Checkout the Features at SAAS NORTH Investor zone, PitchFest, Workspaces, Happy Hours, Welcome Reception and Parties.

The Data Sessions Presented by Microsoft

Presented by Microsoft, Hosted by Data Collective, the Data Sessions are for CTO’s, Data Engineers, Data/Computer Scientists, Chief Data Officers and more. Designed to help you develop data strategy, visualization, analysis and advanced analytics in your organization. It’s time to turn your data into actionable outcomes that solve your business problems!

Pitchfest Presented by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Co-Sponsored by Simple Story

The Pitchfest, presented by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and co-sponsored by Simple Story is back. 8-10 companies will pitch to a panel of investors. The cash prize has doubled to $10,000! The winner also receives a custom explainer video ($10,000 value) and more! Click to apply today!

FUCKUP NIGHTS Presented by Lazaridis Institute

Presented by the Lazaridis Institute, FuckUp Nights (FUN) is a global movement where people share stories of professional failure. Why? To create a culture shift around failure and enable a mindset of growth and innovation, and that’s what we’re all about at SAAS NORTH!

The Party Presented by Labarge Weinstein and National Bank

Presented by Labarge Weinstein and National Bank, The Party is back! Who’s ready to party? Join us at the SAAS NORTH Party after the first day of the conference. The Party will be packed with a whos-who of SaaS superstars, held at the Trillium Ballroom at the Shaw Centre from 6:30pm-9:30pm

Timia Capital's Bootstrapping Breakfast

The benefits of bootstrapping your SaaS business will be discussed in depth at TIMIA Capital’s #BestinSaaS session at SAAS NORTH.The session was hosted by bootstrapping experts Mike Potter, Co-Founder of Rewind and Erin Blaskie, Director of Marketing at L-SPARK. Join Mike and Erin as they host a lively session on how you can build your SaaS with customer cash.

Shopify Workshop on Wellness

In this session Global Wellness Specialist at Shopify, Chivon John, will share strategies for how to put our wellbeing front and centre when we are booked and busier than ever. In this session you will learn: Practices to cultivate resilience and reduce anxiety; How to find moments of calm in a busy world.

Barista Bar, Presented by Finalta Capital

Fuel up on caffeine at the Barista Bar, presented by Finalta Capital. Grab a cup of custom coffee at the barista bar located on the Workspaces/Tradeshow floor!

SAAS NORTH Fund, supported by Shopify

SAAS NORTH is committed to moving the needle on making our conference more accessible to a broader range of SaaS entrepreneurs and their teams. In the spirit of moving toward accessibility across dimensions of diversity, age, gender and ethnicity we are proud to announce the 2nd Annual SAAS NORTH Fund, supported by Shopify.

Speed Dating Sessions

Meet industry experts and connect with likeminded SaaS leaders through one-on-one, fast-paced, ask-them-anything discussions.

Welcome Reception Presented by Dentons Venture Technology

We’re kicking things off with a Welcome Reception at Queen Street Fare food hall, with a live DJ spinning the latest beats! Join us on the evening of November 25th from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm and start your mingling early. Presented by Dentons Venture Technology and FirstWest Capital.

Sage's LIFO the Party - Craft Beer Mingler

If you are a Finance-Minded Founder, CFO, VP Finance or Finance Director or Controller of a growing SaaS company, Sage invites you to network with peers at this craft beer mingler! RSVP Required – Limited Capacity. Arrive on time to get entered into the door prize draw.

Happy Hour Presented by Lazaridis Institute

Join us at the end of Day 1 for a drink on the Workspaces Tradeshow floor from 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm

Investor Zone Presented by FirePower Capital

The Investor Zone is where the deals are made! This is where investors and selected companies meet face to face. Presented by FirePower Capital.

VIP Reception Presented by Ottawa Tourism

A limited number of speakers, investors and sponsors are invited to this exclusive invite-only VIP Reception! Presented by Ottawa Tourism with special thanks to The Westin Ottawa. Invitations will be sent out the week prior to SAAS NORTH.

Live Transcription by Thisten

We want to make the real-time conversations at SAAS NORTH more accessible, so for the first time, we are using the Thisten app to transcribe audio-to-text all the keynote talks in the main room, live. All you need to do is download the Thisten app for access.


You won’t find a better place to get shoulder-to-shoulder with SaaS providers. Exhibits are turn-key; just bring your laptop and/or large screen monitor and plug in.

Brew Donkey “Official After Party”

Keep the networking going after the conference and join fellow SAAS NORTH attendees on a private brewery tour, operated by Brew Donkey. The bus tour will take you directly from the Shaw Centre to two local breweries, where you’ll not only get lots of beer, but insight on how SaaS technologies are being used in their facilities. Special discount for SAAS NORTH ticket holders. Additional ticket required. Click here to purchase your ticket.

L-Spark Unplugged Yoga Edition

We know burnout can be a real problem in the tech industry, and want to place importance on mindfulness and de-stressing from a hard day’s work! Join us for a complimentary all-levels flow yoga session, co-presented by L-Spark Unplugged, at Pure Yoga Ottawa the day before the conference to get yourself ready for a couple jam-packed days of networking, inspiring talks, and tactical learning sessions. Mats will be provided, but you are free to bring your own.

Women in SaaS Breakfast

In order to scale diversity and inclusion across your organization, you need sound strategies to recruit and retain senior-level tech executives to your organization. This exclusive breakfast networking and discussion will feature organizations who have been leading the way in how they build profile, opportunities and internal initiatives for top talent

Headshot Studio

Is it time to update your LinkedIn profile picture? Head over to the Headshot Studio, presented by Simple Story at SAAS NORTH to have your professional photo taken!