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Obie goes from start-up woes to major growth and acquisition success!

Do you dream of one day taking your brilliant idea to the next level? Maybe someone will even pay you a lot of money for that business?

Well, it’s definitely possible, but it’s not always easy.  It means serious dedication, filled with ups and downs and it’s certainly not for everyone.  Chris Buttenham, founder of Obie, knows this all too well.

From founding the company and realizing he didn’t know a thing, heading to Innovation Factory for support and participating in programs across North America, to pivoting numerous times and weathering downturns including a global pandemic, it all paid off when Obie was acquired by Lessonly. Chris is an entrepreneur and innovator who knows first hand that the journey was far from easy.

Listen to the episode here to find out about Chris’s journey with Obie and how they did it all.

Are you looking to scale your innovative idea, increase revenues or enter global markets?  Start a conversation with us at the Innovation Factory and let’s discuss how we can help you.


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Innovation Factory is a business accelerator, dedicated to helping Ontario-based businesses launch, scale, and succeed. We provide start-ups, and scaling companies with advisory services, training, mentorship, and strategic connections to help bring disruptive technologies to market, leverage intellectual property, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs. Serving as the catalyst for tech innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011 we are driven to help: Entrepreneurs bring new ideas to life and to market Small/Medium Enterprises (SMEs) get to the next level Hamilton build a dynamic culture and a community of innovation Innovation can happen anywhere. Our goal is to make it work everywhere. We work to elevate key industry sectors including, advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information technology, integrated mobility, life sciences & health care and social innovations.

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