If you are an entrepreneur in the Ottawa region working on launching or growing your start-up, the following organizations have the most to offer:
- The Ottawa Network – Networking events – connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and suppliers – membership fee (negligible) and per-event fees (negligible)
- TiE - Educational and networking events focused on wealth creation – membership fee and per-event fees
- Lead to Win – Education and support in growing your company (introductions, advice) – all free
- CLD - Support in growing your company (grants, loans)
- IRAP - Support in growing your company (grants, advice, introductions)
- The Code Factory – Incubator space (inexpensive) and networking events/workshops (usually free)
The Lead to Win program is accepting applications for the November session.
If you are interested in creating your own company – check out the program at http://www.leadtowin.ca.
Spaces are limited and the program has been over subscribed for every session held so if you are interested do not delay getting your application submitted.
Check out some of the companies that have successfully made it to Phase III of Lead to Win.
I am involved in a new book that is now out. Members of the local Ottawa tech community have gotten together to produce a new book called “the Entrepreneurial Effect” with the foreword by Terry Matthews. It is a collection of practical lessons learned.
The book is meant to be a knowledge source for those decisions we face as we start and grow our companies, for example, the real story behind risk and investment, how to pick resellers, selling in China, and the only reasons to consider M&As.
It is also worth noting that all the authors have donated their knowledge.
All proceeds of the book will go to support student technology entrepreneurship!
Get implementable advice and support a great cause.
Check it out at: www.entrepreneurialeffect.com
Stay tuned for information on the book launch date which will be on an upcoming evening. It will be an evening worth going to.
Here is a recent call for participants from Dr Tony Bailetti for the 3rd session of the Lead to Win program which starts on July 28th – please spread the word!
INTERESTED IN LAUNCHING A NEW TECH BUSINESS? LEAD TO WIN WANTS TO HELP YOU!
If you are serious about starting a profitable technology business in Canada’s Capital region, we invite you to apply to the next session of the Lead to Win program.
The Lead to Win program is free to qualified applicants – no strings attached, no small print, no surprises. Individuals from 37 organizations are investing to make Lead to Win participants successful for the benefit of the individual and our community.
Details on the program, including past success and testimonials from participants are available at www.leadtowin.ca. If you need additional information over what is at www.leadtowin.ca, please contact:
Spaces in the Lead to Win program are limited – so prospective participants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Application instructions are available online at www.leadtowin.ca.
If you know of others who may benefit from Lead to Win, please forward this email to them – help get the word out!
Lead to Win Program
The 2009 Lead to Win program kicked-off this week. The program was originally planned to support 30 participants per session. Due to overwhelming demand from highly qualified candidates the program capacity was doubled and 61 participants were accepted into the May-June program.
The first three days of workshops went exceptionally well. All participants were highly qualified, highly motivated and highly committed. The workshop was intense and there was a lot of interaction between the participants and the program leaders. A breakdown of the participants company types, target markets, etc. is available: Lead to Win May 2009 Portfolio Snapshot
Photos from the first day of the program are available online -
Message from Dr Tony Bailetti for Prospective Lead to Win Participants
Testimonial from Jerry Everett, President of onconference
Want more information?
Visit the Lead to Win website at http://www.leadtowin.ca.
The program is free to qualified participants (no small print, no strings attached!).
CTV Ottawa News Coverage This Sunday!
Tune-in to CTV Ottawa TECH NOW with Paul Brent on April 26th at 6PM for a special report on Lead to Win!
City of Ottawa, Carleton University and Business – United in Leadership for the Community
Recent press releases on the Lead to Win program:
Visit the Lead to Win website to see all the latest media coverage on the Lead to Win program.
Free Re-use of Lead to Win Materials for Other Canadian Communities
All Lead to Win program materials (e.g. online tools, learning materials, processes, network) will be made freely available to other communities who would like to re-use, or adapt, the materials, procedures and network for their own regional benefit. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Spread the Word!
Please spread the word on the Lead to Win program to prospective candidates, community organizations and sponsors.
Can you Help?
If you know politicians or government leaders in agencies who want to join the City of Ottawa, the Chamber of Commerce and Carleton University in taking a strong, visible leadership position to help make a difference – please make them aware of Lead to Win and ask them to contact Dr Bailetti at 613 829 8885, email@example.com