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Building an On-Demand Startup or App

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Invest Ottawa

7 Bayview Road

Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5

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You’ve seen how Uber, AirBNB and other on-demand apps have transformed not only their industries – but also the way we now expect to be able to work or make transactons. Anything from physical goods (cars, bikes and tools) to services (dogsitting, small household tasks) to other resources (knowledge, spaces) has been re-envisioned with a new business model for today’s sharing economy.

This workshop is for those looking to build their own on-demand start-up or app.Customers are ready for on-demand services – but what’s the best way to meet their needs for your industry? This workshop will cover some of the key considerations and actionable to-do’s to make sure you do it right.

You’ll learn about:

  • Some background in growth of the sharing economy: why do some concepts take off and others go bust? What approaches have proven successful or not?
  • Building the business: market validation, finding your niche and key partners
  • Building the platform: should you start with web or mobile? iOS, Android or both? What’s the process and costs of building an on-demand mobile or web app?
  • Prioritizing features, functionality and markets
  • Monetization and growth strategies
  • Tools and resources to help you succeed
  • It’s not all about the technology: building the right team and offline experience

Staying ahead: mobile trends and technologies to watch in 2017 and beyond


Speaker:

Colin Rose is an Account Manager at Iversoft, a trusted technology partner specializing in digital products and solutions. With ten years of experience in account management and business development, Colin has a keen ability to nurture existing business relationships and cultivate new ones. A creative problem solver, Colin thrives on collaborating with clients to identify technology solutions customized to their organizational needs. Colin has a B.A from Carleton University and a Business Marketing Management diploma from Algonquin College.

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Invest Ottawa

7 Bayview Road

Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5

Canada

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