Get up to speed on wireless
To fulfill a key aspect of our mandate, we endeavour to provide a variety of current and insightful information resources on wireless initiatives and related topics.
We encourage you to explore the resources presented here. If you do not find the particular information you seek, please contact the OWC and let us know.
The Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation
The Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) is a key organization that promotes excellence in technology, and is supported by over 450 members.
The Ottawa Capital Network
The Ottawa Capital Network is a risk capital portal for technology-based start-ups that need money to fund rapid growth. This site is a collaboration between the OCRI's Economic Development and the private sector. http://www.ottawacapitalnetwork.com
Ottawa Citizen Online
Ottawa Citizen Online - the Monday High Tech section is a must read. http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/index.html
The Ottawa Business Journal
The Ottawa Business Journal is a great source of information on business in Ottawa, and has a comprehensive listing of networking events in the city. http://www.ottawabusinessjournal.com
Silicon Valley North
Silicon Valley North offers thorough news coverage of Canada's high-tech communities in British Columbia, Alberta, Toronto and, naturally, Ottawa. http://www.nationalcapitalscan.cal
The Ottawa Network
The Ottawa Network is an informal networking group with the purpose of bringing high tech and business professionals together for the purpose of exchanging information and making connections. http://www.theottawanetwork.com
The Hi-Tech Entrepreneurs Association
The Hi-Tech Entrepreneurs Association helps Canadian small and medium-sized high-tech enterprises, and has a very active Ottawa chapter. http://www.hite.org
Red Herring offers timely market information, strategic insight and a unique inside perspective on the technology industry. http://www.redherring.com
The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association has information on issues and trends affecting the wireless industry in Canada. http://www.cwta.ca
The Canadian Venture Capital Association
The Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA), was founded in July 1974 to represent the interests of the venture capital industry in Canada. http://www.cvca.ca
Light Reading is the definitive Web site for information on optical networking technologies, vendor products, industry news and conferences. http://www.lightreading.com
SEDAR Online provides Canadian public company information published by the Canadian Depository for Securities. http://www.sedar.com/homepage_en.htm
EDGAR Online provides U.S. public company information published by the Securities and Exchange Commission. http://www.sec.gov
VentureOne has information on U.S. venture-backed companies and VC firms. A "who's invested in what" guide. http://www.ventureone.com
Bell Accelerator Fund
The Bell Accelerator Fund is launching its eight funding round. The goal of this round is to sign agreements with innovative companies targeting the development and commercialisation of new products and services in the wireless as well as wireline-wireless convergence space.
The Bell Accelerator Fund focuses on a limited number of transactions and provides true hands-on support to the companies in which it invests. Since its inception in 1999, the Bell Accelerator Fund has successfully invested in 23 different companies with a very high commercialization success rate. Fund details.
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Criteria for Investment
Bell Accelerator Fund is seeking to invest in companies that:
Â· Are developing advanced wireless products and services that include but are not limited to applications leveraging WAP, MMS, SMS and LBS; telematics devices and applications; telemetry devices and applications; point-of-sale devices and applications; J2ME applications for consumer & enterprise; applications and infrastructure that leverage synergies between 802.11 and 1xRTT; voice centric applications; vertical enterprise applications and youth focused applications; applications and platforms leveraging video; and products and services leveraging IOTA.
Â· Will accomplish the R&D work on Canadian soil;
Â· Possess a talented and experienced team who have a deep understanding of their market space.
Guidelines for Statement of Work
The following guidelines are applicable:
Â· All proposals must be submitted by June 25 th , 2004, 17:00 EST and sent to email@example.com;
Â· Once projects are submitted, Bell will contact companies that have not been retained starting July 11 th , 2004 via e-mail;
Â· Companies that have been retained will be contacted starting July 18 th , 2004 and a follow-on meeting will be set-up;
Â· Incomplete proposals will not be considered.
Bell Accelerator Fund & Your Company
Bell Accelerator Fund offers its portfolio companies:
Â· Capital - The Bell Accelerator typically funds 50% of projects ranging between $400,000 and $1,200,000 per company;
Â· Priority access to the Bell brand and customer base (currently over 4.5 million subscribers);
Â· Operational expertise in developing and launching innovative wireless applications within Canada 's leading carrier environment.
We invite interested companies to contact us by completing our online Statement of Work (English or French) at www.bellaccelerator.com.
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