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Highlights of TEDxCarletonU

The long-awaited TEDxCarletonU has come and gone, and it was definitely worth the wait! I had an exam earlier in the day, so I had to rush right from the exam room to the Gladstone Theater. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the initial networking event, but thankfully I was able to be there for [...]

Ottawa Innovation Challenge

OIC is back, bigger and better, and I for one can't wait.  48 hours of intense competition, learning, excitement and fun. What better way to spend a weekend? From April 23rd to April 25th, 16 students will work on one of four business challenges provided by 4 local Ottawa start-ups. The challenges are real, reflecting [...]

By |March 25th, 2010|Featured Articles|0 Comments

How does Ottawa Compare?

market2world recently prepared a series of PDFs for OCRI's global marketing group that benchmarks Ottawa against four major U.S. "tech consideration cities": Boston, New York, San Jose, and Washington.  When international companies consider locating or expanding in North America, they often forget the "North" option. The research, which leads with results from the Martin Prosperity [...]

I love Prezi.com – a Social Media Marketing Presentation

I just used Prezi.com for the first time.  I just recently was introduced to Prezi.com (thank you Luc Lalande and TEDxCarletonU), and I decided to use it for a class presentaiton. What I love: Love it.  Love the very mac-esque blank page freedom.  As someone who loved doing calculus on white printer paper, because the [...]

By |March 15th, 2010|Current Projects|1 Comment

The Goal – Running a Half-Marathon

Here's the goal - I'm going to run a half marathon in May.  If you know me, you're probably already smiling in skepticism...I forgive you, though I will love laughing in your face come May 30, 2010.  Pettiness  - a wonderful human emotion :0) I've been telling everyone around me that I will run this [...]

By |March 10th, 2010|21km, Current Projects, Featured Articles, Health|6 Comments

TEDxCarletonU: Ideas Driving Innovation

Carleton is really picking up its game, or specific people, like Luc Lalande, of the Foundry Program, are really bringing some great initiatives to Carleton, my alma mater.  The latest?  Bringing TEDx to Ottawa, and more specifically, to Carleton University. TEDxCarletonU, held at the Gladstone Theatre, will feature some TEDx Videos, and five speakers of very [...]

By |February 27th, 2010|Current Projects, Entrepreneurship, Featured Articles|2 Comments

World Bank Essay Competition on Youth Unemployment

The World Bank and its partners are hosting the International Essay Competition, with the 2010 topic being Youth Unemployment. The Challenge: Open to contests between the ages of 18 and 25, the entry should answer the following two questions: 1. How does youth unemployment affect you, your country, town or local community? 2. What can you do, working [...]

By |February 26th, 2010|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Collaboration behind OpinionOttawa.ca

Here's a great story of collaboration between the City and TalentBridge. Step 1:  The City Engages Youth in the Economic Development Steering Committee The City of Ottawa has organized an Economic Development Steering Committee in which they have unprecedentedly invited youth participation. Through TalentBridge facilitation - on the recommendation of Manu Sharma, Founder and Manager [...]

Ottawa is my kind of city

The more I travel, the more I appreciate Ottawa. It’s easy to knock on Ottawa as the boring conservative city, a city of brown shoes, a city of beaurocrats. It’s also easy to assume that what is found here is replicated in all Canadian cities. I found that’s not the case. There are many things about Ottawa that [...]

By |February 24th, 2010|TalentBridge, Thoughts & Opinions|1 Comment

2010 Bootstrap Awards – And the boot goes to….

Early this morning, a crowd of entrepreneurs gathered at the Centurium Conference Centre to celebrate Ottawa's start-ups for the Bootstrap Awards. Ten different categories were represented, with the first prize winning team awarded with, you guessed it, a golden boot. It was a community event, put together by organizations involved with mentoring, assisting and furthering [...]

By |February 12th, 2010|Entrepreneurship, Featured Articles, TalentBridge|0 Comments