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November 3, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM EST AccelerateOTT 2022

Welcome to AccelerateOTT Hybrid 2022

Ottawa’s Premier Entrepreneurship Event

It’s been a year(s) of grit and grind for entrepreneurs, but you’ve demonstrated incredible resilience. It’s time to recognize gains and get real about ongoing challenges – to learn and grow, together, while accelerating the success of diverse, visionary ventures!

At our hybrid conference, you can expect:

• Authentic and actionable insight from trenches
• Lessons learned and secrets to success during a pandemic
• Revenue gen, customer, funding and scaling-up strategies and tactics
• And, more!

The first-ever AccelerateOTT launched in 2013. For a decade now, we’ve fuelled the fire of founders, owners, investors and aspiring entrepreneurs. Join us in celebrations of our 10th annual AccelerateOTT. It’s going to be a stellar event!

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The Same Epic Event

Hybrid Delivery

We’ve gone hybrid. AccelerateOTT 2022 has women founders and funders leading from the stage and airwaves. Our speakers are groundbreakers and changemakers. Watch and learn from them live, in-person or online!

Join us from:

Bayview Yards, Ottawa’s one-stop business acceleration shop
• Wherever on planet earth with a wifi signal

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Come One, Come All

Tickets are Complimentary

Attending AccelerateOTT is an investment that comes with no cost. This top-tier event is completely free! Our goal: To make AccelerateOTT accessible and impactful for everyone!

Your ticket includes:

• Live networking, in-person or online
• 6 inspirational sessions
• 5+ hours of content
• 20+ speakers
• A pitch competition awarding $300k in investment
• $0 from your pocket
• And, a few exciting surprises…

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Join Us In-Person

Craving eye contact and elbow bumps? This Fall, you can join us onsite at Bayview Yards. However, there are a limited number of tickets for folks participating in person. It’s first-come, first-serve. So, if you’re ready to re-connect with peers, meet new people and build your network – secure your ticket quick!
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World Class Speakers – Check

Zahra Al-Harazi

Zahra Al-Harazi

Award-Winning Entrepreneur | Purpose-Driven Leadership Expert
Sunshine Tenasco

Sunshine Tenasco

Founder & CEO of Pow Wow Pitch, Founder of Her Braids and Author of “Nibi’s Water Song”
Aquilas K. Dapaah

Aquilas K. Dapaah

Founder, Economic Empowerment Leader and Trial Lawyer
Manjula Selvarajah

Manjula Selvarajah

Journalist, Producer and Syndicated National Tech Columnist

See last year’s line-up of speakers for a peek at the company we keep and exciting things to come:

Manjit Minhas

Manjit Minhas

Special keynote speaker, Canadian entrepreneur and venture capitalist from CBC
Bobbie Racette

Bobbie Racette

Founder & CEO, The Virtual Gurus; askBetty Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year 2019
Shahrzad Rafati

Shahrzad Rafati

Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV Corp
Esosa Johnson

Esosa Johnson

Founder of Black Women Talk Tech (USA)
Janet Bannister

Janet Bannister

Managing Partner, Real Ventures

Rachel Bartholomew

Rachel Bartholomew

Founder & CEO, Hyivy Health
Christophe Bourque

Christophe Bourque

General Partner, White Star Capital
Candice Matthews Brackeen

Candice Matthews Brackeen

General Partner at Lightship Capital
Karla Briones

Karla Briones

Immigrant Serial Entrepreneur, Business Strategist for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs, Small Business Columnist, TEDx Speaker
Bethany Deshpande

Bethany Deshpande

CEO & Co-founder, SomaDetect

Judy Fairburn

Judy Fairburn

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the 51
Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh

Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Wealthsimple
Amber Mac

Amber Mac

President, Ambermac Media Inc.
Julie MacDonell

Julie MacDonell

Co-Founder and CEO, Heirlume; inaugural SheBoot Pitch Competition Winner
Sem Ponnambalam

Sem Ponnambalam

Co-Founder and President, xahive; Author; Online Cybersecurity Governance Instructor

Jana Rieger

Jana Rieger

Founder and CEO, True Angle
Heather Ward

Heather Ward

Co-Founder, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Hyperion Global Energy

Sponsors and Partners

Special thanks to the City of Ottawa, the Government of Ontario, and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Government of Canada for your generous support of the founders and firms we serve at Invest Ottawa, as well as the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), the Capital Angel Network, and Mistral Ventures for visionary support of SheBoot.

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