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Going to the Ottawa Venture & Technology Summit

The TalentBridge mentoring continues and tomorrow I'm lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend the prestigious Ottawa Venture & Technology Summit held at the Chateau Laurier.  Manu Sharma invited me to join their table.  If you haven't heard about it, it's an annual event held by OCRI the purpose of which is to showcase [...]

By |September 30th, 2009|Entrepreneurship, Featured Articles, TalentBridge|0 Comments

Buddy Up: Helping one kid at a time

Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa is looking for your help. Ottawa police chief Vernon White and "A" news anchor Sandra Blaikie are launching the Buddy Up fundraising campaign to provide more kids in need with older mentors. Right now, there's a lit of 160 kids waiting to be placed with mentors, and the Buddy Up [...]

By |September 19th, 2009|Featured Articles, TalentBridge, Thoughts & Opinions|0 Comments

Pictures from OIC 2009

48 hours, 12 participants, 4 teams, and 2 challenges - and intense and innovative weekend!!!! Below are some of the pictures from the Ottawa Innovation Challange - OIC 2009 that took place on August 21-23 2009 and the OIC 2009 Social that took place on September 11, 2009.  Congratulations to all the participants!!! [...]

By |September 15th, 2009|Featured Articles, TalentBridge|0 Comments

Calling for Nominees for the Premier’s Catalyst Awards

Entrepreneurs, pay attention.  The nomination process is open for Round 4 of the Premier’s Catalyst Awards, a series of awards recognizing excellence and leadership in innovation for both product and service providers. There are 5 awards, each worth $200,000, for five categories: The Best Young Innovator Award - for innovators who have played a significant role in [...]

By |September 1st, 2009|Featured Articles|0 Comments

The first few hours of #OIC2009

  It's 11:00 pm.  The OIC2009 48 hour competition has been underway for 4.5 hours. The halls of Prescott Residence are surprisingly quiet - the teams are focused, thinking.  Enter the dorm rooms and you find a different story in each.   Room 1 holds a classic scene.  The three team members sprawled around the [...]

By |August 21st, 2009|Entrepreneurship, Featured Articles, TalentBridge|0 Comments

Finally a Business Competition In Town

For those of you who have sat around and complained about the lack of business competitions in town - pay attention.  OIC is exactly what has been missing from the Ottawa business landscape. An intense, fast paced, business competition focused on innovation, applicability, and execution rather than primarily business plan writing (which is a valuable [...]

By |August 21st, 2009|Entrepreneurship, Featured Articles, TalentBridge|0 Comments

Tips for the Girl Traveler

I'm in Greece right now, soon to be going to Turkey, in the hot summer months of July and August.  What I've noticed is that there are much more girls traveling alone then guys....at a ratio of 4:1 actually.  So I've written a few tips and good ideas I've used, picked up, or saw others [...]

By |July 27th, 2009|Featured Articles, Travels|1 Comment

I (heart) being Canadian

Be warned - this blog entry is going to be soppy and cheesy.  I can't help it - I just came back from spending a wonderful day in downtown Ottawa celebrating Canada's 142nd birthday and in short - I love being Canadian. I love that I have Canadian-Tunisian nationality and not feel that that makes [...]

By |July 1st, 2009|Featured Articles, Thoughts & Opinions|1 Comment

Being on CBC Radio

If you missed our CBC Radio debut about TalentBridge and the opportunity it brings, you can still hear it at:  http://www.cbc.ca/ottawa/features/thewayforward/!  The good news is lots of people have heard it, and already just a few hours later, TBridge has gotten +10 leads from interested parties to the program.  I never thought I'd be on the [...]