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Start-up Support

Invest Ottawa

Invest Ottawa delivers economic development programs and initiatives that increase entrepreneurial momentum, wealth and jobs in the City of Ottawa and its surrounding region.


Exploriem develops and accelerates start-ups and other enterprises by providing exceptional entrepreneurial services to its members. Its goal is to mentor, teach, conduct research, hold events and network. 


The CodeFactory offers a professional environment from a virtual office to video and a podcasting studio as well as other Co-working, Hot Desks and Meeting Rooms all close to many great downtown amenities.

Mercury Grove

Mercury Grove is a startup accelerator in Ottawa, Canada where great ideas grow into sustainable businesses powered by people who are changing the world.

Services for Starting a Business from the Canadian Government

Resources for Starting a Business in Ontario


Canada Youth Business Foundation:

Ottawa Community Loan Fund:

SR&ED Tax Credits:

Summer Company Entrepreneurship Program:

Venture Capital

Angel Investors

Rules and Regulations

See Invest Ottawa’s Key Contacts List

Other Web Resources

Blogs and Articles: Best Start-up Books

Entrepreneurship Lessons from Stanford

Entrepreneurship Lessons from Berkeley

Business Plans and Business Models

Thought Leaders

Online Magazines