"The biggest misconception about the Ottawa startup scene is that there isn't one! Ottawa's best kept secret is our thriving entrepreneurial and tech community. Ottawa was recently named Canada's #1 tech hub to live and work. We are also home to Canada's largest technology park, with the highest concentration of scientists and engineers above any other city in Canada. Nestled in the heart of Kanata North are some of the worlds leading software companies such as Amazon.com Mitel, BlackBerry QNX, etc . In recent years SaaS startups such as Klipfolio, PageCloud, The Better Software Company, FileFacets, CanvasPop and Fusebill have raised millions in venture capital and generated hundred of new jobs in our community. Not to mention Shopify COO, Harley Finkelstein's recent recognition as Angel Investor of the Year by the Canadian Startup Awards! We may be small but our community packs a punch way above our weight class."
- Jamie Petten, Director of Marketing at L-SPARK