Looking for Business in Ottawa? The Entrepreneurship Centre IS Business in Ottawa! “Invest Ottawa” is the Ottawa Centre for Regional Innovation which is locally known as OCRI. It is Ottawa’s leading member-based economic development corporation for fostering the advancement of the region’s globally competitive knowledge-based institutions and industries. It is Business’ best friend with programs, support and education to further business growth with the assistance of Municipal, federal and provincial government, membership, professional development programs and private sector contributions.
The Entrepreneurship Centre is an initiative of OCRI, dedicated to helping Ottawa entrepreneurs make informed decisions about starting and growing their businesses. The Centre aims to promote Ottawa’s economy, through the development of products and services that encourage entrepreneurship and support business growth.
The Centre has a staff of dedicated business professionals, who provide advice and counsel to entrepreneurs on a variety of levels. As well, the Centre provides links to other business organizations, seminars and entrepreneurial events, online training and many other tools and resources to assist the budding entrepreneur.
A new program of the Entrepreneurship Centre, iProfit, has been designed to assist growth stage businesses reach goals and objectives through the help of selected mentors from the business community. The Centre works with each business individually in crafting a personalized mentoring program. Once business applicants are screened and accepted, a mentor is provided to work through selected issues. A unique feature of iProfit is the online portal where mentor- business and Entrepreneurship Centre business advisor- can work and collaborate in a secure, efficient environment- thus saving time and creating an effective tool in moving along issues and solving critical, time sensitive concerns.
The Centre is supported by 2 main funding partners: the City of Ottawa; the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation; as well as 4 major sponsors: RBC Royal Bank; Logan Katz LLP; Low Murchison LLP; Mediaplus Advertising. Find us at 80 Aberdeen St., Ottawa, ON, K1S 5R5, 613-828-6274, and move your bsuiness into the 21st Century!