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.
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.
At the Trail Road landfill in south Ottawa, one resident’s trash becomes another person’s energy.
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.
- 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.
By John Muffolini
“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.
Dr. Guy J.
“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?”
Increased collaboration. Higher productivity. Lower turnover.