Setting Up Shop!

YNPN Ottawa Setting Up Shop Oct 17

Join YNPN Ottawa and Impact Hub on Wednesday, October 17th as we discuss everything you need to think about before taking the entrepreneurial plunge and opening up your opening up your own organization!

Our expert panel will cover:

  • Deciding which option is best for you: charity, nonprofit, b-corp, foundation, social enterprise
  • Alternatives to going out on your own: finding and adding your passion to an existing charity
  • What to have ready before you take the plunge

Our Experts:

Katie Miller - Impact Hub Ottawa

Katie Miller - Impact HubKatie Miller is Managing Director at Impact Hub Ottawa, a collaborative coworking space and community that inspires, connects and enables people working to solve the world's challenges big and small. Part of a global network of over 100 Impact Hubs and 16,000 members, Impact Hub represents the largest network of social innovators in the world.

Being with the organization since 2012, Katie has led their growth locally to 300 members and supported thousands of individuals and entrepreneurs to do good better. She now aids in leading the Impact Hub movement globally as Board Member of the Impact Hub Global Association. Katie is also part of the Responsible Leaders network of BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Board Member at JustChange Ottawa, and a recipient of Ottawa's Entrepreneurial Rising Star.


Marco Pagani - Ottawa Community Foundation

Marco Pagani - Ottawa Community Foundation

Following a long, illustrious career as a senior executive in Ottawa’s high-tech sector, Marco Pagani became President and CEO of the Ottawa Community Foundation (OCF) in January 2014.

Known as a passionate and energetic leader, Marco is recognized as a strategic thinker who has consistently guided companies and organizations through difficult, but critically necessary
turnarounds, leading to significant economic gains for stakeholders. Moreover, he is respected for placing a strong emphasis on ethics and corporate governance in building the corporate culture of the organizations he leads and advises.

Since taking over the helm of the OCF, Marco has set and met a series of ambitious targets, including bringing in close to $25 million in his first year, as well as improving the Foundation’s brand profile and reputation for innovation. Under his leadership, it launched the city’s first New Leaf Community Challenge, providing a $125 thousand dollar grant to address critical issues such as youth unemployment and food security and access to healthy, affordable food. He has also become a key player in a variety of community development and city-building initiatives that will help shape the Ottawa of the future.


Join us to and ask your questions of those who know best!

Doors open at 5:15pm and panel begins at 5:30!


Thank you to our location partner!

Impact Hub Ottawa



October 17, 2018 at 5:30pm - 7pm
Impact Hub Ottawa
123 Slater St
6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H2
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$20.00 Setting Up Shop Ticket

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