Adam Bent

March 31, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Maker Space North

part of a series on Taboo

About the speaker

While many taboos keeps the world spinning, there are many rusty ones that are delaying it from evolving. And although we’re hardwired to stand before the edge of taboo, there are others who have gone over it.

Those are the taboos we’ll be exploring this month as we welcome Adam Bent, co-founder & COO at thisopenspace to the CreativeMornings Ottawa stage. More specifically he’ll be exploring the topic of start-ups that operate in a legal grey zone, bend the rules to scale their business and disrupt archaic industries. 

Adam Bent is co-founder and chief operating officer at thisopenspace, North America’s leading real estate technology company changing the landscape of short-term rental space all over the world. Connecting space owners with potential short-term tenants, thisopenspace is an online marketplace that creates a better way for anyone to access space, anywhere for a few hours to a few months!

Previously the VP of business Development at Provender – an online marketplace that addressed inefficiencies in local food delivery to the wholesale industry – and a key player in leading the growth of Urbanspoon before its $50M acquisition, Adam is a technology entrepreneur, building brand driven online marketplaces in industries that are overdue for innovation.

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About the theme:
The theme was chosen by our Oslo chapter, was illustrated by David Stenmarck and is presented by our Global Partner MailChimp. Don’t forget to visit our ‘Inbox of Forgotten E-mails’ for a window into the world of unsent messages, never reaching their intended audience, but still finding a reader.

Event Schedule:
8:30 AM - Check in, enjoy breakfast
9:00 AM - Listen to super inspiring talk
9:25 AM - Q&A with speaker
9:30 AM - Open pitch (have something to share with us? Now’s the time!)
9:35 AM - Mix and mingle
10:00 AM - Off to work!


Driving. Head to the south end of the parking lot on City Centre Ave, just passed Orange Gallery. Veer right towards the ramp and onto the second level.

Biking. Woven between a number of intersecting bike routes, cyclists can turn off the path into the main level of the City Centre parking lot. Head towards the south side of the lot, and ride up the ramp to the second level.

Walking. Use the fire escape staircase on the south side of the building. Hold on tight to the rails and make your way to the second level.