Archive for the ‘Innovation’ Category

Social media and elections

Friday, September 12th, 2008

I have signed up to volunteer for Jen Hunter with her campaign for Ottawa Centre in the up-coming federal election. For sure, the social media is becoming an important asset for the Green Party to market itself and for relevancy to younger voters.  Notably, their party leader Elizabeth May is now ...

Ottawa VC Roundtable Recap

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Rick Segal of JLA Ventures was in town today, along with Scott Pelton of GrowthWorks Capital, for the Ottawa VC Roundtable session. Overall, it was a very informative session. The mystery surrounding why they pick certain companies to invest in has been lifted for me. Rick is ...

A contact for IRAP research grant

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Bob Reichert from the NRC (National Research Council) announced in DemoCamp Ottawa 8 that, if your startup is seeking research grants and/or general questions regarding IRAP, you can contact him at 613.993.7890 or Bob.Reichert at

Star chef Gordon Ramsey understands the importance of innovation

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Innovation is the key to success everywhere you look. It even applies beautifully in low-tech environments like restaurants. I'm a big fan of the show Kitchen Nightmares. In today's episode, Mixing Bowl, the eye opener for the despaired owners is that the number of local restaurants has grown 10 ...