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Ottawa Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Ecommerce & Retail
#40 worldwide
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Hardware & IoT
#62 worldwide
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#82 worldwide

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ecosystem description

The Startup Ecosystem of Ottawa is ranked at number 89 globally, and shows a negative momentum decreasing -32 spots since 2020. Ottawa also ranks at number 4 in Canada, and 35 in North America.

Ottawa is an ideal place to locate for Ecommerce & Retail, Hardware & IoT and Foodtech startups. As the most popular industries in Ottawa, there is a sample of 48 Ecommerce & Retail startups in Ottawa, 15 Hardware & IoT startups in Ottawa, and 12 Foodtech startups in Ottawa, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 114 startups in Ottawa, 1 accelerators in Ottawa, 1 coworking spaces in Ottawa, no organizations in Ottawa and 1 leaders in Ottawa.

Ottawa Startups

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BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing platform. Read more
Reinventing websites for everyone. Build your own custom site, no code or restrictions. Start with your designs or choose a pre-built layout. Read more
Mold Busters is a proud Canadian mold remediation company. We have taken on the challenge to fight mold, one household at a time! The mold remediation specialists at Mold Busters use the latest tools and technology and the most reliable mold remediation and inspection techniques. Our specialists have extensive knowledge and training, allowing them to remove mold from homes, offices, buildings and other spaces quickly, safely and efficiently. Read more
Fellow Insights is the first app of its kind built for managers and their teams to power 1-on-1s, group conversations, and priorities. Read more
MicroMetrics is build intelligent experience management solutions for business and enterprise. Read more
Imagine that web content follows where users are. Any app embeds any other app's frames. Iframely is protocol, open-source gateway and whitelist QA database service. Let's do it! Read more
Salt Edge Inc is expertized in FinTech and APIs. Company’s aim is to innovate financial sector and create an open financial market place Read more
InitLive lets event organizers set up and manage employees, volunteers and attendees so that they can communicate and interface with social networks before during and after an event. Read more
Tradogram is cloud-based procurement solution that allows companies from around the world gain better visibility and control in their purchasing process. Our solution empowers buyers and purchasing decision makers in 60+ countries worldwide to control costs and automate processes like procurement, supplier management, AP and spend analysis. Read more
Avidbots makes floor sweeping and floor scrubbing robots that work together as a smart team to clean commercial locations such as department stores, auto dealerships, education facilities, airports, etc.  Read more
Fusebill automates invoicing, billing and collections for subscription based companies. Ideal for both B2B and B2C businesses, our customers span many industry sectors, including software as a service, digital media, and communications.  Read more
Tehama is a SaaS platform that allows the creation of cloud-based virtual offices, rooms, and desktops to deploy a secure virtual workforce. Read more
Spoonity is a branded platform that allows customers to use a single NFC keytag, or mobile app at any location in the Spoonity community. The value of the service to merchants extends far beyond simple loyalty; it offers an unprecedented way to collect and analyze transactional data, essentially, Google Analytics for bricks and mortar. We are able to extract much more meaningful information by linking transactions to customers and their characteristics through the loyalty program. Read more
PowerShot - A portable emergency charge to your phone that allows approx. 30 mins talk time. USB charged. PowerStick Classic - A portable charger for your phone that allows up to 40% batter charge. USB charged. PowerStick+ - The renovated PowerStick charger that can charge all major smartphones to a battery percentage of 100%. USB charged. PowerTrip - A portable charger that can charge all major smartphones 100% about 3-4 times. Can be charged through the wall, USB or solar powered.  Read more
Magmic is a leading developer and publisher of mobile social games and entertainment. We publish a full range of content, from original titles including Ka-Glom, and Texas Hold’em King to top licensed content from brand name entertainment publishers like The New York Times, Mattel, Disney, and Rubik’s Cube. We have led the mobile entertainment revolution since 2002, and currently ship products to all major app stores including; iTunes App Store, BlackBerry World, Google Play, Amazon App Store and various carrier decks. Privately owned, Magmic is located in Ottawa, Canada in the heart of the Byward Market. Learn more at Read more
At MindBridge Ai we are about changing the world, making it a better place by building revolutionary new solutions to analyze financial data. Each year vast sums of money are lost to the economy worldwide due to unintentional errors and intentional misstatements in financial data. At MindBridge Ai we intend to restore confidence in financial data with our ground-breaking Ai Auditor platform. Our platform is the world’s first and only AI powered auditing solution that leverages advanced machine learning and AI techniques to augment human capacity and cope with the enormous amounts of financial data that exist within organizations. Read more
MindBridge AI. is a Entreprise Ai company specialized in Financial Data Analysis and auditing Read more
We are building a network of microfactories for custom-made objects - everything from corporate logos and personalized bottle openers to upgrades for RC devices like boats, cars and quadcopters. We target niche markets that have expressed a demand for custom 3D-printed solutions.  Read more
Botmock is a codeless rapid prototyping tool for conversational apps.  Read more
We are dedicated to developing and implementing an extensive online marketing strategy for your company. We are an Ontario-based digital marketing agency with offices in Toronto & Ottawa. We service clients across a multitude of verticals with the goal of generating leads and increasing sales for your business. Read more
The Noibu software platform detects critical errors on eCommerce websites for an enhanced customer experience and to prevent lost revenue. Read more
Reshift security helps modern software development teams to write more secure software. Read more
The idea of traveling is always an exciting one. But the reality of travel rarely matches our daydreams. I’m sure that you’ve felt a bit disoriented visiting a foreign city or even craved learning more about your own city. Well, Wandure makes that a concern of the past. In a Wandure world, anyone with a smartphone can book a unique activity created by a real local of their travel destination and go back home fulfilled with their trip. Read more
We help people to organize their special events in an easy way. Everyone who needs to throw a party or organize any other event can in a few minutes create an event webpage, add guests and email them invitations, or just publish a link to the event webpage on social network or anywhere else. We provide features like online RSVP, guest list, simple gift registry and guest comments. It is free. No registration is needed neither from hots nor from guests. Read more
Take Control of Your Franchise Operations FranchiseBlast empowers you to run a successful franchise business with easy-to-use operational software. Manage day-to-day issues with franchisees, see everything happening in real-time, and increase the level of control you have over your franchise business. Read more
A modern digital banking platform built for enterprises. Ario offers customized banking services with your brand when and where your customers need them. We are funded by some of Canada’s largest institutional investors. Vist for more details. Read more
HCN is the leading provider of in-room computers to hotel properties. It's Navigator in-room computers and tablets provide guests and convention attendees a “smart screen” to access hotel services, local businesses and meeting information. The deployment and maintenance of the Navigator computers are subsidized by advertising revenue, as well as meetings and conventions that utilize HCN’s in-room computer network to provide useful, timely information to attendees.  Read more
Bitaccess Inc is a Canadian Fintech startup focusing on Blockchain technologies. Read more
BitAccess Inc. manufactures Digital Kiosks that handle fiat to cryptocurrency ( i.e Bitcoin) conversion ) and vice versa. We manufacture the hardware and software in house and have the highest number of operational ATM's in the world. These kiosks can be used for digital purchases of gift cards and bill payment as well. Read more
GBatteries develops advanced fast charge technology and is backed by some of the world's leading investors. Read more
Our product KwiltKeys brings your photos from any source right into your keyboard within your favourite apps. Share your photos from any source within your favourite apps in a few taps. Read more
Kwilt is the most comprehensive personal photo platform giving you access to all your photos from anywhere on any platform and in any app. Read more
A game changing B2B information centric security approach. Read more
CS provides an innovative solution for Inventory Management for a wide range of businesses. We help distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and other inventory based businesses by providing them with the first ever ‘Bird’s Eye View’ solution. It all starts with creating a detailed map of your business’s physical locations so you can easily track and manage your inventory with just a glance and a click. Say goodbye to complicated lists and tables! Map-based inventory management is an intuitive system and can be leveraged to do some incredible things like easily transferring items between locations, visualizing product distribution, and easily checking items in and out of locations. - Construction companies use it to ‘see where everything is’ - Installation companies use it to distribute their assets - Offices use it for asset management - Retailers use it for good old fashioned inventory management Read more
Welbi helps build rich and personalized retirement communities by connecting staff, residents and families to reduce social isolation. Read more’s mission is to develop a web presence that covers the entire U.S. food and beverage market. The Company’s site will provide a socially unique and free way for business's and customers to interact. Our site is live with many proprietary features and upgrades to be implemented as funding comes available. gives business's a easy to use free marketing application to reach out to new customers in a market specific environment so only people looking to eat, drink, or or just have fun can easily find what there looking for. Executive summary and business plan available upon request for those interested. We are are also open to co-founders and interested parties, "Web designers, programmers" who may be interested in work for equity. Read more
Design and delivery of modern, trendy and simple visual art in the formats of illustrations, poster prints, websites, web graphics and logos. Read more
Top Ottawa dentists can be found at Trillium Dental. With three highly trained dentists ready to serve patients from several conveniently located offices, patients looking for the best turn to these Ottawa cosmetic dentists. All three of the doctors have trained at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. The institute is synonymous with excellence and advanced training, so patients know this practice is full of experts. Nepean dental implants, and a host of other procedures are provided to help patients put their best smile forward. And even better, patients can see the dentists from one of six offices located in the Ottawa area, so if you live in Nepean or Stittsville, an expert is just around the corner.  Read more
Fentury - the ideal software that has everything you need to keep your finances under control: automatic data aggregation and categorization to save your time and effort; an in-depth reporting system for complete expense analysis; a variety of budgets to keep track of your spendings and plan ahead; bank-level security with 3-layer protection; easy-to-use and intuitive web and mobile application. Read more
reDock is proposal software that mines and tailors corporate information on demand to help businesses prepare proposals in response to complex RFPs. Read more
We are story tellers. We work with our clients to help them tell their story in a way that is interactive and engaging. We do this through custom animated videos that drive conversions.  Read more
Benbria is the leading provider of Real-Time Customer Engagement and Customer Notification solutions. By engaging with customers via multi-modal notification, acting on their input, and closing the loop in real-time, the Benbria solution enables companies to achieve significant economic benefits, including increased same-store-sales, reduced operational costs, improved employee performance and increased customer loyalty. Read more
Gnowit uses artificial intelligence to monitor and analyze digital media in real-time. In other words, Gnowit automatically monitors mentions and analyses perceptions as they are happening. Delayed decision making, being blind-sided by threats and missing golden opportunities are some frustrations caused by information overload. Those who learn to understand and deal with it will have a major advantage for years to come. By delivering cost effective, real-time media monitoring and analysis, the solution allows individuals, agencies and organizations to better manage their brand, monitor competitors, mitigate crisis and identify market opportunities. Gnowit's patent pending solutions will immediately help clients do more with less. Let Gnowit give you that advantage. Read more
CloudMask,is the winner of the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program. CloudMask is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. Using a patent-pending method, CloudMask, running on user devices, intercepts and analyses data to identify and encrypt private information. In doing so, the Cloud Application receives meaningless tokens, instead of the original private data, which do not break the application functionality. CloudMask mitigates insider threats by utilizing user-issued certificates. Only users/systems explicitly authorized have access to decryption keys. Today, Canadian Federal Government has certified CloudMask for use with public cloud applications as well as internal on-premise applications. CloudMask applies to Governments, Enterprises, SMBs and Consumers. Our focus is data protection while relying on partners to offer complementary security functions. CloudMask is in early commercialization stage.  Read more
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