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Waterloo Region leaders form business and economic support team

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 27, 2020

Waterloo Region’s civic leaders, along with Waterloo EDC and other local partners, have created the Business and Economic Support Team of Waterloo Region (BESTWR) to help businesses of all types and sizes address COVID-19-related challenges.

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Topics: security, technology, startup, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

How Waterloo Region companies are helping during COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 24, 2020

A crisis can bring out the best in humanity.

While the world battles with COVID-19, as everyone focuses on keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy, communities are coming together like never before.

In Waterloo Region, we pride ourselves on an outsized ability to solve problems. It’s in our DNA.

This focus on solving problems is evident in the actions of our civic leaders, who...

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Topics: security, technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

California-based Carta Lands in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 12, 2020

For most of Waterloo, the news was a surprise. Carta – a California-based equity management platform – was coming to town and they were launching their local office with a 50-person workforce.

How was this possible?

Just weeks before, Kik Interactive – a well-known Waterloo-based tech company – announced that it was pivoting to focus on cryptocurrency rather than its messaging application,...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, Q&A, R&D

Waterloo companies ranked among world's most promising AI startups

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 10, 2020

Waterloo is home to an abundance of successful AI startups. Last week, the community was recognized internationally for two of its ground-breaking companies. DarwinAI and Faire have been ranked as two of the top 100 AI startups worldwide.

The AI 100 is an annual ranking list by CB Insights of carefully selected startups with the most potential in the world. This year’s list includes companies...

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Topics: technology, startup, artificial intelligence

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