Startup Weekend uOttawa
Friday, February 27 - March 1, 2015
Friday, February 27 - March 1, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
University of Ottawa
55 Laurier Avenue East
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
We're excited to be bringing a special edition of Startup Weekend to Ottawa for our 7th Event: Startup Weekend uOttawa
This exclusive edition of Startup Weekend is for current uOttawa students, and recent graduates. Our goal is to connect students across all faculties to encourage and promote entrepreneurship regardless of discipline of study. We look forward to seeing the different types of innovative ideas that can come to life when students branch out and connect with those around them with different skill sets and areas of expertise.
We’re here to answer any questions or concerns you might have – so don’t hesitate to reach out to one of the organizers!
See you in February!
Friday February 27th
Saturday February 28th
Sunday March 1st
Code is a Founder and Managing Director - Mistral Venture Partners
Prior to Mistral, Code was the Chief Operating Officer of Zephyr Technology (acquired by Covidien NYSE: COV), an Investment Director at Motorola Ventures in California and a Principal at Gabriel Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley based Venture Capital Firm. Code began his career as a design engineer at IBM in Toronto Canada, before moving to the United States in 1997.
Coaches and Mentors
Head of Business Development, Shopify
Manu is currently engaged as a Managing Partner with OAK Computing, an Ottawa based full service software development firm that he co-founded. Manu manages the commercial and business interests at OAK, making sure that the creative success of the team is continually translated into viable and sustainable business opportunities. Recently Manu accepted the position of Entrepreneur-in-Residence at 1125@Carleton, an experimental, collaborative space at Carleton University dedicated to problem solving, whether focused on new products and services, or addressing irritants or complex “wicked” problems. Manu is a Trustee with Kiva Zip and he sits on the board of HUB Ottawa. Previously, Manu worked with Ottawa Centre for Reseach and Innovation (OCRI) as the Manager of Entrepreneurship Development & Innovation Support, a role in which he developed, managed, facilitated and supported youth leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation support programs in Ottawa.
Luc Lalande | Hardware / Maker Mentor
Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Hub, University of Ottawa
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend uOttawa team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Ottawa-Gatineau is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here