From LinkedIn Meet-ups to CreativeMornings to TechTuesday, Ottawa is a city for networking…
We all know Ottawa is a great city for tourism, culture, greenspace, restaurants and cool cafes. Ottawa is also an awesome city for entrepreneurial business, cultivating ideas and creative start-ups. That said, we wanted to create a directory page that would share some of the helpful networking events and initiatives happening in town.
Please feel free to share any events or ideas on the suggestion form below or email us at: ideas@reasonstoloveottawa
TechTuesday is a free monthly networking event presented by the Wesley Clover Foundation and open to all who are interested. These complimentary technology focused events typically happen on the first Tuesday of each month and are either held at the Marshes Golf Club or the Brookstreet Hotel. www.wesleyclover.com/events/techtuesday
WBN | Women’s Business Network
The WBN is committed to empowering Canadian businesswomen to achieve success on their own terms. They strive to provide opportunities for women to connect with and support each other. They deliver programs that contribute to the personal and professional development of our members, meeting their needs at the right time in the right way. www.womensbusinessnetwork.ca/official-wbn-events
Business Professionals Networking Event | Ottawa Network - Speed Networking @ Heart & Crown | September 23rd 2019
Business Relationships - One Table at a Time. A structured opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at time. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, legal or medical professional, in the finance, real estate or entertainment industry - the event offer the perfect occasion to expand your business, social or enterprise contacts. www.eventbrite.com/e/business-professionals-networking-event-ottawa-network-tickets
In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.
Today, attendees gather in cities around the world (including Ottawa!) to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme.
CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local partners, generous venues, and longterm global partners. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is creative. Just register beforehand to reserve your spot.
United Way Ottawa’s Schmoozefest 2019
Schmoozefest is Ottawa’s social event of the year—a place to make new friends, level-up your career, and contribute to a better city. GenNext Ottawa gathers young entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and change makers from across the city to enjoy great food, drinks, and most importantly—each other.
In a place as expansive as Ottawa, it can be easy to feel isolated or like you don’t have the connections you need to get where you want to be. Schmoozefest is the perfect remedy for that: when you make your social circle larger, it makes the city feel smaller. Tickets at: www.eventbrite.ca/e/schmoozefest-2019-tickets-65175636082
WBN - Women's Business Network of Ottawa
In advance of the upcoming federal election in Canada, the WBN is hosting a panel discussion with movers and shakers changing the game for Women in Politics. Join us for a lively evening discussion focused on why the representation of women in politics matters, and what can be done to engage more women in politics. We’ll be hearing from local experts including CTV’s Rachel Aiello, Cherie Wong, Activist & Feminist Raylene Lang-Dion, and MPP Carleton Goldie Ghamari. www.eventbrite.ca/e/wbn-womens-business-network-of-ottawa-presents-tickets
Beer and Analytics - Election Edition Ottawa
After two fantastic events we are settling in to our semi-annual Beer & Analytics event - what's better than Beer AND Analytics right?! For those who attended last year or in May this year you'll know what an amazing networking opportunity the event was - please invite your colleagues for a team event. On top of great food and drinks you'll be learning about best-in-class analytics - including AI that's actually out of the lab. www.eventbrite.ca/e/beer-and-analytics-election-edition-ottawa-tickets
ProductCamp Ottawa 2019
ProductCamp Ottawa is a yearly one day event organized by Ottawa Product Management Association or OPMA, it is happening on Saturday Nov 2nd from 8am to 5pm at 7: Bayview Yards, Invest Ottawa. It is an un-conference for all involved in product from development to scaling. The motto is Share, Learn, Grow!!! A fun filled interactive and engaging event for experts and novices alike. They come together, share experiences and lessons learned, support and mentor one another while giving back to the community. www.ottawapma.org/product-camp-ottawa/pco-2019
LocalTalks | Ottawa
LocalTalks, powered by Fall For Local™, is a monthly gathering for local small business owners, makers, and entrepreneurs. We dive deep into raw conversations with community leaders and chat about all things to do with being your own boss. Spend the evening cultivating new connections, collaborating with others and leave feeling inspired to take on the world! www.fallforlocal.com/event/localtalks-september2019-ottawa
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. www.tedxottawa.ca
eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience)
eSAX is an entrepreneur networking community and tradeshow for small business. Events are held every 3 months (January, April, July and October). The eSAX mission is to host inclusive entrepreneur networking events to promote entrepreneurship & grow small business, www.esax.ca/events
LinkedIn Meet-ups Ottawa
Meetup is a platform for finding and building local communities. People use Meetup to connect with new people, learn new things, find support, get out of their comfort zones, and pursue their passions, together. www.meetup.com/topics/linkedin/ca/on/ottawa
Impact Hub Ottawa
Impact Hub Ottawa is a community of creative and entrepreneurial changemakers who are shaping a better future for our city and our world through social innovation and cross-sector collaboration. Powered by a shared co-working and learning environment, they are part of a global network of over 15,000 purpose-driven individuals and organizations in more than100 Impact Hubs around the world. Hub Ottawa has a wide variety of monthly events. From opportunities to meet likeminded people to spaces to deep dive into the issues you are passionate about, learning sessions to help you develop new skills, and moments designed to inspire and support you in whatever you are working towards. www.ottawa.impacthub.net
International Association of Business Communicators Ottawa
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a diverse global community working to advance the profession, create connection and develop strategic communicators. IABC Ottawa, established in1976, is a community for professional communicators who want to thrive in their career. It’s a local organization with a global network to connect you to opportunities, resources, people and insights you need to drive business results.
IABC Ottawa is a fun, non-profit organization run by volunteer leaders. To connect the local community they offer a number of career development opportunities to help you learn and connect including: professional development events, networking events, special interest groups for members, Jobline, The Voice podcast, volunteer opportunities and more.
They offer a range of events to help their members and the greater community grow their knowledge, develop skills and build connections through professional development and networking events. Members get a special rate to all events and only members can attend Special Interest Groups (SIGs). SIGs are small events with a focused topic where attendees can share experiences, ask questions and work on solutions together. www.ottawa.iabc.com/iabc-events
H.U.B. Inc’s mission is to help connect to the people, ideas and influences that will accelerate one’s business. They believe that interacting with a broad range of like-minded female entrepreneurs and professionals is the best way to fast-track your company – and by far the most effective way to grow your clientele and increase revenue.
Use this link to find out when their next Ottawa event is: www.hubinc.ca
Treble Victor Group
The Treble Victor Group’s mission is to enable ex-military leaders to achieve their full potential in the marketplace, through common values, teamwork, mentorship and their network’s connectivity. The Ottawa Treble Victor Group enjoys an informal networking meeting / beer call, every third Thursday of the month, including occasionally meeting in the Lounge at Vimy Brewery Company, located at 145 Loretta Ave. www.reblevictor.org/events
Please feel free so share any upcoming networking events - we’ll do our best to attend and share the details on our social medial channels.
Note: Not all networking events fall within the loveOttawa brand guidelines, so we’ll need to take a closer look at all suggested events before sharing them.