AccelerateOTT turns five this year, and true to its name, the annual entrepreneurship conference shows no sign of slowing down.
The annual event hosted by Invest Ottawa and C100 aims to be a hub for networking and startup lessons.
This year’s conference theme is “growth hacking,” broadly referring to rapid experimentation across sales and development channels to discover the right trick for exponential growth. In other words, if the startup isn’t growing like it should, this is probably the conference for you.
AccelerateOTT has had numerous high-profile guests over its half-decade, including Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke, Spartan Bioscience CEO Paul Lem and Ali Hamed, co-founder and managing partner at Real Ventures, who told the 2015 crowd the secret to landing funding: "It's really people who get funded. Not companies."
Sean Sheppard, founding partner at GrowthX, is the first speaker announced for the 2017 line-up, with additional speaker announcements coming each Friday. In addition to founding and successfully selling five separate companies, Sheppard has been instrumental in imparting sales skills at GrowthX Academy and the Professional Sales College.
Early-bird tickets are on sale now until Feb. 28 and if you think waiting and paying more to buy a ticket is a solid business strategy, well, you definitely need this conference.