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Fueling Ottawa's Entrepreneurial Fire

WHAT IS
ACCELERATEOTT ?


AccelerateOTT brings together the city’s innovators, creators and inventors. Work in tech? Starting a business? Just want to dip your toes in the proverbial entrepreneurial waters? You’ll be surrounded by founders, mentors and venture capitalists (some from as far as Silicon Valley) providing strategic and sage advice.

Since 2012, Invest Ottawa has ignited the Accelerate series in Ottawa, providing a conference that truly fuels the entrepreneurial fire. The day is packed with world-class speakers, power networking breaks and an epic after party!

This year’s theme is ‘Scale or Fail’. Get ready to be taken through the full lifecycle of a growing company – from startup to scaleup. You’ll be armed with the strategies and tactics needed at every stage to grow revenue, raise investment and hire winning teams. If your startup is hunting hundreds of customers, employees or millions of dollars, AccelerateOTT is your secret weapon.

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OUR SPEAKERS


Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt - San Francisco, CA
April Dunford
April Dunford
Founder, Rocket Launch Marketing - Toronto
Saalim Chowdhury
Saalim Chowdhury
Partner - 500 Startups - UK
Elizabeth Yin
Elizabeth Yin
Co-Founder - Partner and Startup Investor - Hustle Fund - San Francisco, CA
Chris Heivly
Chris Heivly
Entrepreneur in Residence - Techstars - Durham, NC
Andrew Waitman
Andrew Waitman
CEO - Assent Compliance - Ottawa
Chris Neumann
Chris Neumann
Early-Stage Investor - San Francisco, CA

More to come...

PAST SPEAKERS


Check out some of the awesome speakers AccelerateOTT has had the opportunity to bring together in past years!
Hana Abaza
Hana Abaza
Head of Marketing - Shopify Plus
Janet Bannister
Janet Bannister
General Partner - Real Ventures
Eamonn Carey
Eamonn Carey
Managing Director - Techstars
Harley Finkelstein
Harley Finkelstein
COO - Shopify
Jesse Hertzberg
Jesse Hertzberg
CEO - Livestream
Allen Lau
Allen Lau
CEO and Cofounder - Wattpad
David Lennie
David Lennie
SVP of Data and Analytics - Shopify
Paul Lem
Paul Lem
CEO - Spartan Bioscience
Luc Levesque
Luc Levesque
VP, SEO - TripAdvisor
Tobi Lütke
Tobi Lütke
Founder and CEO - Shopify
Amber Mac
Amber Mac
TV Host, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, President - AmberMac Media
Sandi MacPherson
Sandi MacPherson
Founder - Quibb
Ash Maurya
Ash Maurya
Creator of Lean Canvas and Author of Scaling Lean
Mark Organ
Mark Organ
CEO - Influitive
Chamath Palihapitiya
Chamath Palihapitiya
Founder - The Social+Capital Partnership
Jessica Scorpio
Jessica Scorpio
Founder & CMO - Getaround
Angela Tran Kingyens
Angela Tran Kingyens
Associate - Version One Ventures
Allan Wille
Allan Wille
Co-Founder & CEO - Klipfolio

EVENT SPONSORS


Invest Ottawa extends special thanks to the following AccelerateOTT 2018 sponsors who are fuelling Ottawa's entrepreneurial fire this year!

CORPORATE SPONSOR

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GOLD SPONSOR

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SILVER SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSOR

Would you like to contribute to Ottawa's entrepreneurial community, and capitalize on a host of benefits as a sponsor of AccelerateOTT? We have the right opportunity to achieve your objectives! Download our sponsorship package, and contact Kara Eusebio, Partnership Manager for additional details: [email protected]

COMMUNITY BUILDERS


PROGRAM STEERING COMMITTEE


A huge thank-you to the following members for devoting their time and providing incisive content to this year’s conference:

- MindBridge Ai -

- Invest Ottawa -

- TechStars -

- Mistral Venture Partners -

- Panache Ventures -

- MindBridge Ai -

- You.i TV -

- Keynote Group -

- York Angel Investors -

- L-SPARK -

- Fellow -

- Investor -

- SnapClarity -

- Wesley Clover -

8:00 am – REGISTRATION
9:00 am – OPENING REMARKS
9:15 am – BREAKFAST CHAT
Allan Wille – Co-Founder and CEO, Klipfolio
Alain Goubau – Co-Founder and COO, FarmLead
10:00 am – WTF IS PRODUCT MARKETING & WHEN DO I NEED IT?
Hana Abaza – Head of Marketing, Shopify Plus
10:35 am – NETWORKING BREAK
Brought to you by the Telfer School of Management
11:05 am – ANALOG GROWTH HACKING
Sean Sheppard – Founding Partner, GrowthX
11:40 am – DEMYSTIFYING DATA
Jim Provost – Data Scientist, Machine Learning, Lixar
12:10 am – LUNCH
 1:10 pm – INVESTOR PANEL
David Pamenter – Director, National Angel Capital Organization & Angel Investors Ontario
Neha Khera – Partner, 500 Startups
Code Cubitt – Managing Director, Mistral Venture Partners
Tom Valis – Partner, Celtic House Venture Partners
Jess Joss – Executive Director, York Angel Investors
2:10 pm – NETWORKING BREAK
Brought to you by the Telfer School of Management
2:40 pm – HOW TO TURN AN “OH SHIT” MOMENT INTO A SUCCESSFUL COMPANY
Jessica Scorpio – Founder and CMO, Getaround
3:15 pm – DEVOTION HACKING
EFFICIENT GROWTH THROUGH MOBILIZING CUSTOMER ADVOCATES
Mark Organ – Founder and CEO, Influitive
3:50 pm – NETWORKING BREAK
Brought to you by the Telfer School of Management
4:05 pm – BUILDING PRODUCTS PEOPLE LOVE
LESSONS LEARNED & TIPS FROM RUNNING & INVESTING IN STARTUPS
Eamonn Carey – Managing Director, Techstars
4:55 pm – FIRESIDE CHAT
Harley Finkelstein – COO, Shopify
Amber Mac – TV Host, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, President of AmberMac Media
5:35 pm – CLOSING REMARKS
5:45 pm – AFTER PARTY
This year is all about Growth Hacking, so get your questions ready 'cause we'll have industry experts on the topic who are ready and equipped to answer them.

GET INVOLVED


Looking to get involved with us? Send us a message to get the conversation started.

WHEN IS IT?

Wednesday June 13, 2018

WHERE IS IT?

Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park

1525 Princess Patricia Way
Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3

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