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Startups in Ottawa – Top 25 Most Connected Tech Companies

By Steve Woods in #MostConnected

Ottawa: a startup ecosystem with history

The technology and startup ecosystem in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, is rich in history.  Names like Corel, Cognos, JDSUniphase, and Nortel may not be common names anymore in the tech space, but they were giants of the past and have left their mark on the Ottawa startup scene.

Now, a new generation of rising tech startups is taking advantage of Ottawa’s wealth of startup resources, robust ecosystem, and high quality of life.   Names like Shopify, Pythian, and Assent Compliance are making major impacts on the industries they serve, and are continuing to fuel the cycle of creation in Ottawa.

Startups and technology companies

Innovation in any field, but especially in technology, depends on ideas. Research in the fields of relationship intelligence and network science has shown repeatedly, that the best, most innovative ideas come from outside of a local network as someone is able to make connections between fields and create a new way of tackling a challenge.

Technology companies need to continually invent, and reinvent, in order to keep on the forefront of their fields. As industries shift and change, technology leaders need to be on the forefront of the deals and alliances that are being made.

Each of these criteria favour the technology companies that are ‘most connected’. Those that have invested in building and maintaining the relationships they will need with other innovation leaders and alliance partners will be best positioned to win as the market moves forward.

Which brings us to today’s Most Connected Technology Companies in Ottawa list.

The List

What is Most Connected?

Most Connected is a resource that showcases the most networked companies in a region. According to Harvard Business Review, in today’s business environment, relationships are the key factor in what makes a successful brand. And now, relationship intelligence solutions can identify which companies have the strongest sets of relationships. is showcasing the companies that are most set up for success based on the strong networks of their employees.  

Companies are ranked on a number of factors including how many relationships their employees have, how strong those relationships are, and how many companies those relationships stretch across. For more detail on how Nudge measures and analyzes relationships, see here.

Steve Woods
CTO and Co-Founder
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