Amazon's new Seattle headquarters are still under construction. But they're sure to be a tourist draw when finished - even if tourists can only view them from outside. (Courtesy architecture firm NBBJ)

Published: October 24th, 2017


IBM, Ontario government team up for new Ottawa incubator

Ottawa startups have a new helping hand to support their efforts to scale up. In a joint conference on Friday, the Ontario government, IBM Corp., and economic development agency Invest Ottawa announced the

Published on: September 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New Invest Ottawa campaign aims to bring talent from Silicon Valley up north

Economic development agency Invest Ottawa thinks the nation's capital is a pretty swell place for the technically inclined to live and work, and it wants the rest of the world to know it

Published on: May 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Ottawa getting an enterprise-focused accelerator

Ottawa is getting a new accelerator, and it's opening up its application process to startups and entrepreneurs today. L-SPARK, which will be housed in Kanata, Ont., a suburb of Ottawa, aims to work

Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Candice So

$10 million China-backed incubator launches in Ottawa

The ZDG Ottawa International Incubation Centre opened in Ottawa on Tuesday, as part of a partnership between Invest Ottawa and the Zhongguancun Development Group (ZDG).Invest Ottawa is the city's economic development corporation, while

Published on: December 11th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Hey, kid, I hear you want to be an entrepreneur

By Leo Valiquette  “This is the most manic depressive way you could possibly live life. You’re never having a good day. You’re either having the best day ever, or you are thinking you

Published on: November 16th, 2012 Francis Moran

Where is Ottawa’s International Startup Festival?

By Leo Valiquette  In an earlier post, Francis Moran shared some highlights from the International Startup Festival in Montreal, which of course raises the obvious question, why do we not have these kinds of

Published on: July 24th, 2012 Francis Moran

Putting Ottawa’s puzzle together

By Leo Valiquette In early May, I blogged about the need for everyone in the National Capital Region involved with getting technology to market to check their baggage at the door and work together for

Published on: June 15th, 2012 Francis Moran

Ottawa’s small defence firms band together to take on industry gorillas

Small Ottawa-based tech firms carving out niches in the defence and security industry are organizing to work together to access global markets, educate the military about their products, and compete against the big

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Lessons in entrepreneurship from the Startup Canada launch

By Alexandra Reid  “A million people walk into a bar in Silicon Valley. Nobody buys anything. The bar is declared a huge success.” Harley Finkelstein, CPO of Shopify, shared that illuminating joke during the

Published on: May 8th, 2012 Francis Moran

Victoria Lennox: Startup champion

By Alexandra Reid  As co-founder of Startup Canada, the country’s first-ever entrepreneur-led national movement celebrating Canadian entrepreneurship, Victoria Lennox is a bona fide startup champion. At her core, Victoria is a social entrepreneur, and you could

Published on: April 27th, 2012 Francis Moran

What’s going on in Waterloo?

By Francis Moran  Regular readers of my posts will know that I spend a fair bit of time in the Waterloo region where both the buzz and the substance of the startup scene

Published on: April 20th, 2012 Francis Moran

Bridging the gap between Ottawa’s two tech solitudes

In case you missed it, two solitudes have emerged in Ottawa over the past decade that have nothing to do with French and English. A cultural split has developed in Ottawa's technology sector,

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Christine Wong

Ottawa’s tech industry organization gets new name, new mandate

The agency in charge of promoting Ottawa's technology sector has a new name and a new mandate as of today. The Ottawa Centre for Regional Innovation (OCRI) has been rechristenedInvestOttawa. It's the second

Published on: February 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff