New Travel App Wins 2018 Small Business Expo PitchFest
From May 28 to June 1, Startup Ottawa and Collab Space presented the Small Business Expo PitchFest - an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to pitch their business idea to a live audience and expert panel for the chance to win $3,000 in cash.
22 finalists are chosen, and given three minutes to pitch their idea. This year, the winner was Wandure - a travel app to be launched this summer. Described as ‘Uber for tour guiding and Tinder for travellers’, this mobile platform allows travelers to go on unique experiences created by real locals, or find like-minded travel buddies in their area...
June 12, 2018
CBC Ottawa Trailblazer Tanya Woods
CBC Ottawa Trailblazer Tanya Woods is the founder and chief impact officer of Kind Village, a technology-driven social enterprise that makes it easier for people to donate their skills, time and resources to organizations they care about.
When you think about what charities and non-profits need, the first thing that probably comes to mind is money.
Money, money, and more money.
But Tanya Woods, the woman behind a socially driven Ottawa tech startup called Kind Village, knows...
May 28, 2018
Ability Through Music
Click to watch the CTV News segment on Ability Through Music, featuring Collab Space.
March 4, 2018
Recap: Ottawa’s business champions fêted at BOBs awards gala
To close the evening, Trinity Group founder John Ruddy took to the podium to reflect on his career and pay tribute to the community. A pioneer of big-box retail development in Canada, Trinity has built properties from the Maritimes to Alberta. When Mr. Ruddy sensed the market for big-box stores was reaching its saturation point, he began shifting Trinity’s focus to mixed-use projects such as Lansdowne Park.
Today, the firm is at the forefront of a new wave of transit-oriented development with its ambitious plans for a trio of soaring highrises at Bayview Station near the intersection of the Trillium and Confederation LRT lines...
November 15, 2017
Full list revealed of Ottawa’s Startup Open House participants
Ottawa startups are closing off October by opening their doors and sharing their treats with the public; it’s like Hallowe’en, but with more artificial intelligence and less artificial sweeteners.
Startup Open House returns to Ottawa on Oct. 26 this year with an even bigger roster of local startups. Everyone is welcome, including prospective job seekers, students or anyone curious about life in tech...
October 20, 2017