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Join us on June 7th as we celebrate eight outstanding early-stage Ottawa companies

The Bootstrap Awards have returned to Ottawa in 2022!

Launched almost two decades ago, the Bootstrap Awards is a grassroots annual program that recognizes the outstanding achievements of early-stage companies in all industries, both for-profit and non-profit. The awards celebrate entrepreneurs and founders of self-capitalized businesses in the National Capital Region that have “bootstrapped” their growth to achieve commercial success.

This year's Bootstrap Awards will be presented in person at Tech Tuesday on June 7th to companies across eight categories, including the Green Award, the Innovation Award, the SAAS Award, the Marketing Award, the Bootstrap Capital Award, the Disruptor Award, the Community Impact Award, and the Founder of the Year Award.

Keynote speaker: Mike Lalonde, Co-Founder, Purecolo [Past winner of the Bootstrap Awards]

Following the awards presentation, Nick Quain from Invest Ottawa will lead an interactive panel discussion with the winners.


• Pre-presentation networking | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
• Keynote Speaker | 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET
• Bootstrap Awards presentation | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET
• Winners Panel discussion | 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

The Bootstrap Awards are co-presented by The Ottawa Network and national intellectual property law firm Smart & Biggar, with support from community partner Invest Ottawa and event host Wesley Clover / Tech Tuesday.