Launch of new networking space in former Mitel building on Legget Drive "like a homecoming" for the Kanata North tech community.
Kanata North Business Association
The 12,000-square-foot facility in Mitel’s former headquarters at 350 Legget Dr. is slated to open its doors to the public on Thursday.
Local tech leaders will soon have the opportunity to leave a mark on their industry and play a role in the capital’s economic recovery thanks to a new partnership between Ottawa Tourism and the KNBA.
News comes just a couple of months after university unveiled plans to open a 2,000-square-foot innovation space at the west-end tech centre.
Plan would see autonomous buses run along March Road and Highway 417 as well as an AV shuttle service that would ferry workers around the area's tech park.
Local tech leaders hope deal will set the stage for more Silicon Valley firms to establish or expand their presence in the region.
Site is part of the larger Hub350, which is billed as a “state-of-the-art global technology centre” bringing together local tech, finance and academic talent.
Event is aimed at informing students and recent grads from six Ontario colleges and universities about opportunities and job openings at Kanata North tech firms.
KNBA executive director Jamie Petten said the new initiative is the “natural next step” in the organization’s gradual evolution to more of a virtual model.
Digital transformation grant, social media support and new menu items help popular restaurant stay connected with customers.