With more than fifty-five events, engaging more than 2,500 entrepreneurs across the National Capital Region, Ottawa – the ‘little city that could’ – strives to top the Canadian charts for GEW Canada activity and hit the top three in the world. We are showing Canada that we are more than . This city is rife with entrepreneurial spirit.
Both online and offline, Ottawa is ablaze with entrepreneurship events running practically around-the-clock. Types of events include entrepreneurial inspiration, education, celebration and creating opportunities for entrepreneurs across the city to collaborate with each other, supporters and investors.
Fueled by more than thirty partner organizations that have all come together for this city-wide effort and powered by the passionate Invest Ottawa team, everyone in the city is getting involved. Women, youth, aboriginals, newcomers, tech entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs with disabilities, entrepreneurs over fifty, foodies, artists, francophones, anglophones…everyone is involved in this campaign.
On Tuesday evening the Mayor of Ottawa proclaimed that November 12-18 was officially Ottawa Entrepreneurship Week, in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. GEW Ottawa has been on broadcast, radio and print media daily, has received national press attention outside of the region and its social media imprint has gone global! Our entire community is getting involved in a collaborative GEW blog and is promoting the city-wide effort with pins that can be spotted on supporters across the city – from the Byward Market to Kanata Tech Park.
If this year’s campaign is any indication for the future, entrepreneurship in Ottawa is on the rise! Follow us on twitter @GEWOttawa #gewottawa