You could feel it, like salty sea spray on one's face.
- Inaugural gathering features talks from female CEOs of The Urban Element, ONFE
It was cowboy hats’ off to Dave Smith, the legendary community builder behind the construction of a brand new residential treatment facility for youth.
A parade of adopted pets stole the show, along with everyone’s hearts, at the 2018 Ottawa Humane Society Garden Party held at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne on Wednesday.
When Alex Hebert and Ian O’Halloran were looking to start a business in 2013, they were in search of a traditional brick-and-mortar sector they could bring to the web and scale up.
Sandra Tisiot is a savvy businesswoman, a mom and a former professional dancer.
The tech firms snapping up office space in Ottawa’s central business district will soon face greater competition for accommodations if the federal government resumes its expansion in the core,…
- 8th annual Stepping Out fundraiser features cultural theme, return of popular shoe competition
Politics and the Pen is one of those rare and special occasions in Ottawa where some of our country’s most influential figures come together for drinks and dinner, enjoyed with a few …
From the Momentum Law offices at 555 Legget Dr., founder Megan Cornell has a great view of the technology firms in the research park.
With three massive mixed-use real estate projects poised to transform the western edge of downtown Ottawa – and compete for residents and business tenants – the lead developer behind…
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants Canada to have "a little more swagger" in promoting homegrown innovations.
Making it to half a century does deserve more than just cake and ice cream.
More than 250 community leaders devoted an hour of their day to learn about the progress the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa is making to ensure all children and youth in our community…
- One local landlord has found a key element that younger tenants are increasingly looking for in a rental property: Energy efficiency.
“Closed for private event” read the sign outside of Schad, an upscale boutique on Sussex Drive that caters to Ottawa’s coolest and most cosmopolitan…
With students shifting from books to startups in the summer months, Techopia Live turned its attention this week to some of the…
The scene at the Ottawa Art Gallery opening night gala felt like a Renoir — swarming with happy people — and all mutually thrilled to be enjoying one of most anticipated celebrations of…
It seems like only yesterday I was watching the screening of Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell at the World Exchange Plaza movie theatre while dipping into a bag of licorice.
What exactly does it mean when that voice on the other end of the line says, “your call may be recorded for quality purposes”?
The school gymnasium at Elmwood was transformed into a dazzling delight as parents and supporters came together Saturday for the 29th annual "Dare to Dream" Elmwood Gala.
The WBN Businesswoman of the Year Awards Gala was full of hugs, tears of joy and expressed gratitude as it honoured 12 Ottawa women for their entrepreneurial and professional…
A Taste for Life is the little fundraiser that could, climbing mountains of stigma and discrimination to reach 20 years of helping individuals and families in our community living with…
A team that sorts together, comports together.
Like catching a flight, if you’re selling air traffic management technologies to an airport, delays are to be expected.
Elvis may have left the building but stepping up in his absence was Dr.
- Tournament raises $217K for Ottawa Senators Foundation
The last time Chris Knight threw a big Gusto party was almost four and a half years ago, to celebrate the launch of his new food and lifestyle specialty channel.
At Shopify, a machine learning algorithm takes 40 minutes to perform a task what previously took humans more than 730 hours.
What a relief that the charity skiathon for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa made a big splash, figuratively speaking only — not literally.
- Growing Ottawa firm is a leader in lighting, controls and shading solutions
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,…
International Women’s Day is a lot like birthday celebrations that end up stretching out over a month because it’s so hard to bring all of one’s busy friends, from so many different groups,…
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…
A decaying millionaire's country mansion brought back to life as a luxury boutique hotel and restaurant in Gatineau Park welcomed its first group of guests Saturday night in convincing…
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-…
Last year’s record-breaking purchase of Ottawa’s Constitution Square complex reunited property owner Canderel with the downtown office complex it helped construct some 25 years earlier…
Klipfolio, the Ottawa-based developer of business analytics dashboards, debuted its new 17,000-square-foot space in the World Exchange Plaza to guests at a Techopia VIP event on Thursday night.
One hundred years ago, when the Canadian National Institute for the Blind was founded, blind citizens in this country were not allowed to vote.
If the sharing economy can bring a pizza to your door, why can’t it bring some extra lumber to a work site?
They say it’s rude to take pictures of people while they’re eating, but what choice does a paparazzi girl have at an epic foodie event like A Taste for Hope, where everyone is chowing down on…
- Within a warehouse in Ottawa’s east end, Vesta Marble & Granite is putting a decidedly high-tech twist on outfitting homes across the National Capital Region.
You know a restaurant is doing something right when it’s packed on a Monday night.
Startup founders often grapple with an expertise gap on their leadership team when it comes to raising capital.
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…
- Creating functional, healthy workplaces is prime objective
There’s a set of servers in Ottawa processing data that may one day uncover a cure for cancer.
- St. Patrick's Day arrives early at ByWard Market pub for sold-out event
A trio of trailblazing female diplomats dished out sage career advice during an International Women’s Day Breakfast Reception hosted Thursday by Mayor Jim Watson at Ottawa City…
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…
- Any company looking to stake its place in today’s market knows that diversity in hiring has become a key business imperative.
After nearly two decades of shuttling back and forth between Ottawa and Toronto building wireless communications firm CellWand into a national force, Nick Quain is turning his attention…
Move over Oscars, there’s a better awards ceremony full of glitz and glam, scintillating speeches and even an envelope mixup to keep people on their toes.
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.
There’s nothing glamorous about something as lonely and isolating as mental illness – except for that one night a year when Ottawa’s business and community leaders come together to celebrate those…
This was no ordinary retirement dinner.
- 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…
Mercedes dealership Star Motors of Ottawa cleared out its showroom Tuesday night to make room for the large social gathering it hosted for finalists of this year's…
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.
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.
It’s surprising what a group of Ottawa chefs were able to whip up for Operation Come Home’s 3rd annual Poor Chefs Competition, while relying on a budget of only three bucks and a couple of items…
- Evening sees large turnout from Ottawa Senators team, surprise donation
- Digital magazine, video walkthroughs profile some of the top workplaces in the National Capital Region
Ottawa Tourism has unveiled a new series of promotional videos that’s as notable for what it doesn’t show as for what it does.
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.
How do you grab the attention of chatty gala-goers when you need them to head to the ballroom for dinner?
Send in an eight-piece brass band. Its big noises will do the trick.
- Viennese Winter Ball offers dreamy night of dining and dancing in support of youth music initiativesSinger Kellylee Evans, violinist Kerson Leong among artists to perform at annual event
Business owners are continuously seeking ways to innovate their company’s products and services.
But what about their spending?
Dozens of teenagers found their natural high Friday by taking part in the Kaleidoscope of Hope gala, an event that raises awareness and funds for local youth battling addictions and mental health…
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…
- Top employers know their organization’s success depends on having an engaged and collaborative workforce.
An Ottawa entrepreneur is putting nearly two decades of mental health experience into a mobile application with the goal of making treatment more accessible.
There’s no charity too small or too obscure for consideration by 100 Women Who Care Ottawa, a group of women who share a common desire to give…
Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the most valuable assets of an innovative company. However, IP is very complex and it can be challenging to manage cost-effectively.
- Despite the lopsided finish, the real goal for the University of Ottawa law students was to raise awareness and funds for an important mental health initiative.
- Home Hardware's CEO Terry Davis told the crowd of established and aspiring entrepreneurs about the lessons learned from his time at the helm of the Canadian-owned home-improvement chain.
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.
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…
Though his silver hair wasn’t exactly windswept, Invest Ottawa’s president and CEO joined Techopia Live this week to talk about the “…
Members of Ottawa’s business community swapped a day of dark corridors and fluorescent-lit offices for some crisp, cold air and the swooshing sounds of their skis on snow at the 26th annual Ronald…
- A wrong move around a downed power line or other equipment can lead to serious injuries and in some cases even turn deadly.
When it comes to running a successful restaurant, there’s no secret ingredient behind it but, rather, a recipe that’s deceptively simple, like homemade whipped cream.
Sometimes a firm’s change in leadership is the result of competing visions. But not so in the case of Ottawa’s InitLive.
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…
- Many of the Glebe's finest eateries came together for dinner on Thursday night, giving attendees a taste of why the Ottawa neighbourhood's food scene is so in-demand.
- Planning, preparation and execution minimize inconvenience to customers
A holiday season hounded by bitterly cold temperatures didn’t stop dozens of artists and arts supporters from bundling up and heading over to the Annual New Year’s Levee hosted by the AOE Arts…
Volunteers with the Caring and Sharing Exchange were busier than Santa’s sleep-deprived elves on deadline as they packed hundreds of food hampers on Wednesday morning for delivery to families and…
With the Christmas shopping rush in full swing, the subject of retail was all the rage at the Canadian Club of Ottawa’s final luncheon for the season, held at the Fairmont Château Laurier on…
The 2017 edition of the EIC-PEI saw an impressive array of concepts that showcased students’ wide interests and talents.
There were dreidels, donuts and dancing awaiting the nearly 100 attendees of the Chanukah Ball organized Saturday by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Emerging Generation division.
From a company that welcomes dogs at work to a business that literally breaks down barriers with wall-free office space, the efforts made by bosses to keep their employees happy were celebrated at…
Twenty federal departments and agencies will set aside one per cent of their R&D budgets to purchase goods and services from startups, the Liberal government said Thursday.
- High-calibre team plans to double the company in 10 years
After a strong year that saw You.i TV rack up…
The only way the Christmas Cheer Breakfast could've been more festive was for snowflakes to start falling gently from the ceiling of the Westin…
The idea for Russell Ure’s latest venture came in the midst of a snowstorm.
An invite-only crowd of about 200 got a sneak peek at the four-storey-high Christmas tree, in all its glam and glory, during a holiday party hosted Wednesday by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC…
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.
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?
A California-based optical networks company flew several of its executives to Canada’s capital this week to announce an expansion of the firm’s “fastest-growing” R&D lab and kick off…
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…
Not only was it a meal fit for every Who in Whoville, but the 10th anniversary of the Grinch Dinner raised a considerable sum of money – $40,750 – for the Shepherds of Good Hope, a non-profit…
Ottawa law firm Mann Lawyers opened its doors to clients and colleagues Tuesday night by hosting a party to show off its warm and welcoming new office space.
Bring on the mince pies and mistletoe.
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…
Two well-known women – Jessica Mulroney and Melinda Karlsson – teamed up Tuesday for the launch of a grassroots initiative that brings joy and happiness each…
If you go back to the earliest archives of Techopia Live from a year ago, you’ll find one of our first interviews…
You could feel the excitement and tension in the room as players waited in anticipation for the next number to be called, their daubers poised in midair over their cards.
You might say that Dhadkan has a heart of gold, following its Midas Touch-themed benefit dinner held Friday at the new Infinity Convention Centre.
- 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
If everyone is stressed, there’s a market in relaxing them. That’s the simple pitch behind Mindbliss, a guided meditation and mindfulness app.
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.
10 p.m.: John Ruddy reflects on a lifetime of achievements
To close the evening, Trinity Group founder John Ruddy took to the podium to reflect on his career and pay…
- Tandem’s conversion technology recycles CO2 emissions into more palatable byproducts such as calcium carbonate, a key ingredient in paint and toothpaste.
Don't worry, nobody blew their child’s college fund or lost their home at the Welch Grand Casino Night held Wednesday at the Shaw Centre.
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?
Briana Kim got to stand proud on the culinary podium at Thursday’s Gold Medal Plates, an annual gala that celebrates excellence in food, drink, entertainment and athletics in…
If you’re hoping for a preview of the 2017 CEO of the Year’s acceptance speech, Calian…
Single working mother Annie Aningmiuq tried saving enough money for a down payment on a home for her and her son. But, as is often the case, life kept getting in the way.
Techopia Live put the lights on Spectrafy this week, an Ottawa-based startup with the federal government’s seal of approval.
Not only do the Malhotras throw a really good party, but they make it look so easy.
Strapped with lessons learned from their previous cohorts, L-Spark’s Leo Lax and Jamie Petten dropped by…
Movember madness got off to a good, clean (shaven) start at Capital Barber Shop, where supporters of the month-long fundraising and awareness campaign for men’s health helped to kick it off on…
Tasked last spring with bringing Canada’s analog public sector into the digital age, chief information officer Alex Benay sat down…
There’s a talent shortage out there.
Celebrating five years of bringing the world’s entrepreneurs to Ottawa, TiECon Canada returns to Canada’s capital this week with an…
The Ottawa Hospital Gala is a staggeringly beautiful evening that draws together a community of business people and influencers while celebrating Ottawa researchers who are pushing back the…
- Commonly known as 'The Phils,' awards take place at the Shaw Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
It was come one, come all to the greatest shindig in town.
Silicon Valley, a land of dreamers, seems at first glance like the perfect place to build a company working with “magic internet money.” But Bitaccess CEO and co-founder Moe Adham told Techopia…
A giant rock-carving machine will soon be rumbling beneath city streets as a massive sewage storage tunnel takes shape.
It’s been scientifically proven that getting outside has a profound effect on the brain.
The oath taken by Special Olympic athletes is said to have originally come from the gladiators of Ancient Rome, as they entered the arena saying: “Let me win.
The National Arts Centre has never looked as fresh and modern as it does today, thanks to a $110-million facelift that’s left areas of the…
Techopia Live’s Wednesday line-up was full of guests fed up with the status quo.
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.
The high ambitions of Gatineau marijuana producer Hydropothecary (TSX-V:THCX) won’t stop at…
It’s always an upstream battle to protect our country’s wild Atlantic salmon population but the proceeds hauled in from Wednesday's 21st Annual Ottawa Fall Run Dinner will help the Atlantic Salmon…
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.
Kanata’s credentials as the autonomous vehicle capital of Canada will get a major boost tomorrow during the country’s first test of a…
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.
With current fines and penalties proving to be…
She’s only just arrived in town and already new German Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser was involved Wednesday night with a very important diplomatic matter: tapping a barrel of beer…
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…
Two Ottawa execs reflected on their firms’ 20-year anniversaries on Techopia Live this week.
Techopia Live dug into the federal government’s proposed tax changes for small business owners this week.
- 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.
On the eve of his first full season as president and CEO of the Ottawa Senators, Tom Anselmi laid out a vision for turning the team into a…
- Five-hour fundraiser at downtown Ottawa restaurant raises $15,000 for new cardiac CT scanner.
It’s the week before Christmas, at the height of the holiday shopping rush.
- Ottawa-based discount retailer supports Ride for Dad at men’s fashion show
This week, Techopia Live sat down with frank.
Dr. Ian Stiell leads The Ottawa Hospital Emergency Medicine Research Group and is an active emergency room physician and clinical epidemiologist.
Techopia Live dealt with some dense topics this week – literally – as Giatec founder Aali Alizadeh joined us to talk about how the company is hoping to “revolutionize the concrete…
If you’re the owner of a recreational vehicle that gets to stretch its legs for a few weeks each year but spends the rest of the time in the garage, an Ottawa startup has an idea for you…
As a parent searching for activities and lessons for his five-year-old son, Fadi Ghaby would use his local park as a search engine.
Serial founder, entrepreneur and “trouble maker” (his words, not ours) Steve Cody dropped by Techopia Live to talk about the lessons he…
For three years, Ottawa-based ChangeJar has been on a quest for change.
In the debut episode of Techopia Live from KRP Properties, Jim Roche – president and CEO of Stratford Managers – came aboard to…
Techopia Live took to the skies this week to hear from local firms about the opportunities for drone pilots and the restrictions concerning entrepreneurs.
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.
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…
On Jan. 3, Ottawa was hit with its first major winter storm of the new year.
As Canadians, we’re often interested – some would argue obsessed – with how we’re viewed from abroad.
- 2002 CEO of the Year remembered for "incredible ability to get people onto his team"
In a follow-up to Techopia's feature on the 5G buzz in Ottawa, Ritch Dusome – CENGN's president and CEO – and Rob Cameron,…
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.
This week, Techopia Live was joined by Steve Byrne, CEO of Thinkwrap Commerce.
How fitting that there were grey skies, to go with the Grey Cup-winning RedBlacks' season home opener, during a year that will see the Grey Cup…