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A guide to short-, mid- and long-term medtech innovation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 11, 2020

A few weeks ago, Communitech – one of the focal points for tech in Waterloo and a leading Regional Innovation Centre in Canada – published a series of articles called “Code Now.” The series offered a comprehensive look at how the Waterloo Region tech ecosystem can assist the local medical community during COVID-19 and in the post-COVID world.

The problems being experienced by the local medical...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

Lessons on remote work from a digital native company

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 7, 2020

This is the first edition in a new Waterloo EDC series on remote work. Stay tuned for posts featuring a variety of perspectives on the subject, including thoughts from a multinational company, an experienced recruiter and a Future of Work expert.

Is the world about to become a bit more remote?

One of the predicted outcomes of COVID-19 self-isolation is that remote work could become a much...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence, Q&A

Four questions companies using the H-1B visa program need to ask

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 6, 2020

It’s no secret that tech companies are having a harder time than ever attracting highly skilled talent. Global talent shortages have made recruitment a high-stakes competition that could mean the difference between success and failure, especially for scaling companies.

COVID-19 just exacerbates the problem.

In the United States, the H-1B visa program provides the best path for tech companies...

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Topics: technology, talent

ApplyBoard secures $100M raise and 'unicorn' valuation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 5, 2020

We could all use some good news. Lucky for us, ApplyBoard has some.

ApplyBoard, the online platform that transforms how students access international education opportunities, has announced $100 million in Series C funding on a $2 billion valuation.

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

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