I was really pleased late last month when Kim Cunningham from OCRI agreed to give me a media pass so that I could cover the OTVS on Startup Ottawa. I have been here for a good part of the day and the event is very well organized and the agenda is solid, especially the panels. Since I am more used to pitching VC’s than listening to their presentations this is a nice change.
This morning, I sat in on great presentation from Diablo Technologies and DISTIL both local tech companies and right now I am listening to an interesting panel session with David Adderley (Celtic House), Bernie Li (Inovia Capital) and Bernie Zeizig (Vimac Ventures). Overall its interesting conversations about the deals they have been involved in.
I will shoot some video of the Venture Demos which is made up of mostly early stage Ottawa Startups. This is my favorite part of the show and the primary reason I am here. I always like to see how our local pitches do with a serious VC audience.
It was also great to see Nathan Rudyk recording OCRI Radio shows on location.By Scott Lake