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Eight California companies growing in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 12, 2022

Waterloo’s tech ecosystem is known for growing innovative companies.

This is the home of Faire, a retail scale-up that FastCompany recently called the world’s most innovative retail company. This is the home of ApplyBoard, an edtech company valued at $4 billion that has rapidly become a leading international voice in education access. This is the home of BlackBerry, D2L and OpenText, too.



Topics: tech, talent, business

June Wrap-up: Tech takes over

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 5, 2022

This month was all about tech, with tech expansions, reports, comparisons, funding and more making headlines in Waterloo.

Here are the top stories from June 2022:


Topics: tech, technology, manufacturing, talent, business, R&D

Startup Genome report highlights Toronto-Waterloo growth

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 14, 2022

Startup Genome’s annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report has recognized Toronto-Waterloo as the top tech ecosystem in Canada, #8 in North America and #17 globally.

The Startup Genome report is the world’s most comprehensive and widely-read research on startups, with nearly 300 innovation ecosystems and more than three million companies included in the analysis. The report ranks ecosystems using...


Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection

The world's best and biggest tech schools

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 13, 2022

At a certain point quality is quality.

For example, when ranking the 1,400 best universities in the world, being in the top-25 is a pretty big deal. That’s the top 1.7%. We can all agree that the students who come from those programs are of the highest quality and the difference between #5 and #20 is meaningless for your company.

When quality is (almost) equal you have to move onto other...


Topics: technology, talent, R&D

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