Bayview Yards is proud to present Bayview Meetups, an initiative that enables local meetup groups to fully maximize their event and impact on the Ottawa business community.


What We Offer

Ottawa’s Innovation Hub offers sponsorship through complimentary venue rental, event services, and promotional support to qualifying Ottawa Meetup groups.

Access to venue from 5-9PM on Monday or Tuesday

Complimentary Wi-Fi for all attendees

Event setup and tear down (including tables and chairs)

A Bayview Yards/Invest Ottawa staff member to oversee event

Full cleaning staff after the event

RBC Foundry:

The Bayview Yards RBC Foundry, with a maximum capacity of 250 attendees, which includes:

Bayview Yards Foundry
  • 250 chairs
  • Three tables: two buffet, one registration
  • A security guard for the duration of the event, if required
  • Audio-visual technology: two large projector screens, two handheld microphones, one lapel microphone, two microphone stands

Training Room:

The Bayview Yards Training Room, with a maximum seated capacity of 30 attendees which includes:

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  • 15 tables and 30 chairs
  • A security guard for the duration of the event, if required
  • Audio-visual technology: projector, screen, microphone and speaker

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Your meetup could be eligible for sponsorship if:

  1. You have a strong technology focus, support female founders and women-led firms, or are advocates for diversity and inclusion within the Ottawa business community. Sectors of particular interest, include:
    • GovTech
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Cyber Security
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • AgTech
    • HealthTech
  2. You bring together industry leaders, passionate techies and entrepreneurs on a recurring basis (monthly, bi-monthly, etc…)
  3. Your event is free to the public and has room to grow: we have capacity for up to 250 attendees.
  4. The meetup’s mission and mandate closely aligns with Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards’ mission and mandate.
  5. You are able to demonstrate a history of high member attendance or can provide a strategy to increase future attendance.


Have questions about these packages or eligibility? Shoot us an email.

Participating Meetups

Ottawa Cyber Meetup

Ottawa Autonomous Vehicle Group

The Ottawa Autonomous Vehicle Group (OAVG) is on a mission to make autonomous vehicle tech accessible to all. The focus is to apply machine learning, control systems, electronics and more to small scale RC car projects. If you’re curious about emerging technologies, want to build your own AV project or engage with the local AV tech community we welcome anyone to join, regardless of skill level.

Ottawa Autonomous Vehicle Group
Immigrant Entrepreneur Meetup at Bayview Yards

Immigrant Women / Non-binary Entrepreneurs Meetup

Being a newcomer to a country is probably one of the toughest decisions one has to face. It is filled with good, bad and uglies. When you also add being an entrepreneur, it is a rollercoaster ride that can feel lonely at times. This is why a couple of women Ottawa immigrant entrepreneurs decided to create a safe space where women & non-binary entrepreneurs can meet, connect, network, share ideas and grow.


Dive into a dynamic space where tech enthusiasts converge to dissect technical processes, unravel the mysteries of machine learning, and delve into all things Ai! With over 200 passionate members this group is the place to connect with AI / LLM practitioners to share knowledge and code.

AI Tinkerers Meetup at Bayview Yards
Ottawa-Gatineau Cocoaheads Meetup


Cocoaheads is a group devoted to discussion of Apple’s frameworks for programming on macOS, iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and visionOS. We also dabble in server-side technologies (including Swift, of course), and are very curious about web technologies and the Internet of Things. During monthly meetings, members present on their projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics.

Product Hunt Ottawa Chapter

Product Hunt brings together product loving-enthusiasts to geek out and share the best new tech products, latest mobile apps, cutting edge websites, advanced hardware projects, and so much more. Join this group for epic evenings of food, drinks, networking, and demos of the top products in Ottawa!

Ottawa Product Hunt Meet Up
Ottawa AI

Ottawa AI

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence has a wide variety of exciting applications. Come explore these applications and collectively improve and grow with like minded people. Join us for our monthly meetings where we discuss a variety of topics and methods for teaching machines how to think and improve.

Ottawa Cyber Meetup

Canadian Cyber Forum

The Canadian Cyber Forum is an educational forum for cyber security professionals and business leaders to come together on monthly basis to enhance knowledge, to exchange ideas, to network, and to explore opportunities.

Ottawa Cyber Meetup
Babies, Business and Breakfast Meetup

Babies, Business & Breakfast

Fuel up on fresh business inspiration, strong coffee and connect with other like-minded parents at Babies, Business + Breakfast. Invest in yourself alongside your loved ones at these parent-friendly professional development events, complete with a children’s play area! Whether you are setting out to build a startup, launch a small business, remote work, freelance or seeking a career change, learn from guest speakers whom have built and/or worked in successful companies – all while raising their families.


Women Powering Technology (WPT) is an organization created to inspire, support, elevate and empower women in technology personally, professionally and together as a community. As an organization, we create encouraging environments for women in technology. We actively champion the advancement of women in technology with valuable networking opportunities and skill-development workshops that allow members to gain insight through experiential learning with practical tools and applications. Our diverse and unique events connect women in-person and online through our website, webinars and social media. At a national and global level, we deliver broader programs that connect us with our global community, facilitating dialogue, information sharing and partnerships.



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