Techopia Live: The remote-first startup – Bitback's road to Techstars Berlin

From its roots in the National Capital Regional, Bitback's journey has taken it to South Africa and Uganda – leading to lessons for founders managing a virtual company.

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May 3, 2021

This article was originally published by the Ottawa Business Journal on May 1 2020. The original article can be found here:

Many entrepreneurs and business owners have been learning on the fly to run a remote company in recent weeks.

But for some startups, remote work is ingrained in their DNA – providing a source of strength and creating flexibility to pivot and tackle new markets.

Bitback is a fintech startup with roots here in the National Capital Region. Its first product was developed in South Africa, validated in Uganda and is now being refined in Germany before it scales up back in Canada.

The app already has a waitlist of more than 2,900 users in Uganda and was the sole Canadian company accepted into the Techstars Berlin 2020 accelerator cohort.

Hear more about Brianna MacNeil and Patrick Guay's story by watching the video above.

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