In October 2014, Canadian entrepreneurs will gain a global edge in a business world without boundaries. This edge isn't simply the pursuit of global markets and customers beyond our borders. It's a global mindset that takes the limits off entrepreneurs, and increases their competitiveness in every facet of business. It unleashes new possibilities to source the best technologies, talent, suppliers, networks and investment anywhere in the world. And, it opens doors to global knowledge, customers, and export opportunities that drive global revenues.
TiECon Canada is TiE's flagship conference for entrepreneurs, SMEs, industry veterans, investors, and other members of the Canadian business community. Organized in partnership with Canadian sister chapters in Toronto and Vancouver, and global TiE chapters in Silicon Valley and Boston, this event features industry leaders, technology gurus and investors from different sectors and all spheres of business. It will build directly on the success of the inaugural TiECon Canada conference, which assembled more than 250 participants, this sold out event featured more than 50 speakers, dozens of investors, and 25 partners.
TiECon Canada 2014 aims to help entrepreneurs - and their private and public partners - to think and grow globally to succeed by providing:
Ottawa is historically recognized as a government town and Canadian high-tech centre. Like many ICT hubs around the world, Ottawa's booming technology sector suffered significant losses during the economic downturn. Following a challenging recovery, our resilient city is thriving once again as entrepreneurs launch new companies. TiECon Canada aims to fuel and accelerate this development. As a partner, you will play a pivotal role in helping us to achieve this objective. TiECon Canada creates an opportunity to invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs and in our community. To explore TiECon Canada partnership opportunities, please contact Claude Haw at:chaw (at) venturecoaches (dot) com
Who Will Claim TiECon Canada PitchFest 2014?
Hear Directly from Some of Canada's Most Promising Start-ups - and See Which Entrepreneur Will Rise to the Top on Tuesday, October 21, 2014!
PitchFest targeted Canadian companies seeking seed funding, expertise and business support to accelerate development and time to market. To be eligible, Pitch Fest applicants were required to:
We have assembled a seasoned panel of judges who will select the most promising firm! Join us to see which high-potential start-up will rise to the top! Congratulations are extended to the following finalists:
Don't miss the opportunity to hear directly from some of Canada's most promising start-ups and see which entrepreneur will rise to the top and claim the 2014 PitchFest prize!
TiECon Canada extends special thanks to all start-ups that submitted applications to the competition.
Saad Bashir, Director, Economic Development and Innovation, City of Ottawa
TiECon Canada participants will enjoy an interactive and engaging networking session with peers, seasoned industry leaders from Canada and the US, prospective customers, investors and partners over cocktails and appetizers in the Panorama Room of the NAC. This spectacular venue offers a breathtaking view of Ottawa's Rideau Canal.
The TiECon Canada gala dinner will bring together members of our business community to exchange ideas, share perspective and celebrate the launch of a successful conference while enjoying the culinary delights of the NAC. It will create a unique opportunity to 'break bread' with serial entrepreneurs and mentors who have navigated the challenges of building a successful company from the ground-up, as well as seasoned business and investment veterans from across North America.
TiECon Canada participants will conclude the inaugural day of the conference by networking with fellow guests following two inspirational keynote presentations and discussions, and continuing after dinner dialogue on key entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges.
Introduced by Helen Braiter - Director, Build in Canada Innovation Program, Public Works and Government Services Canada
The main TiECon Canada conference program will be hosted at the Ottawa Convention Centre on October 20 and 21, 2014.
The TiECon Canada gala dinner will be hosted at the Panorama Room at the National Arts Centre (NAC) on October 20, 2014.
Ottawa Convention Centre,
55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J2
National Arts Centre,
553 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J2
The modern Ottawa International Airport serves Canada's Capital with direct daily flights to over 30 North American and international destinations - and it is just a 20-minute drive from the Ottawa Convention Centre.
Claude Haw, P.Eng, ICD.D is President of Venture Coaches, a private consulting and investment company which he founded in 2000. He has been actively involved with more than 30 technology companies over the past three decades from start-up to acquisition and IPO and has more than 35 years of experience in a variety of technical, general management and venture investing roles in the technology sector.
Jasvinder has worked for both international and entrepreneurial companies (he has assisted over a dozen start-ups as a consultant) in advanced technologies over the last 25 years. His last venture, RocketOwl Inc., is an Ottawa based company that produces leading edge games for learning using social and mobile networks.
Bharat has more 24 years of experience in collaborative research and development program management, business management and software development. As the Country Manager for India and Brazil at ISTPCanada, he was accountable for the management of the Canada-India and Canada-Brazil collaborative R&D funds. Prior to joining ISTPCanada, he was a Business Development Manager for Ottawa at the Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE).
His new role at D-TA Systems Inc, an Ottawa based company catering to the EW / ISR markets, allows Tuhin to connect and focus on the defense industry and connect with various stakeholders forming partnerships and business development. Previously with ISTPCanada, he provided support for program delivery of the India, Brazil & China R&D Funding programs.
Sonya is a communications executive with more than 15 years of experience in achieving business results through the delivery of integrated communications strategies for private, public and non-profit organizations. She served as Manager of Communications and Organizational Development for the 10G Organization of Optical Networks with Nortel Networks from 1999 to 2001, and as Director of Marketing Communications for CMC Microsystems from 2001 to 2008. Building on a decade of experience, Sonya launched her own Strategy and Communications company in April 2008.
Rick is a partner of Thorington Corporation. Started in 1996, Thorington specializes in new company formation, co-founding new technology companies at the Seed Stage and staying with them through to the Startup Stage. As a founder in newly established companies, Thorington strengthens early business fundamentals, particularly in the areas of attracting venture capital, business planning, human resource recruiting, initial management, and financing assistance. Since 1996, he has supported 13 startups, nine of which were VC-backed, five from the point of founding.
Parm is a serial technology entrepreneur and has guided the growth and development of numerous start-up companies. He is currently the Managing Partner of the Gill Group, where he acts as a strategic advisor, mentor, investor, and developer of intellectual property portfolios for startups! He currently holds four patents - with numerous other patent applications in process, in various international jurisdictions. Parm is actively involved with the Angel Investment community as a Board Member and the Executive Director of the Capital Angel Network and Organizer of the Ottawa Venture Forum.
Sanjeev is a Senior Oracle resource with over twenty (25) years of professional experience in the IT industry. He has an in depth knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Oracle Tools, Standards, Frameworks and Methodologies as a Technical Project Leader, Application/Technical Architect, Database Administrator, and Developer. Sanjeev is the co-founder of TiE-Ottawa (The Indus Entrepreneur), a global network of entrepreneurs and professionals and also the past chair of ICCC-Ottawa (Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce) and past Treasurer of MUKUL Hindi School for children.
Manu is an Engineer by background, Technology Entrepreneur by choice, and Community Activist at heart. He has spent the last 15 years of his life building unique technology solutions, supporting young entrepreneurs, facilitating innovation relationships and developing niche talent advancement programs. Manu has a strong strategic interest in creating opportunities to empower individuals, organizations and communities to connect, communicate, collaborate and co-create.
For specific questions about TiECon Canada, please send an email to ed (at) tieottawa (dot) org or call (613) 316-2299
The TiECon Canada Steering Committee is always pleased to welcome new sponsors and partners to this entrepreneurial event! Please reference our Sponsorship Package for an overview of Platinum, Gold and Silver partner opportunities. For additional information, please contact Claude Haw, TiECon Canada Co-Chair, at:chaw (at) venturecoaches (dot) com
In addition to hearing from more than 50 speakers from the National Capital Region, across Canada and around the world, TiECon Canada participants will have the opportunity to meet these leading experts and draw directly on their experience in our new one-on-one mentorship session. Watch for additional details on this session coming soon.
TiECon Canada is pleased to provide an exclusive conference discount for all TiE members from Ottawa and other chapters around the world. To learn more about the many benefits of TiE membership, including a wealth of opportunities to connect with serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and angel investors, and acquire valuable guidance on business development and growth strategies, please visit: https://ottawa.tie.org/member-benefits.
TiE Members are entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs, professionals or students, interested in networking with mentors and industry veterans, in gaining knowledge about their field of interest, and in learning from the stories of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Membership is open to individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. Our current members hail from a diverse array of industries including: technology (including ICT), digital media, clean tech, manufacturing, healthcare, banking and finance, biotech, legal services, and hospitality - just to name a few. To become a member of TiE, please contact Dr. Jasvinder Obhi, Executive Director of TiE Ottawa, and Co-Chair of TiECon Canada, at ed (at) tieottawa (dot) org or visit: https://ottawa.tie.org/member-benefits.
TiECon Canada is always seeking energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to contribute to the organization and conduct of our flagship entrepreneurial event. To explore volunteer opportunities, please contact Dr. Jasvinder Obhi, Executive Director of TiE Ottawa, and Co-Chair of TiECon Canada, at ed (at) tieottawa (dot) org
In 2013, Ottawa gave rise to a new breed of entrepreneur at the inaugural TiECon Canada. TiE Ottawa brought this landmark entrepreneurial conference to Canada for the first time with a roster of more than 50 speakers and dozens of investors, enabling hundreds of entrepreneurs to connect, equip and succeed at this sold out event.
Aug 5 - Oct 10
Oct 11 - Oct 21
For specific questions about TiECon Canada, please send an email to ed (at) tieottawa (dot) org or call (613) 316-2299.
Ottawa Convention Centre,
55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, K1N 9J2