There was tons of exciting news in Waterloo over the last month. That made choosing just 10 stories a challenge, but we did it anyway.
When Stu Siegel, former CEO/Owner of the NHL’s Florida Panthers, realized they were not using tech or analytics to improve the way the hockey team was playing, he began digitizing and data-basing player data, sowing the seeds of what would later become HockeyTech.
After acquiring other tech companies working in hockey analytics, Siegel began looking for a single space to house his growing staff...
Waterloo has become an epicentre for automotive technology. Our recent survey found that Waterloo now boasts 80+ autotech businesses, from global OEMs and suppliers to tech startups using artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to create new automotive products, and 20+ research and commercialization hubs.
A new report from the University of Toronto’s Impact Centre identifies five Waterloo companies that hold the potential to explode onto the world stage, including the possibility of becoming Canada’s newest “unicorn.”