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Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Arts

Creative Economy and Personal Branding

Where do creativity, innovation, and business intersect?

They come together in the creative economy, a powerful transformative force for society that is also one of the most dynamic sectors of the global economy.

Join us for a stimulating conversation on innovation in the arts, personal branding, and the current and future direction of creative industries, hosted by a panel of creative entrepreneurs.

Alumni, students, professionals, partners and friends of the Faculty are welcome!

When: November 15th, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: University of Ottawa, STEM Complex
e-Hub Multifunctional Room, 150 Louis Pasteur Private


Register for this event!

The event is free, but space is limited.


Our panelists:

Jason Flick

Jason Flick, Chief Executive Officer – You.i TV

Jason Flick is a veteran in the world of enterprise growth and management, having founded and scaled a number of successful software companies, most notably Flick Software, Eftia, and N-Able. He believes in disrupting the status quo, which led him to creating You.i TV with co-founder Stuart Russell. This enterprise has continued to double in size each year and now boasts a customer list that includes some of the largest media and technology companies in the world.


Isabelle Perreault

Isabelle Perrault, President and Founder – Differly Inc.

Isabelle Perrault is an inherent risk-taker and a champion for women entrepreneurs and business leaders. She is president and founder of Differly Inc., a digital transformation consultancy firm launched in January 2018. For the past 20 years, Isabelle has held a variety of roles that focus on the impact of technology on organizations and leadership. Isabelle helps leaders “re-think” their business for the digital age and assists leaders in managing through change.

Rebecca Courtice

Becca Courtice, Founder and Teacher – The Happy Ever Crafter

Becca, also known as The Happy Ever Crafter, is a modern calligraphy “do-er” and teacher based in Ottawa. She teaches calligraphy, lettering and art, both online and in person, and she also provides a variety of calligraphy services to clients. What started as a side hobby to complement her full-time project management job quickly turned into a wonderful, self-made career that she never expected. She has garnered a huge following and community of aspiring calligraphers by teaching the basics of calligraphy in a simple, step-by-step process that makes it fun.

The event will be facilitated by uOttawa Alumni Elias Hage and communication student Chantelle Lisbeth LaRue from App 8

The event will be facilitated by uOttawa Alumni Elias Hage and communication student Chantelle Lisbeth LaRue from App 8


Each year during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Faculty of Arts presents ARTS INNOVATION, an event that encourages arts students to forge their own career paths and make a difference in our rapidly changing world.

Contact information

Elena Valenzuela, Associate Professor
Director of Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Social Innovation Ventures, Faculty of Arts

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