Posts Tagged ‘ottawa’

AgentPin Goes PINK for CIBC Run For The Cure

AgentPin.com #paintthetownpinkSo I guess the cat is out in the bag now! Remember that super, top secret product that we were developing in the spring?! Well it has arrived… ta-da I present to you AgentPin. We are so proud and excited to announce this game-changing product that we have been working so hard on. AgentPin is a marketing platform for Real Estate Agents (for more information visit www.agentpin.com).

AgentPin entered the market in a really cool way, campaigning for CIBC’s Run for The Cure in the “Paint The Town Pink” contest by KISS FM, here in Ottawa. We made our website PINK for an awesome cause and have been working hard over the past week raising awareness for breast cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

Change a Life with a $25 Kiva Loan!

kiva Here at OAK we love to give back. Not just to our local community, but to our neighbors around the world. Over the past month we have been gung-ho about Kiva! Increasing awareness and memberships of this awesome organization through our OAK Business Group.  Now we have 60 members and have given over 100 loans, how exciting!!

What is Kiva you ask? Well let me tell you! Kiva is an amazing non-profit organization that believes in connecting people through lending, to alleviate global poverty. They are the middlemen that make it possible for you and I to make small micro-loans, to foster entrepreneurship and development around the world. Kiva provides you with the borrowers repayment and business statistics, heart clenching stories and financial goals- all at your fingertips. Read the rest of this entry »

The Story of Apt613’s New Site – Partnering with OAK Computing

There Once was an Apartment and an OAK

Back in 2011, at a networking event in town, Apt613’s François Levesque made an open request asking for help with an improved calendar for their site.  OAK’s Manu Sharma, ever present at such events and a huge fan of Apt613 (as we all are at OAK) stepped up instantly, recognizing that this partnership would bring good things to Ottawa’s community engagement.

From Calander to Full Redesign

As with any good design process, it all starts with some lengthy (sometimes coffee accompanied, sometimes beer accompanied) conversations.  What’s working?  What’s not?  What’s your goal?  How do you want to scale?   All of these have to be answered.

And what the conversations illuminated was that Apt613, with its thousands of daily readers, had outgrown its present template WordPress solution.  They now needed a custom WordPress solution to suit their new needs:  look fantastic, flexibility to highlight specific content, spotlight events, advanced search, maximize automation and minimize required training. Read the rest of this entry »

Apt613 & OAK: A Community Partnership

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of Apartment613’s new website later today (stay tuned, it’ll be live at around 9:00 pm)!  As Apt613’s technology partner, OAK has been working zealously to redesign, re-architect, develop and launch a fresh and innovative web presence for Apt613.  As a part of this commitment, OAK will also provide on-going technical support to ensure that the rivoting content of Apt613 continues to be presented and shared to Ottawaians in the best possible way.

A Little About Apartment613

Apt613 is Ottawa’s go-to community website, committed to connecting people to their neighborhoods.  Written and produced by a group of passionate & eclectic individuals whose goal is to uncover the pulse of the city, Apt613 profiles “exciting people, places and going ons”; that is, the world of art, dance, music, food, fashion, politics, love, opinion, and anything interesting in the Ottawa scene.  Apt613 is a platform for participation and community building, only 3 years old, but already the gold standard in Ottawa.

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Hub Ottawa & OAK: A Partnership Inspiring Innovation

All of us at OAK are extremely excited and proud to announce our partnership with Hub Ottawa and the launch of Hub Ottawa’s new site today!  As their technology partner, OAK has been working closely with Hub Ottawa to develop and launch their new web presence, review, and to help them put in place a new media/digital strategy. As a part of this commitment, apart from the ongoing renewal of the Hub’s web presence, OAK will also provide advisory support to help the Hub deliver on its core mandate “to catalyze and support new ideas and innovative solutions to our society’s most pressing issues“.

A Little About Hub Ottawa

Hub Ottawa is a a community where individuals have the space, resources and peer support to kick-start their ideas, collaborate and grow. Located at 71 Bank Street, the Hub will give our community access to a buzzing co-working/learning environment where ideas will cross-pollinate and come to fruition.

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CISED & OAK: Amplifying Social Entrepreneurship in Ottawa

We are super excited to announce our partnership with the Collaborative for Innovative Social Enterprise Development (CISED). Starting January 2012, OAK is helping CISED with the development and launch a new digital and web strategy, which includes a complete overhaul of their web presence, review of their social media footprint and ongoing advisory support to put in place a technology roadmap that will help CISED leverage its strengths and deliver timely and relevant support to Social Enterprises from across Ottawa.

 

What does this mean?
In a nutshell, CISED is committed to offering the best tech tools for social entrepreneurs and OAK will help CISED with the development of the tools and the strategy for their deployment – while constantly reviewing the consumption of all support delivered through tech platforms.
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