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Michael Tremblay

President and CEO, Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards

Sonya Shorey

Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Communications, Invest Ottawa, Bayview Yards and Area X.O

Karla Briones

Immigrant Serial Entrepreneur

Esosa Ighodaro

Founder of Black Women Talk Tech (USA)

Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Wealthsimple

Manjula Selvarajah

Journalist, Producer and Syndicated National Tech Columnist

Julia Elvidge

Director, Capital Angel Network

Bobbie Racette

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

Bethany Deshpande

CEO & Co-founder, SomaDetect

Heather Ward

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

Julie MacDonnell

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

Rachel Bartholomew

Founder & CEO, Hyivy Health

Jana Rieger

Founder and CEO, True Angle

Sem Ponnambalam

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

Jennifer Francis

Chair, Capital Angel Network

Judy Fairburn

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the 51

Janet Bannister

Managing Partner, Real Ventures

Erin Seegmiller

Manager of Early-Stage Programs, Invest Ottawa

Nick Quain

Vice President, Venture Development, Invest Ottawa

Anu Bidani

Founder and CEO of STEM Minds (Aurora)

Alida Burke

Co-Founder and COO of The Growcer (Ottawa)

Suzanna Ersoy

Co-Founder and CEO of Collabofide (Ottawa)

Simone Godbout

Co-Founder and CEO of Marlow (Ottawa)

Keren Moynihan

Co-founder and CEO of Boss Insights (Toronto)

Natalie Raffoul

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Orula/Fortress.Legal (Ottawa)

Jennifer Raoul

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Orula/Fortress.Legal (Ottawa)

Vanessa de Waal

Founder and CEO of Flöka (Ottawa and Vancouver)

Karen Wong

Co-Founder and CEO of TakuLabs (Toronto)

Sophie Wyne

Co-Founder and CEO of Ariglad (Vancouver)

Manjit Minhas

Co-Founder & CEO at Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries; Investor; Star of CBC Dragons' Den

Amber Mac

President, Ambermac Media Inc.

Jamie Petton

President & Executive Director of the Kanata North Business Association

Candice Matthews

General Partner at Lightship Capital

Shahrzad Rafati

Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV Corp

Christophe Bourque

General Partner, White Star Capital

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Area X.O Operated by Invest Ottawa

Invest Ottawa is the lead economic development agency for knowledge-based industries in Canada’s Capital, facilitating economic growth and job creation in the City of Ottawa. Guided by a vision to help realize Ottawa’s full potential as a globally-recognized, innovative and future-ready city, and the best place to learn, work, live, and play, Invest Ottawa delivers venture development and global expansion programs and services that catalyze the growth and success of entrepreneurs and firms. These include: small business training; mentorship; acceleration for technology firms; foreign business and investment attraction; local business retention and expansion in targeted sectors; commercialization; and marketing Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life.


Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA)

by Canada's Trade Commissioner Service

Simple Story

Helping you connect with your audiences across every channel through the power of video.

National Bank

Technology and Innovation Banking Group offers support, advice and financial services tailored to the needs of the business—whether it’s in the start-up, growth or maturity phase.


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Telfer School of Management

Business for a better Canada | En affaires pour un meilleur Canada

Carleton University Innovation Hub

Startups | Talent | Partnership

Diversity Institute - WEKH

Connect with other women entrepreneurs and organizations who support them.

MDK Business Law

Business law advice for growing smart businesses

Canada-India Accelerator Program (CIAP)

Apply to CIAP: Tap Into Global Markets

Women in Cloud (WIC)

Taking action to generate $1B in net new global economic access for women entrepreneurs by 2030