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Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Center (e corner)

Entrepreneurship Corner is a free online archive of entrepreneurship resources for teaching and learning from The Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP).


The Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI)

Ottawa's economic development corporation (OCRI) is Ottawa's lead economic development corporation. It brings business, education and research together to help local companies thrive locally and compete globally.


OCRI- Entrepreneurship Centre

The Entrepreneurship Centre is an initiative of OCRI, dedicated to helping Ottawa entrepreneurs make informed decisions about starting and growing their businesses. The Centre provides advice and counsel to entrepreneurs on a variety of levels. As well, the Centre provides links to other business organizations, seminars and entrepreneurial events, online training and many other tools and resources to assist the budding entrepreneur.


The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA)

The largest high-tech association in Canada, CATAAlliance matches businesses with opportunities across almost every sector. Reaching out from Canada, CATAAlliance members are connected with investment and partnership opportunities with the major global companies.


The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce

The Ottawa Chamber provides networking, professional and business development opportunities and member benefits and services directly to business. It also provides its members with a united voice of business representation through effective research, consultation and liaison with key decision makers and influencers.


Women's Executive Network

Women's Executive Network (WXN) creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to support and recognize executive-minded women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables their partners and corporate members to become, and to be recognized as, employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of diversity.


The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)

A national charity dedicated to championing tomorrow�s entrepreneurial nation builders.


Ottawa Business Journal

Ottawa Business Journal is the leading source of local business news and information for Canada's national capital region.


The Business Development Bank of Canada

BDC offers financial services, consulting services, subordinate financing and venture capital.


Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Trade Commissioners can direct you to the products and services that will address your international business development needs. Whether you're looking to export, invest abroad or seek technology and R&D partnerships, they can help you.


Government of Canada

Government of Canada services to entrepreneurs


The Global Network of Ottawa

TiE Ottawa is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to foster and support entrepreneurship in the Ottawa region. This organization has three objectives


The Ottawa Network

To stimulate new opportunities in Ottawa�s hi-tech community by:

  • Helping individuals to meet, interact, learn and share ideas;
  • Connecting inventors (new entrepreneurs and wannabes) with mentors (veteran entrepreneurs and practitioners);
  • And stimulating hi-tech management team formation.


�Green Energy�

Guest Speaker, Telfer Professor André Potworowski has discussed some of the challenges and opportunities involved in �Making the residential sector totally green�.

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Visit Prof. Potworowski�s team�s Blog (http://transitiontosustainability.blogspot.com/)

"Accelerating the commercialization of innovation"

John Fielding, Director of Business Development at the Ontario Centres of Excellence.
The Ontario Centres of Excellence is the pre-eminent research-to-commercialization vehicle in Ontario. It prepares entrepreneurs and their technologies for the market by investing in a range of activities, including early stage investment up to $500K.

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March event theme:
"Share structures�

Club member and lawyer Wayne Cusack, of Langevin Morris Smith LLP, discussed share structures within incorporations, partnership agreements and shareholder agreements.

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January event theme:
From Inception to Going Public"

EIC member, EMBA alumnus and Professor Paul Bisson have shared his experience in founding his first start-up, raising over $80M in capital and taking the company public.
Click here for  Paul�s bio.

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"Generating a New Business Idea" at  September's Event

At September's Event: Rachel Hancock led an exercise to generate new business ideas.

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"From Business Idea to Reality"

Rainer Paduch was the Guest Speaker at October 8th Event:

Entrepreneurship - Views from the Gutters and Back Alleys:
Rainer is co-founder of the Ottawa Angel Alliance and a Band of Scoundrels founder (Ottawa-based Angel groups) and is the Chairman of two investee companies: Recognia and Pinpoint Selling.

Mr. Rainer Paduch was the Guest Speaker at our October event. Rainer is dedicated to reducing early stage funding risk and improving investor experiences. He is co-founder of the Ottawa Angel Alliance and a Band of Scoundrels founder (Ottawa-based Angel groups) and is the Chairman of two investee companies: Recognia and Pinpoint Selling. Rainer was most recently a venture partner at Novacap, a Montreal based venture capital firm investing in early stage technology start-ups and later stage operating companies. Prior to that, he was founder of iSTAR Internet Inc., successfully leading through rapid growth to IPO. Rainer also has held senior positions with such leading companies as Fonorola, Newbridge, Mitel, Systemhouse and Canadian Marconi. Rainer earned a B. Eng (Honours) and M. Eng from McGill University.

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