Leo Lax

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…
With SaaS North getting underway today, Erin Blaskie of Kanata startup accelerator L-SPARK argues that Ottawa has all the necessary ingredients to be a dominant software city.
One of the other major developments for L-Spark has been the launch of SaaS North, which runs this year from Nov. 29-30.
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.
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.
The L-Spark family of companies grew by six today as the Kanata-based accelerator 
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.
A veteran entrepreneur and mentor to a host of successful startups, Leo Lax has no doubt that Canadian tech enterprises can thrive head-to-head against competitors from around the world.
Two years after its launch, L-Spark is dropping the incubator label.
L-Spark might be the first to notice it: Ottawa could be on its way to becoming a hub for software-as-a-service startups.