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Unique challenges come to high-growth companies that are expanding quickly at the scaleup stage. But by navigating the challenges and opportunities, companies can achieve rapid growth and successfully compete globally. Ottawa is home to some of the fastest-growing companies in the country and they have managed to grow through some of the most challenging years to date.

Guest hosted by national columnist, technology journalist, radio and podcast host, Manjula Selvarajah, Season 10 of Invested in our New Reality will discuss the opportunities and challenges that high-growth scaleup companies experience within the Ottawa market. Subscribe and listen to hear their stories.

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Unique challenges come to high-growth companies that are expanding quickly at the scaleup stage. But by navigating the challenges and opportunities, companies can achieve rapid growth and successfully compete globally. Ottawa is home to some of the fastest-growing companies in the country and they have managed to grow through some of the most challenging years to date.

Guest hosted by national columnist, technology journalist, radio and podcast host, Manjula Selvarajah, Season 10 of Invested in our New Reality will discuss the opportunities and challenges that high-growth scaleup companies experience within the Ottawa market. Subscribe and listen to hear their stories.

    Invested in Supporting Struggling Students - Open Door Educational Services

    Invested in Supporting Struggling Students - Open Door Educational Services

    Helping others is always a good idea, and for one Ottawa entrepreneur, it makes good business sense, too! On this episode of Invested in Our New Reality, Heather Desjardins sits down with Sam Laprade to discuss her growing company, Open Door Educational Services. A teacher by trade, Heather built her now-thriving business after identifying a need for additional support for students who might otherwise fall through the cracks. Listen to this inspiring interview and learn how this local CEO found her voice as an entrepreneur in Ottawa, the business-friendly city she is proud to call home.

    • 24 min
    Invested in Rapid and Accurate Cannabis Testing - Ekidna Sensing

    Invested in Rapid and Accurate Cannabis Testing - Ekidna Sensing

    Why Ottawa? Let us count the ways! For the team behind Ekidna Sensing, they are: talent, funding, mentorship, R&D support, and lab access – and that is just the beginning. On Season 13 of Invested in Our New Reality, our host Sam Laprade is speaking with the brightest minds in business and tech to uncover why so many leaders choose to set up shop in Ottawa. In this episode, she interviews Nic Boileau, CEO of Ekidna Sensing, a local start-up whose rapid, accurate, and decentralized cannabis testing technology helps licensed producers eliminate production bottlenecks, reduce operational costs, and bring their products to market faster.

    • 19 min
    Invested in Aviation, Autonomous, and Automotive - Aviation Products and Operations

    Invested in Aviation, Autonomous, and Automotive - Aviation Products and Operations

    Howling winds and icy roads? Perfection! For one company, Ottawa’s famously distinct four-season weather is driving their success. In Season 13 of Invested in Our New Reality, Ottawa radio legend Sam Laprade is uncovering why so many companies choose the National Capital Region as their home base. In this episode, she speaks with Dana Borschewski, VP Aviation Products and Operations for Aurrigo, a leading international provider of transport technology solutions. As a global company with offices in five countries, Ottawa, with its Area X.O, is the right place to develop cutting-edge autonomous vehicles built to face any weather or road conditions. Aurrigo is able to test its products throughout our sunny summers and bitterly cold winters, ensuring its team and technology are ready for anything.

    • 16 min
    Invested in the Future of Tech - Shabodi Telecommunications

    Invested in the Future of Tech - Shabodi Telecommunications

    A well-known tech hub since the dial-up era, Ottawa is the first choice for companies looking to put down roots. On Season 13 of Invested in Our New Reality, we’re diving into the many advantages of building a business here, including a big pool of potential employees, R&D support, and all-around work-life balance. On this episode, host Sam Laprade interviews Harpreet Geekee, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Shabodi Telecommunications. This award-winning company helps organizations build and develop apps that take advantage of the advancements that come from the latest 5G wireless networks, and they do it from right here in the National Capital Region.

    • 17 min
    Invested in Reducing Food Waste - The Aggressive Good

    Invested in Reducing Food Waste - The Aggressive Good

    Reinventing the grocery store? Now, that’s an idea! Season 13 of Invested in Our New Reality, the hit podcast from Invest Ottawa, is back with an incredible new episode. Guest host Sam Laprade sits down with local business leader, Geoffrey MacKay, the CCO and co-founder of The Aggressive Good, a rapidly growing enterprise betting big on creating green-tech supply chain solutions for the grocery marketplace. From consumer packaging woes to food waste frustrations, this wide-ranging conversation is lively, informative, and chock full of business insights.

    • 15 min
    Season 13 Trailer - The Ottawa Advantage

    Season 13 Trailer - The Ottawa Advantage

    Welcome to Season 13 of Invested in Our New Reality, The Ottawa Advantage. This season, we turn our focus to Ottawa as a thriving business hub, delving into the reasons companies and business leaders intentionally choose the Capital Region to call home.

    From stories of loyal entrepreneurs who have flourished, to the strategic advantages that Ottawa offers, we'll uncover the unique elements that contribute to the city's impact on the success and growth of businesses.

    Join us as we explore the dynamic landscape of Ottawa, a globally recognized, innovative, and future-ready city that stands out as the optimal destination for learning, working, living, and playing. In this vibrant metropolis, a diverse pool of tech talent converges with world-class research and development, flourishing innovation ecosystems, access to larger markets, and an exceptional quality of life.

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