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Odyssey Interactive’s startup journey begins in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 21, 2020

A new video game startup, Odyssey Interactive, has launched in Waterloo with $7.9M in seed financing.

The new company will develop mobile gaming experiences that create a sense of community and purpose for players along the same lines as break-out successes like League of Legends and World of Warcraft. The company has strong experience with creating these experiences – all four founders...

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Topics: talent, business, site selection, Q&A

How do I evaluate a community's existing workforce?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 19, 2020

This is the eighth part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

While a talent pipeline is increasingly important in a world where talent competition is more heated than ever, an existing pipeline is crucial to making your expansion a success.

When expanding to a new community your company’s initial...

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Topics: talent, business, site selection, Q&A

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Pittsburgh

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 11, 2020

This is part of a Waterloo EDC series called “5 Charts: Waterloo Versus” that compares our community with some of American’s top tech hubs, including Austin, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Columbus, Ohio; Salt Lake City, Utah and Detroit, Michigan.

We often compare Waterloo’s exceptional tech credentials to other major cities in Canada like Toronto and Montreal, and major US tech hubs like Silicon...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

How do I identify a strong pipeline of relevant talent?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 5, 2020

This is the seventh part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

Identifying a reliable source of entry-level, highly trained talent is important for every expansion. First, early-career professionals should be a central part of your hiring strategy – not only are the often more affordable to hire...

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Topics: talent, business, site selection, Q&A

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