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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!

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THAT'S A WRAP

Thank you to the hundreds of attendees, speakers and sponsors for making AccelerateOTT 2018 an incredible success. Stay tuned for recaps, pictures, videos and more by subscribing to our newsletter or checking back on our website.

See you in 2019!

PAST SPEAKERS


Emily Calandrelli
Emily Calandrelli
Contributing Writer - TechCrunch - Emmy-nominated TV host - Correspondent - Bill Nye Saves the World - Host and Executive Producer - FOX's Xploration Outer Space - MIT Engineering Grad - Author - Ada Lace STEM Books - San Francisco, CA
Code Cubitt
Code Cubitt
Managing Director - Mistral Ventures - Ottawa
Saalim Chowdhury
Saalim Chowdhury
Partner - 500 Startups - UK
David Dufresne
David Dufresne
Partner - Panache Ventures - Montreal
April Dunford
April Dunford
Founder - Rocket Launch Marketing - Toronto
Eli Fathi
Eli Fathi
CEO - MindBridge Ai - Ottawa
Jennifer Francis
Jennifer Francis
High Tech Mentor - Advisor and Investor - Ottawa
Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh
Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh
Inclusion and Employee Experience Lead - Shopify - Toronto
Chris Heivly
Chris Heivly
Entrepreneur in Residence - Techstars - Durham, NC
Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover
Founder - Product Hunt - San Francisco, CA
Robleh Jama
Robleh Jama
Product Lead - Shopify - Toronto
Michelle Killoran
Michelle Killoran
Associate - OMERS Ventures
Michelle McBane
Michelle McBane
Managing Director - StandUp Ventures - Senior Investment Director - MaRS IAF - Toronto
Janice McDonald
Janice McDonald
Award Winning Serial Entrepreneur - President - The Beacon Agency
Chris Neumann
Chris Neumann
Early-Stage Investor - San Francisco, CA
Nick Quain
Nick Quain
Vice President, Venture Development - Invest Ottawa - Ottawa
Susan Richards
Susan Richards
Chair of the Board - Invest Ottawa - Founder and CEO - NumberCrunch and Givopoly - Ottawa
Suzy Ryoo
Suzy Ryoo
Partner - Cross Culture Ventures - Venture Partner & VP of Technology & Innovation - Atom Factory - Los Angeles
Sonya Shorey
Sonya Shorey
Vice President, Marketing and Communications - Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards - Ottawa
Michael Tremblay
Michael Tremblay
President and CEO - Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards - Ottawa
Franco Varriano
Franco Varriano
Fresh Founders - RareLogic Inc (or Rare.io) - Hack To Start
Nicole Verkindt
Nicole Verkindt
Founder & CEO - OMX - Director- CryptoGlobal - Toronto
Andrew Waitman
Andrew Waitman
CEO - Assent Compliance - Ottawa
Elizabeth Yin
Elizabeth Yin
Co-Founder - Partner and Startup Investor - Hustle Fund - San Francisco, CA

PROGRAM STEERING COMMITTEE


A huge thank-you to the following members for devoting their time and providing incisive content to our 2018 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 -

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

LATEST NEWS


  • July 13, 2018

It’s a fact: we know that diverse companies breed better products, better service and more resilient businesses. And still, barriers to entry remain, and inequality persists, preserving cultures that perpetuate inequity in the workplace. This reality is particularly true in STEM sectors…

  • June 26, 2018

Chris Heivly is known as the “Startup Whisperer,” but it was his stage presence and inspiring message that made him so memorable at AccelerateOTT 2018: Scale or Fail. During his keynote speech, the audience was locked-into his every word…

  • June 23, 2018

Her presentations are more commonly described with the fire emoji 🔥 – and did she ever bring the heat! June 13, April Dunford took over the stage and won over the crowd with her high-value talk “Wind at Your Back: Making Your Marketing Category Work For You”, which she…

  • June 22, 2018

At AccelerateOTT, the Early-Stage Investor Panel was so popular, during the talk you could hear a pin drop! Attendees walked away armed with the knowledge of what to look for in an Angel or VC, how to pitch, when to seek investment, how to discern between a good and bad investor and more…

  • June 22, 2018

Before taking the stage at #AccelerateOTT: Scale or Fail, Ryan Hoover and Robleh Jama decided to change things up. Turning the dial to chill, these two entrepreneurs shifted their keynote fireside chat to a conversation between two like-minded, long-term friends, who happened to be successful entrepreneurs. They invited the audience into their world…

  • June 22, 2018

Keynote speaker Saalim Chowdhury, Partner at 500 Startups, took to the stage at AccelerateOTT to deliver Going for Growth: 10 Things Every Founder Should Know About Growth but We Don’t Talk About. What he really shared were lessons he learnt the hard way… 

  • June 22, 2018

Starting our program bright and early, Andrew and Franco woke up the crowd of 500+ with inspirational tales of serendipity and success. There was so much quality content it was a challenge to isolate our favourite top take aways, but we did it…

  • February 2, 2018

Ottawa-based Intellectual Property (IP) firm Marks & Clerk today announced a partnership with Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for Canada’s Capital Region, to support AccelerateOTT 2018, the flagship annual entrepreneurship conference that…

  • March 30, 2017

When the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer, everyone gets excited. Not only does this mean retiring the winter clothes, but it’s also an opportunity to freshen up your business strategies. Looking to give your biz a good spring cleaning? You need some fresh ideas. You need…

  • April 5, 2017

Growing a business is not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, and time. But take a quick look around and you’ll find entrepreneurs and their successful startups all over the place—especially if you’re looking around Ottawa…

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