The story behind Hub350.

The Kanata North Technology hub has long been recognized as a hotbed of technology innovation since it’s beginning in 1972. It is the birthplace of game-changing companies such as Mitel, You.i TV and Saba Software, and more.

Today, telecommunications pioneers such as Cienna, Ericsson, Mitel and Nokia employ thousands directly in the park and as a result Kanata North leads in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, and Internet-of-Things, anchored by the presence of the BlackBerry QNX Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre.


The Hub350 space, located in Mitel’s former headquarters at 350 Legget Drive in Kanata, serves as a meeting place for industry leaders, academia and finance professionals to collaborate on projects – offering KNBA member companies unparalleled access to the connections and resources that the tech park offers.

The 12,000-square-foot “living lab” features open-concept meeting rooms as well as smaller private offices, lounges, booths, seating areas and auditoriums with stadium-style seating where founders can pitch their businesses to potential investors.

In addition, it houses a full-service media studio where companies and individuals can produce and broadcast stories and promotional materials.

Hub350 aims to create a connected innovation community & “world class 5G hub” to further position the Kanata North Technology Park as a global competitor for talent, ideas, and investment. Hub350 is a place for everyone and is now open to the public.

Explore our bookable spaces.

Hub350 is a place where everyone and anyone can co-work in the Kanata North tech park, putting you in the centre of technological innovation and advancement.

Our mission is to foster a vibrant culture of collaboration where the talent of today and the talent of tomorrow can live, work, play and learn in Canada’s largest technology hub.

Our values

Passion: Passion led us here.

Our work environment is one of aspiration and inspiration. Everything we do is fuelled by our passion and our purpose.

Sustainability: Creating a better world.

We care about our impact on the environment. From our ethically sourced coffee cups to our support of leading-edge energy-saving building features, we strive to make the world better.

Diversity and Inclusion: A place for everyone.

We offer a positive work environment where everyone feels safe, included and welcomed, where we all treat each other fairly, with dignity and respect.

Innovation: Outside the box.

Innovation and thinking outside of the box underpin everything we do. We embrace bold change and try new things without fear of failure.

Learning and Development: Knowledge is power.

We are dedicated to maintaining a growth mindset, where we value learning and growing, both professionally and personally.

Social and community impact

Social and Community Impact

Creating a positive social impact is integral to how we do business. Most recently, Hub350 has pledged to raise $350,000 for the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Funds will be directed towards driving further innovation in healthcare at QCH to meet the growing demands of our community and ensure that residents have the very best care.

Meet our leadership team.

A small (but mighty) team of women with big ideas.

Jamie Petten

President and Executive Director

Amanda Gordon

Chief of Staff

Julia Frame

Director of Partnerships

Julia Lewis

Director of Marketing

Erin Moretto

Director of Programs and
Hub350 Operations

Kim Perry 

Programs Manager 

Join our team

We are on the lookout for talented individuals to join our growing team. Please see our open positions below.

Partnership Development Manager

Hybrid/Kanata, ON

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Essence of the Opportunity

Let us start by saying “The future in Kanata North’s technology park is bright”.

Ask anyone in Kanata North and they will tell you that the Kanata North Business Association (”KNBA”) is an incredible team of professionals that advocate for and strive to create an environment for business success for 540+ member companies and over 33,000 employees located in Kanata North, the area recognized as Canada’s largest technology park. This is the largest research and technology hub in Canada. That’s right, the largest tech hub in Canada! It’s a youthful place of brilliance, creativity, and optimism where some of the best technological minds in the country come to live, work, play, learn and innovate. It’s also a growing residential neighbourhood and recreational area.

At its core, KNBA is committed to helping Ontario’s technology sector grow and prosper through close collaboration and targeted promotion resulting in job creation and economic growth in Kanata North. KNBA focuses on initiatives that are grounded in the following three Mission Pillars:

  • Sector Growth (Technology Employment)
  • Infrastructure and Ecosystem Improvement
  • Partnership and government support.


By far the most ambitious initiative undertaken by KNBA to date has been Hub350. Launched in 2021, is both the virtual and physical gateway to Canada’s largest technology park. With over 40+ corporate, academic (i.e., universities and colleges), government and finance Partners working in collaboration with one another to support Kanata North companies to attract world-class investment and talent to the region.

A complete and connected living lab community, Hub350 offers a physical space and gateway to Canada’s largest technology hub where investors, talent, researchers and emerging companies can explore opportunities to live, work, play, learn and innovate in Canada's largest technology hub.

Position Description

First, let us introduce you to Julia Frame, our amazing Director of Partnerships. Our new hire will work with Julia to support all things Partnership development. They will be responsible to build our Partnership network and create an ecosystem to accelerate innovation, engagement, and growth in Canada’s largest tech park. They will support our strategy, growth and ongoing success of Partnerships to drive performance and engagement. They will also be a motivational KNBA brand champion and team player, adept at collaborative consultation, always with the community’s best interest at heart.

In addition to the duties typically associated with a Partnership Development Manager, the successful incumbent will be responsible to undertake initiatives to support the Strategic Partnership Attraction and Retention Strategy for Hub350’s Corporate, Academic, Investment, 5G, Media, and Community Pillars, and will:

  • Enhance the organization’s performance by supporting the design, implementation and measurement of highly effective, results driven Partnership strategies, ensuring alignment to organizational goals;
  • With the Director of Partnerships, oversee lead generation activities to ensure revenue targets are achieved;
  • Draft and develop vertical specific value propositions as required;
  • Support Partnership onboarding including strategic collaboration with Partners to identify common goals and opportunities for mutual success, and the development of actions to achieve these;
  • Own Partnership end-to-end journey management through to long-term retention;
  • Ensure ongoing communication providing regular updates to Partners to nurture positive long-lasting relationships;
  • Be a change champion for continuous improvement of the sales and Partner development lifecycles from pitch to close, resulting in revenue growth and highly engaged Partners;
  • Coordinate between internal teams on joint events, marketing, mentorship programs, and other initiatives to enhance Partner collaboration for mutual benefit;
  • Report on pipeline and revenue growth progress, corporate engagement initiatives. Prepare quarterly reports for Board updates including forecasts, and report the results of various projects including co-created and/or co-branded content promotions, lead sharing, and/or event Partnerships. Maintain accurate records of Partner information including correspondence and interactions;
  • Collaborate with senior management and marketing teammates to align internal goals with new and existing Partner relationships;
  • Support marketing in preparation of market collateral (website copy, one pagers, presentations);
  • Host site visits and provide tours of the Hub350 Campus to prospective Partners; and
  • Support the implementation of Hub350 programming including Annual Partner Summit.

It is important to note that we are a small yet mighty team. This is a roll up your sleeves, help where you are needed without being asked to, kind of role. For example, we have many events that are all-hands-on-deck, so don’t be surprised if we ask for your help to move chairs, find a power cord, or call for food! We are looking for a new team member who will lean in to support our success when and as needed, as our team will do for you when you need it. We sometimes work late, and we sometimes pack a bag and get out of town to attend an event or conference, so the ability to work flexible and irregular hours is required.

We do respect your work/life balance (we even manage to squeeze it all into a 4-day work week in the summer months) and have a hybrid working arrangement. KNBA has adopted a “Work Where You Work Best” hybrid work model so we are open to candidates in remote locations, however we have a standing Tuesday team meeting and would really love to see you in person for 3 days of each week. We make it work so that you can live, work, play, learn and innovate at KNBA in Canada’s largest tech park.


While you don’t need to have all of the qualifications/skills listed to apply, we would love to hear from you if you feel you could excel at the responsibilities listed above and know in your gut that this role sounds like the right fit for you. Here are a few qualifications that will make us stop and take a closer look:

  • Post-secondary education in Business or related field;
  • Experience in a sales, Partnership development and/or revenue generating role, especially in the technology space;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to represent the company’s interests both internally and externally. Ability to present in a crisp, clear and confident manner to stakeholders at all levels, with the ability to establish credibility quickly;
  • Ability to strategize yet will roll up your sleeves; a strong work ethic and positive mindset;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks;
  • Strong sense of self initiative and creativity to create your own to do lists and generate results independently;
  • Ability to deliver strong results, AKA gets sh$#t done;
  • Incredible performance in establishing and driving KPIs, creating accountability and achieving business targets;
  • At the end of the day, we are looking for someone who we can trust, a fantastic teammate and business Partner with a high degree of passion, humble, pride, professionalism, integrity, discretion and humour mixed in.


If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward your resume, cover letter, and any other relevant material to

Résumé Accuracy

It is estimated that approximately one in five resumes contain material information that is untrue. Examples include the listing of degrees that have not been obtained, titles and dates of employment that are incorrect, and accomplishments that are overstated. As a result, KNBA may verify the claims made in the resumes of finalist candidates through a thorough background check. It is KNBA’s policy to discontinue the candidacy of anyone whose resume contains distortions of material information.

If you notice an error in your resume after you have forwarded it to us, please contact us immediately and send us a corrected copy.


Kanata North Business Association encourages diverse candidates to apply. We also strive to make your experience with us accessible, to any and all. If you require accommodation of any sort, including accessible formats, communication support or need assistance in our application process, please notify Amanda Gordon at for assistance.

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Let’s collaborate.

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