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.
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.
Invest Ottawa is hoping a new name for its incubator space at Bayview Yards will excite – or rather, incite – the types of hard-working firms it hopes to attract.
Business veteran also serves on the boards of Ottawa companies Pythian, LiveQoS, MASV.io and Cliniconex.
“You could be sitting next to someone whose company is valued at $10 billion, and they’re sitting in their sweatpants.”
Ottawa startup making deals where the neon signs are pretty
On the surface, Assent Compliance appears to be chasing a niche market.
While there are some patterns that are well worth copying and mimicking, blindly following what goes on in Silicon Valley in the hope it will work for you is a costly mistake that can be avoided.
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.