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Local startup lands public safety deals with Nokia, City of Ottawa
Aug 17, 2018
A local startup has secured a couple of back-to-back deals that will see its public safety applications integrated into the City of Ottawa’s Fire Services and emergency response teams across the world
Boston accelerator launching Ottawa-based Aetonix into U.S. health-care market
Aug 16, 2018
Aetonix Systems, which develops a platform that connects health-care professionals to patients and their families, is one of seven companies joining CTA Boston’s fall 2018 cohort
Ottawa’s STACS DNA rolling out newborn specimen-tracking tech across Ontario
Aug 15, 2018
STACS DNA's software is purported to reduce delays in newborn specimen shipping that could prevent a child’s serious health condition from worsening later in life
Ottawa’s Carleton University lands $350,000 from feds for green building project
Aug 14, 2018
Research from Carleton University might help make new buildings more energy efficient with the help of some fresh federal funding
Ottawa-based Napkyn’s new subsidiary aimed at skirting tricky Google Analytics concern
Aug 8, 2018
A local consulting company is launching a new venture aimed at helping others tap into the marketing power of Google Analytics, a process that’s less straightforward than one might think
Ottawa’s iBIONICS lands $438,000 in Quebec government financing
Aug 3, 2018
In a statement, iBIONICS CEO and co-founder Suzanne Grant said the extra cash will set the firm up to raise an equity round later this fall.
Carleton partners with ICTC for autonomous vehicles co-op placements
Aug 2, 2018
The initiative is tied to an ICTC report released last year that projected Canada would need to fill 34,000 jobs related to the emerging AV industry by 2021.
Startup Open House returns to Ottawa Sept. 20
Aug 1, 2018
Among the Ottawa tech firms opening their doors this year are Shopify, FarmLead and Giatec Scientific.
Ottawa tech veteran Gord Wyse tapped as Klipfolio’s new CFO
Jul 10, 2018
Gord Wyse brings more than three decades of financial experience – most of it spent in Ottawa’s own tech sector – to the local dashboard developer.
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s Arvizio brings mixed reality to the enterprise market
Jul 5, 2018
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
Broaden your search and focus on potential: Techopia Live talent panel
Jun 29, 2018
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
Ottawa’s Shopify acquires Montreal-based Return Magic
Jun 26, 2018
Shopify has brought another one of the successful developers in its app ecosystem in-house with its latest acquisition.
Ottawa-based Leonovus lands federal government pilot project
Jun 25, 2018
Feds are set to become "a large Leonovus reference customer," which Ottawa tech firm says will help it market to other large enterprise users.
Techopia Live: Ottawa-based Crypto4A securing for the internet of tomorrow
Jun 21, 2018
Cryptography is the “foundational element” for securing information from cyber attacks.
Kanata-based L-Spark accelerator opening applications to cyber, IoT firms
Jun 19, 2018
Kanata accelerator is opening its doors to firms in fields including cyber, Internet of Things and 'deep tech.'
Techopia Live: Video software firm March Networks tracking cannabis from seed to sale
Jun 15, 2018
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.
Ottawa’s CENGN appoints Jean-Charles Fahmy as new CEO
Jun 8, 2018
Organization aims to bridge the gaps between innovation and commercialization in Canada’s telecom industry with members including Mitel, Huawei, Bell Canada and Rogers.
Techopia Live: Upcoming conferences targeting Ottawa entrepreneurs of all ages
Jun 7, 2018
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.
Techopia Live: Lumenera harnessing Ottawa’s ‘hotbed’ of imaging tech
May 31, 2018
Ottawa-based firm develops and manufacturers specialized cameras for scientific and industrial use – everything from microscopes to astrophotography.
Ottawa’s Telesat, BluMetric receive funding from Canada-Israel partnership
May 22, 2018
Satellite technology firm Telesat and water treatment and remediation company BluMetric will bring new tech to market alongside two Israeli counterparts through the Canada-Israel Industrial Research…
Techopia Live: L-Spark female founders event shows young girls what’s possible
May 17, 2018
'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.'
CATA awards gala honours made-in-Ottawa artificial intelligence
May 16, 2018
Fresh off securing an $8.4M series-A round, Mindbridge AI recognized with Outstanding Product Achievement award.
Ottawa-area museums turn to high tech for tourism boost
May 14, 2018
Canadian Museum of History is taking advantage of a new deal between Ottawa Tourism and a local startup that helps local businesses cater to an influx of Chinese tourists.
Techopia Live: Lawyer Megan Cornell seeing ‘momentum’ in Kanata North
May 10, 2018
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…
Ottawa’s MDS to build largest engine test facility in the world for Rolls-Royce
May 7, 2018
MDS Aero Support is putting made-in-Ottawa innovation to the test in the United Kingdom, where the firm recently announced it will partner with Rolls-Royce to build a testing facility for the…
Ottawa’s You.i TV to power History channel app
May 4, 2018
Vikings, aliens and more will be making their new home on Ottawa-based You.i TV’s platform, as the firm announced this week it has signed a deal with A&E Networks.
Techopia Live: New executive director Jamie Petten looking to raise Kanata North’s global profile
May 2, 2018
Goals include growing the tech park’s national and international brand as well as attracting diverse talent to the area’s firms.
Techopia Live: Ottawa students shifting from studies to summer startups
May 1, 2018
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.
Techopia Live: WOBOT award-winner InGenius talks the tech it ‘bet the farm’ on
Apr 26, 2018
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.
Cash in the capital: Ottawa-area firms raise $14M in first-quarter VC funding
Apr 25, 2018
Leading the way for the National Capital Region was Gatineau-based Agrisoma Biosciences, which raised $9 million in a series-C round.
Ottawa’s The Growcer trials concentrated CO2 spray to speed up hydroponic growing
Apr 24, 2018
The Growcer has sold seven of its mobile containers to customers in the Arctic at an average price of just over $200,000, allowing them to grow produce year-round rather than relying on expensive…
Ottawa’s Ensyn to build new Quebec plant with BDC investment
Apr 23, 2018
Clean-tech firm turns forest residues into renewable fuels.
Kanata's Neptec lands $1.8M in Canadian Space Agency contracts
Apr 17, 2018
Contracts will fund the development of a miniature 3D camera that could enable a rover to navigate autonomously on the moon and Mars.
AccelerateOTT 2018 lineup to feature Assent Compliance CEO Waitman
Apr 16, 2018
“Scale or Fail” is the theme of Invest Ottawa’s latest annual entrepreneurship event.
Ottawa’s Edgewater Wireless unveils Wi-Fi location tracking tech
Apr 13, 2018
Technology can be used for surveillance and security, but network optimization is the primary use.
Gatineau’s SMITH leads Air Canada Vacations digital transformation
Apr 11, 2018
Coming off a high-growth year, Gatineau commerce firm SMITH has been tapped by Air Canada Vacations to redesign the full gamut of travellers’ booking experiences.
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s Searidge Technologies lands customers on layovers
Apr 10, 2018
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.
Sunny break: You.i TV scores Weather Channel tech deal
Apr 6, 2018
The first project will be The Weather Channel’s “Local Now” streaming service, which combines news, weather, traffic and sports from various content sources.
Techopia Live: Artificial intelligence predictions from Ottawa’s Shopify
Apr 4, 2018
Vocal user interfaces, greater 'augmented intelligence' are on the horizon.
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s Desk Nibbles imagines ‘office kitchen of the future’
Mar 28, 2018
Desk Nibbles service delivers regular boxes of snacks to more than 65 companies across Canada and plans to expand to New York next month.
Techopia Live: Hydroponics firm the Growcer returns food security to Canada’s north
Mar 27, 2018
The Growcer’s hydroponics design uses automated LED lights and water systems to farm vegetation in harsh environments.
Techopia Live: How Ross Video branches out without losing steam
Mar 26, 2018
“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…
Techopia Live: Construction materials delivery app building a name for itself in Ottawa
Mar 22, 2018
2018 Bootstrap Award recipient fills gap in construction supply chains for smaller material orders.
Shopify lands Gatineau’s Hydropothecary for online cannabis retail
Mar 21, 2018
The Ottawa e-commerce firm has also found success on social media this week after Instragram said it would expand its Shopify-powered product tag across Canada.
Ottawa firms central to new $400M public-private 5G partnership
Mar 19, 2018
Ciena, Ericsson, Thales, IBM and CGI will spend $200 million over the next five years on research in an Ontario-Quebec corridor focused on developing 5G technology.
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s SanEcoTec turning water into wins
Mar 15, 2018
Bootstrap Award winner designs systems and develops tech to treat water in ways that minimize environmental impact.
Ottawa’s Spartan Bioscience finds high levels of Legionella bacteria across government buildings
Mar 14, 2018
Local biotech firm recently pivoted from its personal DNA testing cube – billed as a precursor to instant at-home diagnoses – to detecting the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires Disease.
Techopia Live: Cancer Computer puts Ottawa processors to researcher need
Mar 13, 2018
Cancer Computer accepts server donations from partners, refurbishes those rigs and rents the supercomputing power to researchers at little or no cost
Determined women will thrive in tech, Ottawa panel says
Mar 9, 2018
Cultural impressions of tech as a man’s game persist today, panelists
Deadline approaching to apply for Shopify’s ‘Dev Degree’
Mar 7, 2018
CEO Tobi Lutke tweeted that he hopes this model becomes the future of developer education.
Techopia Live: Ottawa blockchain talent pipeline running dry, says Leonovus CTO
Mar 6, 2018
The technology’s most fervent developers are typically cryptocurrency enthusiasts, whereas Leonovus is using it to power security applications – making for a mismatch in skillsets.
Women key to Canada’s AI future, Ottawa conference hears
Mar 5, 2018
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.
Techopia Live: Women in Data Science conference brings female speakers to Ottawa stage
Feb 28, 2018
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…
MLB taps Ottawa’s Mitel for on-field communication systems
Feb 27, 2018
Technology developed by Kanata firm will be in all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums in time for the start of the 2018 season.
Lawyers, developers team up at Ottawa legal hackathon
Feb 26, 2018
App to codify informal agreements takes top prize
Meet Ottawa’s 2018 Bootstrap Award winners
Feb 23, 2018
This year’s awards reception is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 at the Marshes Golf Club in Kanata.
Law code: Global Legal Hackathon comes to Ottawa
Feb 21, 2018
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.
Ottawa researchers look into what's holding back Canada's female innovators
Feb 14, 2018
Female entrepreneurs surveyed in the report say access to capital to grow their businesses is limited, as they face direct and indirect sexism from investors as well as clients.
Techopia Live: Jason Lee’s journey from Siberia to SmartCone to make life safer
Feb 13, 2018
The SmartCone is an easy to deploy device in emergency situations, in construction zones or anywhere sensors are needed to quickly gather data.
New patent, Canada Post deal fuel Intouch Insight’s SaaS pivot
Feb 12, 2018
CEO says Canada Post deal is a big win for his company because of the large number of licences the Crown corporation will be purchasing.
Techopia Live: Once big data ‘evangelical’, Ottawa’s Interset now flooded with demand
Feb 8, 2018
Today’s cybersecurity environment is complicated (to say the least), but Interset president and CEO Mark Smialowicz told Techopia Live this week that the local firm is finding opportunity in…
Techopia Live: Snapclarity raises $1.5M to put mental health back in patients’ hands
Feb 6, 2018
An Ottawa entrepreneur is putting nearly two decades of mental health experience into a mobile application with the goal of making treatment more accessible.
Ottawa’s Ross Video powers 3D graphics at Super Bowl LII
Feb 5, 2018
A local firm brought football’s biggest stars to life during last night’s Super Bowl.
Techopia Live: Solink’s software can both deter theft and speed up a drive-through
Feb 1, 2018
Ottawa-based Solink wants to turn millions of hours of unwatched security footage captured around the world into actionable data, the firm’s CEO Michael Matta told Techopia Live recently.
Techopia Live: Lightship automating certifications for cybersecurity products
Jan 30, 2018
Ottawa startup Lightship Security illuminated the “darkness that is cybersecurity” on Techopia Live this week, telling us how the firm is helping products get securely to market as quickly as…
Techopia Live: Invest Ottawa CEO Mike Tremblay looks back on a ‘whirlwind’ first year
Jan 26, 2018
“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.”
Techopia Live: Inside a founder's choice to hand her startup to a new CEO
Jan 25, 2018
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.
Ottawa-based GaN Systems named to 2018 Global Cleantech 100 list
Jan 24, 2018
GaN’s gallium nitride technology earns its clean-tech stripes thanks to its energy efficiency.
Techopia Live: CEO John Proctor explains Martello’s IPO opportunity
Jan 23, 2018
The firm is looking at a potential initial public offering in 2018.
Ottawa firm Edgewater provides in-store Wi-Fi for Kroger’s smart shopping apps
Jan 22, 2018
Technology developed by local wireless firm will be in nearly stores across the U.S.
Ottawa-based CIRA adds Amazon to fifth year of national grant program
Jan 9, 2018
Applications for CIRA’s next round of program funding open on Jan. 15.
Deadline approaching for Founder Institute Ottawa’s winter cohort
Jan 3, 2018
The program targets aspiring founders with an idea in hand, but not much else.
Ottawa entrepreneur Terry Matthews named officer of the Order of Canada
Jan 2, 2018
The chairman of Wesley Clover International and executive at several local businesses was given the national honour “for his exceptional achievements as a high-technology entrepreneur and investor,…
Techopia Live: Ottawa tech panel shares 2018 hopes at L-Spark’s Holiday Hustle
Dec 14, 2017
2018 needs to be the year Ottawa tech gets loud, attendees say
Techopia Live: Ottawa’s You.i TV hunting for big wins in 2018
Dec 12, 2017
Annual recurring revenue has grown around 2-3x this past year as the TV app developer looks to reach $100 million in revenues.
Techopia Live: Klashwerks marks latest stop along IoT road for Ottawa entrepreneur Russell Ure
Dec 7, 2017
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.
Ottawa’s RVezy to fuel U.S. vehicle rental firm’s Canadian expansion
Dec 5, 2017
“This will help drive even more rentals to our RV owners here in Canada,” said RVezy CEO Michael McNaught.
Techopia Live: FileCatalyst co-founder goes from computer science degree to Emmy award
Dec 4, 2017
FileCatalyst, founded in 2000, has been a pioneer in the accelerated file transfer technologies that are standard in film and broadcast today.
Shopify merchants collectively surpass $1M in sales per minute on Black Friday
Nov 27, 2017
Black Friday sales continue to go mobile, reflecting the wider trend in retail.
Techopia Live: With big data, Ottawa-based Relogix makes every square foot count
Nov 24, 2017
Ottawa-based Relogix has put sensors to work to give corporate real estate firms a better sense of how workspace is really being used.
Techopia Live: MindBridge CEO Eli Fathi wants to put Ottawa AI on the map
Nov 21, 2017
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.
Techopia Live: AI-powered Mindbliss battles workplace stress
Nov 16, 2017
Ottawa-based startup makes use of artificial intelligence to curate and build its meditation tools.
Techopia Live: Ottawa startup seeks $20M prize with carbon recycling solution
Nov 14, 2017
Tandem’s conversion technology recycles CO2 emissions into more palatable byproducts such as calcium carbonate, a key ingredient in paint and toothpaste.
Ottawa's Klipfolio, Shopify, You.i TV among Canada’s fastest-growing firms: Deloitte
Nov 10, 2017
Shopify and Kinaxis were also commended as tech leaders, while MindBridge AI was flagged as an up-and-comer
Techopia Live: 2017 CEO of the Year tells you how to be a better CEO
Nov 9, 2017
Who better to ask for leadership tips?
Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke to lead feds’ digital industries strategy table
Nov 8, 2017
The federal government is hoping to capture a bit of Shopify’s magic.
Techopia Live: Spectrafy co-founders making solar spectral data affordable
Nov 7, 2017
The made-in-Ottawa product – a combination of rugged hardware and proprietary software – could become the new industry standard for spectral sensors.
Techopia Live: L-Spark adapts SaaS accelerator but keeps the ‘aggressive style’
Nov 2, 2017
One of the other major developments for L-Spark has been the launch of SaaS North, which runs this year from Nov. 29-30.
Ottawa-based Spectrafy lands federal contract for national solar sensor network
Nov 1, 2017
Spectrafy develops sensors that measure the sun’s spectrum and other atmospheric activity such as greenhouse gas emission levels and solar radiation.
Full list revealed of Ottawa’s Startup Open House participants
Oct 20, 2017
Startup Open House returns to Ottawa on Oct. 26 this year with an even bigger roster of local startups
Techopia Live: Driving more government innovation, women in tech
Oct 19, 2017
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.
Techopia Live: Everyone is a 3D modeller in Masterpiece VR’s world
Oct 16, 2017
Jonathan Gagne’s outlook changed in unexpected ways the first time he tried on a virtual reality headset.
Techopia Live: Ottawa gears up for Canada's first on-road autonomous vehicle demo
Oct 11, 2017
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.
No filter: Shopify teams up with Instagram to expand merchants’ reach
Oct 10, 2017
Meanwhile, CEO Tobi Lütke breaks silence on short-seller’s report as share price dips again
Techopia Live: Can gamification end distracted driving?
Oct 5, 2017
Irdeto Cloakware vice-president Jaco Du Plooy also joined Techopia Live as the cybersecurity firm celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Techopia Live: Canada Science and Technology Museum joins Ottawa’s innovation ecosystem
Oct 3, 2017
Local companies including SimWave and Lumbec will be showcasing their work when museum reopens Nov. 17.
Techopia Live: Tech advocates talk fair play and silver linings of proposed tax changes
Sep 22, 2017
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.
Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal corridor selected as finalist for Hyperloop One
Sep 15, 2017
If constructed, the high-speed transport could send Ottawa passengers to Toronto in 27 minutes and to Montreal in just 12.
Shopify leveraging Apple’s new iOS to merge mobile and offline retail
Sep 12, 2017
Shopify timed its release with Apple’s annual product announcement event on Tuesday because the tech giant’s latest operating system includes a QR code scanner natively in the camera app.
Techopia Live: Ottawa startup Rewind.io saving online storefronts from data oblivion
Sep 11, 2017
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.
Shopify’s Build a Bigger Business winners ring the bell at NYSE
Sep 5, 2017
Ottawa e-commerce giant challenged thousands of existing, later-stage companies to scale up beyond revenues around $1 million to reach levels of $50 million and beyond.
Drupal North drops into Ottawa with keynote from feds’ CIO Alex Benay
Aug 24, 2017
Ottawa’s top public sector techie will deliver the keynote address this weekend at Drupal North, the first time the annual developers' event has come to the Capital.
Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke tops Snap, Dropbox CEOs on Fortune 40 Under 40 list
Aug 18, 2017
The 37-year-old’s profile on the list suggests Shopify’s CEO has been relatively low-key in the firm’s success to date, but that with the company’s continual success since its IPO and having recently…
Ottawa’s Clearford lauded for water projects spanning from Kemptville to India
Aug 17, 2017
The company installed a sanitation system at a mobile home park near Kemptville after residents were handed eviction notices when the park’s owner failed to comply with sewage treatment regulations.
You.i TV brings in Ottawa tech finance heavyweight Rob White as CFO
Aug 10, 2017
Business veteran also serves on the boards of Ottawa companies Pythian, LiveQoS, MASV.io and Cliniconex.
Member365 lands partnership with downtown management industry group
Aug 8, 2017
Ottawa startup making deals where the neon signs are pretty
Techopia Live: Assent Compliance’s ‘winner-takes-all’ mentality
Aug 4, 2017
On the surface, Assent Compliance appears to be chasing a niche market.
Techopia Live: Mitel CFO Steve Spooner breaks down Ottawa firm's $430M ShoreTel acquisition
Aug 2, 2017
Industry veteran explains the thinking behind the purchase, Mitel’s M&A strategy and why businesses are losing interest in managing their phone and communication systems in-house.
As Liberals tout ‘innovation agenda,’ CRA keeps scaling back SR&ED credits: CATA
Jul 31, 2017
CATA argues $5.3 billion has been removed from the program between 2009 and 2016.
Do you need a computer science degree to break into Ottawa’s tech sector?
Jul 27, 2017
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.
Bell joins Ottawa-based telecom consortium CENGN
Jul 26, 2017
CENGN aims to facilitate the commercialization of next-generation networks such as 5G connectivity.
SurveyMonkey surpasses 100 employees in Ottawa
Jul 24, 2017
SurveyMonkey releasing a new suite of software products, including a rebranded and “reimagined” incarnation of the made-in-Ottawa FluidReview.
Ottawa’s Shopify widens reach with eBay sales channel
Jul 14, 2017
Digital merchants using Shopify’s popular e-commerce platform in the U.S. will have a new way to reach customers later this year.
Fulbright donation leads to new entrepreneurship chair at Carleton University
Jul 11, 2017
Four visiting academic and research chairs will come to Carleton University, including an entrepreneurship chair at the Sprott School of Business, as part of a $16-million, 25-year partne
Video: Why are Ottawa's telecom competitors cooperating on 5G?
Jul 10, 2017
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…
FarmLead moves to a new plot of land in Ottawa
Jul 7, 2017
Having outgrown its first digs at Invest Ottawa’s incubator space, FarmLead picked up its roots and moved into a new office space this week.
Canadian CEOs want money, talent, government support, survey by Ottawa’s Sampford Advisors finds
Jul 6, 2017
Sampford Advisors’ annual survey of Canadian tech CEOs shows that raising capital and acquiring talent are top of mind of the nation’s executives.
Video: Ottawa’s Thinkwrap Commerce eyeing automated e-commerce future
Jun 26, 2017
Techopia Live speaks with CEO Steve Byrne about how the advent of machine learning is shaking up the industry
Video: Take a look inside MadeMill, the on-site workshop at Ottawa's Innovation Centre
Jun 23, 2017
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…
Video: Shopify, BlackBerry QNX, Dragonwave: The year’s biggest stories (so far) in Ottawa tech
Jun 19, 2017
Techopia Live’s producer Craig Lord (who is definitely not also writing this post) took the hotseat this week to talk about the biggest Ottawa tech
Video: Latest startup cohort graduates from Ottawa’s L-Spark accelerator
Jun 14, 2017
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.
Video: Member365, Quickily reflect on L-Spark experience before SaaS Showcase
Jun 5, 2017
L-Spark's SaaS Showcase is just more than a week away, when the Kanata accelerator touts the best of its cohort of companies in an event that is both pitchfest and celebration.
Video: Telfer EMBA, Junior Achievement partner to deliver business skills to Ottawa youth
May 30, 2017
As Canadian demographics shift towards an aging population, Ottawa organizations are putting the focus on youth to ensure our local talent has the skills necessary to build business success.
Ottawa-based Shopify finds Canadians don’t think Ottawa is entrepreneurial
May 24, 2017
Ottawa's You.i TV expands market offerings with Samsung platform
May 17, 2017
Samsung has officially approved the You.i Engine as a solution for developing apps on its Tizen TV operating system, opening up a new marketplace for Kanata-based You.i TV.
L-Spark opens applications for Fall 2017 accelerator cohort
May 16, 2017
If your software-as-a-service startup is getting the insatiable itch for growth, L-Spark wants you. The Kanata-based accelerator has opened applications for its Fall 2017 cohort.
Video: Ottawa museums' steampunk gala adds art to STEM through augmented, virtual realities
May 15, 2017
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…
Stop making excuses and start solving people’s problems: Venture capitalist
May 11, 2017
The reason for most startup failures is that founders are talking with the wrong people, having the wrong conversations, Sean Sheppard tells AccelerateOTT audience at Lansdowne Park.
TEDx Kanata: Canadians failing to tell our own tech success stories
May 9, 2017
“We are an innovation nation. We just don’t act like one,” says digital storyteller Melanie Coulson.
Video: AccelerateOTT MC Susan Richards dishes on Ottawa startup growth
May 8, 2017
With preparations wrapping up for this Thursday's AccelerateOTT, Invest Ottawa's flagship entrepreneurship conference, Techopia Live brought MC Susan Richards to the show to uncover how she's…
Ottawa earnings week: Who’s up, down, firing and acquiring?
May 5, 2017
Shopify kept up the pace but WiLAN hit some "lumps" in the road. See who else was up and down after first quarter earnings this week.
Video: Move-in day at Innovation Centre for new Startup Garage cohort
May 2, 2017
On Monday's Techopia Live, the University of Ottawa's new Startup Garage cohort put down their boxes and picked up our microphone for a few minutes to chat about their companies and their goals for…
AccelerateOTT unveils full lineup, including Finkelstein, Wille, Techstars
Apr 27, 2017
The list of speakers, which includes local champions as well as global leaders in entrepreneurship, is highlighted by a keynote address from Eamonn Carey, managing director of Techstars. Carey has…
Video: Discovery, not business model or product, the goal of Ottawa's pHacktory
Apr 24, 2017
The Ottawa-based organization pitches itself as a "risk-as-a-service" platform, the place where audacious ideas meet reality (and, they're prepared to admit, likely fail).
Shopify launches first hardware product, new checkout process at Unite conference
Apr 20, 2017
Shopify is bolstering its online and offline merchant offerings by expanding its reach into real-world retail with a new device and an interface aimed at streamlining customers' e-commerce purchases.
TEDx Kanata: 150 years on, what will make Canada prosperous?
Apr 19, 2017
Fresh of a countrywide “Innovation Nation” tour, Microsoft Canada’s John Weigelt was feeling nostalgic for the early days of confederation.
Video: Invest Ottawa head Tremblay seeks regional plan for growth
Apr 17, 2017
Invest Ottawa looks for assistance in crafting a five-year strategic plan for growing the National Capital Region’s companies.
TEDx Kanata: High school student looks to rebrand science through dance
Apr 12, 2017
While researchers and innovators may have fallen under the spell of science and technology, many more are seemingly disenchanted by the field, observes Ottawa high school student Mathilde Papillon in…
Video: Tackling the sports tech market with FanShare
Apr 10, 2017
For even the most avid fan, the idea of building a business around sports technology may seem like it's coming out of left field. Yet the industry built around loyal, passionate fans – especially…
Applications to Carleton's Master of Entrepreneurship up 300%
Apr 7, 2017
In just its second year, a new degree offered through Carleton University’s Technology Innovation Management program is attracting significant interest, though its explosive growth may lead to tough…
Shopify launches free stock images site to beautify merchants' stores
Apr 6, 2017
Shopify is ostensibly an ecommerce platform provider, but that hasn’t stopped it from holding classes at its Ottawa headquarters or offering a business name generator, and it isn’t stopping the…
Video: What Ottawa companies need to consider about mergers and acquisitions
Apr 3, 2017
Is selling your homegrown company a sin?
Kanata North recruiters hunting for talent, culture fits at Technata expo
Mar 28, 2017
Techopia Live shifted its day and location to take a roadtrip to Kanata North's Technata tech expo and talent hunt. The event was packed with more than 60 exhibitors and hundreds of candidates…
Video: FarmLead lands $6.5-million funding in mission to modernize grain marketing
Mar 20, 2017
Ottawa named best Canadian tech hub: study
Mar 14, 2017
There’s no better place to live and work in tech than Ottawa, according to a recent study.
Video: Punchtime, Bluink imagine the future of mobile
Mar 13, 2017
Fresh off the 2017 Bootstrap Awards, winners for best mobile application Chris Desjardins of Punchtime and Steve Borza of Bluink joined us for Techopia Live. We covered the difficult decisions…
Ottawa’s 2017 Bootstrap Awards winners lace up for gala
Feb 21, 2017
This year’s rebooted Ottawa Bootstrap Awards include a wide range of winners, from a zero-waste grocery story to a new way to punch out at the end of the day.
Federal government gives $3M for Ottawa university tech research
Feb 15, 2017
During a University of Ottawa lab tour today, federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced more than $50 million in funding for Canadian research projects, $3 million of which will go towards l
Video: Ottawa, Silicon Valley share similar energy, different VC culture: Kwilt co-founder
Feb 14, 2017
Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke defends powering Breitbart storefront
Feb 9, 2017
Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke waded into the political waters this week to defend his e-commerce company against a litany of complaints for powering the online store of right-wing media outlet Breitbart N
Three quotes that sum up how Ottawa entrepreneur Tobi Lütke runs Shopify
Feb 7, 2017
Purpose, culture, and long-term vision: If you had to boil it down, this is what Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke thinks about when he’s making decisions about Shopify.
Video: What Ottawa businesses should do amid Trump's entry ban fight
Feb 6, 2017
Ottawa's Leo Lax shares his high expectations for L-Spark portfolio companies
Feb 3, 2017
L-Spark managing director Leo Lax recently wrote a blog post that forecast a banner year for the Kanata-based accelerator, as well as for Ottawa and Canada as a whole.
Ottawa tech leaders join petition against Trump’s migrant ban
Jan 31, 2017
Several prominent members of the Ottawa tech community joined their Canadian counterparts in adding their names to a petition calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government to
Video: Breaking down the growth in Ottawa's gaming sector
Jan 30, 2017
Mayor Watson, Sir Terry Matthews leading tech crusade to Queen’s Park
Jan 25, 2017
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson put innovation high on his list of priorities during his State of the City address on Wednesday.
Shopify, Algonquin College partner on graphic design course
Jan 24, 2017
Shopify U has added graphic design to its course offerings.
Video: Vicki Iverson is the woman and the code behind Ottawa's Iversoft
Jan 23, 2017
Shopify opens second Toronto location with room for 200 employees
Jan 19, 2017
Shopify has officially opened its second office in Toronto, the latest installment in a still-growing presence in Ontario's capital.
University of Ottawa biohacker Andrew Pelling named TED Senior Fellow
Jan 17, 2017
Andrew Pelling, the University of Ottawa researcher known for treating “biology like hardware,” has been named a TED2017 Senior Fellow.
Video: How autonomous driving can fix Ottawa's potholes
Jan 16, 2017
Shopify powers both sides of Trump debate
Jan 12, 2017
Shopify was caught in political crosshairs this week when a petition emerged on SumOfUs.org calling for the Ottawa-based e-commerce giant to stop powering the online store of Breitbart, a pro-Donal
Video: Wipebook CEO Frank Bouchard named first executive director of Ottawa’s Fresh Founders
Jan 9, 2017
Ottawa tech firms descend on Vegas to show wares at Consumer Electronics Showcase
Jan 4, 2017
The start of the new year means new tech at the Consumer Electronics Showcase, and several local Ottawa area companies are in Las Vegas this week to flaunt their latest products.
Video: PageCloud CEO Craig Fitzpatrick is a man on a startup mission
Dec 7, 2016
Video: Lessons from Eli Fathi's long career in Ottawa tech
Dec 6, 2016
Shopify acquires Toronto-based app studio Tiny Hearts
Dec 5, 2016
In an October
Feature: How to pitch an angel
Dec 2, 2016
If you’re looking for funding, sometimes your best shot is an angel. But more often than not, your prayers fall flat and investors aren’t impressed.
Ottawa named Futurpreneur Canada’s Top Entrepreneurial Community for second straight year
Nov 25, 2016
If you were looking to get involved during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) this year, the nation's capital was apparently the place to be.
Feature: A tough slog
Nov 23, 2016
It’s not all fun and games inside social app startup Bumpn.
Ottawa fintech startup ChangeJar accepted into Silicon Valley accelerator
Nov 18, 2016
The Ottawa team behind an app that turns spare change into digital currency is joining a California accelerator that’s also making a “significant” investment in the company.
Ottawa-based You.i TV, ProntoForms among Deloitte’s 50 fastest growing companies
Nov 16, 2016
The exponential growth of two Ottawa firms ranks among the top in the country according to professional services firm Deloitte.
Ottawa’s Mitel and Shopify among Canada’s top R&D spenders
Nov 14, 2016
Research Infosource released its annual report on the top 100 companies in R&D spending, and several comp
Better Software Co. lands another $1M investment round
Nov 3, 2016
The Better Software Company just raised another $1 million. And, to be honest, no one is surprised anymore.
Shopify announces '100 per cent growth' in stock ticker symbol
Nov 1, 2016
Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP)(TSX:SH) just hit a milestone on the TSX: Effective today, the company is now trading with the ticker symbol SHOP instead of SH.
Wipebook founder wins $10,000 Innovation Award
Oct 27, 2016
Wipebook founder Frank Bouchard sure knows how find money.
L-Spark announces fresh fall accelerator cohort
Oct 18, 2016
L-Spark, the Kanata-based SaaS accelerator, announce
Terry Matthews to co-chair Algonquin College entrepreneurship panel
Oct 11, 2016
Sir Terry Matthews – you know, the serial entrepreneur and the force behind Wesley Clover, which helps fund L-Spark,
L-Spark grad Cliniconex lands seed funding round
Oct 7, 2016
Local healthcare IT company Cliniconex says it’s on the hunt for additional software engineers and sales representatives after securing its first seed funding round, led by the Capital Angel Networ
Shopify hires through acquisition
Oct 3, 2016
What does a rapidly growing tech firm do when it meets a team of talented software developers?
Ontario entrepreneurship, by the numbers
Sep 28, 2016
A recently released report is shedding new light on the state of entrepreneurship in Ontario and what drives residents in the province to start their own company.
You.i TV unfazed by Shomi shutdown
Sep 27, 2016
News that streaming service Shomi would be shutting down at the end
DRS completes consolidation in Kanata
Sep 26, 2016
Local staff at defence firm DRS Technologies are settling into a new home after the company consolidated its two offices in the region into a single location.
Ottawa's The Better Software Co. returns to hiring following layoffs
Sep 22, 2016
The Better Software Company is back in growth mode.
Tech security firm Trend Micro to keep hiring in Ottawa: Report
Sep 21, 2016
The chief executive of Japan-based Trend Micro says the digital security firm plans to continue adding to its Ottawa-based headcount, according to a local media report.
Updated: EDC backs Shopify Capital cash advances
Sep 20, 2016
One of Ottawa’s hottest tech firms is hoping to accelerate its growth by strengthening a program that gives cash advances to its customers.
Akimbo wants to save video game developers millions of dollars
Sep 16, 2016
Ottawa’s long history of networking companies might not seem to have much to do with video games, but that track record - and the talent around it - is what led one Vancouver-based game developer t
IoT613 conference to build on Ottawa’s strength as Internet of Things hub
Sep 14, 2016
Imagine walking into a hotel room that’s already adjusted its temperature according to your personal preference before you arrive.
Cash in the capital: Fusebill, You.i TV land multimillion-dollar funding rounds
Sep 13, 2016
The week is off to a prosperous start for the city’s tech sector, which has seen an infusion of $18 million into a pair of its fastest-growing firms.
Feature: What you need to know about Ottawa’s new Innovation Centre
Sep 5, 2016
The multimillion-dollar transformation of a 75-year-old city maintenance garage into a hub for entrepreneurship and innovation is nearly complete.
The straight dope: MediaMiser president explores the ins and outs of M&A
Sep 1, 2016
Chris Morrison knows mergers and acquisitions from both sides of the table – buyer and takeover target. The president of Ottawa-based MediaMiser, which creates software and provides services related…
Apprenticeships: An old yet new approach to entrepreneurship education
Aug 29, 2016
Post-secondary institutions across Ontario are embracing entrepreneurship education at an unprecedented rate, according to a recent report by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.
Ottawa's Assent Compliance punches above its weight
Jun 23, 2016
By Michael Woods Ottawa’s Assent Compliance raised one of the largest series-A rounds in Canadian history last month.
Feature: Science and Tech CEO looks to new frontiers
Jun 22, 2016
Change is in the air at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology.
Day on the Hill: Bringing small business owners, public servants and politicians together
Jun 21, 2016
By Michael Woods The federal government’s much-anticipated innovation agenda took centre stage at Ottawa’s Shaw Centre early last month.
Feature: Ottawa companies become early adopters of conversational commerce
Jun 20, 2016
By Michael Woods
The straight dope: How to ramp up sales at your startup
Mar 18, 2016
Paul Emond knows his stuff when it comes to sales.
BIA study looks at gaps in regional innovation hotspot - pt. 2
Mar 17, 2016
By Lucy Screnci
Video: Macadamian’s Fred Boulanger on unleashing the full potential of ideas
Dec 16, 2015
Feature: Out of the founder’s shadow
Sep 7, 2015
What happens when a visionary leader moves on?
Cutting through the 'future fog' of innovation economy
Sep 1, 2015
By Barry Gander
The uncomfort zone
Jun 17, 2015
Entrepreneurs are fueled by living outside their comfort zone. When things get comfortable, they always find a way to push the envelope.
It's back, baby
Jun 12, 2015
By Alexia Naidoo
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