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The Top Entrepreneur Organizations in Ottawa

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)

Lead to Win Reception

Lead to Win held a reception on Monday evening for participants and supporters.   Special guests included the Mayor of Gatineau and the acting Mayor of Ottawa.  Both expressed their support for the Lead to Win program and new businesses the participants are hoping to launch.

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Mayor of Gatineau, Marc Bureau

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Acting Mayor of Ottawa, Michel Bellemare

Participants at the reception commented on the strong and growing support from the community for the Lead to Win program.

Past Lead to Win Alumnus David Vicary, CEO of Weyes Eyes and past CEO and founder of Nakina Systems announced that he had secured seed funding for Weyes Eyes, his second start-up venture.  For more on this, please read the related Ottawa Business Journal article.

David Vicary, CEO Weyes Eyes
David Vicary, CEO Weyes Eyes

Photos from the event are available online.

The reception was hosted by Développement économique – CLD Gatineau (DE – CLDG).

INTERESTED IN LAUNCHING A NEW TECH BUSINESS? LEAD TO WIN WANTS TO HELP YOU!

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!

Regards.

Tony Bailetti
Lead to Win Program

A Cool Technology – “Sensitive Object”

This new technology from Sensitive Object presents some interesting potential for new applications.

Their technology can turn almost any object into a touch-sensitive interface!  

Wii – a platform for innovative product development …a Cool Idea with Loads of Microbusiness Potential

The Nintendo Wii and it’s accessories represent a new platform with a lot of new opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop derivative products from.  

A case in point, Johny Lee at Carnegie Mellon University has developed and posted working designs and software for a low-cost interactive whiteboard based on the WiiRemote and a PC.   You have to see it to believe it –

Software for the Wiimote Whiteboard is freely available

Links to this and other Wii related projects he is working on is available at this location.


Join Lead to Win: Drive Massive Innovation in Canada’s Capital Region

Join Lead to Win:

Drive Massive Innovation in Canada’s Capital Region

If you are serious about starting a profitable technology based business in the National Capital Region during the current economic situation, we invite you to apply to Lead to Win (LTW).

LTW is a proven program for talented technology individuals who wish to establish and grow successful businesses in Canada’s Capital Region.  Past program participants have come from a wide range of backgrounds, including – sales, business development, product managers, design engineers, systems analysts, and management.  LTW previously ran during the 2002 economic downturn.  Out of the 29 participants in 2002 – over half launched a new business.  Collectively those businesses created over 300 new jobs and attracted over $90M in investment.

The first 2009 LTW training session starts May 19, 2009. If you have what it takes, we encourage you to apply immediately.  Applications are now being accepted online at http://www.leadtowin.ca.

The LTW program is free to qualified applicants – no strings attached, no small print, no surprises.  Our region is investing to make LTW participants successful for the benefit of the individual and the community.

LTW has three phases. In the first phase, you apply online.  Qualified applicants will then be invited to meet with LTW leadership.  Participants will be selected based on their experience, commitment, and opportunity profile. In the second phase, you participate in an intense six day training program where you will learn how to lever business ecosystems, profitably serve attractive vertical markets, and the key factors that contribute to the ultimate success of a fledgling technology company. Upon completion of this second phase, you will be well equipped, and encouraged, to launch your new technology businesses in the National Capital Region.  In the third phase, LTW connects you to strategic customers, revenue opportunities, and individuals, companies and organizations that can provide requisite resources, including capital.

LTW is supported by The City of Ottawa, The Talent First Network, alumni from the 2002 Lead to Win program, community expertise, and faculty members and graduate students of Carleton University’s Technology Innovation Management program (www.carleton.ca/tim).

To apply to LTW, please contact: Press and program, please contact:

Ottawa Tony Bailetti:

Bailetti@sce.carleton.ca

613 829 8885

Tony Bailetti Bailetti@sce.carleton.ca

613-829-8885

Rowland Few rfew@sce.carleton.ca

613-222-4394

Ian Graham Ian@thecodefactory.com

613-321.3831

Gatineau
Serge Lafontaine slafontaine@arrow.com

613-884-8965