Invest Ottawa – Founder, Leader and Manager of Area X.O
Invest Ottawa is the founder, leader, and manager of Area X.O and the leading economic development agency for knowledge-based industries in Canada’s Capital, facilitating the growth and job creation in the City of Ottawa.
Guided by a vision to help realize Ottawa’s pull potential as a globally recognized, innovative and future-ready city, Invest Ottawa delivers venture development, global expansion, talent, and disruptive technology programs and services. Their programs and services catalyze the growth and success of entrepreneurs and firms.
Catalyzing growth and success
Invest Ottawa’s programs and services include:
- Small business development
- Training and mentorship
- Acceleration for technology firms
- Foreign business and investment attraction
- Local business retention and expansion in targeted sectors
- Technology commercialization
- Marketing Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life
Since 2012, Invest Ottawa has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs and companies, helped firms attract more than $666 million in capital; contributed to the creation of more than 9,714 jobs; and attracted $862 million in domestic and foreign investment.
For additional information, please visit: www.investottawa.ca
“Accenture has been privileged to work together with Invest Ottawa over the last 18 months to support Area X.O’s business strategy, operational model and cloud environment. Founded on technology, expertise and attributes that are unique to Ottawa, this facility is the first of its kind in the world. Leveraging these strengths, Area X.O brings together multidisciplinary organizations and innovators to develop and commercialize digital solutions for Canada’s Capital, communities across Canada and around the globe. We recognize that government support and continuing investment in digital technologies is critical to address our challenges and fuel innovation for future generations.”
Dave Telka, Managing Director, Public Service Strategy and Consulting Lead – Canada, Accenture