- “You look back to your childhood, there's so many creative ways that Hollywood produces tech before it’s actually a thing."
- Outdoor party brings business, community leaders together to raise charitable funds for complex continuing care
- 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.
- Sold-out event brings 144 golfers out to Loch March Golf & Country Club.
- Invite-only reception for children's hospice raises support for $10-million endowment fund
- The Kanata hotel showed off its new 20,000-square-foot event space for some 650-plus guests on Thursday night, raising $100,000 for local cancer research
- 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
- Hundreds turn out to accounting firm's anniversary party at National Gallery of Canada
- Inaugural gala in mid-November will support The Ottawa Mission's training program in food services
- Couple creates new initiative to bring public awareness and education to bullying, cyberbullying
- While the bulk of FRAMOS’ work remains in Germany, its Ottawa outpost is growing quickly
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.
- The company recently moved into a new location next to the Marshes Golf Club on Terry Fox Drive to accommodate the rapid growth
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.
- Sold-out networking luncheon returns to NAC, features Tina Boileau and Sandra Perron
- 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.
- Two-day street festival takes place this weekend, along Richmond Road between Golden and McRae avenues
- Broccolini is already fielding inquiries from businesses interested in setting up shop near the massive facility
- 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
- New bridge designed by Stantec and expected to open in 2020.
- Annual chamber music festival opens Thursday night, runs until August 9th at venues throughout downtown
- The test cell will have to run Rolls-Royce’s engine indoors at full power as though it were about to lift a jet off the runway.
- Building would likely be on Terry Fox Drive, where the firm owns development land adjacent to the Stealth Building, home to Huawei, March Networks and other tenants.
- Ottawa-based Telesat's new Telstar 19 Vantage satellite launched on the back of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday.
These days, startups are often launched with little more than a great idea and some sweat equity.
- Sixth annual lawn bowling event raises funds for research into cystic fibrosis
- 4th annual Ottawa charity polo match benefits Wounded Warriors and Rotary Club community projects
- Local cloud-based security firm hosts live panel discussion at AGM
- This week, Techopia Live took at look at the enterprise side of AR/MR tech with Arvizio, an Ottawa-based company that sees mixed reality as an emerging environment for collaboration
- Annual party is held amidst troubling relations between Canada and the United States over trade disputes
- Many of the stations are receiving “final touches” including wayfinding signs, lights and speakers.
- Ottawa’s business leaders need to broaden the horizons of their talent searches and focus on the potential of prospective employees rather than their technical skills, local experts say
- Restaurant hosts grand opening party for friends and family, ribbon-cutting ceremony with mayor
- Evening of cultural dance and auction bidding nets $160K for Aboriginal health centre in Vanier
- Gemstone Developments and business sponsors raise $65,000 for bone marrow donor registry
- Cryptography is the “foundational element” for securing information from cyber attacks.
- 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.
- Some 675 people attend annual awards dinner at Hilton Lac Leamy
- Traditional video surveillance may be a well-established market, but March Networks is capitalizing on the industry's growing interest in the hidden data that video can provide.
- Charitable organization hosts anniversary breakfast at Museum of Nature
- Techopia Live was your backstage pass at AccelerateOTT, interviewing Ottawa’s business leaders and visiting startup gurus
- Ottawa Real Estate Show: Dogs in the office? Ottawa landlords wooing tech tenants through flexibilityThe growth of urban tech tenants is reshaping the commercial real estate market in Ottawa’s central business district, which has traditionally been dominated by the public sector and professional…
- Football players help women learn skills, better understand the game during sold-out fundraiser at TD Place
- With automakers investing billions of dollars into electric vehicles, a revolution in how Canadians commute is on the horizon.
- Popular boxing benefit for Boys and Girls Club draws sold-out crowd of 1,200
- Ottawa-based Inventure is a new platform connecting high school, college and university students to the resources and opportunities they need to start a business.
- Creative and engaging display to remain all summer in lobby of downtown Ottawa office complex
- 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.
- Outdoor environmental fundraiser on Ottawa River enjoys perfect weather, sold-out crowd
- Ottawa-based firm develops and manufacturers specialized cameras for scientific and industrial use – everything from microscopes to astrophotography.
- Ottawa Business Journal among award recipients
- Sold-out event raises $520K, attracts business leaders, city councillors, hospital staff
- Proceeds from annual lobster dinner to help individuals with disabilities and their families
- Inaugural gathering features talks from female CEOs of The Urban Element, ONFE
- Planned facility will better meet growing demands for help of drug-addicted youth
- Created by legendary chef Kurt Waldele, evening featured food, drinks, auction items, prizes and popular animal parade.
- 2018 Fastest Growing Companies: #7
- 'You’ve seen what a white CEO looks like numerous times. It’s rare that a black, female woman gets to meet a room of fifty CEOs who are black and female.'
- Top donor reception features guest speaker Sandra Tisiot, founder of Women in Business Conference, who previously lived in supportive housing at the Y.
- Tech firms now occupy more real estate in the core than the legal and accounting sectors
- 8th annual Stepping Out fundraiser features cultural theme, return of popular shoe competition
- Annual dinner sees Seven Fallen Feathers author take home Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
- Though she’s been practising law for businesses in the city for 20 years, Momentum founder Megan Cornell tells Techopia Live there’s been a renewed energy in the Kanata tech park these past five…
- 'The west side of downtown is going to redefine our city'
- Ottawa CEOs have previously taken a stance on getting the federal government focused on building Canadian successes.
- Algonquin College called on some 300 alumni and business partners to help it celebrate its milestone birthday while also raising funds for DARE District, its new innovation, entrepreneurship and…
- Ninth annual charity breakfast draws business leaders, politicians and sports celebrities to west-end clubhouse
- Goals include growing the tech park’s national and international brand as well as attracting diverse talent to the area’s firms.
- One local landlord has found a key element that younger tenants are increasingly looking for in a rental property: Energy efficiency.
- Fundraiser features food, drinks, online auction and fireside chat with Ottawa philanthropist and mental health advocate Barbara Crook
- Summer Company entrepreneurship program provides students with a $3,000 grant to launch their own businesses in addition to mentorship and resources from Bayview Yards.
- Opening of expanded public art gallery to help revitalize downtown Rideau Street area
- Bigger downtown space will allow successful Ottawa-based software company to continue growing
- Though InGenius is nearing 60 employees today, the firm had modest beginnings in the ’90s as a professional services provider focused on recruitment at Nortel prior to its pivot into new industries.
- Black-tie dinner draws a mix of business leaders, politicians and sports celebrities to annual fundraiser.
- BYA dinner fêtes 12 finalists, announces four winners for top awards
- The event, which got its start in Ottawa, has expanded to 22 other communities.
- Fundraiser tests speed and accuracy as teams race to sort and pack 1,000 pounds of food
- When the firm landed it’s first customer – an airport in Abu Dhabi – Searidge was just six people in a Gatineau basement office, and none had ever stepped foot in the United Arab Emirates.
- Eight physicians step outside comfort zone to compete in ballroom dance contest, raising money for patient care and research
- Tournament raises $217K for Ottawa Senators Foundation
- Company expands operations with state-of-the-art television studio, post-production facility and headquarters
- Vocal user interfaces, greater 'augmented intelligence' are on the horizon.
- Annual charity skiathon featuring Olympic racers raises $70K
- Growing Ottawa firm is a leader in lighting, controls and shading solutions
- Desk Nibbles service delivers regular boxes of snacks to more than 65 companies across Canada and plans to expand to New York next month.
- Inaugural reception draws hundreds of women from all areas and careers to Sir John A. Macdonald Building
- The Growcer’s hydroponics design uses automated LED lights and water systems to farm vegetation in harsh environments.
- Historic O'Brien house has been renovated into an 11-room luxury boutique hotel and restaurant
- “There’s a million directions you want to go, but you have to do it at the right speed or things fly off the wheels or you run out of cash flow,” CEO David Ross said. “It’s trying to balance your…
- Brokers remain ‘bullish’ on Ottawa investment market outlook
- CEO Allan Wille told the assembled Ottawa tech crowd that this wasn’t the official premiere, but rather more of a sneak peek at the coming attraction, a fitting preview of the redesigned space that…
- Event reminded more than 500 attendees just how far CNIB has come since it was founded shortly after the First World War, back in a time when for many blindness meant poverty and discrimination.
- 2018 Bootstrap Award recipient fills gap in construction supply chains for smaller material orders.
- Sold-out food-tasting benefit helps Ottawa's poor and homeless population
- 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.
- Business networking fundraiser hosted by OCCO Kitchen for local food bank
Startup founders often grapple with an expertise gap on their leadership team when it comes to raising capital.
- Bootstrap Award winner designs systems and develops tech to treat water in ways that minimize environmental impact.
- Creating functional, healthy workplaces is prime objective
- Cancer Computer accepts server donations from partners, refurbishes those rigs and rents the supercomputing power to researchers at little or no cost
- St. Patrick's Day arrives early at ByWard Market pub for sold-out event
- Breakfast reception features female heads of mission for France, Germany and U.K.
- Cultural impressions of tech as a man’s game persist today, panelists
- Any company looking to stake its place in today’s market knows that diversity in hiring has become a key business imperative.
- Westboro resident steps down as CEO of Toronto’s CellWand to take on new role
- East-end Ottawa business community celebrates its rising stars at black-tie awards gala
- Monday marked the first time the Women in Data Science conference – where all genders are welcome but only female speakers take the stage – came to Ottawa.
- Annual gala honours individuals for their contributions to mental health advocacy and awareness.
- Evening pays tribute to well-respected outgoing chief executive of National Arts Centre
- 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…
- Winners will be named at Women's Business Network's BYA Gala on April 19
- Women from Shopify, Leonovus, Montreal’s Element AI and the University of Ottawa dropped by ahead of next week’s conference to preview the event and provide a few early insights into the conference…
- App to codify informal agreements takes top prize
- Chef Kris Kshonze from Soif Bar à vin in Hull takes home this year's trophy
- Organizers say approximately 150 participants are expected for the event at Bayview Yards, which is one of 40 taking place around the world from Feb. 23 to 25.
- 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 forgoes Peace Tower for local entrepreneurs, artists in new videos
- The SmartCone is an easy to deploy device in emergency situations, in construction zones or anywhere sensors are needed to quickly gather data.
- Hockey team owner Eugene Melnyk thanks crowd, predicts bright future for team
- 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?
- Winter-themed soirée focuses on youth mental health and addictions
- 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 back and inspire local philanthropy in their community.
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…
- “Unless we have a way of scaling up the resources in the city, retaining the ones we have and recruiting more and more capability in the city, we’re going to struggle to reach our full potential.”
- Annual charity event at Mont Ste. Marie nets $121K to help families with sick children stay together
- A wrong move around a downed power line or other equipment can lead to serious injuries and in some cases even turn deadly.
- Ottawa Magazine's food- and drink-tasting event held in National Arts Centre's newly renovated Canada Room
- InitLive co-founder Debbie Pinard says the recent decision to step down from the CEO role to focus on product development was a difficult one.
- The firm is looking at a potential initial public offering in 2018.
- 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.
- Techopia Live kicked off its 2018 season with iBIONICS’ CEO and co-founder Suzanne Grant, who shared her passion for restoring sight to those with vision loss.
- Planning, preparation and execution minimize inconvenience to customers
- Grassroots organization celebrates stellar year of community-engaged arts throughout Ottawa
- The food hamper program has existed in Ottawa for 102 years. This year, the organization has close to 6,000 families requesting help but still has a list of nearly 1,000 households waiting for…
- Panel features CEOs from Farm Boy, Mad Radish and Rent frock Repeat
The 2017 edition of the EIC-PEI saw an impressive array of concepts that showcased students’ wide interests and talents.
- Evening hosted by Jewish Federation of Ottawa's Emerging Generation division
- Ten organizations, selected by their own employees, honoured for staff engagement
- Under Innovative Solutions Canada, small businesses will be invited to develop “novel solutions” to challenges proposed by federal departments and agencies.
- 2018 needs to be the year Ottawa tech gets loud, attendees say
- High-calibre team plans to double the company in 10 years
- Annual recurring revenue has grown around 2-3x this past year as the TV app developer looks to reach $100 million in revenues.
- Annual breakfast benefit brings together 800 community and business leaders
- Raven is a small camera-equipped device that can sit on a vehicle’s dashboard and is plugged into a car’s on-board diagnostics port.
- Guests include retiring Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
- FileCatalyst, founded in 2000, has been a pioneer in the accelerated file transfer technologies that are standard in film and broadcast today.
For many entrepreneurs the idea of mapping out a year-long budget for your business can sound pretty pointless. Things rarely go according to plan anyway, so why bother?
- Since arriving in Ottawa in 2009, Infinera's local headcount has grown from three to some 50 employees – a figure that’s expected to grow higher following this week’s announcement.
- Year two of SaaS North nearly doubled the exhibitors’ space and inspired a fresh crop of startups, but organizers and attendees say the Ottawa-based conference has a bigger ambition: Turning global…
- Local chefs come together at Fraser Café to prepare annual benefit dinner in aid of the homeless
- Law firm expands as seven lawyers from former Burke-Robertson join its team.
- Local business, organizations and Ottawa Senators wives decorate holiday trees as part of the festivities
- Ottawa-based Relogix has put sensors to work to give corporate real estate firms a better sense of how workspace is really being used.
- Holiday gift drive gets backing from Zibi project co-developer Dream Unlimited
- Serial Ottawa entrepreneur returned to Techopia Live to share the company’s past year of success and break down what’s next for the firm.
- Sold-out crowd of 350 don tuxedos, gowns to play popular pastime game
- New events venue near Ottawa airport will raise money for different charity each year
- Partial proceeds from private school gala will provide financial assistance to deserving students
- Hundreds of guests flock to see new exhibits and changes made to national museum
- Ottawa-based startup makes use of artificial intelligence to curate and build its meditation tools.
Three sisters raise awareness over youth homelessness after the oldest comes face-to-face with a teenage girl begging for change outside their neighbourhood grocery store.
- Video, highlights and reactions from Ottawa's premier business event of the year
- Tandem’s conversion technology recycles CO2 emissions into more palatable byproducts such as calcium carbonate, a key ingredient in paint and toothpaste.
- More than 500 attend second annual benefit, organized by local accounting firm
For the first time in more than 100 years, the public will have access to Chaudière Falls thanks to an expansion of Energy Ottawa’s Chaudière Falls hydroelectric facility.
Your sales reps always want more leads, but adding more leads doesn’t always garner more revenue. So how do you create more opportunities with the leads you have?
- Hintonburg chef Briana Kim of Café My House to compete nationally after winning event's culinary competition.
- Who better to ask for leadership tips?
- Organization celebrates affordable homeownership with sponsors, donors and volunteers.
- The made-in-Ottawa product – a combination of rugged hardware and proprietary software – could become the new industry standard for spectral sensors.
- More than 300 flock to Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market hotel for late-night cocktail party.
- One of the other major developments for L-Spark has been the launch of SaaS North, which runs this year from Nov. 29-30.
- Capital Barber Shop has been open in the Glebe for almost two years and is part of a growing trend toward offering men the authentic barbershop experience.
- Public sector executive has added disciplined routines to help the government keep up, such as weekly enterprise architecture reviews to set standards for the government and processes to ramp up…
There’s a talent shortage out there.
- Five up-and-coming startups will also have the chance to compete in a pitchfest for a $25,000 prize with more than $100,000 worth of in-kind professional services.
- Evening honours three research scientists for their outstanding work.
- Commonly known as 'The Phils,' awards take place at the Shaw Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
- The annual Artinis benefit drew a sold-out crowd of 200 to the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans for music, entertainment, food, drinks and games.
- “Silicon Valley, everyone wants to believe,” Bitaccess CEO Moe Adham told Techopia Live. And yet, the company didn’t stay in California. They came back.
- Last year, the city awarded a construction contract to a joint venture of infrastructure firm Dragados and Ottawa heavy construction firm Tomlinson for the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel project,…
- Women for Nature reception on The Hill brings together women from politics and business.
- Charting the future of commerce requires experimenting in virtual reality and AR, artificial intelligence in chatbots and voice-activated interfaces
- Ottawa business community turns out for annual benefit for sports organization serving people with intellectual disabilities.
- Seasoned chef was previously just across the canal, at The Westin Ottawa.
- Driving Women in Tech has made its way across the country from Vancouver, along the way sharing women’s stories of their struggles and successes in the tech field.
Along the bonny banks of the Ottawa River, government officials from both Scotland and Canada gathered Monday during our sesquicentennial anniversary to celebrate 150 years of friendship between…
Jonathan Gagne’s outlook changed in unexpected ways the first time he tried on a virtual reality headset.
- Three members of Ottawa Indo-Canadian community inducted into Hall of Fame.
- Firm breaks ground on new $25M growing facility with plans to capture 10% of domestic recreational market
- Popular benefit raises $70K
A self-driving car made its way down a public street in Kanata on Thursday afternoon – a Canadian first that puts Ottawa in the driver’s seat when it comes to being an autonomous vehicle…
In the midst of great success and innovation, it’s easy to lose sight of the sacrifices that entrepreneurs make when they set out to launch a business.
- Thursday’s demo, featuring a BlackBerry QNX vehicle, will also mark the first time an autonomous vehicle will be connected to city infrastructure on Canadian roads.
At the Trail Road landfill in south Ottawa, one resident’s trash becomes another person’s energy.
If your business is not growing, odds are it is slowly dying. In my years as a CEO, I’ve seen the early warning signs of both scenarios.
When you drop the name “Ottawa Salus” in the general community, you’re more likely to get blank stares and radio silence than nods of recognition and affirmation.
- Irdeto Cloakware vice-president Jaco Du Plooy also joined Techopia Live as the cybersecurity firm celebrates its 20th anniversary.
- Annual fundraiser at Bier Markt on Sparks Street nets $100,000 for charity.
Building a better working world is EY’s purpose. The global professional services firm strives to increase confidence and trust in business, and build communities that are stronger than ever.
- Local companies including SimWave and Lumbec will be showcasing their work when museum reopens Nov. 17.
- More than 250 people packed Babylon Nightclub to cheer on the lawyers-turned-musicians, raising at least $7,000 for the local food bank.
- It's from humble beginnings that Emond Harnden LLP has grown into the largest labour and employment firm in Eastern Ontario, and one of the leading firms in the country.
- Fresh off Martello Technologies’ listing on the Profit 500 list, CEO Bruce Linton told Techopia Live the coming year will likely see the firm make an acquisition or two and possibly even launch a…
- Mizrahi Developments’ stunning presentation gallery proved itself more than just a pretty face Tuesday by serving as a party venue to thank supporters of the recent National Arts Centre Gala.
- The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation was fortunate to have a committed group of businesspeople in its corner for this year's Fight for the Cure, a popular charity boxing fundraiser that leaves…
- Founders Paul Vallée and Fred Boulanger took the orange seat to talk about how Pythian and Macadamian have changed over two decades, and how the Ottawa scene has changed around them.
- We talked to three experts who outlined how these changes might affect SMEs and professionals, and how they hope the dialogue surrounding “fair play” might change in the future.
- The afternoon event was a reception for members of the Royal’s Women for Mental Health (WFMH), an all-female philanthropic initiative. It started in 2011 with 21 founders. They recruited more women,…
- Gold Medal Plate winner Joe Thottungal, chef and owner of the Coconut Lagoon, can now add another prestigious title to his collection: Sandwich Sovereign of Ottawa.
- Sold-out event hosted by tech giant Terry Matthews' Brookstreet Hotel, Wesley Clover Foundation.
- Move to LeBreton Flats ‘hopefully’ four or five years away
- Five-hour fundraiser at downtown Ottawa restaurant raises $15,000 for new cardiac CT scanner.
- Rewind.io backs up SMEs' storefronts and makes that data accessible for restores and retrieving lost data, a service that co-founder Mike Potter says isn't covered by big e-commerce providers.
- Ottawa-based discount retailer supports Ride for Dad at men’s fashion show
- “An investor told me, 'it’s a suicide project.'"
Dr. Ian Stiell leads The Ottawa Hospital Emergency Medicine Research Group and is an active emergency room physician and clinical epidemiologist.
- Ottawa firm develops sensors that can analyze the structural integrity of concrete structures, detecting cracks before they lead to collapse.
- Bid to turn idle motorhome into revenue source spawns Airbnb-like site for RVs with hundreds of members and bold U.S. expansion plans
- As advanced a tool as modern search engines are, they often miss the individual teachers and providers in a community.
- The idea for Ruckify, an online platform where people can post their unused goods, tools or property for rent, arose in an unlikely way when a tree fell in front of Cody’s house.
- “If we’re not the next PayPal, if we’re not the next Visa, we kind of failed.”
- Asking for help – and actually receiving it – is a phenomenon perhaps unique to Ottawa, the tech veteran says.
- The longer it takes for the government to play catch-up on proper regulations, the less opportunity Canadian firms have to capitalize on the disruptive industry.
On the surface, Assent Compliance appears to be chasing a niche market.
- Industry veteran explains the thinking behind the purchase, Mitel’s M&A strategy and why businesses are losing interest in managing their phone and communication systems in-house.
- More and more people in the industry are self-taught coders and that “a great portfolio and stand-up personality” can lead to solid job opportunities.
On Jan. 3, Ottawa was hit with its first major winter storm of the new year.
- On this week’s episode of Techopia Live, we spoke to two of the city’s transplanted entrepreneurs: France’s Eric Lavost, the founder of Eazylang, and TokenPet founder Flávio Banyai, who’s originally…
- 2002 CEO of the Year remembered for "incredible ability to get people onto his team"
- CENGN president and CEO Ritch Dusome and Nokia's vice-president of mobile strategy Rob Cameron took the orange seats this week to talk about the activity in Ottawa surrounding next-generation…
Canada really took one for the team, suffering through a soggy sesquicentennial on July 1 so that our friends to the south could enjoy a glorious Independence Day.
A group of bright-eyed entrepreneurs got a brush with royalty after Prince Charles dropped into Ottawa-based e-commerce giant Shopify while visiting the nation’s capital during…
Royal watchers don't mess around.
In this video blog, student Darren Fleming shares his impressions of San Francisco as well as his classmates’ reaction to presentations on how Nike…
Ottawa-based Learn Leap Fly is among 11 semifinalists in an international competition designed to discover how technology can improve access to education for hundreds of millions of…
- Fury for the Heart raises $50,000 for hospital's campaign to buy specialized cardiac CT scanner.
- Techopia Live speaks with CEO Steve Byrne about how the advent of machine learning is shaking up the industry
- Kick Off For Kids raises $17,000-plus to help kids at CHEO with inflammatory bowel disease
- MadeMill, the on-site workshop and digital media lab inside the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards, opened its doors Friday. Equipped with water-jet cutters, 3D printers and a variety of artistic and…
One minute, a sold-out crowd of 600 is sitting itself down in a ballroom for dinner and, the next, it’s surrounded by dancers masquerading as forest creatures, moving with such pride, passion and…
The Canadian economy has followed a slow and uneven growth path since the oil shock and we expect only a modest acceleration of economic growth in 2017.
Techopia Live’s producer Craig Lord (who is definitely not also writing this post) took the hotseat this week to talk about the biggest Ottawa…
Hydro Ottawa is committed to staying at the forefront of “green” energy and non-polluting technologies.
An eager and ecstatic group of young entrepreneurs was out to prove that Ottawa isn’t just a government town, but a city full of big dreams worth chasing, at Friday’s 20th annual…
Few fundraisers in Ottawa have gone the distance quite like Ringside for Youth XXIII, an annual dinner and boxing night that’s raised millions of dollars for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.
- L-Spark grads walked across the stage Tuesday night, but pitched their businesses – not their caps – as the latest cohort graduated from the Kanata-based SaaS accelerator.
- Evening raises $420,000 for Hellenic Community and Queensway Carleton Hospital
The 2017 edition of the Branham300, an annual list of the top Canadian public and private ICT companies ranked by gross revenue, is a Capital bummer.
Medical professionals sometimes refer to the “pillars” of cancer treatment. Until recently there have been four pillars: surgery, radiotherapy, traditional chemotherapy, and precision therapy.
- Twinkle Gala draws business leaders, philanthropists to make fundraising history for Ottawa Hospital
All the stars aligned for the Twinkle Gala, creating a magical and flawless evening that unfolded Thursday in the the Rockcliffe Park backyard party paradise belonging to Ottawa tech pioneer
- Ottawa Fury soccer team to participate in unique fundraiser, set for June 25
- L-Spark's SaaS Showcase is just more than a week away, when the Kanata accelerator touts the best of its cohort of companies in an event that is both pitchfest and celebration.
From hail to heat waves, Ottawa couturier Frank Sukhoo has seen it all while hosting his annual outdoor fashion show for Cornerstone Housing for Women.
When Josh Zaret said he was throwing a “fun, casual pizza party” to celebrate the official launch of Gemstone Corporation’s new office building, design centre and showroom, he…
- The drones, tech and armoured vehicles of Canada's largest defense and security trade show rolled through Ottawa this week at CANSEC 2017.
There’s no room at the Ottawa Riverkeeper Gala for fairweather friends. That’s because it’s the kind of outdoor gala where one happily attends, rain or shine; it’s just that much fun.
Jim Reklitis is quick to admit that he’s not a gifted golfer, but what he lacks on the golf course he's made up for in his leadership role with the annual Fuller Keon Golf…
- As Canadian demographics shift towards an aging population, Ottawa organizations are putting the focus on youth to ensure our local talent has the skills necessary to build business success.
Pasta dinner and light stretching aside, the best way to prepare for this year's Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend was to hang out with the consummately entertaining and insanely talented …
- Award-winning Linebox is behind St. Charles Market design
- The County of Carleton Law Association and Great Canadian Theatre Co. are partnering up to take on one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, Macbeth, in order to raise big bucks for the professional…
The real challenge for a lawyer is how well they can serve as their client’s champion.
- Governor General David Johnston delivered opening remarks at the inaugural gala and awards ceremony
Even one of our country’s most famous moms, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, acknowledges that it’s not an easy job.
- The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is putting a steampunk flair on its inaugural gala this coming week, and Techopia Live sat down with the museum's leaders and partner businesses…
The shovel hasn’t even hit the ground and already Mizrahi Developments was making its mark on Ottawa with the grand opening for its new luxury boutique condominium, 1451 Wellington.
- Politics and the Pen literary gala draws heavy hitters from political, business and journalism circles
It was a paparazzo’s playground at the Château Laurier on Wednesday as cabinet ministers and members of parliament, business leaders, household-name journalists and notable authors came together…
There’s nothing like powering up in the morning with a cancer-fighting breakfast, served with a side order of hope and inspiration.
University of Ottawa engineering students did away with the dioramas and baking soda volcanoes this week as the faculty put on a science fair like no other.
- “We are an innovation nation. We just don’t act like one,” says digital storyteller Melanie Coulson.
While we've all heard stories about family businesses gone bad (think McCain Foods and its bitter succession feud), family-owned firms are the bedrock of communities and the backbone of economies…
- Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa Breakfast celebrates Graham Macmillan for his long-time leadership and commitmentFor the past 10 years, Graham Macmillan has dedicated his time and energy to giving all kids in our community equal access to opportunities and possibilities, through his leadership as chair of the…
You could almost smell salt air coming from the Speaker’s Salon in Centre Block of Parliament Hill on Wednesday as supporters of Citizen Advocacy got together for a hot bowl of chowder and to…
For a sexy event, it wasn’t a sexy cause: oral health.
With the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend just around the bend, runners and non-runners alike were reminded Tuesday night of what they’re capable of achieving, whether it’s pushing one’s body to the…
- The Brewery Collaboration Day brought together 27 craft brewers from the area, not just to have some beer together but to make beer together.
Recognizing the Westin Ottawa nearly 10 years ago for its innovative conservation projects and strong environmental leadership, Hydro Ottawa continues to work with the downtown hotel as it becomes…
Within the space of a month, we saw a new “Innovation and Skills” budget as well as a bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
- The $275-a-ticket event was organized by a volunteer group of Elmwood parents and led by a pair of powerhouses: Denise Carruthers, who was a founding partner and chief financial officer of a software…
TD Place is about to become home to a new piece of art that celebrates our nation’s major milestone birthday and also has the distinction of having raised thousands of dollars to help children and…
The midweek slump is about to take a tasty turn for the better as legions of Ottawa residents prepare to do something so simple for charity: Dine out this Wednesday, April 26.
- Fresh of a countrywide “Innovation Nation” tour, Microsoft Canada’s John Weigelt was feeling nostalgic for the early days of confederation.
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“John, where is the Fintech market going?”
- While researchers and innovators may have fallen under the spell of science and technology, many more are seemingly disenchanted by the field, observes Ottawa high school student Mathilde Papillon in…
- Addition of new restaurants along Wellington Street West has made neighbourhood a destination for diners, but increased competition for established venues.
The Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park got a little sweeter Saturday as it played host to Ottawa’s first urban…
- Popular dance competition brings in $160,000 for patient care and research at The Ottawa Hospital
When Karen Secord used to hear the word “innovation” she would often think of high tech,…
- Capital Gaming Expo’s new owner hit the reboot button on the annual event this past weekend, bringing Ottawa’s gaming community together with industry leaders from inside and outside the city.
- Music industry players and special guests gathered at the Shaw Centre for a private awards dinner ceremony
- Charity cook-off tests kitchen skills of Nelligan O’Brien Payne, BLG, Gowling WLG, Edelman professionals
With bragging rights at stake, a group of Ottawa lawyers swapped their advocacy for aprons to participate in United Way…
One of Ottawa’s oldest charity auctions has been brought back by popular demand.
Increased collaboration. Higher productivity. Lower turnover.
Increased collaboration. Higher productivity. Lower turnover.
Increased collaboration. Higher productivity. Lower turnover.
You’ve got to love party swag that’s not only practical but essential, such as the grey tuques handed out to some 1,400 ticket holders for the Red Bull Crashed Ice VIP party held at the Château…
Jeri Campbell, wife of Ottawa RedBlacks head coach Rick Campbell, was among roughly 100 women helping to raise money for victims of domestic abuse during a party held Friday at…
- Executive chef Jesse Bell has been working diligently over the past year toward the opening of The Albion Rooms’ new Heritage Room Gastropub, located at the Novotel Ottawa on Nicholas Street.
While most towns have to cheer through to springtime to get the Stanley Cup, Ottawa just had to wait for it to celebrate a milestone birthday.
If anybody should have been dancing a happy jig at the Irish Canadian Saint Patrick’s Week Luncheon it should have been…
It was a night of panama hats, mojito cocktails and Cuban cigars (the chocolate kind) at the St.
Let’s be honest: If given the choice, most of us would spend the entire day in our pajamas.
Honorary award recipient Sharon Johnston and her husband, Governor General David Johnston, put the Royal in Royal Ottawa Mental Health Care and Research by…
The 2016 CEO of the Year recipient has been heading Ross Video since 2006,…
“Danny, where do I start to identify and address the cybersecurity risks to my small or mid-sized business?”
A review of the CVs of Ottawa’s entrepreneurs will demonstrate that it is a group full of fresh ideas and that loves to pursue new opportunities. The passion for starting a new business…
The international medical community was turned upside down in 1895.
An employee may be disciplined, and even terminated for cause, where his or her off-duty conduct interferes with and prejudices the employer’s business interests and operations, or its reputation…
In anticipation of the upcoming Ottawa 2017 celebrations, InsideTrack approached Guy Laflamme, executive director of the …
“Kegham, as a technology startup, how can I offset the costs of my R&D?”
At first glance, Shirley Westeinde appears to be an eloquent, fashionable and unassuming.
Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPAC) and Capital Pool Companies (CPC) are two capital raising vehicles that can benefit investors and business owners looking to access capital markets…
Jim Roche knows a thing or two about scaling up a business.
“Peter, how will intangible assets, such as goodwill, be taxed differently come the new year?”
Techopia was back on the road this week, dropping in on video production technology firm Ross Video.
There are many techniques and structures that a privately held business owner may consider in planning for the succession of the business. One such succession option is the management buyout.
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“John, how can I mitigate my personal liability as the director of a growing high tech company?”
Under the International Mobility Program (IMP), companies can temporarily transfer qualified employees to Canada as ‘intra-company transferees’.
Leading a successful business onto the international stage requires strategic vision and a relentless focus on customer needs.
“Gavin, what are some of the tax implications of expanding internationally?”
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