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News round-up: Seven business and investment stories from June 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 2, 2019

There was a lot of exciting news in Waterloo over the last month, including a big announcement from Waterloo EDC, a new artificial intelligence partnership with Microsoft and the launch of a light rail system connecting the major players in Waterloo’s innovation ecosystem.

Here are seven great business and investment stories:

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Topics: technology, industry news, expansion stories

Canada’s first industry-led medtech hub opens in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 27, 2019

Last week, Waterloo welcomed a new addition to its innovation ecosystem: the Medical Innovation Xchange (MIX). Canada’s first industry-led hub dedicated to medtech startups, the MIX mission is to provide a collaborative space for medtech companies that supports business growth and adds to the overall success of Waterloo’s world-renowned tech ecosystem.

As founder of Intellijoint, a...

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Topics: technology, industry news, health innovation

Q&A: Why Vidyard keeps its roots in Waterloo while expanding globally

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 18, 2019

Vidyard, creator of an innovative online video platform for business, is one of Waterloo’s most exciting scale-ups. It was one of Deloitte’s 2018 Fast 50 and Technology Fast 500 Fastest Growing Companies, and when the Impact Centre at the University of Toronto studied which Canadian businesses had the best chance of becoming a “unicorn,” Vidyard made that list too.

Founded in 2010 as a video...

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Topics: technology, Q&A, expansion stories

SAP announces significant expansion of Waterloo operation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 17, 2019

German software giant SAP is adding 30-40 new positions at its Waterloo location, increasing their total employment to approximately 260. The company plans to add another 50 jobs over the next two or three years.

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Topics: technology, expansion stories

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