Algonquin College and Startup Canada launch Startup Ottawa Valley

Algonquin College

from the Daily Observer:

Startup Canada, Algonquin College and others are working together to spark entrepreneurship within the Ottawa Valley.

All parties helped to launch Startup Ottawa Valley, a support organization with a nationwide reach for those wanting to start up a business, develop that million-dollar idea, or those who just need help, resources and encouragement to grow their businesses.

On Thursday afternoon, a roomful of business mentors from across Renfrew County, as well as representatives of Enterprise Renfrew County and Community Futures, school boards, the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce, the city of Pembroke and others, witnessed the launch of Startup Ottawa Valley, a network for local entrepreneurs that has the backing of Startup Canada, the national voice of entrepreneurs.

The launch took place at The Landing, in Algonquin College Waterfront Campus in Pembroke. The college is a major partner in the enterprise.

Karen Davies, campus dean, said the Startup Ottawa Valley initiative is another example of how the college is leading a renewed effort to bring more entrepreneurial thinking to the Ottawa Valley.

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