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MNP increases tech incubator presence with Invest Ottawa partnership

22/09/2020


Invest Ottawa

Multi-year engagement promises to significantly enhance resources and opportunities for local entrepreneurs. 

OTTAWA, ON – National accounting, tax and business consulting firm MNP is excited to announce a long-term partnership with Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards. The move is an exciting one for the firm, adding both financial and professional backing to local innovation and business development efforts.

As a catalyst for economic development in the nation’s capital, Invest Ottawa engages heavily with regional innovation centres, small business enterprise centres, non-profits, and academic institutions across Eastern Ontario. This partnership allows MNP to assist entrepreneurs at all stages of business across the region, while providing a deep pool of expertise for Invest Ottawa to draw from.

“This relationship is a perfect match,” says Marc Normand, MNP’s Regional Technology Media and Telecommunications Lead. “Entrepreneurship is one of our most deeply held values as a firm in both our approach to business and spirit, and Invest Ottawa is a preeminent driver of entrepreneurship in the city.”

MNP, on the other hand, has a growing mid-market presence in Ottawa and brings local entrepreneurs several decades of experience in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, margin maximization, tax guidance, and assurance. More importantly, the firm also offers support to navigate government programming and assistance such as Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) claims, which are critical for the region’s booming tech and innovation community.  

“Partnering with MNP lends credibility to our organization, as best practice accounting and tax consulting for Ottawa entrepreneurs and growing businesses is now only a trusted contact away,” says Michael Tremblay President and CEO, Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards.

But this relationship is about far more than delivering timely professional services and advice. MNP also looks forward to coordinating with Invest Ottawa to create education and professional development opportunities for founders that will benefit the region for years to come.

“As a new sponsor to Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards, harnessing the expertise MNP brings through workshops, seminars and consultations will quickly make them an integral member of our innovative community and further foster growth for the companies we support,” Tremblay adds.

MNP looks forward to the immediate impacts of partnering with Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards, from thought leadership to events and networking opportunities. But it is particularly bullish about how the organizations will grow and evolve together over the long term. 

“I like to think the momentum behind our rapidly growing technology practice began in part right here in Ottawa,” says Sean Murphy, MNP’s National Digital Solutions Leader. “This partnership is a great way for us to give back to a community that has given us so much, but we also believe it can grow so much more and we want to be there to help."

“Our organizations share several ideals and strategic objectives around creating tangible and lasting benefits for the local business community,” says Murphy. “Joining forces allows us both to pull from one another’s strengths and exponentially increase our collective impact.”

About MNP

MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. We proudly serve and respond to the needs of our clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Through partner-led engagements, we provide a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business and personalized strategies to help organizations succeed across the country and around the world.

For media enquiries and more information, contact Madeleine Lepage at 613.691.4200 or [email protected]

About Invest Ottawa

Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for Canada’s capital, facilitates economic growth and job creation in the city of Ottawa. Since 2012, Invest Ottawa has helped facilitate the creation of over 5100 jobs and worked thousands of small to medium size enterprises. Guided by a mission to make Ottawa the best place in Canada to start and grow a business, we help to catalyze the growth and success of local entrepreneurs and firms.  A non-profit corporation, Invest Ottawa delivers programs and services that enable innovation, investment and trade, helping companies to compete with anyone in the world.  This includes: start-up incubation and mentorship, acceleration for existing companies, global business and investment attraction and local business retention, targeted sector development, commercialization, and marketing Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life.  For additional information, please visit: www.investottawa.ca

To learn more about how to support Invest Ottawa and other entrepreneurship initiatives reach out to Kara Eusebio at [email protected].