Farhana Alarakhiya
VP Products

Farhana Alarakhiya is Vice President, Products at Risk Management Solutions (RMS). At RMS, she is accountable for delivering to market the innovative RMS(one) software platform which is transforming the world's understanding and quantification of risk through a set of open, real-time exposure and risk management applications.

RMS Software
RMS is the industry leader in catastrophe risk delivering to market models and software to enable insurers, financial markets, corporations, and public agencies evaluate and manage catastrophe risks throughout the world.

Sonia Bot

Accomplished executive in technology innovation and global business management. Experience with a wide range of climates in businesses, from unprecedented extremes through to various stages of lifecycle development, transformation, and turnaround. Chief Executive of The BOT Consulting Group Inc.

BOT Group Inc. Consulting
BUSINESS ADVANTAGE BY DESIGN – TAKING PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES TO THE TOP OF THEIR GAME • Building, growing, and transforming global innovation-based businesses – solving wicked business problems • Proven design-based approach which drives clarity, direction, velocity, breakthrough results • Strategy development and execution – transformation – operational excellence – business acceleration – leadership development

Art Brion
Managing Attorney, Lawyer, Patent Agent

A founding partner of the firm, he assists clients ranging from multinational corporations to high-tech startup companies to lone inventors. Specializing in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications worldwide.

Brion Clancy Raffoul Legal
CLANCY P.C. is a law firm that practices primarily trademark law. BRION RAFFOUL is an agency firm that primarily procures and advises on patents and industrial designs. Since the founding of our firms, CLANCY P.C. + BRION RAFFOUL are committed to providing excellent quality service in a timely manner to meet all of your intellectual property needs. We have a diverse client base including local inventors and businesses.

Paula Clancy
Managing Attorney

Paula has over 19 years of experience as a corporate/commercial and trade-mark lawyer. She has been ranked by World Trademark Reporter's WTR1000 as one of the World's Leading Trademark Professionals (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). She is also in Canada's Top 100 most active agent's list.

Clancy+Brion Raffoul 2008 | Legal
CLANCY P.C. + BRION RAFFOUL are affiliated firms located in Ottawa, the national capital of Canada. Together, we offer our clients the benefits of two firms operating as one integrated unit. CLANCY P.C. is a law firm that practices primarily trademark law. BRION RAFFOUL is an agency firm that primarily procures and advises on patents and industrial designs.

Chris Cope
Economic Development Officer, City of Ottawa

An Economic Development Officer at the City of Ottawa, leads files including Community Improvement Plans (CIPs), Capital Investment Track (CIT), Locate Ottawa & Tourism Investment. He led rural Internet & changing Ottawa to a single telephone call area. He came from OCRI & is on 3 NGO boards.

City of Ottawa 2001 | Public Service (Municipal)
The city of Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. Ottawa is the fourth-largest city City, and the fourth-largest CMA in Canada, with a current population estimated at 943,260 in 2013.

Rowland Few
Founder and CEO

Many thanks for taking a minute to review my profile. I've been fortunate and enjoyed 30 years’ in merging the worlds of technology and business across three continents. My passion for nurturing technology start-ups has resulted in the creation of TheSalesDeskCompany. Where I have built a team of young, hungry sales professionals with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, and Guelph. By offering On-demand B2B sales teams, we enable technology and manufacturing companies to acquire new customers and exponential growth in their respective markets.

The Sales Desk Co All
TheSalesDeskCompany Inc is a leading provider of sales services to drive revenue for start-ups and SME’s to promote business development and market revenue. With a unique approach to sales, we leverage over 30 years of industry experience across 3 continents for start-up's and SME's. We focus on both market expansion and founder training to ensure a successful and sustainable sales model. We provide the sales teams and metrics to drive lead generation and maximize pipeline across Ontario and the US.

Michael S. Foster
President, Manotick Consulting

Manotick Consulting Consulting
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Claude Haw
President and CEO

Venture Coaches 2000 | Consulting
Venture Coaches is management consulting and seed investment firm focusing on early and growth stage technology companies. We are a company committed to assisting in the creation and growth of successful technology companies with global reach.

Diane A. Isabelle
Assistant Professor, Global Entrepreneurship

Diane Isabelle holds a PhD in management, an MBA and an engineering degree. Prior to joining academia in 2011, she held several senior roles at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). She started her career as a project engineer. She publishes in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Carleton University Education
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Trevor Kennedy

Logan Katz LLP Financial Services
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David Logan

David Logan, FCPA, FCA, is a partner with Logan Katz LLP since 1994. A frequent speaker at various organizations on taxation, accounting and business issues, he also leads the firm's Technology Entrepreneurship Group which focuses on technology based businesses at all stages.

Logan Katz LLP Accounting
Logan Katz was formed in 1994 and is a partnership of four Chartered Professional Accountants. The firm operates from premises at 6 Gurdwara Road, Ottawa There are 36 staff members who service 1,200 corporate clients and 1,400 individuals. The firm services businesses who operate locally and globally as well as inbound businesses coming to Canada. The firm has dedicated Canadian and U.S tax resources.

Steven Muegge

I'm a professor at Carleton University, where I teach, conduct research, and supervise graduate students within the Technology Innovation Management program and promote entrepreneurship and innovation within the community.

Carleton University Education
Technology Innovation Management (TIM) is a unique Master's program for aspiring entrepreneurs who are serious about creating wealth at the early stages of company or opportunity life cycles. To achieve this, the academic program focuses on teaching the theory and practice that support the launch and growth of technology companies and of growth seeking initiatives within existing companies.

Natalie Raffoul
Patent Agent, Lawyer

Natalie Raffoul is a founding partner of Clancy PC + Brion Raffoul. She holds a degree in electrical engineering from Western University and a JD in law from Queen’s University. She is a lawyer and a registered Canadian patent agent that frequently advises on intellectual property matters.

Clancy Brion Raffoul 2008 | Legal
CLANCY P.C. is a law firm that practices primarily trademark law. BRION RAFFOUL is an agency firm that primarily procures and advises on patents and industrial designs. Since the founding of our firms, CLANCY P.C. + BRION RAFFOUL are committed to providing excellent quality service in a timely manner to meet all of your intellectual property needs. We have a diverse client base including local inventors and businesses.

Rudy Richman
Executive Advisor

Rudy’s success has been in the development, implementation, and execution of sales team strategies. His unique expertise, proven in a series of successful endeavors, guides companies to efficiently scale and monetize their sales activity. Rudy was a member of, or advisor to, the executive management teams that engineered the successful acquisitions of Protus in 2010, Granite Networks in 2013, Privacy Analytics in 2016 and 360pi in 2017 - with total exit value in excess of $300M.

VirtualCSO 2011 | Consulting
As companies move through growth stages, a shift occurs that fuels the need to ramp sales & business development activities. This generally requires a different structure and approach than the company used to build it’s initial success. People and their skills are only part of the equation - the data, tools and processes behind the people are critical as they forecast issues, identify causes and provide solutions.

Chris Ritchie
Business Development Manager

Chris Ritchie is a Business Development Manager with the Eastern and Northern Region for Ontario Centres of Excellence. Chris works with researchers and entrepreneurs to invest in promising, early-stage technologies.

OCE 1987 | Other
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals. We also support and invest in high potential, early-stage projects.

Emil Savov
Industrial Technology Advisor

Emil Savov's experience encompasses a combination of technology industry, venture capital and investment banking roles. His operating experience includes roles in general management, business development, corporate development, product management & marketing and R&D. He has led numerous M&A transactions totaling over $4.5 billion, as well as investments in many technology startups. He has also served as board director of several startups. Emil holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa and an MBA from INSEAD, France.

NRC-IRAP 1947 | Public Service (Federal)
The National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) is Canada's premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The program provides technical and business advisory services, as well as financing related to research and development for Canada-based businesses. It deploys about $250 million in capital every year.

Raina Sharma
Senior Account Manager

Raina is passionate about supporting start-up and existing SME's. Through BDC service offerings she assists SME’s grow through debt financing options, direct them to BDC Venture capital office, or Growth and Transition capital. She volunteers her time at various start-ups platforms like Lead To Win, Invest Ottawa, Funding Roadshow, TIE Ottawa, etc. Currently, Raina volunteers as a LTW Reviewer and a WE Charity committee member (Free The Children, raising funds for a village in India). She has served as a Director of Indo Canada Ottawa Business Chamber for 3 years and Ottawa community groups.

BDC 1944 | Financial Services
BDC is Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution devoted to entrepreneurs. We help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services, and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises in all industries and all stages of development across Canada. BDC compliments the role played by private sector financial institutions, understand that a business is more than just dollars and cents and is committed to the long-term success of Canadian entrepreneurs. BDC is a financially sustainable arm's length Crown corporation.

Jordan St Jacques
Growth Marketer

Digitera Interactive Digital Marketing
Digitera is a next-level Growth Marketing firm that provides both Services and Platform Application Development. Our mandate is to grow results no matter what the stage of the company in question, all the while operating at the leading edge of today's tech industry.

Vernon Sulway

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Alexander Vanderploeg
VP Creative Directer

The Bytown Group 1977 | Advertising
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